About the Chamber

The Whitewater Chamber of Commerce serves the area’s local businesses through business education, referrals, advocacy, and networking opportunities. The Chamber also strives to bring business owners and the community together through events and promotions. Our membership of businesses and individuals is dedicated to showcasing Whitewater as the perfect place to live, learn, work, play, and dream. Whitewater is the perfect combination of university life and small town hospitality. Partner with us to continue strengthening our community!


The Whitewater Chamber of Commerce is a community organization that supports business growth and education.



Support and speak on behalf of our local
businesses and community members


Promote engagement & participation to strengthen
our relationships and bring us closer together


Provide guidance & direction to help our members
achieve their goals and success 

Office Staff

Katy Wimer

Director of Content & Communications

Katy Wimer is a writer, photographer, and healing artist who lives out by Whitewater Lake in a cozy home with her husband and two cats. As an entrepreneur and owner of two local businesses, katy daixon photography and Wise Moon Healing Arts, Katy is a big fan of supporting all things local. She’s an avid hiker and enjoys writing about/capturing the natural world.

Katy serves as Director of Content & Communications for Discover Whitewater because she wants to encourage others to explore and experience the beauty and magic of Whitewater that she witnesses on a daily basis.

Karin Silvius

Director of Membership & Operations

Karin Silvius is a mom, cat lover, and outdoor enthusiast. She loves to be on the lake with a beer. She enjoys friends and family time and playing board games. Karin’s background is in hospitality and tourism. She lives in Janesville.

Karin serves as Director of Membership & Operations for Discover Whitewater because she enjoys working alongside all the businesses in town and the idea of serving the greater Whitewater community.