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  • Hartford Chamber Hosts 5th Annual Meeting

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    The Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce held its 5th annual meeting on Tuesday, November 14th at the Hartford Plaza Event Center. More than 70 guests were treated to a catered meal featuring bacon-wrapped chicken fillets, roast beef, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and dessert along with complimentary refreshments and snacks. After the social hour, Chamber President Sherri Goebel (Sunshine Foods) opened the meeting which was followed by the invocation which was delivered by Pastor Jan Gross of the Hartford United Methodist Church. Following the supper, vice-president Lisa Hellvig (Hartford Building Center) went over the Chamber's accomplishments for 2017 and introduced some of the new programs we have implemented such as the job fairs, job postings and other website functions, and additional advertising opportunities. President Goebel then thanked outgoing board members James Lemke (Lemke Fitness) and Stephanie Olson-Voth (Leisure Living) for their service to the Chamber over the past several years. New Board members for 2018 were then introduced and they are:
    • Zach Schmidt, Great Western Bank
    • Cole Grocott, Reliabank
    • Mark O'Hara, US Bank
    • Gabby Hoing, Kore Cares
    • Roxie Whalen, Hartford Coffee Cup
    • Dr. David Jones, Jones Family Eyecare
    • Brittany Glanzer, Central States Manufacturing
    Chamber Director Jesse Fonkert then thanked the Gold Members for their continue support in 2018 which was followed by a short speech about some of the goals for the next year. The evening was capped off by Nathan Hults, a comedian from Sioux Falls. Thanks for everyone that attended and contributed to the event!

    Venue - Hartford Plaza Event Center
    Centerpieces - Backdoor Garden
    Catering - Sunshine Foods/Tony's
    Linens, cutlery, and dishes - Ideal Occasions
    Beer & Wine - Sunshine Foods
    Event Planning - Stephanie Olson-Voth
    Entertainment - Nathan Hults
    Serving/Cleaning - Christ Lutheran Church Youth Group
    Photography - Amy Farr
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