World Snow Sculpting Championship
The Steering Committee is a dedicated group of individuals who help to organize the event. They are responsible for setting the rules and regulations, ensuring the event runs smoothly, and providing guidance to the organizers.
Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassador & community member involved as volunteer or committee member in many local festivities. Excited to bring WSSC to Stillwater!
EXP Realty, Realtor
Whether historic, vintage, modern, urban or suburban, I have the resources available to help you prepare, launch, market, and sell your home. In today’s market, it is vital to work with an agent who understands the nuances of your particular home and can strategically market it to attract the right buyers and achieve the best possible sale price. With professional photography and videography, which includes aerial where appropriate, combined with “B-roll” of your neighborhood, we create gorgeous marketing materials and robust online exposure that will gain visibility for your property that far exceeds the competition
O'Neill Electric Inc, Vice President, Operations + Business Development
Ashley O'Neill is Stillwater local, along with her husband, Dan, and daughter, Josie. Ashley is the Vice President, Operations and Business Development of O'Neill Electric Inc. (Commercial, Residential and Industrial Electrical Contractor) as well as a co-owner of The Croix Group, LLC. – an office rental company in Stillwater. Ashley holds 17 years’ experience in roles ranging from Business Development and Management, Marketing, Executive Support and Planning, Project Management, Healthcare Operations, and more. In prior years involvement with the Chamber of Commerce, Ashley served as a Board member for the Women's Business Bridge and most recently serves on the Steering Committee for the World Snow Sculpting Championship, as well as other various volunteer roles in the Chamber and other organizations in the Construction industry. Outside of running their business, time is spent raising traveling, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Cub, Director of Community Relations
Carrie Higgs has worked with Cub since 2009, serving in many roles, most recently as the Director of Community Relations since 2018. She has worked through all of Cub’s footprint, emphasizing the importance of intertwining community and business through the Cub Foods experience. Recently Carrie presented at the Top Women in Grocery Conference about charitable work helping your community and building bonds within your organization. She is an expert in how to foster a giving culture and encouraging employees to get involved. Before Cub Carrie worked with SuperValu and Tires Plus after receiving her degree from University of Minnesota Duluth.
Water Street Inn, Innkeeper
Chuck, along with his wife Judy, own and operate the Water Street Inn in Stillwater and the Cover Park Manor Bed & Breakfast in Oak Park Heights. He also serves on the Oak Park Heights City Council, President of the Stillwater / Oak Park Heights Convention & Visitors Bureau, Member of the Stillwater Chamber Board and on Explore Minnesota Statewide Tourism Advisory Board.
Edward Jones - Financial Advisor
Originally from St. Croix Falls, WI, where I grew up on the St. Croix river with my immediate and extended families. The river and being near it is and has been an important part of my life.
I love all things with an engine, hunting and many outdoor activities. I am on the board for eRATicate Cancer Cruise, a non-profit where we raise money for Local cancer patients, their families and caregivers. I have a passion for helping people and enjoying time with family and friends alike.
I am Retired Army after 21 years and I am proud to offer a Military/Police/Fire/EMS discount.
I highly value my relationship with clients and enjoy that I get to partner with them in reaching their personal and family goals.
Leo's Grill & Malt Shop, Owner
City of Stillwater, Council Member
Dave Junker is a 11 year Stillwater City Council member representing Ward 2 which includes most of downtown Stillwater. Dave worked for US Bank for 25 years and has been in banking for over 30 years mostly in Branch Management and Business Banking. Dave recently retired after working for Anytime Fitness Corporate Office in Woodbury for 8 years selling existing fitness clubs all over North America. Dave has been involved with many boards and commissions through-out Stillwater for 30 years. He is a former Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce President (2001, 2002). He is married to Libby Junker, they live in downtown Stillwater and enjoy fitness and golfing.
