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.

Executive Director 

Deb Brown is a native Iowan and happy to be a 'small town enthusiast'.  She joined the Chamber in March of 2013 and brings to the table technology, marketing and creating relationships with old and new chamber members.  Deb has lived and worked in Chicago, North Carolina and Iowa.  Deb enjoys travel, writing and public speaking.  She often talks at conferences and seminars and shares stories about working and living in a small town and creating the kind of community you want to live in.   Give a call and stop by for a visit! 

2016 Chamber Board

  • Jaime Roelfs,  President 2014-2016
  • Jacob Pulis, Vice President 2015-2017
  • Karla Wetzler  Treasurer-ongoing
  • Tiffany Larson 2014-2016
  • Kay Ross 2014-2016
  • Zach Chizek 2015-2017
  • Matt Shannon 2015-2017
  • Mark Ferguson 2016-2018
  • Sarah Kopriva 2016-1018
  • Lynn McKinney 2016-2018

2016 Business and Industry  Board

  • Joel Peterson  President- ongoing
  • Steve Mourlam  Vice President - ongoing
  • Dave Taylor  Treasurer-ongoing
  • Ed Sadler  ongoing
  • Mike Sherwood  Ex-Officio
  • Kirk McCollough  ongoing
  • Doug Bailey  ongoing
For more information on Economic Development please click here. 

Want to serve on our 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 the chamber membership, 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 12 noon at the Chamber office.  As a board member, you are responsible to uphold and advocate for the mission; and provide duty of due care, loyalty and obedience*. 
 
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.   
 
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 the future? 
 
Do you have more questions?  Reach out to any of our current board members or Deb Brown at the office for more information!  
 
You can send information to: Deb Brown, Chamber Executive Director, 628 2nd Street, Box 310, Webster City Iowa, or email deb@visitwebstercityiowa.com or fill out the form above and let us know! 
 
*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") 

Staff

Leah Mulholland is our Financial & Administrative Assistant.  Leah joined the Chamber staff in October, 2013.  She comes from a family of four kids, and is the youngest.  Leah likes to cook, paint, and decorating.  After graduating from Webster City High School, she 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, the financials, and everything else we ask her to do.  Contact Leah by clicking here. 
JoAnn Robb taught third grade in Webster City Schools before her retirement.  About two years later she joined the Chamber.  After graduating from UNI she also taught in Primghar and at Pekin Schools before she married Bill Robb from Webster City in 1980.  They have one son, Justin, who lives in Minneapolis.  JoAnn enjoys working with children at their church, Victory Christian Fellowship, in Jewell through the Awana Program. She sews for the Webster City Community Theatre, volunteers at Sunset Heights, RSVP, & the Van Diest Medical Center, and is an election official for Hamilton County.  Family gatherings on holidays are at the top of her list of favorite things.  Please contact JoAnn to find out how she can assist your business by clicking here.