Home of the Sugarbeeters

Small Town Charm, Big City Ambience

Chinook, Montana
Chinook Sugarbeeters
Heather DePriest with Montana Grafix will be teaching a Social Media Workshop, August 15th at 6pm at the Chamber office on Main Street.
Our Business After Hours Event is looking for Hosts for 2017, please contact Jennifer at (406) 945-7978 for more information.

Board of Directors

2016 Elected Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Sarah Pratt - President
Robert Kelley - Vice President
Hayley Yost - Treasurer
Jennifer Hellman - Secretary/Communications Director
Mitzi Cecrle - Parliamentarian
Heather DePriest- Project Manager
Reporter - Vacant

The Board of Directors of the Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce has six seats comprised of the following positions:

President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Parliamentarian and Reporter.

The Chinook Chamber originally organized as a group in 1959 and is recognized as a 501c(6) Non-Profit Organization with the Internal Revenue Service.  The group's mission is to promote the well being and growth of Chinook, Montana.

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Sarah Pratt
President

Sarah Pratt- President

Term Started: 2015

Sarah has been enjoying the few years her family has been in Chinook and happy to continue serving the Chamber. She is proud of the work the Chamber does and excited to see the future accomplishments.  Sarah went to college at Montana State University of Bozeman. Graduated with a major in Business Management and focused in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She is married to Danny Pratt who works at NRCS in town. They enjoy helping the community and spending time with family and friends. They have a toddler boy, Matthias, who keeps them on their toes! Sarah is expecting their second baby in July. She is happy for the changes in her family and the Chamber for 2017!

Robert Kelley
Vice President

Robert Kelley, Vice President
Industry: Optometry
Term Started: 2017

Robert graduated from Rogers High School in Rhode Island in 1996 & then made his home in the metro Atlanta area until moving to Chinook in 2013. He is married to Deserae and together their blended family has 6 children (Kaylee, Crysania, Joshua, Sarah, Isaiah & Naya
), with 4 making Chinook their home. He is also Vice-President of Chinook Youth Baseball and is an assistant coach for the girls Class B softball team for the past two seasons. He works for Dr. Larry Obie as a Paraoptimetric Assistant.

Jennifer Hellman
Secretary

Jennifer Hellman, Secretary & Communications Director
Industry: Service
Term Started: 2009

Jennifer is a great asset to the group by providing support with her Secretarial skills and maintaining the financial aspects and day to day reporting for the Chamber.  Jennifer graduated from Chinook High School in2003.  She then went on to graduate from Beauty school the following year. .

She has one daughter, Kiera, and is the secretary at American Garage in Chinook, as well as working part time at Hair By Jenn at a local salon.

Hayley Yost
Treasurer

Hayley Yost, Treasurer
For You, By Me Events, Owner
Industry: Event Planning
Term Started: 2017

Hayley Yost, For You, By Me Events, Owner

Hayley moved to the Hi-Line in 2010 after attending Carroll College.  She opened her event management business in 2012 after deciding to work from home while raising a family.  In 2016 she became more involved with the community in Chinook after being hired to help with Sugarbeet Festival.  She is very excited for the opportunity to be on the board and be more involved with the community.

Her husband, Eli, works at Heberly and Associates in Havre and they have three kids: Isaac (age 5), Thomas (age 3), and Zoey (age 1).

Mitzi Cecrle
Parliamentarian

Mitzi Cecrle, Parliamentarian
Little Kritters Daycare, Owner
Industry: Childcare
Term Started: 2015

 

 

 

Heather DePriest
President

Heather DePriest, Project Manager

Montana Grafix, Owner
American Garage, Owner
Industry: Computers/Automotive
Term Started: 2014

Heather and her husband Scott, own two businesses in Chinook - American Garage and Montana Grafix.  The couple have three children, Dentin, Kolton and Ashtyn and are very active in the Chinook community.  Heather has been involved with the Chamber of Commerce in some fashion since 2006 and she is very proud of the Chamber of Commerce's growth throughout that time.

Vacant

Reporter - Vacant
Term Started:

The reporter position is vacant - if interested, please contact the president.