Since its inception in 1862 as the Board of Trade of St. Joseph, the St. Joseph Metro Chamber has been the catalyst for economic growth and development in Northwest Missouri. The Chamber strives to be the unified voice of business that advocates, promotes and inspires the St. Joseph area. The Chamber’s mission, supported by more than 1,000 members, is to create partnerships to promote a culture of excellence and an economic environment, allowing businesses to succeed and the St. Joseph Metro area to prosper.
Membership in the St. Joseph Metro Chamber provides you with a multitude of ways to increase your visibility within the business community. And like most membership organizations, the more you get into it, the more you get out of it.
Attend our events, serve on a committee and keep informed through our publications. Whatever you do, your business is guaranteed to reap the benefits!
2013 Board of Directors:
Chairman of the Board: Vern Middleton, Midwest Federal
Chairman-Elect: Dr. Mark Laney, Heartland Health
Secretary/Treasurer: James Carolus, Hillyard Companies
President & CEO: R. Patt Lilly, St. Joseph Metro Chamber
John Bosman, American Family Insurance
Brian Bradley, St. Joseph News-Press
Barbara Burns, B.J. Office Products Inc.
Mike Decker, Apple Market
Bernd Eichenmueller, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
William Falkner, City of St. Joseph
Tim Knapp, Tim Knapp Construction Co.
Corky Marquart, Commerce Bank
Todd Meierhoffer, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory
Byron Myers, Sr., City of St.Joseph
Col. Mike Pankau, 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard
Tom Richmond, Altec Industries, Inc.
Matthew Robertson, CliftonLarsonAllen
Stet Schanze, Gray Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Larry Stobbs, South Saint Joseph Progressive Association
Kylee Strough, United Way of Greater St. Joseph
R.T. Turner, Buchanan County
Bob Wollenman, Deluxe Truck Stop
General Counsel:Mark Woodbury, Polsinelli Shughart P.C.
Diplomats Representative:Janice Keith, Holiday Inn
YEN Representative:Jennifer Pellersels, Altec Industries, Inc.