Staff

 

Aimee Thurner OperationsAimee Thurner, Executive Director

Aimee was born and raised in Janesville, Wis. and began her career with the Greater Beloit Chamber in 2002 as an office assistant. Three office moves, several title changes, and twelve years later she is now Executive Director for the GBCC. Her favorite aspect of the job is being involved with the amazing Beloit business community and volunteers. Beloit truly is a great place to work and play!

She lives in Janesville with husband Nate and three beautiful children: Emma, William and Lillian. In her spare time (not that there is much of that with three kids) she likes to listen to country music, drink Starbucks, Zumba, and spend time with friends and family.

Call or email Aimee with any questions you may have regarding the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce.

[email protected]
608-313-1367

Kelsey RettkeKelsey Rettke, Business Advocate

Kelsey migrated up north in 2011 from a small St. Louis, MO suburb called Ferguson (you’ve probably never heard of it…) looking for new adventures in a new state. After graduating from Beloit College with a BA in Creative Writing, History, and Journalism, Kelsey worked for 2 years doing community outreach and business administration for Hendricks Holding Company, Inc.

Through that position, Kelsey was able to explore the ways in which private and public partnerships enhance the business community and region as a whole. As Co-Chair of the Greater Beloit Rising Professionals, and through other avenues, Kelsey’s Chamber involvement quickly grew, and she decided it was finally time to come on board!

As the newly-created Business Advocate for the Chamber, Kelsey looks forward to implementing strategy to better serve the business and non-profit community by extending the Chamber’s government affairs arm through policy advocacy, building partnerships, and connecting with regional, statewide, and national counterparts.

The people in the Greater Beloit area are its true treasure, and Kelsey looks forward to growing those relationships!

When she’s not working, Kelsey enjoys cooking and baking (glass of wine in hand), the Golden Age of binge watching TV, thrift shopping, all things sci-fi, hosting dinner parties, singing to church music in the car, and watching baseball. She doesn’t like being cold but loves the snow, and the summers in Beloit are the best time of year

[email protected]
608-312-4315

Erin ClausenErin Clausen, IronTek Community Manager

Born and raised in various small towns in Northern Illinois, Erin grew up surrounded by baseball and cornfields.

Feeling spontaneous after high school, she moved away to attend the University of Wyoming, where she graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Graphic Design minor.

Erin worked for the University of Wyoming’s Technology Business Center after graduation, before deciding it was time to say goodbye to the mountains and move back home to be closer to friends and family.

Now residing in Rockford, she makes the quick drive up to Beloit each morning and is quickly learning about the great business community and wide variety of events the town has to offer. Erin enjoys live music, painting, and anything that involves being in the sun!

[email protected]

608-312-4333

Maggie Littlefield - Community ConciergeMaggie Littlefield,  Community Concierge

I was born and raised in a small town of 600 people in southwest MN and was eager to venture out to a bigger city. After spending 6 years in Sioux Falls, SD and graduating with a Business Marketing Degree from University of South Dakota, I headed south to Fort Polk, Louisiana where my husband was stationed with the Army.

I’ve worn many hats throughout my career but customer service and sales is where my passion lies. As a military spouse, you learn to adjust and adapt to changes quickly. I’ve been so blessed to work with Gateway, Realtors as a full time Realtor and am incredibly anxious to be apart of the Chamber as the newest Community Concierge. I know what it’s like moving to a new city and not knowing whether it’s the right move for you and your family.

What I love most about Beloit is the small town feel but big enough where you still meet new people and yet see familiar faces.

In my spare time (whenever that happens), I enjoy all things DIY, cooking, fitness, traveling and spending time with my husband and our four legged fur baby, Paisley.”