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!
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.
Business is an essential element of all successful communities. A community’s fundamental existence rests upon the foundation of a healthy economy.
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.
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.
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.
The Chamber uses appropriate communication methods internally and externally at suitable times.
The Chamber strives to support educational institutions and opportunities in the Area which we believe is a cornerstone to the area’s economy.
The Chamber embraces and encourages new ideas and creative thinking. Challenges are viewed as an opportunity to learn and grow.
The Chamber strives for continuous improvement of organizational operations and programs and services.
The Chamber conducts business with honesty and integrity.
The Chamber provides leadership that transcends our membership and impacts the direction of the community.
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.
Collaborating for community growth and economic success.
President: Emily Peyton, KMCH Radio
Vice President: Eric Smith, Insure Iowa
Treasurer: Kathy Mersch, Milestones Group
Secretary: Val Lindsay, Regional Medical Center
Board of Directors:
Caitlyn Scherbring, Brides & Weddings
Tadd Moorman, American Family Insurance, Tadd Moorman Agency
Laura Scharosch, Stryten Manufacturing
Connie Smith, Norby’s Farm Fleet
Amy Lyness, Real Deals
Kurt Heims, Heims Awards + Custom Gifts
Jade Hargrafen, ISU Extension & Outreach
Nicole Riley, Visit The Magic- Travel Agent
Ali Manson, Executive Director
Dave Wakefield, Administrative Assistant