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LEARN ABOUT OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY

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Chamber and Welcome Center Location:
781 S. Main St. at the Wertheimer Welcome Center in Hailey.

Our Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10am – 5pm

Contact Info:
(208) 788-3484
info@valleychamber.org

From our President

We are passionate about
our community

Our President Marlin Peck

I love this community and it’s why I’m proud to be a part of The Chamber.

I am truly a local. I was born in Hailey and raised in Blaine County. My father was born in the J.C. Fox Building in downtown Hailey, where the City now has its offices, and he and my mom raised our family in Carey. I’m now raising a family of my own in Hailey and I couldn’t think of better place to grow up.

2020 was a challenging year. It was hard on some businesses and caused others to thrive. Construction, landscaping, recreation and real estate did really well, while lots of hotels, restaurants and retails stores struggled.

Even though at times we had some of the highest rates of COVID in the country, we have done a great job of knocking those numbers down. It has been exceptional the way we’ve been able to keep COVID under control, especially when you consider the amount of tourists and people from out of town coming to our valley.

Our lives were definitely disrupted because of COVID, but we’re still lucky to live in a place where we can continue to enjoy recreational activities like hiking, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, skiing, snowmobiling, it’s endless. These same activities are what drive so many people to visit this beautiful place every year, including 2020. More people visited and decided to make the Wood River Valley their permanent home than ever before. Some families are living here now while their children are participating in online schools as far away as California and New York.

By the summer of 2021 we are beginning to return to a sense of normalcy. The events we’re used to are starting to come back, like outdoor concerts, the Summer Symphony, the 4th of July and Sawtooth Rangers Rodeo. We also have some of the best restaurants, hotels and shopping in the state and theyr’e hopefully going to be fill back up again.

Our goal at The Chamber is to help local businesses thrive and make the visitor’s experience the best possible for those coming to our valley, whether they’re coming from Boise, Chicago or abroad. We want them to want to come back and to tell their friends and family what a great time they had here.

The great outdoors, art, culture, shopping, world-class restaurants, spas and theatre, and lots of great libations, we’re living the good life here. Thanks for helping us keep it that way.

Leadership

Our Member Board

The Chamber is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of local community and business leaders. The Board meets the last Wednesday of the month to conduct the business of The Chamber. The Chamber Board members volunteer on various committees and community groups that encourage economic development in the Cities of Hailey, Ketchum, Bellevue, and Sun Valley, help plan for community events and promote healthy business environment in our area.

President: Marlon Peck – Wells Fargo

Vice President: Jenni Riley – Hazlett Wealth Management

Secretary: Jane Dyndiuk – Hallmark Idaho Properties

Treasurer: Amber Royal  – Idaho Power

Allison Kindred – Idaho Mountain Express

Past President Todd Hunter – Idaho Lumber

Sarah Benson – Hailey Ice

Patrick Buchanan – State Farm Insurance

Joan Davis – Retired

Jane Drussel – Jane’s Artifacts

Kristy Heitzman – Blaine County Education Foundation

Annie MCCauley – Mountain Humane

Chris Roebuck – Christopher & Company

Jeffery Roth – Hailey Dental Studio

Alex Stohl – First Interstate Bank

Sarah Uhlenhopp – Idaho First Bank

FOR THOSE WITH A HIGH ALTITUDE ATTITUDE

Our Team Lives for Adventure

Meet our dedicated staff

Passionate about people & places

Mike McKenna
Mike McKennaExecutive Director
Originally from New England, Mike McKenna is the Executive Director for The Chamber and an award-winning journalist. Mike first moved to the Wood River Valley in 1996 and worked in the restaurant and landscaping fields locally before following his writing career onto New Hampshire and California.

Mike was a member of The Chamber’s Board of Directors for several years before being asked to become Executive Director. Over the last couple of decades, Mike has served on the boards of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Wood River Baseball and Softball Association and an appointed member of the Hailey Tree Committee.

When he’s not working, Mike can usually be found biking, coaching youth sports like baseball and hockey, and fishing or Nordic skiing around the Wood River Valley. He can often be found enjoying these activities with his wife, Brooke, and their two young sons and fifth generation Idahoans, Jack and Sam.

Chamber Welcome Center Staff

Welcome Center: 
Denise Thomas
Shelley Enderud
Reach our team at info@valleychamber.org
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