Growing Business. Building Community.

Welcome New Chamber Directors


We’re excited for our new slate of board directors elected by the membership last month who were on hand to meet their fellow board members this week and begin their new 3-year terms as of January 1. Included from the left are Paul Heidbreder of the Traverse City Record-Eagle, Dave Shooltz of Fifth Third Bank, Barbara Rykwalder of DTE Energy, Dan Buron of Goodwill, Chris Staub of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan and Todd Neibauer of Northwestern Michigan College. Congratulations to our new Chamber directors and we look forward to your contributions to the organization.

Thanks also to our departing Board directors. Chamber members and staff appreciate your contributions to the organization and your service to our region’s business community – you will be missed! Our outgoing directors include:

  • Jeff Connolly – Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan (Immediate Past Chair and 2015 Board Chair)
  • Cecilia Chesney – Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Michigan
  • Andrew Kohlmann – Image 360
  • Marguerite Cotto – Northwestern Michigan College
  • Mike Worden – Honor Bank