BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mark Slawson, President
SVP Branch Manager, First Option Bank
Geoff Branine, President-Elect
Mortgage Loan Officer, Arvest Bank
Dr. Justin Fulk, Past President 2011-2012
Doctor of Chiropractic, Fulk Chiropractic
Jennifer Fox, Treasurer
Director, North Point Skilled Nursing Center
Pat Flaherty, Secretary
Vice President of Operations, Reliance Label
Farm Bureau Financial
Attorney, Winkler, Domoney & Schultz
Director of Public Works, City of Paola
Proprietor, Mollys Table
President, Mr. Electric of Miami County
Member Manager, Customized Accounting Services
Marketing Director, Life Care Center of Osawatomie
Nick Scheffer, Ambassador Chairperson
Agency Producer, Farmers Insurance Group
Jason E. Camis, Executive Director
Jason, a native of Michigan, has a passion for helping businesses grow. He began with the Chamber in March 2011 and his enthusiasm, out-of-the-box thinking, and focus on member services has helped the Chamber grow to it's largest in it's 90-year history. Jason has served as an executive director of a YMCA and a convention & visitors bureau, along with a dozen years in the restaurant industry. He previously owned the now-closed Espress Yourself Coffeehouse & Cafe in Baldwin City. He's an avid foodie, loves to travel, and spends his free time with his wife Molly, daughter Gabriella and is preparing for "mini-me #2" to come along in May 2013. His favorite quote is, "If you cook it, he will come".
Loralei Crum, Membership Development Director
Loralei, a native of Miami County joined the Chamber in September 2011 bringing a wealth of knowledge of Miami County businesses to the position. She claims she's never met a plant (or piece of chocolate) that she didn't like. Loralei spends her free time with her husband Casey, daughter Katelynn.
About The Chamber
The Paola Chamber of Commerce has been serving our community since 1920. Since then, we have had multiple addresses, but we currently reside in a corner office on the historic downtown square.
Considering modern conveniences and technology, the services that we have provided over the course of 90 years has changed dramatically, but we continue to offer our members many benefits, staying current with updated business resources.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS/AMBASSADORS
The Paola Chamber of Commerce could not offer the best level of service and events without the help of our Board of Directors and Ambassadors. Each group meets monthly. The role of the Board is to handle policy and procedures. The Ambassadors handle Chamber Public Relations and Membership Development as well as Event Coordination through several committees and subcommittees.
Both of these groups are invaluable to the Chamber and we appreciate all that they do for our community.