• Chamber Connectors


    Chamber Connectors provide an opportunity for individuals who are interested in professional development to expand their growth through networking, community involvement, training and partnership outreach. Chamber Connectors ensure that every business partner realizes the value of their Chamber investment by communicating information about the Chamber’s programs and events and the direct relationship with business growth.

  • To find out more about our Connectors, please email the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at [email protected].


  • "Connectors has been a great way to get to learn about area businesses and organizations and getting to share in their special occasions like ribbon cuttings and Business After Hours events. I feel like I always had a few takeaways to share with others after attending these events. If you're looking to get to know members of our community a little better and the organizations they are associated with, there's no better way than through the Connector program."

    Michelle HurdMortage Division Manager of Pathway Bank

  • "I joined Connectors because I wanted to meet more people in the Grand Island business community and get more involved in the process of welcoming and congratulating businesses in Grand Island. I believe this presents an opportunity to meet many people in the Grand Island business community and offers a chance to represent the Chamber of Commerce in promoting our community."

    Tim Krupicka, Director, Workforce and Community Education, Wayne State College


  • "I have been able to meet people and connect with them on a more personal level. Many times, I would hear the names of individuals, and Connectors gave me the opportunity to put their face to the name, learn about their business and get to know them on a personal level. Your eyes will be opened to how amazing our community is, and you learn about all the hidden gems. You will learn what our community offers, grow professionally and personally, and truly become a member of the Grand Island community."

    Teshawna Sawyer, Associate Director of Willow Rising

  •    Paula Mayfield  Connectors Chair
      Mortgage Loan Officer, Pinnacle Bank
      [email protected]
      (308) 675-4607

  •    Miguel Baeza Aguilera
      Assistant Director of Admissions - GI,
      Wayne State College

      [email protected]
      (402) 369-1142

  •   Cheri BedaMark Porter
      Alumni Director, Central Community
      College Foundation 

     [email protected]
     (402) 460-2153

  •    Caleb Donovan
      Marketing Coordinator, Right At Home
      [email protected]
      (308) 833-5300

  •   Deb Fellows
    Administrative Assistant, Eagle Distributing
      [email protected]
      (308) 370-9986

  •   Hannah Hooker
    Account Manager, The Mark Porter Agency -
      Farmers Insurance
    [email protected]
      (308) 382-8787


  •    Keaton Irwin
      Sales Manager, Nebraska State Fair
      [email protected]
      (308) 385-3925

  •   Bradley Keasling
    Commercial Loan Officer, Bruning Bank
      [email protected]


  •   Eric Lorenz
      Outside Sales Administrator, Computer Concepts
      e[email protected]
      (308) 382-5500

  •   Kris Naberhaus
      Administrative Assistant/Production
      Technician, Syngenta Seeds LLC

      [email protected]
      (402) 886-2257

  •   Brent Power
    Leader Personal Banker, Cornerstone Bank
    [email protected]
      (308) 398-1333


  •   Karla Schwieger-Arnold
    Director, Willow Rising
    [email protected]
      (308) 382-8250

  •   Carole Urbom
    Director of Growth & Development,
      Holiday Express Bus and Boulder Flatts
    [email protected]
      (308) 384-1800


  •   Michelle Vogt
    Insurance Agent, Pathway Bank
    [email protected]
      (308) 485-4232


  •   Angela Aldana
     Agent Assistant, Magiera & Associates, LLC
     [email protected]
     (308) 384-5161

  •   Chelsa Baker
    Office Manager & Residential &
      Commercial Sales, TruGreen
    [email protected]
      (308) 382-6307


  •    Rob Czaplewski
      Account Executive, Angels Care
      Progressive Home Health

      [email protected] 
      (308) 589-0170

  • Holle Evert  Holle Evert
      Director of Sales, Nebraska State Fair
      [email protected]

      (308) 382-1606

  •    Casey Heck
      Hearing Instrument Specialist, Beltone
      Hearing Aid Centers

      [email protected]
      (308) 390-0078

  •    Michelle Hurd
      Mortage Division Manager, Pathway Bank
      [email protected]
      (308) 485-4232

  •   Lilia Jimenez
    Store Manager, Viaero Wireless
    [email protected]
      (308) 210-3737


  •   Tim Krupicka
    Director, Workforce and Community Education,
      Wayne State College
      [email protected]

      (308) 381-1141


  •   Sadie Meharg
    Operations Support Specialist, Essential Screens
    [email protected]
      (888) 494-9188


  •   Tricia Pankonin
    Care Transition Coordinator, St. Croix Hospice
    [email protected]
      (308) 675-2549


  •   Teshawna Sawyer
    Associate Director, Willow Rising
    [email protected]
      (308) 382-8250


  •   Meridith Turner
    General Manager, Ken's
    [email protected]
      (308) 382-6112


  • Curt Vodehnal  Curt Vodehnal
      Community College Relationship
      Manager, Bellevue University

      [email protected]
      (308) 381-8988

  •   Holly Wood
    VP / Branch Manager, Cornerstone Bank
    [email protected]
      (308) 382-9059