Who We Are

Meet the Lake City Chamber

Board of Directors

Elected by our members, the Board of Directors serves as the Chamber’s governing body. Each year’s Board assumes office at the Annual Meeting and meets monthly thereafter through the year. Questions, concerns, ideas and suggestions are always welcome.

Please help us improve the organization and meet our goals by communicating regularly with your representatives and staff.

Elizabeth Greenawalt
Executive Director

In December 2022, the Lake City Chamber of Commerce hired Elizabeth Greenawalt as Executive Director.

Elizabeth began working at the chamber in April 2021 as the organization’s Events and Membership Coordinator, helping to successfully revive Lake City’s premier events after COVID forced their shutdown in 2020. 

Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance and has spent her professional career in office management, customer service, fundraising, grant writing, and event coordination, having previously worked with the Red Wing YMCA.  

She has a true passion for planning events, working with other people, and supporting the community in which she lives and works.  

Elizabeth lives in Lake City with her husband Joe and their three children.  In her spare time she enjoys running, boating, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

Edward Hoffman
Tourism and Communications Specialist

Ed has a professional passion for tourism and helping small businesses grow. He owned two successful establishments in Winona, Ed’s (no name) Bar and Boat House Restaurant prior to selling them in 2018/19. Previous to his time as a small business owner, Ed held marketing management positions for Jim Beam Brands, Bacardi USA, and Hale’s Ales. Ed has also done independently contracted marketing work for Visit Winona and Bluff Country Co-op. 

He has been involved in community development and arts organizations for years, currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum and as a Governor’s appointee to the Explore Minnesota Council on Tourism. Ed is a former executive director of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, has been a member of the Winona Fine Arts Commission, and was a founding board member of Engage Winona. Ed is a Blandin Community Leadership Program and Academy for Community Engagement (ACE) alum.

Ed obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Winona State University in 2004, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, bicycling, hiking, painting, photography, and spending time on his 1956 houseboat, the Shan-Gri-La. 

Heather Thomas
Events and Office Coordinator

Heather received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls  and also an Associates Degree from Rochester Community and Technical College in Health Information Technology. Her professional experience has been working within multiple health systems managing multiple roles in the Health Information Department.  Most recently she has worked as a Certified Health Information Specialist and Senior Medical Coder.  
Heather is dedicated to supporting Lake City Community and businesses.  She has been 1 of 4 women who have worked tirelessly to create Lake City Fall Fest as a way to bring families and community together to celebrate autumn and all it has to offer.
Heather grew up in Lake City and currently lives in Frontenac, MN with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time she enjoys camping, traveling, spending time at the family cabin and being outdoors and on the water with her family.  

Chamber Ambassadors

Chamber Ambassadors act as goodwill ambassadors for the Chamber. They assist the Chamber in recruiting and retaining members and providing event support. They participate in ribbon cuttings, grand openings, milestone awards, and special events promoting goodwill, understanding, and exposure of the Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce. Consider becoming an ambassador with us.

Name Business
Linda Albrecht HBC
Jon Bohmbach Lakeshore Agency
Liz Carlstrom Hearth and Home
Nancy Denzer Kemp Real Estate
Angie Foss Merchants Bank
Melissa Krier Clementson Homes, LLC
Steven Lang Edward Jones
Paul Luhmann Ferguson Orchards
Kenny McEwen Individual Chamber Member
Mary Nelson Retired - Mayo
Jodi Gillard Lakeshore Real Estate
Robert Carlson Gray Matters, LLC
Anne Tabat Cookies and Conversation
Lisa Zmuda NextHome Realty
Randi Kirchner Individual Chamber Member
Ava LaRue Q Media Group
Jan Bruce Rather Bee Quilting
Vicki Krage Lakeshore Real Estate
Susie Berke Individual Chamber Member
Name Business
Linda Albrecht HBC
Jon Bohmbach Lakeshore Agency
Liz Carlstrom Hearth and Home
Nancy Denzer Kemp Real Estate
Angie Foss Merchants Bank
Melissa Krier City of Lake City
Steven Lang Edward Jones
Paul Luhrmann Ferguson Orchards
Kenny McEwen Individual Chamber Member
Mary Nelson Retired - Mayo
Kathy Jo Rodester Lakeshore Agency
Robyn Undenberg North Risk Partners
Asia Zmuda Public Relations - Mayo
Lisa Zmuda La La's Landing Vacation Rental
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