About the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce

Our Organization ProfileThe Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and professional men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic and commercial progress of our community. The area’s economic well-being is related directly tot he caliber of work that is done by the Chamber. That is why the Belvidere Area Chamber has a major impact on business, income and future growth of the area. There are five primary objectives of the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce:

  • To promote a better understanding of the nation's private enterprise system.
  • To coordinate the efforts of commerce, industry and the professions in maintaining and strengthening a sound and healthy business climate in the Belvidere area.
  • To sponsor aggressive programs of work and stimulate activities that will provide for full development and employment of our human and economic resources.
  • To Provide creative business leadership and effective coordination of all interested parties in solving community problems and in initiating constructive community action.
  • To create broad understanding and appreciation of the great opportunities in the Boone County area, and to promote the advantages and assets of our community within the region, in the state, and in the world.

Chamber Executive Officers:

President: Doug Proudfoot of American Family Insurance

Vice President: Lee Revels of General Mills

Treasurer:Shari Snyder of Midland States Bank

Secretary: Joe Hamblock of Manley’s Belvidere Ford-Lincoln

Growth Dimensions Representative: John Wolf 

Executive Director: Amy Grafton 


Chamber General Board Members:

Matt Branom of Boone County Shopper

Owen Costanza Growth Dimensions Representative

Faith Dabbs of Union Savings Bank

Michael Greenlee of North Boone CUSD #200

Luis Gonzalez of First National Bank

Jeff Hartle of Stillman Bank

Dr. Amy Hippard of Wellness Tree Family Chiropractic

Shelley Johnson of Sunshine Stitches, Inc.

Perry Michaud of BelRock Asphalt Paving Inc.

Janet Paulsen of Twin Towers

Maria Pearson of Heritage Woods – Belvidere

Amy Ohlsen of McDonalds Restaurants

Kelly Pospischil of Blackhawk Bank

Fiona Springman of SwedishAmerican Belvidere

Butch Rosecke of Mr. Goodwater, Inc

Leah Kays of Byron Bank

Dr Daniel Woestman of Belvidere CUSD #100

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