The Clear Lake Area Chamber held its 76th annual Chamber awards presentation and transition into a new Board and officers for 2019. In addition to four new Board members, we have one Board member who has renewed for a three-year term: Deb Cash, Farmers State Bank.
New Board members for a three-year term are: Kelli Mason, Lake Lifestyles; Aaron Donaldson, Lake Theater; Denni Erickson, Ward- Van Sklye Colonial Chapel; Mark Dodd, Interim CEO, One Vision. Retiring Board members are: Jay Allen, Allen Travel Agency; Al Gouchanour, Larson’s Mercantile.
Chamber Board Officers for 2019 are: Chair - Diana Symonds, McQuaid Agency.; Past Chair – Kristy King, Bergland & Cram Architects; Appointed Board member - Laurie Lietz, Surf Ballroom & Museum; Treasurer – Natalie Plagge, Clear Lake Bank & Trust; Vice President – Tourism –Carrie Tysdahl, American Business Solutions; Vice President – Government Relations – – Denni Sue Erickson, Ward -Van Sklye Colonial Chapel; Chair-Elect – Dan Nichols, CL Tel. You can read more about our board of directors here.
Annual award recipients include: 2018 Business of the Year – Lake Theater; 2018 Larry Luker Volunteer of the Year – Kelly Steenhard, Dean Snyder Construction; Education Partner of the Year – Mallory Huffman, Surf Ballroom & Museum; North Iowa Service Award – Mark Holt; First Mate of the Year – Alice Hanley, Alpha Media.