SAMANTHA DUVALL

Executive Director

JENN BROWN

Marketing Coordinator

SUZAN NEMETH

Member Services & Event Coordinator

Suzan E. Nemeth earned a Master of Organizational Management from University of Phoenix online after completing a Bachelor of Art from Morehead State University in KY. An author, community theatre director and actor, teacher, founding member of WE Players, Inc. youth theatre troupe and an active member of her community. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, siblings and friends hiking, boating, kayaking, cooking, watching movies and reading.

Suzan has been working with Community Theatre for over 30 years.

She has directed dozens of community theatre productions including Chicago, Cabaret, Honk, Into the Woods, Peter Pan & Wendy (with Foy Flying company),The Yellow Boat, Romeo & Juliet, Charlotte’s Web, The 39 Steps, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Secret Garden, Go Dog Go, The Book of Everything, Radium Girls, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Noonies Master Piece in Purple, College Kisses, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, You Know the Old Slaying, The Tolstoy Story Play, And a Child Shall Lead, and Is He Dead? A New Comedy by Mark Twain.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

KEITH FRANK, PRESIDENT

KEITH FRANK, PRESIDENT

Tawas Bay Players

ANNGE HORNING, VICE PRESIDENT

ANNGE HORNING, VICE PRESIDENT

City of Tawas City

LISA ERNST, TREASURER

LISA ERNST, TREASURER

Gracik & Gracik, P.C.

SANDI BRADLEY, SECRETARY

SANDI BRADLEY, SECRETARY

Bradley Insurance Agency

TRACY STEVELINCK, DIRECTOR

Tawas Hardware and Eufloria

BRENT BARRINGER, EAST TAWAS REPRESENTATIVE

BRENT BARRINGER, EAST TAWAS REPRESENTATIVE

City of East Tawas

RICH CASTLE, DIRECTOR

RICH CASTLE, DIRECTOR

Consumers Energy

MARK FERGUSON, DIRECTOR

MARK FERGUSON, DIRECTOR

TCA Insurance

MARISA NUNN, DIRECTOR

Tawas Bay Skating Association

JOHN KLINGER, DIRECTOR

JOHN KLINGER, DIRECTOR

Tawas Area Schools

VOLUNTEERS

SUE FREEL

SUE FREEL

MARYANN LESLIE

MARYANN LESLIE

Blinda 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