BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pat Flaherty, President 2014-2015
Vice President of Operations, Reliance Label Solutions
Geoff Branine, Past-President
Keller Williams - Legacy Partners
Nick Scheffer, Secretary
Agency Producer, Farmers Insurance Group
Matt Winterscheid, Treasurer
Owner, Winterscheid Auto Parts
President, Mr. Electric of Miami County
Marketing Director, First Option Bank
Assitant Superintendant, USD 368 - Paola
Director, Penwell Gabel Funeral Home - Osawatomie
Member Manager, Customized Accounting Services
Vice President of Operations, Miami County Medical Center
Susan Ratliff, Ambassador Chair
Landmark National Bank
Jace Kirk, Ambassador Vice-Chair
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Banking Center Manager, Great Southern Bank
Jason E. Camis, President/CEO, "Chamber Guy", "The Thinker"
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 (newest addition in 2013) Luciana. His favorite quote is, "If you cook it, he will come".
Loralei Crum, Membership Development Director, "Chamber Gal", "Director of First Impressions"
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 and daughter Katelynn. She can't imagine another place on earth where she'd rather live, work and raise a family.
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.
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.
All of these groups are invaluable to the Chamber and we appreciate all that they do for our community.