BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mark Farmer, President 2016-2017
President, Mr. Electric of Miami County
Matt Meek, Past President
Assitant Superintendant, USD 368 - Paola
Matt Winterscheid, Treasurer/Secretary
Accountant,Smail & Associates
Chief Financial Officer, Taylor Forge
CIO & Realtor, Crown Realty
City Planner, City of Paola
Producer, Elliott Insurance
Vice President of Operations, Miami County Medical Center
Marketing Director, First Option Bank
Misty Pratt, Ambassador Chair
Amy Winterscheid, Attorney at Law
Susan Ratliff, Past Ambassador Chair
Landmark National Bank
First Option Bank
Miami County Rebuplic
Security First Title
Paola Community Center
Paola Young Life
Mary Lyn Roberts
Mary Lyn, a native of Ottawa, KS, joined the Chamber in August 2016 bringing a wealth of knowledge from her previous position as a Chamber/Main Street/Convention & Visitors Bureau Director. She has also been an antique store owner, flight attendant, real-estate agent and just about every other job she could think of to explore. Growing up with parents that owned a business made her realize there are lots of opportunities that you can create yourself if you only try! Mary Lyn loves old houses, small towns, exploring art galleries and learning new things about the area.
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 the newly renovated Visitor Center on the historic downtown square at 6 W. Peoria.
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/VOLUNTEERS
The Paola Chamber of Commerce is able to offer the best level of service and quality events throughout the year with the help of our Board of Directors and Ambassadors. Each group meets monthly. The role of the Board is to oversee policies and procedures. The Ambassadors manage Chamber Public Relations and Event Coordination through several committees and subcommittees.
There are also the 'Friends of the Chamber'. They volunteer at events with registration, clean-up and other essential jobs to ensure that our events are successful.
Volunteers work the front desk of the new Visitors Center located at 6 W. Peoria on the Park Square. They are happy to answer questions about businesses, organizations and festivals/attractions and destinations in the community.
All of these groups are invaluable to the Chamber and we appreciate all that they do for our community.
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