This month it is a pleasure to announce that the April Board Member of the Month is Chris Fee, owner/General manager of Gopher Communications Corporation (DBA KROX Radio). Now let's learn a little bit more about Chris!
Chris has served on the Chamber board for two years now and his favorite memory was helping hire Terri Heggie the new Executive Director for the Chamber and CVB. Chris says that he is excited to have her leading the Chamber with her energy and willing to visit businesses and see what is going on with the important people we serve. He is also excited about the future of the Crookston Chamber of Commerce. Chris says that he has learned a lot from serving on the board and from the people who serve on it as well. He also says that working on a board that has the same passion for Crookston and the business community has made an impact on his career. He also said that even though it has been a challenging year it has also been a rewarding year! He is looking forward to serving the businesses in the best way possible. When asked what he has learned about the community while being a part of the board he kindly said nothing due to the fact that he was born and raised right here in Crookston. But, he went on to say that Crookston has some tremendous businessmen/women in our community. He also believes that the board, along with Terri, will lead us to great things and bring different ideas to the table. Chris states he has been reassured that our community is in good hands and that we have good people with different viewpoints and ideas and the future is exciting for the Crookston Chamber of Commerce and the City of Crookston! In Chris’s eye a strong Chamber/CVB equals a strong Crookston. He says that when we ALL work together, great things can happen and that we need to remember to work together because the more we do the better Crookston will be. He went on to say that the Chamber of Commerce and CVB is important to Crookston and the area because it is a hub for the area businesses. A place we can get information, help, advocacy, and a place that can tie us in with other businesses. Chris truly believes we can help make Crookston the best place it can be. It is also one of the first places people look to when they are thinking of starting a new business in town. The Chamber and CVB also helps promote the Crookston community with different events. It is a gem that we hope to have shining bright for years to come. Like most people, he keeps his life pretty busy. He is the owner/General manager of the Gopher Communication Corporation (DBA KROX Radio) which keeps him busy day-to-day along with broadcasting over 400 local sporting events a year, and running his award-winning website (www.kroxam.com). KROX is also proud to be Crookston’s only radio station and their number one mission is to serve the public 365 days a year. He currently is in his first year severing on the Minnesota Broadcasters Association (MBA) Board of Directors. The MBA represents all the radio and television station in Minnesota. He is a member of the Crookston Park Board, the president of the Crookston Music Trip Parent Organization, is on the Minnesota State Emergency Alert committee, is on the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) Teambackers board, and is currently serving on the UMC Athletics Strategic Planning Committee. He is married to his wife Tiffany Fee, a hairdresser at Shear Sisters (right next to the Chamber office!) and they have four kids. Alyssa (20 years old) is a pre-med student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Blake (a junior at Crookston High School), Macy (7th grader at Crookston High School), and Carter (4th grader at Highland School). All of that is what keeps Chris’s busy!
Stay tune to see who next month’s Chamber Board Member of the month is!