Office Hours

602 2nd Avenue South, PO Box 52
Monday – Friday
9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. & 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.

(507) 375-3333

Executive Director: Beth Schwanz


The Chamber was first organized in 1909 to promote the St. James Chamber Business Community.

The Chamber is:

The Chamber is a voluntary organization banded together to advance common interest in the area of commerce, industry, agriculture, tourism, retailing, recreation, transportation, education, government, business development, and community development.

The Chamber membership is made up of individuals, small and large businesses and organizations that care about the St. James area and are willing to invest their money, time and effort in creating a healthy environment in which to conduct business.

The Chamber is funded by voluntary investments by its members, fundraising projects and other events. The Chamber is not a tax funded government organization.

The Chamber is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The office staff works with the Board, committees, volunteers and members.


“To advance a vibrant business and tourism economy through service, advocacy, networking and innovation.”

Chamber Board:

NameTitleEmploymentE-MailTerm Expires
Sarahi ShowalterPresidentLord’s and Lady’sshowalter.sarahi28@gmail.com2025
Kari MiestVice PresidentPioneer Bankkmiest@bankwithpioneer.com2024
Tracy HurleySecretaryEdward Jonescthurley@jalohardware.com2025
Carissa Nommensen
TreasurerFirst National Bank Tellercnommensen@fnbstjames.com2024
Kyra WirtzDirectorPioneer Bank
Personal Banker
Karen AltenburgDirectorCollage Saint Jamescollagestjames@gmail.com2024
Paul NordstromDirectorFirst Realtypaulnordstrom.firstrealty@gmail.com2024
D.J. BreyDirectorNess<,/a>2025
Mason CollierDirectorSuper Fair Foodsmason_collier94@hotmail.com2025
“Bill” Martin”2024
Tammy StevensNon-Voting DirectorsCity of St.
Morgan BoninDirectorManager
Cole SkowDirectorFirst National Bank, First
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