About the Chamber

Building a Better Future through
Planning, Technology, Education and Development

When mineral water was discovered bubbling forth from within a little valley in Clay County, Missouri, few would have guessed the changes that would occur. This single resource was the key component to the building of a city named Excelsior Springs — America’s Haven of Health. In its 90th year, today the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce is leading the way into the future for the businesses and individuals of this community by providing business and technology related educations courses and providing information resources that develops, influences and support the economic growth and development of the City of Excelsior Springs and the surrounding area. Through its committees, training programs, networking events and community outreach the Chamber’s waters run deep and provide the source for sustaining success in the Valley of Vitality for businesses and citizens.

Mission Statement

The Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will encourage, promote and provide resources for tourism and economic growth to support a healthy business environment in the City of Excelsior Springs and the surrounding area.

Vision Statement

To be recognized as the organizational leader providing information resources that encourage, influence and support the development of tourism and economic growth of the City of Excelsior Springs and
surrounding area.

2017-2018 Officers and Board of Directors

Brian Yarbrough – Edward Jones

Vice President
Brenda Smith – The Elms Hotel & Spa

2nd Vice President
Stephen Chalmers – Mid-Continent Public Library

Chair of Finance
Kelli Rice – Bank Midwest

Chair of Sponsorships
Wanda Dusek – RiteWay Auto Service

Clint Hylton – Shelter Insurance

Board Members

Nick Anderson – Chuck Anderson Ford

Janet Blauvelt – Blauvelt Law Firm

Beverly Bohnert – Inn on Crescent Lake

Martha Buckman – Good Samaritan Center of Excelsior Springs

Mike Edwards – Ameren Missouri

Jerry Ferrell – Tiger Bowl

Tray Harkins – Greg Williams Foundation

Dr. David Lawrence – Excelsior Springs School District

Molly McGovern – City of Excelsior Springs

Brian Rice – Excelsior Springs Standard and Town & County Leader

Chief Paul Tribble – Excelsior Springs Fire Department

Office Staff

Tosha Jackson, Executive Director

Elaina Lamley, Administrative Assistant