About Us

The Geneseo Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to advancing and retaining commerce, industry, agriculture, and quality of life in the City of Geneseo and surrounding area. It works to help Geneseo achieve its fullest potential by providing continuous and effective leadership. Its strength lies in the active involvement of its membership. Both large and small businesses, from virtually every profession, are represented and influence the direction of the organization.

The Geneseo Chamber of Commerce is committee driven. The members comprise the organization. The more members in the Chamber, the better it can represent the business community, for it accomplishes collectively what no one business could do alone. The Geneseo Chamber of Commerce has more than 180 members and a staff to provide guidance and continuity to the overall programs.

The Geneseo Chamber of Commerce works for you. We exist to help our businesses succeed and grow by being:

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  • A Business Partner…staffed with professional business people who work diligently for you on committees and task forces; people who know your business.
  • A Watchful Eye…keeping a watch on decisions affecting you and your business, and watching to maintain the high quality of the Geneseo area.
  • Another Voice…representing your views on issues at the local and national governmental level.
  • A Marketing Tool…promoting your business through business networking and membership publications and programs.
  • The Front Door…of our community where visitors, newcomers and prospective developers receive their first impression of our area.
  • An Information Resource…developing information, answering inquiries and preparing factual data and statistics that tell the story of Geneseo.


Geneseo Chamber Leadership 2019
Executive Committee
President, Andy Thurman - Geneseo Park District
Past President, Randy Clary - Central Bank
Vice President, Mark Grywacheski - Quad Cities Investment Group
Treasurer, Shelly Hickerson - Blackhawk Bank & Trust
Executive Director, Zack Sullivan - Geneseo Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors
Julie Bauman, Hammond Henry Hospital
Amy DeFauw, Katsch Boutique
Nancy Jackson, Central Bank
Bill Lanphere, Fareway Meat & Grocery
JoAnn Hollenkamp, City of Geneseo - City Administrator
Brian Hofer, Southwest Elementary School Principal
Chris Gillet, Geneseo Kiwanis Club
Catherine Rothschild, Catherine Rothschild CPA PC
Bethany Winkleman, Bethany Winkleman State Farm Agency