Your Chamber

Our Mission

We support business and economic strength.

Our Vision

A healthy business community advances quality of living and regional economic vitality.

Below are the core functions of the Chamber to meet the needs of our business community:

Chamber Team

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Travis Stephens

President/Chief Executive Officer
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Erin Slifka

Director of Marketing & Communications
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Stephanie McGrew

Director of Member Engagement
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Doug Hunt

Director of Entrepreneurship

Lauren Ferguson

Director of Member Success
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Alyssa Brown

Content Creator
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Chandler Grace

Membership Development Manager
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Debby Chaligoj

Finance Manager
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Melissa Williams

Administrative Assistant / Human Resources
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Debra Anderson

Administrative Assistant / Accounts Payable

MOKAN Partnership

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Amy Kauffman


Executive Committee


Matt Stewart - Children's Center

Chair of the Board
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Kim Cox, Ozark Gateway Association of REALTORS®

Chair Elect of the Board
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Betsy Kissel – Onin Staffing

Past Chair of the Board
Steve Graddy

Steve Graddy, Freeman Health System



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Jordan Bolinger

Liberty Utilities

Melodee Colbert-Kean

MEs Place, LLC
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Mattie Crossland

Crossland Construction Company

Jeremy Drinkwitz

Mercy Hospital
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Chad Evans

Arvest Bank
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Chad Greer

Corner Greer & Associates, Inc
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Lori Haun

Downtown Joplin
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Lance Hoopai

Higdon's Florist

John Hunter

American Ramp Company
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Ben McNelly

Full Bore Studios

Howie Nunnelly

AMI Radio Group
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Katrina Richards

Leggett & Platt
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Dustin Storm

Storm Cloud Marketing

Dr. Dean Van Galen

Missouri Southern State University

Ex Officio Directors, affiliations

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John Bartosh

Jasper County Commissioner

Jim Dalrymple

Executive Vice President of Advancement, Ozark Christian College

Nick Edwards

City Manager
Brad Hodson

Dr. Brad Hodson

Vice President, Missouri Southern State University

Tom Furrh

FosterAdopt Connect, Young Professionals Network
Kerry Sacheta

Dr. Kerry Sachetta

Superintendent, Joplin School District
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Daniel Swem

Newton County Commissioner
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Dr. Kenneth Heiles

Campus Dean, Kansas City University - Joplin
Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith

Crowder College

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