The NxGen Group, Founder
Doug Caywood spent over 30 years working for Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. After retiring, he started a consulting firm, (The NxGen Group, LLC.), focused on helping small and medium Manufacturers leverage leading edge “Smart Technologies & Manufacturing Practices” in their operations to increase competitiveness and environmental sustainability. Doug is very passionate about Stillwater and is proud to be involved in creating unique experiences that highlight all that Stillwater has to offer. Doug and his wife Donna have lived in Stillwater since 1994. Donna works for Thomas-Grace, a national commercial construction firm focused in the retail industry. They have raised four children who all attended Stillwater Schools.
Datastream Connexion, President
Entrepreneur 360 Award Recipient from Entrepreneur Magazine as a technology leader known for innovation and web product development expertise with deep experience in Compliance, Security, Amazon Web Services & Cloud technologies, along with DevOps and Agile methodologies.
Afton Alps Ski & Snowboard.
Marketing & Public Relations Manager.
Alchemy Sound & Vision, Owner.
Darn Knit Anyway, Owner.
Aimee grew up in No. St. Paul and graduated from UW Madison with a degree in Interior Design. She worked in the corporate world designing spaces and selling office furniture for 15 years before she decided to open a yarn store in 2009. Darn Knit Anyway is located on Main Street in Stillwater. The business has grown over the years and has expanded to include a robust online store as well as a Maker's Lounge. Throughout her 14 years on Main Street she was the chair of the Stillwater Parking Commission and was on the board of the now dissolved Mainstreet Stillwater Independent Business Alliance. She and her husband are enjoying a recent empty nest now that their two kids are college bound. She lives in Somerset, WI.
Stillwater/OPH Convention & Visitor's Bureau. Tourism Specialist
I grew up in So. St. Paul and went to college at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. I have lived in the Stillwater area for 20 years with my husband and 3 children. Working part-time while raising my kids allowed me the opportunity to pursue my passion to volunteer and plan fundraising events for a variety of groups including Rutherford Elementary, Youth Advantage and Ponies Football. I began working with Discover Stillwater almost 5 years ago and have absolutely loved promoting our beautiful town. My primary responsibilities in this role are Events Calendar management, information distribution, social media content and creation, customer service and project assistance. I look forward to collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce in an effort to provide the best experience possible for our tourists and our community.
Fit Real Estate Group. Independent Brand Partner
Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Partnership Manager
Jennifer is a diligent leader with years of experience in service and guest experience. Jennifer values relationships and enjoys lending support to others. Working for the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, she is passionate about serving the community and sharing all the wonderful opportunities we have to offer local residents, businesses and our visitors.
United Way of Washington County East. Development and Engagement
Kelly Stenerson is the Development and Community Engagement Manager for the United Way of Washington County East. Her role is to educate the community on the importance of philanthropy, while bridging relationships and fundraising for the many agencies that United Way supports. A life-long resident of Stillwater, Kelly is active with the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and loves to contribute her time and talents with various local non-profit events. Kelly loves living in downtown Stillwater with her husband Christian and her black lab, Luna.
Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist
With a degree in Marketing and Communications from the College of Saint Catherine and over 10 years’ experience in client focused, service and administrative positions; I thrive in high-pressure, fast paced environments. I support honesty, dependability, communication and community at the center of all my work. It is always my goal to work hard and always continue learning, while upholding myself to a high ethical standard. Outside of work I am a creative, artsy, outgoing individual and mother of three. Both individually and as a family I volunteer my time in the efforts of feeding the homeless and ending diseases. Seasonally; I sing Second Soprano with the River City Chorale.
Agent M Insurance, Agency Owner
I spent the majority of my career in corporate retail. I was the proud Director for Target Stores. I got to spend my days guiding over 500 employees to serve our community, allowing me to flex my drive, execution, collaboration and leadership muscles to build a store that profited over 100 million a year. I opened Agent M insurance in 2020. I have immersed myself in cultivating an environment of lifting people up.
Agent M is a community-focused agency servicing the community. We are a full-service Insurance Agency licensed in 25 states. We provide over 50 years of experience in customer service and the insurance field so you can rest assured that all of your Auto, Home, Life, Specialty, Umbrella, and Business policies are in good hands. -Life can be a free fall. For a safe landing, let us be your guide.
