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TERESA BOHNEN

President

President of the Chamber and Convention Bureau since 1998

Focuses on: Working with the Board of Directors to achieve the overall goals of our Chamber; managing the government affairs program; leading and managing the our staff.

In my free time I enjoy: health, wellness and fitness activities – especially biking, hiking and boot camp!

Fun Fact: I sold the granite pavers seen on the driveways of the Hilton, Tropicanna and Excalibur Hotels in Las Vegas, along with the Cold Spring Green Excalibur sign near its entrance.

What the staff says: "Teresa has a very positive attitude. She is our best cheerleader and always has a way to work around problems, big or small."

"Teresa believes in building relationships – with our staff, our members, and the community – in order to get things done. It’s never about who gets the credit; it’s about the accomplishments."

 

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   I love the variety, pace and intensity of my job. Chamber volunteers, members and staff are some of the most interesting, talented and fun people in central Minnesota.

TERESA BOHNEN

JUDY ZETTERLUND

Director of Administration

Director of Administration for the Chamber since 1995

Focuses on: Finance, human resources, and IT

In my free time I enjoy: Bruce Springsteen music and running.

Fun Fact: The house in which I grew up was previously the office for the Barr pickle factory, which had a connection to Gig Young’s (Byron Barr’s) family.

What the staff says: "Judy is calm and patient in supporting me in my position."

"Judy is one of the most ethical people I have ever known and is always willing to listen to both sides of an issue. I count on her to point me in the right direction."

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   I provide information about our programs that helps us make programming decisions. At some point, accounting is accounting, but at the Chamber my work is a little part of activities that have a positive energy."

JUDY ZETTERLUND

GAIL IVERS

Vice President

Vice President of the Chamber since 1988

Focuses on: Membership programs; the Waite Park and Sauk Rapids Chambers; editing Business Central magazine.

In my free time I enjoy: gardening, both flowers and vegetables, but mostly flowers; reading; travel; and embroidery. Did I mention gardening?

Fun Fact: I have been trying to attract Purple Martins to my yard for 18 years. In the spring of 2015 they finally accepted my invitation and we fledged nine out of nine babies!

What the staff says: "Gail takes the best vacations to the best places. I admire her adventurous side."

"Gail always helps me and centers me when I get crazy ideas or am unsure about what to do. I know I can always count on her."

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   I like trying new ideas. Most of them flop, but every once in awhile we hit one out of the park. I am always grateful for the generosity of our members who give me the privilege of sharing their business stories with our community."

GAIL IVERS

WHITNEY DITLEVSON

Communications & Workforce Dev. Coordinator

Communications & Workforce Development Coordinator for the Chamber since 2012

Focuses on: Communications, workforce development, and marketing.

In my free time I enjoy: I enjoy reading, volleyball and exercising.

Fun Fact: I moonlight at the Blue Line Sports Bar and Grill South on Wednesday nights and weekends. Please stop by and say hi!

What the staff says: "Whitney is one of the most optimistic, thoughtful and productive people I know. She is a ray of sunshine in our office!"

"Whitney is always the bright spot in my day. She works passionately for the Chamber and has a smile for everyone – no matter how busy she is."

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   I love the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our members to learn more about their businesses and organizations. I also enjoy coordinating our student internship program – although frustrating at times, there is nothing better than hearing about successful internships for both our Chamber members and local high school students."
 

WHITNEY DITLEVSON

VICKI LENNEMAN

Administrative Ass't/Network Administrator

Administrative Assistant/Network Administrator for the Chamber since 2002

Focuses on: Website maintenance, special event registration, and program support.

In my free time I enjoy: I enjoy reading, counted cross stitch, baking, writing poetry, playing games with my kids, playing cards.

Fun Fact: When I was about 19 I entered a poetry contest in Reader’s Digest and won 2nd place.

What the staff says: "Vicki has a wealth of knowledge and helps me understand my job better."

"I appreciate Vicki’s knowledge and helpfulness when I have website and computer questions."

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   I enjoy working on the website, learning new things, and I love when I can come up with a way to make a job or function work better so I can work smarter and more efficiently, not harder."

VICKI LENNEMAN

SHELLY IMDIEKE

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant since 2015

Focuses on: Customer and information services.

In my free time I enjoy: going for walks, crafts, volunteering, and any activities surrounding my four boys.

Fun Fact: My official name is Michelle. I have gone by the name Shelly since kindergarten when my teacher asked my parents if it was okay because there were three Michelles in my class.

What the staff says: "Shelly loves helping people and the joy it brings her seems to come out of her pores!"

"Shelly is personable, friendly and helpful to visitors and staff and a wonderful asset to the Chamber."

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   It is a privilege to work for an organization that works hard to support businesses and their employees."

SHELLY IMDIEKE

SHERI WEGNER

Special Events Coordinator

Special Events Coordinator for the Chamber since November 2015

Focuses on: Creating outstanding special events for our members and membership retention.

In my free time I can be found at Minnesota area gun ranges as an Instructor for Project Appleseed.  I teach rifle marksmanship and the amazing personal stories of those who started the Revolutionary War.

Fun Fact: I have won several baking contests.

What the staff says: "Sheri is fearless about all she is learning about our events. She’ll put her own mark on them."

"Sheri’s experience as a business owner gives her a unique perspective as she works to provide great promotion opportunities for our members."

 

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   My job allows me to stretch my skill set and achieve new skills in my commitment to creating events that will provide maximum benefits for our members."

 

SHERI WEGNER

RHONDA DAHLGREN

Membership Sales Specialist

Membership Sales Specialist since March 2016

Focuses on: Membership sales, customer service and member retention.

In my free time I enjoy: Spending time outdoors, volunteering at church and reading.

Fun Fact: I owned Once Upon A Child in Waite Park for 20 years!

What the staff says: “Rhonda had a history of Chamber membership before she joined the staff, so she can speak from experience when she talks with prospective members.”

“Rhonda is friendly, outgoing and fun.  She believes in the Chamber and is excited to share her knowledge and personal experiences with potential members.”

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   I really like getting to meet with business owners and explain how joining the Chamber will enhance their businesses."

RHONDA DAHLGREN

KELLIE LIBERT

Administrative Ass't/Bookkeeping Ass't

Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeping Assistant since February 2016

Focuses on: Government Affairs administration, program support, administrative tasks.

In my free time I enjoy: Reading and spending time with my dog, Spot.

Fun Fact: I’m OBSESSED with Harry Potter.

What the staff says: "Kellie brings a fresh approach to her work with a can-do attitude and an enthusiasm for learning new things."
“I love when Kellie’s playful side comes out. She brings a sparkle to the office.”

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   With so many different projects and people to meet, each day is different and it is never boring!"

KELLIE LIBERT