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      2022 Chamber Award Recipient: Congrats to Benedictine Living Community - Crookston for our Lifetime Achievement Award
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      2022 Chamber Award Recipient: Congrats to Shirley Iverson for our Entrepreneur of the Year Award
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      2022 Chamber Award Recipient: Congrats to The Golden Link Senior Center for our Small Business of the Year Award
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      2022 Chamber Award Recipient: Congrats to American Crystal Sugar for our Large Business of the Year Award
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      2022 Chamber Award Recipients: Congrats to Darin Selzler, Tim Froeber, Brandon Carlson, Charles “Corky” Reynolds, and the community flood fighters for our Volunteer of the Year Award
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      2022 Chamber Award Recipient: Congrats to Brooke Novak for our Chamber Champion of the Year Award
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  • The Crookston Area Chamber of Commerce is elated to announce Janelle Wald as the Executive Director, welcome to Crookston!

    • Most recently the Executive Director for the Northwest Private Industry Council Workforce Development board in northwest Minnesota, where she led and implemented employer-driven initiatives with about $2m workforce innovation and opportunity act complex portfolio that leverages funds through extensive local, regional, national, and statewide partnerships.
    • Wald also served as chair for Minnesota Association of Workforce boards business services and economic development committee, aligning Minnesota’s economic, workforce development, and education priorities state-wide.
    • Wald has extensive experience managing partnerships across sectors. Other past roles include serving as an affiliate board member for Association Minnesota Counties and as an Equal Opportunity Officer, and Founding Signor for an inclusive workforce employer strategy designation.


    Wald earned her Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management from the University of New Orleans, her masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and is a PhD candidate at the University of Southern Mississippi in Human Capital Development.



  • Crookston Area Chamber Ambassadors are proud to celebrate and cheer for: 

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  • Posing for the photo are: First row: Janelle Wald (Chamber Executive Director) and Carrie Bergquist (RiverView Health/Chamber Board of Directors)

    Second row: Neal Plante (QA Tech), Tammie Abrahamson (Finance/HR Support), Becky Kofoed, (HR & Safety Director), John Robertson (CFO), Chernor Jallon (QA Director), Mike Winger (COO) and Kelly Brandt (Production Manager) of Sunrich Products. Followed by Bobby Torkelson (H&R Block) Garrett Kollin (Thrivent Financial), Randy Schoenborn (RiverView Health) Dana Jonsson (First Community Credit Union/Chamber Co-Chair), Lindsey Erdman (Benedictine Living Community).

  • If you are interested in coming a member of the Ambassador Team, please contact Janelle Wald at jwald@visitcrookston.com or 218-281-4320.