We look forward to you joining the St. Marys Chamber of Commerce and in taking advantage of all the opportunities that exist in this great, historical town.
Membership is $50.00 sole propretor (no employees). $85.00 annual renewal non-sole proprietor – per employee registered to participate in Chamber activities.
Meetings are twice a year. More frequently if programs are available. Please check the events page for the next meeting. Non Chamber members are welcome.
Chamber After Hours are held as the business community schedules them with the Chamber. Please check the events page for the next Chamber After Hours. Non Chamber members are welcome
St. Marys Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
President -Michael Bomberger, St. Marys Health Center
Jim Mees, St. Marys State Bank
Ryan Meireis, Ray’s Apple Market
Adam Moats, Florence Adams
Josh Hagenmaier – Kaw Valley State Bank
Board Meetings are the 1st Thursday of each month. Call 437-2077 for the location.
The mission of any Chamber of Commerce is to promote economic development which provides for greater prosperity in its community.
The St. Marys Chamber of Commerce does this through adherence to certain core tenets:
Advocacy. We have a fundamental obligation to identify and advocate for those issues that are consistent with our mission and in the best interests of our members and the community. We will take a clear and visible stand on these issues, even when doing so may be unpopular.
Collaboration. We believe that greater wisdom, commitment, and determination are achieved through cooperative interaction and deliberation. We will consistently look for opportunities to reason together in making decisions and fulfilling our mission.
Leadership. We believe we have a fundamental obligation to our members and our communities to question the present state, to envision a future as it can and should be, to create and communicate plans to achieve that future, to inspire our members and our communities to pursue those plans, and to empower our members and communities to take those actions necessary to achieve the desired results.
Integrity. What we do will be a consistent and accurate reflection of the things we say. We will keep our commitments. We will be up-front with our agendas. We will deal in a forthright manner in all relationships, whether we agree or disagree with the issues under consideration.
Inclusiveness. We are committed to the varied interests of people—our members and the community in which we live. We will be strengthened as an organization by the extent to which we welcome and effectively represent the depth, breadth, and fullness of their ideas.
Prosperity. We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is healthy in all respects— economically, educationally, physically and politically. We will model and encourage others to follow a commitment to quality of life.
Partnering. In relationships with members, the community, governing bodies, and other business and civic organizations, we will conduct our affairs in the fullest expression of openness, trust, and a genuine commitment to mutual satisfaction and success.