The Chamber is manned by a full time Executive Director and a full time Services Coordinator. The front lobby is currently staffed from 12-5 pm by a part time receptionist (better known as our Director of First Impressions). Office hours are 8 am - 5 pm, M-F.
Welcome, thank you for visiting the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce website. As Executive Director, I oversee the daily operations of the Chamber and our small staff. It's a pleasure to work with business owners and employees in our community and I enjoy getting to know them and their products and services. I appreciate the opportunity to refer them to others and to be a source of information to help their businesses grow and be successful. I am a life long resident of northeast Missouri. I grew up in Novinger, MO and graduated from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) in 1980 with a BSE in Vocational Home Economics. I worked for nearly 20 years in the healthcare field, holding various positions at Northeast Regional Medical Center, Laughlin Pavilion and Adair County Health Dept. In 2002, I received a Masters in Business Administration from William Woods University.
My journey with the Chamber began in January 2007 when I took the position of office manager. I was promoted to Executive Director in October 2009, following the resignation of the former director.
Although I reside in Greentop, MO with my husband, John Williams, I consider Kirksville my home community- a place where I work, play and enjoy our many resources.
You may reach me at Sandra.Williams@Kirksvillechamber.com
Kelly Jones joined the Kirksville Area Chamber of
Commerce in March of 2013. Kelly is a graduate of Kirksville R-III High School and chose to raise her family here. Kelly began working as a receptionist, but her enthusiasm and attention to detail soon led to her promotion to Services Coordinator. She handles the membership database and accounts receivable. She coordinates both the paper and electronic newsletters and never misses a deadline. Kelly is a great multi-tasker, often found juggling details of several events as well as her daily duties. Kelly resides in Kirksville with her husband Matt and daughter Kylie. You may reach Kelly at Kelly.Jones@kirksvillechamber.com
Nik Schroff joined the Chamber in November 2016.
He works full time for the Brashear Post Office in the mornings and covers the front desk of the Chamber each afternoon. Although his title says Receptionist, he prefers the term "Front End Manager". We often refer to this position as our "Director of First Impressions". Nik meets and greets our visitors, answers phones and handles the mail (of course). Nik lives in Kirksville with his wife Lisa, daughter Acie and sons, Chayton and Chandler.
You may reach Nik at email@example.com
The Chamber is blessed to also house 2 full time Tourism staff members. The Tourism office was established in 2007 and is funded from lodging taxes in our community. You can learn more about the Tourism office here.