Chamber of Commerce Mission
The Mission of the Barron Chamber is to build a better place to live and work by promoting economic growth and well being through cooperative efforts within the community.
The Barron Chamber of Commerce is an active proponent of business and industry in the area. We have developed and pursue our mission of promoting a growing economy that enhances the quality of life.The Chamber operates on an approximate budget of $10,000 that is earned through membership dues.
The Chamber Board of Directors is comprised of 8 - 10 elected individuals who serve for a three-year term of office. The Board is organized by committee, with each committee assuming overall responsibility for the events sponsored by the Chamber. Planning Committees are established for: Business & Industry, Annual Meeting, Music In The Park and Festivals. Other Committees are the Retail Promotion Committee, The Ambassador Committee and the Administrative/Finance Committee. All Board positions are volunteer positions, all working together with the goal of making Barron a better place to live and work.
The chairing function of the Board meetings is rotated among the Board Members. The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month to conduct the necessary business of the Chamber. They meet at their designated office location at City Hall. Administrative support is provided by the Chamber Secretary, Jan Jorgenson, who can be reached at 715-537-3141.
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2016
Kristin Bernal - WESTconsin Credit Union
Jennifer Cox - Barron News-Shield
Jan Jorgenson - Sterling Bank
Maria Seibel - Mayo Clinic Health System
Pat Thornby - Barron Veterinary Clinic
Dave Seitz - Jennie-O Turkey Store
Kayla Toufar- Mosaic Telecom
Angie Buckley- Barron Area Community Center
Dave Wiehe- Wiehe Hardware
Ann Matheny- Thrivent Financial
Alex Zamarripa- Gordy's Market
Melissa Klump-Barron Electric Cooperative
The Chamber has the opportunity to work with three Young Ambassadors who bring ideas and suggestions to help get our youth involved in community activities. The Young Ambassador Program is a Scholarship program that is open to high school students who want to represent the Barron Chamber and the community. Candidates are judged on their scholastic achievements, involvement in school and community activities. This year's Young Ambassadors are Sophia Kieler, Lexi Brunkow, and Nicole Dau. Each Young Ambassador can earn a $500 scholarship upon completion of their term.
Applications for the 2016-2017 year will be accepted until May 8, 2016. To apply submit an application along with a current resume to Barron High School Student Services, email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Barron Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 53, Barron WI 54812. Interviews will be held in May. The selected Young Ambassadors are required to attend a variety of Chamber sponsored events, such as (but not limited to) the Barron Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, Fall Fest, Santa’s Workshop, Business and Industry Day, Music in the Park, local parades and other community related events. Young Ambassador Application