Russell Area Chamber of Commerce

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Our Members

A complete list of the Chamber’s members and supporters.

Become a Member

As a member of the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce, you are making a commitment to support the Russell Area Business community. As a member you will have an impact on developing a strong business climate and building a strong community for our families.

Community Links

Helpful links to important community needs within Russell and the surrounding area. If there is something you cannot find, please contact our office at 785-483-6960.

Frequently Asked Questions

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List of most commonly asked questions the Chamber receives.

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About

To promote the welfare and advancement of this city and county.

Russell is located in Russell County in Central Kansas. Russell County encompasses the communities of Paradise, Waldo, Lucas, Luray, Fairport, Gorham, Bunker Hill, Milberger, Dorrance, and Russell, which is the county seat. If you are visiting the area and looking for services, or fun things to see and do, check out Travel and Tourism. If you are relocating to the area, we can help you find job, a rental, or a realtor under Relocation Aid. All businesses listed are Members of the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce so you can be assured of good service and a friendly attitude when patronizing those businesses. By giving them your business, you are allowing them to continue to improve their services and community through events and opportunities hosted by the Russell Area Chamber. If you would like more information about our beautiful communities feel free to contact us at any time!

Behind the scenes

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Julie Counts

Executive Director
Julie was raised in Russell and graduated from Russell High School in 2007. After high school, she and her husband, Chad, lived in Fort Scott, KS and Denver, CO. They returned to Russell in the summer of 2015.

Board of Directors

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Jason Fowler

Chairperson
Jason Fowler is a Server Support Technician at Nex-Tech.

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Kendra Trueblood

Vice Chairperson
Kendra Trueblood is a realtor at About You Realty in Russell.

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Katrina Woelk

Secretary/Treasurer
Katrina Woelk and her husband, Daron, own Woelk’s House of Diamonds, The Kitchen Vault, & Espresso Etc. in downtown Russell.

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Harold Courtois

Past Chairperson
Harold Courtois is the CEO of Russell Regional Hospital in Russell.

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Frank Alexander

Board Member
Frank Alexander is a Sales Associate at OPI, Inc. in downtown Russell.

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Connie Blanke

Board Member
Connie Blanke is a Realtor at Advantage Realty in Russell.

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Mike Blanke

Board Member
Mike Blanke is the Director of the Russell Recreation Commission in Russell.

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Brett Gerber

Board Member
Brett Gerber is the Administrator of Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell.

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Gloria Homeier

Board Member
Gloria Homeier is the owner of A Full House which includes seven locations in Kansas and one in Nebraska. The corporate office is located in Russell.

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April Webb

Board Member
April Webb is the Office Manager at Waddell and Reed in downtown Russell

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Jake Windscheffel

Board Member
Jake Windscheffel, PharmD is the Pharmacist-in-Charge at Midwest Family Health Center in downtown Russell.

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