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Welcome to the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce

The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce is a  5-star accredited chamber of commerce as awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce*. Our association of businesses, organizations, and individuals has a 120-year history of working to improve the quality of life and promote the economic well-being of our community through leadership, vision, advocacy, engagement, and committed participation. The Chamber’s mission, “To be a leader for business and partner for quality-of-life initiatives in the Marshalltown area,” shows our dedication to both our members and our community alike.

Simply stated, the Chamber actively seeks to lead the way in making the Marshalltown area a better place for everyone to live, work, and play.

Click here to view the Chamber’s 2018 – 2020 Strategic Plan (adopted March 2018).

*Of the approximately 7,000 chambers in the United States, only 120 currently carry a 5-star distinction. This places the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce in the top two percent of all chambers in the country.



Lynn Olberding, CCE, IOM Chamber Executive Director

Chamber Board of Directors


Dan Moellers, Jiffy Convenience Stores Chair
John Dawley, R.S. Stover Vice Chair
Jeff Rasmussen, Marshalltown Company Treasurer
Mike Fitzgerald, Lennox Industries Past Chair
Paul Beals, Independent Insurance Services Economic Development Chair
Niko Aguirre, JBS Swift & Company
Jill Lutes, Emerson Process Management – Fisher
Kristin Polley, Five Star Real Estate Group
Gary Schaudt, SagePoint Financial
Todd Steinkamp, Trending Media
Lisa Tharpe, TIG Distributing, Inc.
Gabriela Vargas, Great Western Bank


Jenny Etter, MCBD
Mayor Joel Greer, City of Marshalltown
Supervisor Bill Patten, Marshall County
Dr. Theron Schutte, Marshalltown Community School District
Dr. Robin Shaffer-Lilienthal, Marshalltown Community College
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