“Supporting a Strong Business Community”
The Meeker Chamber of Commerce has a mission to strive to represent, advocate, and encourage the development of businesses and our community by implementing responsible economic development, business retention and tourism programs while being a positive liaison between businesses and government. This is accomplished through three main avenues: 1) business retention, expansion and attraction 2) Chamber membership and 3) tourism and community development.
Our Board meetings are open to the public on the second Wednesday of the month at Kilowatt Korner at 5:30pm. If you would like to join via Google Meets please let us know and we will send you the link.
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Our Board of Directors and Staff
The Meeker Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors consists of seven members who speak as one voice to achieve the Chamber’s mission. These are volunteers from the community who are leaders and advocates for strong business and tourism growth in Meeker. If you are interested in joining the Chamber board please contact us.
Marie Hooks – President Board Term September 2019- September 2022
Marie has lived in Meeker for 6 years and is the Employment Specialist with the Rio Blanco Workforce Centers, Colorado Dept of Labor – Marie assists job seekers in finding work and develop their workforce skills. She also assists employers with human resource needs which includes job postings, applicant screening, and pre-employment assessments. She dedicates her time to helping increase the sustainability of Rio Blanco citizens and will contribute to the Community through the Meeker Chamber board.
Cheryl Houser – Vice President Board Term March 2019- September 2021
Relocated to Meeker, Co from Buena Vista, Co in 2005. Cheryl spent 14 years as a board member with the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce and also owned a lodging business. Since moving back she has been working at White River Electric Assoc for 13 years and is the Owner of Bear Mountain Inn alongside her Husband Dale, Son Toby & Fur Kid Molly. Cheryl enjoys spending time with her Grand Children and attending all the sporting events they are involved in. Cheryl also loves serving others in our community in any way she can.
Sabine Murray – Treasurer Board Term September 2018- September 2020, September 2020 – September 2023
Sabine is the Branch Manager for Bank of the San Juans and has been employed with the bank for 10 years. After having moved all over the United States with her military husband, she fell in love with Meeker, which still has the small town feeling and attitude. We welcomed Sabine to the board in 2018, who says “I think it’s important to give back to the community in any way that I can.”
Alex Plumb Board Term September 2018- September 2021
As the Broker / Owner of Alpine West Properties Real Estate, Alex continuously promotes the Meeker community in every real estate transaction. Alex joined the board in 2018 and is committed to firming up our local economy while supporting all business growth.
Andrea Gianinetti Board Term September 2020 -September 2023
Andrea and her husband Nick both grew up in Meeker and started Gianinetti’s Powersports Rentals in 2019. Andrea is also president of the Board of Directors for New Eden Pregnancy Care Services. She teaches piano lessons, is a volunteer youth sports coach, and a substitute teacher for Meeker School District. “I love all that our community has to offer. At the Chamber, I hope to support local businesses to thrive, rather than just survive!
Lori Smith Board Term September 2020 – September 2022
Lori is the Chief Financial Officer for Pioneer Medical Center. She and her husband Derek moved to Meeker 1 1/2 years ago, which has brought them closer to their grandchildren and has given them the opportunity to continue living in a small community. “Meeker has been very welcoming, and being involved in the community is important. Being a part of the PMC team has given me the opportunity to not only represent the hospital but also be a part of the community. Serving on the board would be an opportunity to help the community continue to develop and grow. ”
Chance Walker Board Term: September 2020 – September 2022
Chance has lived in Meeker for 14 years, less a short stint on a ranch near Rifle. He transitioned careers from corporate operations to working for his family’s local small business last year, and it was the best decision he has ever made. He works with his family who owns Rio Blanco Herald Times
and Son’s Inc.
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of a community. I’ve watched the ups and downs of Meeker’s business economy since living here at a young age. I want to be part of stabilizing and developing Meeker to ensure a bright future for my children and future generations”.
Advisory Board Members
Kim has been on the Meeker Chamber Board of Directors from 2006 to 2017. She is now on the Advisory Board. Kim’s strong background in finance and customer relations makes her an excellent member of the board. Kim is a Colorado native and has lived in Meeker since 2005. Kim does small bookkeeping jobs for local businesses and enjoys the small town and rural lifestyle of Meeker. She also assists her family on their cattle ranch near Rifle, Colorado.
Stephanie has lived in Meeker since 1999 and has been the Executive Director for the Chamber since 2013. She brings her strong creativity, marketing, graphic design, communications, public outreach, and relationship building skills to the organization. She manages the Main Street Program for Meeker (Project45) and is a member of the Colorado Main Street Advisory Board as the community representative. She and also serves our community as a Board member of the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council, and HopeWest Meeker. In her free time, she likes to hike, yoga, snowshoe, and canoe.
Meeker Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 869
710 Market Street
Meeker, CO 81641