About Your Colon Area Chamber of Commerce
The Colon Area Chamber of Commerce meets monthly, at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday, at the Village Office. Many of the Chamber Committees, for example the Fourth of July committee or the Christmas in Colon committee, meet more frequently on a schedule typically emailed to concerned members.
Your Colon Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:
Mike Smoker - President (American Legion)
Keith Bowers– Vice President (Bower’s Service Station)
Carl Thornton – Secretary (5-Star Pizza and other businesses)
Lisa Gilman – Treasurer (Loan Officer, Sturgis Bank & Trust)
Duane Laflin - Trustee (Grand Magic Theater)
Keith Stickley - Trustee (Stickley Family Farm)
Julie Dekker - Trustee
What Is a Chamber of Commerce?
A Chamber is a partnership of businesses, professionals and concerned citizens working together to build a healthy economy and improve the quality of life in a community. It is essentially a network to promote and protect the interests of its members.
Who Are Chamber Members?
Chamber members are businesses, organizations, and individuals concerned with the social and economic climate of their community. These groups have joined together because they stand a better chance of getting things done when speaking with a collective voice.
Where Does a Chamber of Commerce Get its Funding?
Most Chambers exist as a result of membership dues, private donations and fundraising; it is common for a local Chamber to sponsor events in order to not only raise funding, but also to raise awareness of the presence of the Chamber of Commerce and its members.
Our Mission: To promote and meet the needs of business and industry in the Colon area and to help create the best possible community in which to live, work and do business.