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    The Chamber Ambassadors are a group of widely recognized and well respected community leaders serving as good will ambassadors of the Woodstock community and Woodstock Chamber of Commerce. They welcome new businesses, visitors and residents to the community and assist the Chamber staff in maintaining good relationships with past, current and future chamber members. This distinguished group can be seen all over town in their red jackets serving our community. We appreciate their volunteerism and committment to Woodstock.
    Natalia Arroyave
    BMO Harris Bank
    Branch Manager
    My name is Natalia Arroyave I am the Branch Manager of the BMO Harris here in Woodstock. I have been with the company for a short time, starting in October of 2018. I have been in banking for just over 11 years. I specialize in helping local businesses as the Bank at Work specialist for our area. Although I have been in Woodstock for a short amount of time I have very quickly grown to really enjoy being a part of this community. Woodstock is unlike any other community I have been familiar with and it is something to be proud of. I have two daughters ages 2 and 8. We love to travel and our favorite trip is to Disney every year for Christmas.
    Rick Bellairs
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate

    I have been working full time in real estate for over 25 years. In that time I helped over 1,000 clients buy and sell from Crystal Lake to Wonder Lake, Huntley to Harvard, Marengo to McHenry, as well as Woodstock.  Working with young families buying their first home gives me just as much satisfaction as selling a Bull Valley estate. In addition to selling homes, townhomes and condos I have worked with customers on commercial and office space, investment property and farms. I consistently rank among the top Realtors in McHenry County.

    I have extensive knowledge of the area and have successfully helped hundreds of customers through complicated negotiations.  I have the experience to help you buying or selling. 

    Donna Besler
    Home State Bank N.A.
    Banking Center Manager
    Don Fischer
    Extra Eyez Inspections
    I have lived in Woodstock all of my life and watched the community evolve and grow over the years.  Throughout my life I have looked for ways to grow with, and to serve the community.  My first business in Woodstock was Fischer Tire Service, Inc. After only six months of running the business I was severely injured in a tire related accident.  Because of the efforts of the Woodstock Rescue Squad my injuries, while severe were not life threatening.  My value of service to the community drew me to the Woodstock Fire Department which later became the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District.  I remained a member of the fire service for the next 25 years.  Upon ending my career in the fire service I opened Extra Eyez Inspections, LLC.  In an effort to continue serving the community I now focus on assisting new home buyers learn about the home they are purchasing.  
    Arturo Flores
    Success Realty Partners
    I am a local real estate agent and business owner, I am highly invested with Woodstock, the residents and the community.  I own Success Realty Partners and am a top real estate agent in the area, I have sold over 100 homes a year for the last 3 years. I truly love helping people buy or sell their homes.  2017 recipient of McHenry County's Best under 40, 2018 recipient of Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year, 2018 Recipient of top 23/250 of National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.  I also love giving my time for different organizations like Hispanic Connections, which I have been a major contributor for the successful events held like The Mexican Independence Day celebration and Churros with Santa.  
    Kate Halma
    True Blue Dogs
    Executive Director
    Arlene Lynes
    Read Between The Lynes Inc.
    I have been a resident of Woodstock for over 20 years and the owner of Read Between the Lynes bookstore for almost 14 years.  I not only love the charm of Woodstock, but more importantly the variety of the Arts programming that is offered throughout the City.  From City Band Concerts to the many music festivals, theater performances and art shows, there's always something to do.  I look forward to meeting new residents and business owners and help to make invaluable connections.  
    Melissa McMahon
    Mixin Mingle
    Manager of Mischief
    Casey Meyers
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate
    Assistant Manager
    Tom Nierman
    Nierman Landscape & Design
    I am the owner of Nierman Landscape and Design, Inc. in Woodstock which my wife Jill and I started 28 years ago. I have been married to my partner and best friend Jill for 31 years and have 2 grown children who are off pursuing their own dreams. Jill and I like to spend our free time traveling, boating, riding ATV’s and snowmobiling. I am a member of the Woodstock Rotary Club, Treasurer of the Woodstock Snowmobile Club, active in the Woodstock Chamber and Board Member of Gavers Community Cancer Foundation. I have also been overseeing the Warehouse and Delivery for Christmas Clearing House for many years. 
    Olga Ortiz
    Berry Global Inc.
    Human Resources Manager
    I am a Human Resources Manager for Berry Global and have been empolyed with them for 27+ years. Berry Global is an injection molding manufacturer located in Woodstock. I have been a resident of Woodstock with my husband and daughter for the past 16 years. I am one of the founding members of Hispanic Connections, which is a team formed of Hispanic leaders and business owners promoting their organization. One of the team's objectives is to integrate the Hispanic population into the community by holding events such as Mexican Independence Celebration, Churros with Santa, Salsa Nights, and educational forums. I am  a board member of the McHenry County Workforce Investment Board and a member of the newly formed Apprenticeship Advisory Council within the Workforce Network. I am a strong member of the community and display my leadership by attending chamber mixers and volunteering at various events.
    Joseph Starzynski
    Home State Bank N.A.
    Loan Officer

    I am a 28 year resident of Woodstock, Illinois originally from West Rogers Park,Chicago.  I have 23+ years of experience in finance, with 22 years in the mortgage lending industry.  I was the recipient of the Corporation For Affordable Homes of McHenry County (CAHMCO), American Dream Award in 1999, recognizing my commitment to help first-time home buyers.  That same year I received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congressman Donald Manzullo for service to the community.  I am an active member of the Woodstock Noon Rotary Club, former councilman for the City of Woodstock, board member of District 200 Education Foundation and serve on the  fundraising committee of the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, a non-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.

    Terry Willcockson
    City of Woodstock
    Grants/Communications Manager
    I am the Grants/Communications Manager for the City of Woodstock, and am in my 25th year of public service at Woodstock City Hall.  My current role during the past 5 years she has earned over $1.5 million in additional support to help create new cultural amenities and enhance budgets for traditional City services.  I grew up in nearby Belvidere, earned a BA in Sociology/Psychology from Southern Illinois University, and spent several years in marketing and sales support with CBS Records and Mercury Records in Chicago; in advertising with Bozell & Jacobs in Minneapolis; and, in arts administration with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs at the Chicago Cultural Center.  In addition to the Chamber Ambassador role,  I am a founding Board Director with FOTOC; served as Project Manager for the Woodstock On Film and On The Stage Mural Project; and, was a parent volunteer for District 200’s Strategic Planning Committee.
    Deborah Borchardt
    Wonder Lake State Bank
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