The Eudora Chamber of Commerce works to bring opportunities to Eudora business owners to facilitate the networking and visibility of our members within our community. We hold monthly general meetings that offer an opportunity for business owners to network with one another. Additionally, we supply different programming during these meetings which help to support and inform business owners in our community about programming, services, and events happening in Eudora.
In addition to helping bring business owners together, the Eudora Chamber of Commerce shares information regarding current events and changes in the business climate with our members. When customers, family, friends, and vendors ask who is providing services within our community, we send them to chamber members first.
People look to the chamber for information about business in our community and when they are looking at us, we want them looking at you. The Eudora Chamber of Commerce is a place where businesses connect, where they learn, and where they grow.
Jeremiah and his wife, Megan moved their family (Titus & Asher) to Eudora in July of 2015 to plant The Refuge Christian Church, a non-denominational Christian church. With his 13 years of full-time ministry experience, he is grateful for the reception the Holcomb family has received in this beautiful community.
The Refuge Christian Church opened their doors with their first worship service, December 13, 2015 out of Eudora Middle School where they currently meet on Sunday Mornings at 10:30 AM. The Refuge Christian Church’s purpose is To restore relationships with God.
Keith Nowland is currently serving as the President of the Chamber. Keith worked in public education for 15 years as a teacher and principal prior to opening Keith Nowland State Farm in Eudora in 2005.
Keith has two children, Jack and Nikki. He believes it’s the responsibility of local businesses to be active chamber members and give back to the community that supports their enterprises.
Currently GW is the President Elect for the Chamber of Commerce. GW is also the owner of Cornerstone Property Management. He received a bachelor’s in organizational leadership from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2011. He has renovated over 50 properties in the Eudora Area and has a passion for continuing to revitalize the town he grew up in and loves.
GW is married to Kathy Weld who is the owner of Zeb’s Coffeehouse and is the director of Visioneering at Velocity Church in Lawrence, KS. In his free time, he enjoys playing a few rounds of golf, he is also an avid racquetball and basketball player.
Jason Oehlert is a Eudora resident, currently serving on the board as Treasurer. Jason worked in banking for 16 years and is currently the finance director for Eudora Schools.
Jason and his wife Sparkle have two children, Norah and Cooper. Jason is the Treasurer for the Eudora Chamber and an active member of the Eudora CVB.
Rachel Weitekamp is currently serving on the board as Chamber Secretary. Rachel became the owner of Amanda’s Dance Academy in 2014. In 2015 she rebranded the studio to Sunflower State Dance where she serves as artistic director and owner.
Rachel is an Illinois native and excited to now be a Kansan. She graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in Psychology and Dance. Miss Rachel is thrilled to be a part of the Eudora Chamber of Commerce and is dedicated to bringing the arts to the community.
Sue Howig was born in Charleston, WV. Moved to Lawrence in 1964. She graduated from Lawrence High in 1969 and attended KU 1970-1973. Sue worked as a purchasing agent for 14 years for Fortune 100 company, owned a residential and commercial cleaning company, a pallet recycling facility, and a construction company in Lawrence. Sue relocated to Eudora in 2005 and opened Sweet Acres Inn, a B&B, in Oct. of 2014. She is also the bookkeeper for Project Lydia - a 501c non-profit that imports jewelry, purses, soap, facial products and baskets all made by women in small villages in Uganda.
Sue has a daughter, stepson and two grandchildren and serves as the clerk on the church council at Eudora Baptist Church. She enjoys cooking, knitting and crocheting, gardening, traveling and entertaining.
Jannell is the owner/operator of Jannell Lorenz, CMT LLC located at Mateo Chiropractic here in Eudora. She graduated from Rasmussen College in St Cloud, Minnesota and has been a NCBTMB Nationally Certified Massage Therapist since 2011. She is also a member of the American Board of Massage Professionals. Jannell relocated from Minnesota to Kansas in September, 2018. Jannell specializes in using her Results-Based, Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage style to soothe your sore spots, by following tension patterns within the body to help relieve your pain, stress and discomfort.
Jannell lives in Eudora with her partner, Brynn and step-daughters Paityn and Laikyn. Jannell enjoys spending time in nature with her family, deer hunting and ice fishing when she goes back home to visit in Minnesota. She is happy to serve such a positive and welcoming community!
Aaron grew up in Eudora and graduated from Eudora High School in 2004. He played baseball and received a bachelors degree in Business Management from Baker University in 2008. Aaron works in his family’s local business, Westerhouse Heating & Cooling, started by his father, Mike Westerhouse. Aaron was recently married to his wife Tara on March 23, 2019. In his free time he enjoys being active outdoors, playing golf, being at the lake, or hunting and fishing.
Ami Bruce is currently serving as Project Coordinator for the Chamber. She and husband Tim made the commitment to live in Eudora and raise their three children in a community that fosters Kansas family values. They also own and operate a Eudora-based business, Benchmark Construction.
The Bruce’s are entrepreneurs involved in a few exciting business endeavors, and while Tim holds down the corporate responsibilities, Ami is the glue at home that keeps everything, and everyone, happy and healthy. Boating is a passion for the family and when not working, they can be found out on the lake.