The purpose of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is to promote economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of all businesses and organizations. We strive to help advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Manhattan area, its citizens and all of the business community.
The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce has been working to put together a great year for our business owners as well as the community we serve. In 2021 the Manhattan Chamber was awarded the Best Business to Business Service in the Best of Lincoln-Way Readers’ Choice Awards. This year we are striving to help promote our local businesses through in person networking events, business-based community events and social media.
The monthly Chamber meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm at the Village Hall Meeting Room located at 260 Market Place.
To support the needs of the Chamber, the following individuals have dedicated their time and expertise to provide leadership to the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.
Manhattan Family Chiropractic
Kristy Byers has enjoyed living and serving in Manhattan for the past seven years. As a small business owner, she has always tried to be as active as possible in the community by hosting and sponsoring local events such as Sip of Summer Concert Series, Moms Night Out, Irish Fest and 5k, St. Joseph’s Pints and Pork Challenge, and the Labor Day Fireworks. Additionally, her business helps sponsor the Counting Stars in their St. Jude run to Peoria and the Illinois Celtic baseball team. Kristy is also very active in the Park District and serves on the Park Board, which she enjoys very much. She has always been very family and community oriented and strives to continue to grow as a professional. Kristy enjoys meeting new people and building relationships with those who share common interests in helping businesses thrive.
Becky Bouck is a full time licensed Realtor with Village Realty. She is a life long resident of the Lincolnway Community and prides herself on being well organized. Becky's customer service ability brings abundant energy, creativity, and dedication to her work. Real Estate is much more than closing a deal. For Becky, real estate is about the relationships and experiences that are made along the way. With unmatched knowledge of the area, you can entrust that she will be by your side through every step of your home buying or selling process. Becky thrives on making your real estate experience a smooth and enjoyable one!
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First Bank of Manhattan
Donna Bateman is the Deposit Products Marketing Manager at First Bank of Manhattan. With over 30 years of banking experience, she can assist you with all of your banking needs. In her spare time, she is a tax preparer and the treasurer for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and the President of Lincoln-Way Area Business Women’s Organization.
Joseph Cerullo is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. He is married to a wonderful wife Ashley and has 2 sons. He grew up in Tinley Park and currently lives in New Lenox. He has been in the finance/investing field since out of college. Prior to joining Edward Jones, Joseph was with a small brokerage firm at the Board of Trade. His office is located in New Lenox. Joseph became a financial advisor because he wanted to help people achieve their financial goals. He does this by first understanding what his clients goals are and then creating specific plans to achieve those goals. He has been trying to meet as many people in the community as he can to introduce himself to them. Joseph is trying to become as involved as possible in the community right now and looks forward to continuing to do so. He has sponsored a Manhattan fall baseball team, donated to the reindeer sponsorship, and has been delivering welcome bags to new homeowners. Joseph thinks there is a great opportunity to grow the Chamber of Manhattan, as outside businesses see the recent growth of Manhattan and the expected continued growth. He would like to become even more involved in the community and help the Chamber grow.
Shari Fiocca has lived in Manhattan for 15 years with her husband Carl and their 3 children. Shari owns and operates VDS Promo, a promotional product distributor and graphic design company located here in Manhattan. She helps businesses select promotional products or design materials that make their comany or event stand out and get noticed.As a member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, she is passionate about serving our community and helping our area businesses to grow and succeed.
Brad Hay is our T-Mobile Hometown Expert serving Manhattan and the surrounding communities. With over 20 years experience Brad is passionate about service and the customer experience. Brad has lived in Manhattan for 5 years with his wife Adriana, and their 2 children, Samantha and Matthew who attend Manhattan schools.
Brad joined the Chamber of commerce for the opportunity to support local businesses and serve the community.
Kathi Boswell is a real estate broker at Village Realty in Manhattan. She has lived in Manhattan for eight years with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. With over 19 years of real estate experience in the Will, Cook, and Grundy areas, she has the expertise and knowledge to manage all transactions from first contact to the closing table. She is committed to providing stellar communication and customer service to all of her clients and colleagues. Today's buyers and sellers need a trusted resource to guide them through the complex world of real estate. With Kathi's extensive knowledge and commitment to providing only the best and most timely information to clients, Kathi is your go-to course for real estate industry insight and advice. Her goal is to convert a transaction into a long-term relationship. This extends to the growth of our community. Working with the Chamber allows Kathi the opportunity to be involved in programs that create business exposure for the residents of Manhattan and surrounding towns. She is excited to help and serve our local businesses and residents.