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Janelle Best

Executive Director

Janelle Best is a Clarkston native.  She graduated from Clarkston High School and went on to obtain a bachelor's degree in Fine Art. After graduating she procured a job in Business Development at MeridianRx. Here she focused on growing the provider network by contracting and credentialing pharmacies all over the United States.  She specialized in negotiating contracts with Pharmaceutical Companies to obtain discounts for the company, saving them significant funds each quarter.

Janelle began working at the Chamber in 2013 as the Economic and Workforce Development Coordinator.  During her first year at the Chamber she worked to increase the value of membership by providing educational workshops and training.  She also focused strongly on Economic Development initiatives working closely with Oakland County Main Street and One Stop Shop for the Clarkston and Davisburg areas. 
 
In early 2015 she accepted the position as Executive Director of the Chamber where she works to carry out the mission set by the Board of Directors. 

Noelle Champagne

Member Relations Coordinator

Noelle Champagne is a California girl who is a recent transplant to Michigan. She graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, CA with dual majors in English Literature and Feminist Religious Studies. After graduation she worked for the book series Chicken Soup for the Soul as the Director of Permissions where she contracted all cross-promotions for major media and retail outlets. She then went to work for PBS station affiliate KVIE in Sacramento, CA as the On-Air Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator. In this position, she supervised 3,500 volunteers per year and ran the studio during pledge drives as well as planning all large scale events for the station. Prior to joining the Clarkston Chamber Team she worked in Lakewood, Ohio as the Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator for LakewoodAlive, a non-profit Main Street Initiative organization.

Noelle began working for the Chamber in January 2018. When not in the office she can be found spending time with her family in her classic wooden speed boat out on Lake Van Norman, sewing, or exploring the many amazing museums Michigan has to offer. She is here to help you get the most out of your Chamber membership and would love to chat with you about what the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce can do for you.   

Katie Doyen

Small Events & Social Media Coordinator

Katie Doyen grew up in the Clarkston community. Katie graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. It was during her time at MSU that she found her passion for community building. It was this that led her to accept the position of Social Media and Small events Coordinator at the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce in 2017. You can find Katie posting on the Chamber Facebook, Twitter, and her favorite Instagram. She is here to help you spread the word about your events, press release information to press contacts, introduce you to Ambassadors, Board member, and Chamber members. Katie can also help you organize ribbon cuttings, grand openings, or even host a Chamber event at your business!

The Chamber office is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
5856 S. Main St.
Clarkston, MI 48346 
PH: 248-625-8055
FAX: 248-625-8041
www.clarkston.org
www.clarkstoncalendar.org

 

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