Business Outreach Coordinator Julie Kiehne will represent WSU as a Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and serve as an advocate for the business community.

The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are a group of dedicated volunteers from various businesses throughout the Winona area community. Th­eir mission is to welcome and nurture current members and recruit new chamber members. Ambassadors serve as goodwill representatives at various chamber functions and aid in the support of members.

Kiehne will join the Ambassadors to help support businesses by:

  • Promoting the chamber in the community
  • Attending grand openings and ribbon cutting events at member businesses
  • Welcoming members at Network Nite and other chamber functions
  • Volunteering at various chamber events

Christie Ransom, Winona Area Chamber President & CEO said, “Serving as an Ambassador allows you to become more involved in your business community through increased networking opportunities, and numerous opportunities to market and promote your products and services.  We are excited to welcome Julie as a new Ambassador.”

Kiehne shared, “I’m honored to join a group of dedicated professionals supporting the array of business sectors that make Winona such a great place to do business. The Chamber continually adapts to the changing economic environment and offers a wealth of high-quality advocacy and outreach programs which support the vitality of the region. I’m thrilled to be a part of their efforts.”

The Winona Area Chamber offers many networking and training opportunities to increase contact and awareness among members and to help develop strong relationships within the business community.

Adult & Continuing Education (ACE) at Winona State University offers a wide range of non-credit and for-credit offerings to enhance professional development. Whether through online learning, immersive classroom experiences, or hands-on training, Winona State strives to meet student needs so that they can reach their goals. For information on customized training and other continuing education opportunities through WSU, contact Julie Kiehne at jkiehne@winona.edu or call 507.457.5080. 

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Elizabeth Berres

Elizabeth graduated from WSU in 2015 with a BA in English. She joined the University Marketing and Communications team in 2016 and decided to make Winona her home.