Welcome to the Chamber

Since its inception in 1862 as the Board of Trade of St. Joseph, the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce 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 1,200 members, is to create an environment that allows business to thrive and the community to prosper.

Membership in the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce 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!

Mission Statement: To create an environment that allows business to thrive and the community to prosper.

Vision Statement: A prosperous and progressive community through collaboration, engagement and leadership.

Organizational Principals:

  • Provide leadership to business and community issues
  • Encourage collaboration within the community
  • Engagement on issues impacting business
  • Action oriented
  • Mission centered

2024 Board of Directors:

Chairman of the Board: Ashley AlbersNor-Am Cold Storage
Chairman-Elect: Scott GannScott Gann Construction
Secretary/Treasurer: Nancy Potter LyleTaylor, Siemens, Elliott, Creedy & Lyle P.C.
President & CEO: Natalie Hawn, St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce


Jonathan Arens, Altec Industries, Inc.
Lute Atieh, WorkForge
Rall Bradley, News-Press NOW
Brett Carolus, Hillyard Companies
Tony Claycomb, Mosaic Life Care
Col. John Cluck, 139th Airlift Wing, Mo. Air National Guard
Kelly Crawford, E.L. Crawford Construction, Inc.
Dr. Gabe Edgar, St. Joseph School District
Todd Joe, John Joe Insurance
John Josendale, City of St. Joseph
Kevin Kelly, LifeLine Foods
Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, Missouri Western State University
Carrie Koelzer, Evergy
Amy Kotwani, Americas Best Value Inn
Terri Modlin, Room 108
Scott Nelson, Buchanan County
Kyle Phillips, Herzog Contracting Corp.
Dennis Pinkelman, Boehringer Ingelheim
Amy Ryan, Commerce Bank

Mark Woodbury, General Counsel, Polsinelli
Don Tolly, Immediate Past Chair, Tolly & Associates
Brett Steiner, Diplomats Club Representative, Nodaway Valley Bank