Solve the Business Puzzle: Chat with the Chambers (Pre-recorded)
What does a Chamber of Commerce do, exactly? It doesn’t matter what your industry is or what business you are in, support is key. Support from like-minded people can help you to find success. There are many resources that we all tap into, like online groups or social media, but a largely untapped resource is on the community level. The Chamber of Commerce in your local community can be a huge untapped resource.
We have put together a diverse group of chamber directors to dive deep into what a chamber is and how they help small business owners thrive. We will also discuss the current Covid-19 pandemic and how chambers in different communities are helping their members with strategies, programs, events, ideas and tips to help business owners pivot, re-brand, re-open, and stay in business during Covid-19.
This panel will be held virtually on Zoom. Please be aware that this will be recorded live for a futureWomen Own It Podcast
Meet the Panelists:
Cedar City Chamber of Commerce
Chris has a great love for this community and a strong passion for the Chamber organization. His organizational proficiency and reputation for prudent use of resources has been instrumental in helping the Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce progress throughout the years. Chris served on the Chamber board for over six years managing and working events, participated as an ambassador, and put together the Chamber's public policy guide.
Helping businesses grow is important to Chris as he has been involved on all aspects of the business world. Chris has owned and operated a number of small businesses throughout the years and knows the challenges businesses face first hand. Providing relevant resources and value for Chamber members is a primary focus for Chris.
Escalante & Boulder Chamber of Commerce
Suzanne Catlett has been serving as the Escalante & Boulder Chamber of Commerce Chamber President since 2017 and enjoys serving the beautiful, rural area businesses. She owns two businesses: Nemo's Restaurant & High Desert Strategies and a non-profit organization, Ruris. Making sure that the business owners and residents are well-informed is important to Suzanne as well as being involved in the community's economic development.
Carbon County Chamber of Commerce
Hi, My name is Deserae Stevenson, I am the Executive Director for the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce. I have been with the Chamber for 3 years and only 2 years of being the Executive Director. I am a mom of 3 girls and I am married to the love of my life. We love going for rides, whether that is in the mountains or desert, we love going for a drive and see what Carbon County has to offer. Working for the Chamber has shown me what it is like for business owners and I understand their point of view now on decisions they have to make to keep their doors open. And I see the struggle and the strengths that happen in my community and I love being a part of it all. The Chamber is a great resource for our community and I am lucky to be a part of it.
Kanab Area Chamber of Commerce
Colette Cox has worked with the Kanab Area Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years. She has been actively involved in Kane County Economic Development and Workforce Development through the Chamber. Working with the business owners and helping them be the best they can be is her favorite part of her chamber work. Colette holds a BS in Marketing from Utah State University and a MBA from the University of North Alabama.