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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.

Directory of Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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

Jodi Wilcoxen, Treasurer 
Business & Community Development Chair 
MidAmerica National Bank
100 West Elm St.
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-5000

Lisa Gardner 
Jim Maloof Realtor  
418 N Main St.
Canton, IL 61520 
(309) 338-2074
gardy8013@yahoo.com

Board of Directors

Becky McLeod, Member & Public Relations Chair 
Graham Hospital
210 W. Walnut St.
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-5240 ext. 2358

Ann Lockhart
United Way for Spoon River County
209 East Chestnut, Suite 3
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-1825

Whitney Parrish
Johnson & Johnson 
212 E Chestnut
Canton, IL  61520  
(309) 647-4200

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

Lacey Neal
Rock Valley Physical Therapy
370 N. Main St.
Canton, IL. 61520
(309) 822-5300

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
The LOOK Hair Studio & Day Spa 232 N. Main St.
Canton, IL. 61520
(309) 647-7435

Jay Valencia
Canton High School
1001 N. Main St.
Canton, IL. 61520
(303) 647-1820

Greg Glomb
Edward Jones
205 E. Locust St.
Canton, IL. 61520
(309) 647-0078

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

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

Allison Ramsay, Assistant Director

cantonchamberad@cantonillinois.org

Ambassadors
  • Amanda Reed, PRESIDENT -MidAmerica National Bank
  • Kiley Davis-Crouse, VICE PRESIDENT – Davis GMC and Davis Ford
  • Taryn Mellert, SECRETARY – Spoon River Electric
  • Sandy Edsall, TREASURER
  • Andrea Barbknecht – Spoon River College
  • Emylee Bitner – CEFCU in Canton
  • Samantha Braden – Rhoades Real Estate & Land Auction Services
  • Bobby Brown – Flat Branch Home Loans Joe Christian – MidAmerica National Bank
  • Stephen Clark – Town & Country Insurance
  • Jason Coulter – Big Cats Bowls
  • Kiley Davis-Crouse – Davis Ford
  • Brooke Denniston – YWCA of Canton
  • Sherri Delost – Jim Maloof Realtor
  • Mark Dodds – Hy-Vee in Canton
  • Angela Drach – Mid Century Fiber
  • Kim Fischer – Canton Harvester Inn
  • Fonz Hale – Bistro 101
  • Dave Lewis – Dave Lewis Studio, Ltd.
  • Jason Rockhold – Rockstar Beauty & Spa
  • Chase Shawgo – Ipava State Bank
  • Harry Thakkar – Canton Inn