WEBSTER CITY AREA CHAMBER
About Us

The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce strives to be a premier business building network, and is dedicated to helping you build relationships, build business, and build success.  We are here to serve you through leadership development, education, marketing, networking opportunities, and many more business building activities.

​2017 is our 100 year anniversary of being a Chamber in the Webster City Area.
We have begun planning what that will look like, and how we can maintain and grow our Chamber.   

2017 CHAMBER BOARD

Jacob Pulis, President  2015-17
Lynn McKinney, Vice President  2016-18
Karla Wetzler, Treasurer  ongoing
​Zach Chizek  2015-17
​Matt Shannon  2015-17
Mark Ferguson  2016-18
Sarah Kopriva  2016-18
​Tina Poland  2017-19
Zach Sukraw  2017-19
Kristen Williams  2017-19

2017 BUSINESS & INDUSTRY BOARD

Joel Peterson, President  ongoing
Steve Mourlam, Vice President  ongoing
Dave Taylor, Treasurer  ongoing
Mike Sherwood, Ex-Officio
Wes Sweedler
ongoing

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Linda Christianson joined the Chamber as Executive Director in March 2017. She is a Webster City High School graduate and received her degree from Iowa State University. Linda has a background in event planning, nonprofit management, volunteer coordination, marketing, and economic development through some of her nonprofit work. She brings the unique perspective of knowing the community from growing up here but with the fresh outlook of someone who has been away for a while as she has now moved back to the area. Give a call and stop by for a visit! Contact Linda by clicking here.

STAFF

Leah Mulholland is our Financial & Administrative Assistant.  She joined the Chamber staff in October, 2013.  After graduating from Webster City High School, Leah attended Iowa Central Community College and Buena Vista University and holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2006.  Leah is responsible for the Chamber's eChatter Newsletter, Financials, and everything else we ask her to do.  Contact Leah by clicking here.

WANT TO SERVE ON THE CHAMBER BOARD?

​Every year in January your Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce replaces three of its board members.  The slate of candidates is sent out to chamber members, and they vote.  The top three are placed on the board. 
 
Each term runs 3-years.  The board meets monthly, usually the second Wednesday of the month at Noon at the Chamber office.  Board members are responsible to uphold and advocate for the Chamber's mission; and provide duty of due care, loyalty & obedience*. 

 
*Legal duties require that nonprofit board members:
  • Take care of the nonprofit by ensuring prudent use of all assets, including facility, people, and good will; and provide oversight for all activities that advance the nonprofit’s effectiveness and sustainability. (legal "Duty of due care")
  • Make decisions in the best interest of the nonprofit corporation; not in his or her self-interest. (legal "Duty of loyalty")
  • Ensure that the nonprofit obeys applicable laws and acts in accordance with ethical practices; that the nonprofit adheres to its stated corporate purposes, and that its activities advance its mission. (legal "Duty of obedience") 
​​If you would like to be on the slate of candidates we ask you to send the Chamber a head shot by October 15 and the answers to these questions:
  • What skills, connections, resources, and expertise do you have to offer and are willing to use on behalf of the Chamber?
  • As you think about the three primary board roles — ambassador, advocate, and asker — in what role(s) do you think you will want to be most active?
  • How would you like to see the Chamber move forward in future?
Fill out the form above and let us know!  Or send your information to:
Linda Christianson at Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce, 628 2nd Street, PO Box 310, Webster City, IA 50595 or email linda@visitwebstercityiowa.com.
​Do you have more questions?  Reach out to any of our current board members or Linda Christianson at the office for more information!
​For more information on Economic Development please click here