The Club That Shines
The mission of the Diplomats Club is to promote general membership services and to enhance goodwill for the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce in the community.
Members of the Diplomats Club serve as the Chamber’s public relations team and are very active and visible within the Chamber and the business community.
With monthly breakfast meetings and seven subcommittees, membership in the Diplomats Club provides you with a number of opportunities to promote your business and serve as a vital link between the Chamber and the St. Joseph community.
Membership in the Diplomats Club is open to all Chamber members and is included in the Civic Membership category.
*Presenting Sponsor — Mosaic Life Care
*Luna’s Fine Dining
*Missouri Western State University Foundation
*Progressive Community Services
*St. Jo Frontier Casino
Kylee Strough, United Way of Greater St. Joseph
Brett Esely, Missouri Western State University
Annual dues are $15.
A breakfast meeting is held the second Thursday of each month (February-December) at 7:15 a.m. Locations vary. The January meeting is held the Thursday prior to the Annual Banquet at the St. Joseph Civic Arena.
The cost for breakfast is $5. Members can prepay for all breakfasts in advance ($50) or pay at each meeting. Diplomats are encouraged to bring a guest and/or potential member to monthly meetings.
All Diplomats Club members should plan to do the following things:
- Attend ribbon cuttings/award ceremonies
- Attend monthly Diplomats Club meetings
- Serve on one Diplomats committee
- Help decorate for the Annual Banquet
- Attend Chamber membership events
Diplomats will receive E-mailed updates, meeting notices and reminders on a regular basis.
Each member is required to purchase a Diplomats name badge. The badge is to be worn when hosting, greeting or attending a ribbon cutting ceremony. Name badges are an additional $15.
2015 Committees & Chairs
Annual Banquet Committee
Chair: Katie Peterson, Spectacular Settings
Vice Chair: Jeremy Eaton, The Griffey School for the Arts
Business Mixers Committee
Chair: Linda McNeiley, Mosaic Life Care
Vice-Chair: Mike Decker, Apple Market
Chair: Raquel Hopper, One Home Realty Inc.
Vice-Chair: Carolynn Sollars, IMKO Workforce Solutions
Chair: Wade Epp, Hire a Handy Man, LLC
Vice-Chair: Glenda Hamilton, United Way of Greater St. Joseph
Member Retention Committee
Chair: Don Tolly, Don Tolly Insurance Agency, Inc.
Vice-Chair: Jenny Cathcart, Eagle Communications
New Member Contact Committee
Chair: Shelley Williams, B.J. Office Products
Vice-Chair: Donovan Brooks, Choice Financial Services Inc.
Social Media “Digital Diplomats” Committee
Chair: Dana Plowman, St. Joseph News-Press
Vice-Chair: Jennifer Roup, Susan J. Campbell Copywriting Solutions