About

About the Chamber

The Whitewater Chamber of Commerce is a business association that serves the areas local businesses by bringing business owners and the community together through events and promotions. 

Our membership of businesses and individuals is dedicated to keeping Whitewater as the perfect place to live, learn, work, play and dream through support and encouragement of local community members.

Our vibrant Whitewater community brings together the perfect combination of university life and small-town hospitality. Whitewater is best known as a safe, walkable community with tons of biking, hiking, and walking trails.

Mission

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

 

Values

Advocacy 

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

Community

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

Leadership

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

Office Staff

Kellie Carper

Executive Director

Kellie Carper brings to the chamber a passion for building relationships and actively serving the communities she calls home. She grew up in the Geneva Lakes area spending time in Fontana and Lake Geneva as a youth. Her family left the area during her high school days, but as is with most Wisconsinites she happily returned with her family in 2004. She has been a resident of Walworth County for over 15 years returning home to Lake Geneva to raise her children. Her daughter is a student at UWW and her son will be following his sister’s footsteps to campus in the next couple of years. Kellie joins the chamber and the Whitewater community with a background in hospitality, higher education, and small business management. She enjoys being a tourist in her own state exploring all that it has to offer. Kellie looks forward to supporting the business community in Whitewater, fostering growth, and creating engaging opportunities for visitors and locals alike to enjoy its rich history and friendly culture.

Mary Cottle

Coordinator of Operations & Events

Mary joins the Chamber with many years of customer service and tourism experience. Her background includes work with a major domestic and international airline, restaurants, community services, and school services. She was born and raised in California but moved to Wisconsin in 2004 and has embraced the hometown hospitality found in the midwest. Mary enjoys exploring the communities of Walworth county and beyond and is thrilled to be able to have an impact on Whitewater. She is an avid supporter of small businesses and enjoys helping locals and visitors alike learn about the communities she calls home.