The Phelps Chamber of Commerce Board is made up of community volunteers that include business owners and employees who work together to create a strong community.
President – Bette Collier
Bette Collier has been active in the Phelps Chamber for the last eight years, recently serving as Chairman of the Board.
Over the years, Bette has designed the Chamber newsletter, worked on Events & Marketing committees, and created several Sauerkraut Festival floats for the Chamber. Her business, Judd Collier Graphic Design, works for the Phelps Business Development and Tourism Council, maintains the PhelpsNY.com website for the Chamber, promotes Phelps as a tourist destination and coordinates advertising for Phelps merchants.
Vice President- Tina Suhr
Tina Suhr co-owns Benemy Welding & Fabrication Inc. on Pleasant Ave. in Phelps.
She holds degrees in Accounting & Business which make her an asset to the Phelps Chamber of Commerce in many capacities. Benemy Welding & Fabrication has been a Phelps Chamber of Commerce member for many years, and Tina has attended many board meetings in past years. Over the last 5 years, Tina has been an active member of the Phelps Chamber of Commerce, and has served as a board member, Treasurer, and Chairman of the Budget committee.
The Vice President is a non voting member of every Chamber committee, and conducts the monthly meetings when the President is unable to attend. Tina helps with many Chamber events including the monthly Business After Hours, Banquet of Thanks, Farmers and Artisans Market, Harvest Festival, Business Expo, Sauerkraut Parade, and is also representing the Chamber of Commerce as the Chairman of the Finance Committee for the new Sauerkraut Festival Committee. She hopes that everyone will join her at these events and see what Phelps has to offer.
Secretary-For-Life: Diane Williams
Diane Williams, a retiree from Ontario Telephone, continues her seventh year as Secretary in 2012. The Secretary records minutes of all general, board meetings, conducts official correspondence, handles documentation, and communication for the board and all its committees including sending email updates to members.
Treasurer- Gail Warrick
Gail Warrick, manager of the Bank of Phelps, is the Treasurer and also chairs the Chamber’s Membership Committee, organizing ribbon cuttings and delivering Welcome to Phelps bags to new residents and businesses.
Phelps Chamber of Commerce Board Members:
Tammy Smith is the co-owner of Halco and PBS Supply, Inc where she currently serves as President. Between the two ventures Tammy and her husband Hal employ 100 people in the Fingerlakes region. Tammy’s roles in both companies include all financial aspects of the businesses and the director of human resources. Professionally, Tammy currently serves on the board of directors for HVACR– a national organization that provides education, mentoring, and fellowship for the growing number of women in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration industry. Tammy is also an active member of ISL (International Service Leadership) and ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America). With the Phelps Chamber of Commerce, Tammy is actively involved in the Events Committee.
Lisa Minns, Ontario ARC.
Caryn Purdy, BAM! Copy Writing, works with Bette Collier on the PhelpsNY.com website committee and on the Phelps Chamber of Commerce newsletter.
Tyler Jensen is an Administrative Assistant at Benemy Welding & Fabrication and a new board member on the Phelps Chamber of Commerce. He is a 2010 graduate of Midlakes High School and a 2012 graduate of FLCC, holding a Business Administration degree. Tyler is bringing new and fresh ideas to the Chamber of Commerce, to help promote our business members and is actively involved in Business After Hours events, the Events Committee, and Chamber Board meetings.