(563) 927-4141
200 East Main Street Manchester, IA 52057

About Us

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce is located in a well-known and historic building right on Main Street in downtown Manchester, Iowa. Incorporated in 1944, the Chamber has served as a community and business advocate for over 70 years and is still evolving and progressing with the community today!

Mission:

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of advancing the quality of life, economic well-being, and awareness of the Manchester Area so that our community will be a better place to reside and conduct business of professional endeavors.

Core Values:

 

Business-Focused

Business is an essential element of all successful communities. A community’s fundamental existence rests upon the foundation of a healthy economy.

Welcoming

The Chamber is committed to creating a collaborative environment where everyone feels important and valued and has an opportunity to be themselves and have their voice be heard.

Engaging

The Chamber fosters a culture where Board members, Chamber members, and the community feel compelled and excited to be involved and engaged in Chamber functions and programs.

Awareness

The Chamber provides a platform for members and the greater community to be aware of the mission and goals of the Chamber. Additionally, the Chamber provides an opportunity for members and the community to have an understanding and awareness of the businesses and industries in the area.

Communication

The Chamber uses appropriate communication methods internally and externally at suitable times.

Education

The Chamber strives to support educational institutions and opportunities in the Area which we believe is a cornerstone to the area’s economy.

Innovative

 The Chamber embraces and encourages new ideas and creative thinking. Challenges are viewed as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Continuous Improvement

The Chamber strives for continuous improvement of organizational operations and programs and services.

Integrity

The Chamber conducts business with honesty and integrity.

Leadership

The Chamber provides leadership that transcends our membership and impacts the direction of the community.

Collaboration

The Chamber cultivates a culture of teamwork to accomplish goals and objectives. We aim to work together to do whatever is possible to make the community a better place.

 

Vision:

Collaborating for community growth and economic success.

Chamber Leadership:

Executive Committee:
President – Garrett Soppe-Citizens State Bank
Vice President – Ashley Pins – Physical Therapy Solutions
Treasurer – Alison Kass – GNB Bank

Board of Directors:
Rhonda Kendrick – Kendrick Forest Products
Kathy Wilgenbusch – The Quiltmaker’s Shoppe
Kristine Baldwin – Skogman Realty
Jessie Tibbott – Good Neighbor Society
Dave Klein – Simon’s Grain & Feed
Caitlyn Scherbring – Brides & Weddings
Danette Kramer – Regional Medical Center
Tadd Moorman – American Family Insurance-Tadd Moorman Agency
Emily Peyton – KMCH Radio

Staff:
Jessica Pape, Executive Director
Doris Sherman, Administrative Assistant