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Do you want to become more involved in your community?

Joining a South Suburban Chamber of Commerce Committee is a great way to give back and advocate for your local businesses. A Board Director chairs each committee. There can be up to 4 people on a committee as members. Members should plan to volunteer a year of service to ensure successful planning. Becoming a committee member is also a great way to learn about your community. What does each committee do? We've outlined their responsibilities here.


The South Suburban Chamber offers opportunities for the following committees:

  • Events & Networking (Gail Varhula)
  • Membership (Jeane Schell)
  • Health & Wellness (Aaron Zuege)
  • Financial (Melissa Rasmussen)
  • Sponsorship (Penelope Kohanski)
  • Economic Development (Dan Thielen)
  • Education & Development (Dan Thielen)
  • Volunteer (Liz Peetz)
  • Marketing & Communications (Penelope Kohanski)
  • Leadership (Jill Wessel)

Want to learn more? Email the Chamber's offices at There are many member positions available now.