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Board of Directors & Ambassadors Club

The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, 501c6 corporation that has been serving the business community since 1925. The Chamber is led by a group of 15 Board of Directors, a staff of two, and Canton Chamber Ambassadors who serve as the public relations division of the Chamber and as the good-will ambassadors for the City of Canton.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Jana Emmons, President
Ipava State Bank
123 E Pine St.
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-3288 ext. 405

Chad Holloway, Vice President
OSF HealthCare ~ Peoria
Chad Murphy, Treasurer 
Spoon River College
23235 N. County Hwy 22
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-4645

Erin Watson,  Secretary
Watson Center for Wellness 
103 S. Main St.
Canton, IL 61520 
(309) 649-6813


Board of Directors
Alesia Shaw
Graham Hospital
210 W. Walnut St.
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-5240

Lacey Neal
Rock Valley Physical Therapy

370 N. Main Street
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 822-5300

Whitney Parrish
Barnhart, Tinsman & Associates, Ltd.
121 W. Elm Street
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-0100

Ashton Dare
MidAmerica National Bank  
100 W. Elm Street
Canton, IL 61520 
(309) 647-5000


Jason Gumbart
Apex Seed Company
15 Enterprise Lane
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 288-0080

Diane Bell
Di’s Boutique
50 E. Elm St.
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-0600

Jason Elwell
Eats on the Streets
74 N. Main St.
Canton, IL. 61520
(309) 435-0075

Larrilyn Hall
Wee-Ma-Tuk Hills Country Club
232 N. Main St.
Canton, IL. 61520
(309) 647-7435

Jay Valencia
Canton High School
1001 N. Main St.
Canton, IL. 61520
(309) 647-1820

Renee Lewis
Jim Maloof Realtor

418 N. Main St.
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-1502

Maggie Cecil
Edward Jones
8 South Main Street
Canton, IL. 61520
(309) 647-0076

Ex-Officio Members

Jon Johnson, Executive Director
Canton Park District

Kent McDowell, Mayor
City of Canton

Curt Oldfield, President
Spoon River College

Staff

Carla Bobell, Executive Director
cbobell@cantonillinois.org

Caitlin Mason, Assistant Director

cantonchamberad@cantonillinois.org

Ambassadors
  • Amanda Reed, PRESIDENT -MidAmerica National Bank
  • Kiley Davis-Crouse, VICE PRESIDENT – Davis Buick GMC
  • Taryn Mellert, SECRETARY – Spoon River Electric
  • Sandy Edsall, TREASURER, Davis Ford
  • Scott Anderson – Spoon River Pressure Washing
  • Emylee Bitner – Bank of Farmington
  • Samantha Braden – Rhoades Real Estate & Land Auction Services
  • Bobby Brown – Flat Branch Home Loans 
  • Rachel Bundy – Graham Hospital
  • Joe Christian – MidAmerica National Bank
  • Stephen Clark – Town & Country Insurance
  • Jason Coulter – Big Cats Bowls
  • Sherri Delost – Jim Maloof Realtor
  • Kim Fischer – Canton Harvester Inn
  • Jace Fletcher – Shelter Insurance
  • Fonz Hale – Bistro 101
  • Seth Klinedinst – Crawford’s Home Furnishings
  • John Lemon – Rise of Canton
  • Dave Lewis – Dave Lewis Studio, Ltd.
  • JJ Montgomery – Mel’s Sporting Goods
  • Chase Shawgo – Ipava State Bank
  • Codi Swibold – Hy-Vee of Canton
  • Nick Wright – Country Financial