SAMANATHA DUVALL

Interim Director/Office Manager

SHANNONE BONDIE

Member Services Coordinator

Shannone is a very proud, born and raised Michigander who came to the Sunrise Side on vacation and never left!  She and her husband enjoy their empty nest lifetsyle and spend many hours on the beaches and waterways of Iosco County. Small business is her passion though, which makes her a natural fit at the Chamber.  She started out as a volunteer and then we persuaded her to become our Member Services Coordinator.  She actively engages and promotes our local Chamber businesses, works to grow our membership and, together with Sam, helps coordinate and plan our annual events.  She loves to meet new people so stop by our office and say Hi!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RYAN LADLEY, PRESIDENT

RYAN LADLEY, PRESIDENT

Tawas Bay Insurance Agency

ANNGE HORNING, IMMEDIATELY PAST PRESIDENT

ANNGE HORNING, IMMEDIATELY PAST PRESIDENT

Tawas Bay Insurance Agency

KEITH FRANK, VICE PRESIDENT

KEITH FRANK, VICE PRESIDENT

Tawas Bay Players

MIKE STONEHOUSE, DIRECTOR

MIKE STONEHOUSE, DIRECTOR

Riptide Inn Beach Resort

SANDI BRADLEY, DIRECTOR

SANDI BRADLEY, DIRECTOR

Bradley Insurance Agency

JEFF LOOMIS, SECRETARY

JEFF LOOMIS, SECRETARY

Huron Community Bank

JON LOOK, DIRECTOR

JON LOOK, DIRECTOR

Iosco County Medical Care Facility

RICH CASTLE, DIRECTOR

RICH CASTLE, DIRECTOR

Consumers Energy

LISA ERNST, TREASURER

LISA ERNST, TREASURER

Gracik & Gracik, P.C.

JOHN KLINGER, DIRECTOR

JOHN KLINGER, DIRECTOR

Tawas Area Schools

BRENT BARRINGER, EAST TAWAS REPRESENTATIVE

BRENT BARRINGER, EAST TAWAS REPRESENTATIVE

City of East Tawas

VOLUNTEERS

Sue Freel

MaryAnn Leslie

Belinda Baker

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM

The mission of the Chamber is to encourage and support economic development and success by creating collaborations to grow membership, support tourism, and foster opportunities that will ensure a vibrant community for those who work, live, and play here. As a member and advocate of our community, we are working to leave a better place for the next generation; but we believe the best way to ensure success is to get the next generation involved NOW.

The Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce Youth Engagement Program is designed to be that experience. Those chosen will be composed of high school students who share an interest in promoting the community and business prosperity through advocacy and network development.

This program will provide a high quality, organized and focused volunteer experience to the students who are interested in promoting the community and business prosperity through advocacy and network development.

MISSION OF THE YOUTH BOARD MEMBERS

Youth Board Members will:

  • Provide a youth perspective
  • Provide a voice for young people who will be affected by the Board’s decisions
  • Bring a deeper understanding of the youth-related issues you’re considering
  • Recruit youth volunteers
  • Explain the Chamber’s policies, programs, mission, etc. to other youth
  • Help with public relations as the “youth face” of the organization
    • Find out how boards and organizations work, and learning the meeting, facilitation, listening, diplomatic, and other skills necessary to be engaged and active in the community, and to take on leadership when appropriate.

WHAT DO YOUTH BOARD MEMBERS DO?

  • Participate in meetings, outreach, public speaking, group decision-making.
  • Assist in developing in project ideas
  • Assist/participate in project management and implementation

BENEFITS OF BEING A YOUTH BOARD MEMBER:

  • Access to leadership in both business and government
  • Gain a high quality, organized, and focused leadership development experience
  • Learn about municipal governments and community-based organizations with an emphasis in collaboration
  • Learn how to lead and follow for community enhancement
  • Scholarship toward continued education
  • Opportunity for references from community leaders/business owners

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?

  • Nine (9) months starting in September and ending in May.  Attendance in June, July and August is encouraged, but not required.  (All meetings are to be held at the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 228 Newman Street; East Tawas, MI 48763, unless previous arrangements are made)
  • Monthly Board meetings held the 2nd Wednesday at 8:00 am – 9:30am.
  • Committee Meetings
  • Attend volunteer sessions

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Students who are entering their junior or senior year; who attend Tawas Area High School, Alternative Education Academy or are home-schooled and are interested in helping their community

VOLUNTEERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY ARE NEEDED

Call 989-362-8643 to volunteer at the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce