Annual chamber dinner next week


Next Tuesday, the West Liberty Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual dinner.

The event will kick off with a social hour at 5 p.m. at the West Liberty Community Center, West Liberty Chamber Director Charles Brooke said. There will be a raffle from the community center to use the meeting room for free during the week.

During the meeting, new members will be added to the Chamber of Commerce board, Brooke said. They are Kayla Stupf, Mary Jo Lugo and Heather Wisman.

“Our 2023 Chamber President is Cassie Rottink and we will be voting for our new vice president, treasurer and secretary,” Brooke said.

The vice president will also be announced during this meeting, he added.

Larry Miller will be leaving the board.

“We want to thank Larry Miller for his assistance the last three years on our Board,” Brooke added. “He is always willing to help and he always checks up on me in the office.”

Future events will also be announced at the meeting including the Picnic in the Park, the Muscatine County Fair Parade on July 16, the Annual Golf outing Aug. 24 and the Holiday Open House Nov. 18 and 19.

Brooke has enjoyed working in West Liberty this past year.

“The last eight months have been successful, challenging and every day has been a learning opportunity,” Brooke said. “Everyday I keep climbing and looking for opportunities to help out our businesses whether on social media or just chatting with them in their stores.”

He is looking forward to the next year in West Liberty.

“I always look forward to new possibilities and I hope to have a few more grand openings of businesses in town,” Brooke said. “This past year we had seven in total- maybe a record but I wouldn’t mind seeing a few more storefronts open to bring more shoppers and customers to our beautiful Downtown West Liberty.”