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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. 

Jessica Retsel

Member Relations Coordinator

Jessica Retsel is a Clarkston resident and has worked in the Clarkston area for the past 8 years. She previous interned with the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce during her studies at Oakland University. She has since graduated, with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. Jessica is a very outgoing individual who has many years of customer service experience. She has previously worked for Clarkston’s very own Michigan Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Clarkston State Bank. At both jobs, Jessica built lasting relationships with members of the community. It was her love for Clarkston and it’s people that led her to the role as the Member Relations Coordinator, at the Clarkson Area Chamber of Commerce. Here you will find Jessica interacting with our Members and insuring they get the most out of their membership.

Marie Clifford

Social Media & Event Coordinator

Marie Clifford 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. Marie 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


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