About the Chamber
Strengthening our community and encouraging tourism through business collaboration and promotion.
The Iola Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is a leadership business organization serving Iola, Kansas and the surrounding rural communities. The Chamber is focused on supporting and advancing business growth by increasing our members' visibility and connectivity, as well as bringing area businesses, the community and new opportunities together by providing tools, resources and educational opportunities to increase tourism in the area. The Chamber is our members. Their combined knowledge and diverse business skills are a foundation of tried and tested ideas and perspectives just waiting to be tapped.
We work to help our members initiate and build relationships while promoting commerce and tourism in Allen County.
The Iola Area Chamber Board & Staff
The Iola Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism - Board of Directors
Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.
Shilo Eggers - Vice President of Landmark National Bank
Sid Fleming – City Administrator for the City of Iola
Ryan Sparks – Founder of GROW Iola & State Farm Insurance Ageny
John Baker – CPA at Jarred, Gilmore & Phillips, PA
Traci Plumlee – Public Relations at Allen County Regional Hospital
The Iola Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism - Staff
Jill Hartman - Director
The Chamber Board & Staff keep these broad objectives in mind as it works to improve a community’s economy and quality of life:
· Help businesses prosper and grow.
· Increase job opportunities.
· Encourage an orderly expansion and development of all segments of the community.
· Contribute to the overall economic stability of the community.
· Promote the nation’s private enterprise system of competitive marketing.