The Chamber is a membership-based organization run by an elected Board of Directors who set the policies for the organization.
Left to Right: John Stromberg, Mayor, City of Ashland; Allen Drescher, Attorney at Law; Dr. Linda Schott, Southern Oregon University President; Livia Genise, Livia Genise Productions; Jac Nickels, Architectural Design Works, Inc.; Drew Gibbs, Alchemy Restaurant & Bar; Meiwen Richards, Honorary Life Member; Deena Branson, Branson’s Chocolates, LLC; Cynthia Rider, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Annie Hoy, Ashland Food Co-op; Eric Weisinger, Weisinger Family Winery; Marie Lange, Ashland Homes Real Estate; Larry Steiner, Edward Jones-Larry Steiner; Sheila Clough, Asante Ashland Community Hospital Administrator; Cindy Bernard, Rogue Valley Roasting Co.; Julie Gurwell, Hearsay Restaurant, Lounge and Garden; Mary Gardiner, Southern Oregon University. Not Pictured: Pam Marsh, City Council Liaison & Suzanne Cusick, Ashland Public Schools Superintendent. - Photo by: Judith Pavlik
Our Chamber’s core values stem from an appreciation and support for what small business contributes to society through jobs, financial donations and volunteerism. In Ashland, we value cultural diversity, an educated citizenry, clean environment, healthy business sector, and a family-friendly small town. In addition to our numerous programs to support business, we create and manage all the major community events including the Fourth of July Celebration, Children’s Halloween Festival, and the Holiday Festival of Light Celebration.
The services we offer our visitors, residents and businesses underscore these values and work to strengthen our collaborative partnerships creating a sustainable community. Active engagement in the community, improving the economic health, vitality and livability of Ashland is at the cornerstone of the Chamber’s programs and makes it such a joy to be involved.
Over the years, it has been such a pleasure to work with such dedicated, caring and creative individuals working tirelessly year-round to improve and enhance our community. I am grateful to be a part of it and humbled by those who give of their time and resources for the betterment of society enhancing our quality of life.
Executive Director, Ashland Chamber of Commerce
(Left to Right, Back to Front):
Graham Lewis, Volunteer Coordinator/Staff Photographer
Dana Welsh, Operations Manager/Graphic Design/Website Administration
Kelsey Frantz, Projects & Special Events Coordinator
Sandra Slattery, Executive Director
Katharine Cato, VCB, Sales & Marketing Director
Dana Preston, Membership Development Manager
All Photos by Judith Pavlik Photography