Xcel Energy, Community Relations
Michael Wilhelmi is the Community Relations Manager for Xcel Energy in 50 northeast metro communities. Michael's experience is working with local government leaders in the St. Croix Valley. He has guided several projects through public processes and built a network of friends and business associates throughout the valley communities.
Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, President
Robin serves as the President of the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce where she began in 2016. Prior to that she worked twelve years in local and state government, 8 years in global consulting, and 6 years as a small business owner building a business from the ground up. She is a self-starter and team-player fostering collaboration, ability to multi-task, and to successfully work in fast-paced organizations. She has a passion for the community and has lived in Stillwater for over 33 years. Robin has two children and two grandchildren.
The Lumberjack, Owner
Sara grew up in a northern Minnesota mining town where she learned the value of hard work, the healing powers of the deep woods, and importance of a connected community. She loves a good challenge and is certain to push her physical and mental strength with unique challenges every year. Her family: Nathan, Astoria, & Elianah, fill her life with joy. Sara, along with her husband, have co-owned several Anytime Fitness Centers since 2005. She founded Look Good Naked Training which was later rebranded as Trumi Training. She and her husband launched the Trumi Franchise system. She was a virtual trainer for Wellbeats; a virtual fitness experience. In December of 2019 Sara ventured into the world of hospitality, by opening The Lumberjack, an axe-throwing bar, and in 2021 Mad Capper. Her and Nathan also own three vacation rentals in Stillwater.
River Market Community Co-op, General Manager
Sara Morrison has been leading River Market Community Co-op as General Manager since February 2020. Prior to that Sara was a farmer and ran The Backyard Grocery, a vegetable and grass fed beef farm that included a CSA, and wholesale accounts. She brings an MBA degree and a history of cooperative involvement to River Market.
City of Stillwater
Shawn Sanders, Stillwater City Engineer and Public Works Director, has been with Stillwater since 1997. Prior to accepting his current position with the City, he served in the City’s Assistant City Engineer and Civil Engineer positions. He grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota, attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and worked for the City of Mendota Heights prior to working in the St. Croix River Valley. Shawn and his wife live in Vadnais Heights and have three kids in college. He enjoys hiking in his spare time.
Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Communications
Proud to be the communications manager for the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. My role at the Chamber allows me to bridge business and community through marketing of our members, mission and events.
At the Chamber, I am also Chair of the Women's Business Bridge, the largest gathering of women in the St. Croix Valley - currently 100+ women business professional members - who connect, learn & grow each month!
I put a creative twist on marketing, branding, and social media, to engage our audience!
First Resource Bank
Tim Siegle began as CEO of First Resource Bank at the start of 2020. Tim was previously the Chairman and CEO of United Valley Bank (Cavalier, ND), where he joined in 1996. Under his management, United Valley Bank grew from $40 million in total assets to over $450 million. Siegle is a Director for the Bank Holding Company Association and is a prior President of the North Dakota Bankers Association.
City of Stillwater
I am a life long resident of the city of Stillwater, born and raised. My love for this town has guided me most my life. I have passed up many jobs and other opportunities outside of Stillwater, as part of my loyalty to our town. My wife Jen and I are very adventurous, constantly enjoying the wonderful activities, Stillwater has to offer. I have also spent many hours on the ball fields with my son Carter and daughter Charli. The St. Croix River seems to flow through all of our veins.
Pathfinder Insurance Brokers - Timothy Safe Agency.
I am a local Independent Insurance Broker with over 17 years experience as an insurance agent. Specializing in Auto, Home, Life, Business. I love to meet with people to review their current insurance coverage, explain they benefit from it and make any suggestions to insure all of their needs are met.
I live here in Stillwater with my wife and three daughters. We spend most of our time traveling for volleyball, soccer and softball.
Proud supporter of American Cancer Society's Relay for Life along with Stillwater Pony Athletics. I am also a member of Stillwater Elks #179.