Chamber History

The Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce‚ founded in 1937 and incorporated April 1‚ 1941‚ enjoys over 75 years of partnership with the business community in Cathedral City and the Coachella Valley‚ at large.

 

The Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce provides leadership and direction for the business community‚ serving as a source of information and advocacy in the progress of Economic Development.  The Chamber’s Board of Directors and Staff work in collaboration with business leaders‚ and local government to expand the economic opportunities for business owners‚ residents and visitors by sharing the many community attributes enhancing the quality of life for all citizens.

 

The Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce works in partnership with all levels of government‚ ensuring the business community is fairly represented and business owners are informed of changing legislation‚ ordinances and guidelines directly business operations.

 

The Chamber maintains high visibility of its members and associations that benefit the business community.  For over 75 years, the Board of Directors continues to maintain the highest of ethical standards in the conduct of advocacy‚ business‚ and promotion of the Chamber and its members.

 

Sincere gratitude and appreciation to the many men and women, throughout the decades, that dedicated years of experience, and wisdom in building Cathedral City's Business Community . The Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce recognizes the following individuals for their dedication and contributions to the City’s success.

 

Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Past Chairs

Ed Riley
1937-38

Dorothy Sippy
1962-1963

Matthew J. Fleming, III
1982-1984

E.F. Martel
1938-39

Douglas Will
1963-1964

Charles (Chuck) Duncan
1984-1985

W.R. Hillery
1939-1941

Ed Donahue
1964-1965

Walter (Bud) Langdon
1985-1987

C.S. Cobb
1941-1944

Robert Hollister
1965-1966

Gerald Smetts
1987-1990

J.K. Wolseth
1944-1946

Berton Lamb
1966-1967

Matthew J. Fleming, III
1990-1991

F. C. Russell
1946-1948

Fred Lastar
1967-1968

Gary Ray
1991-1992

L.C. Lewis
1948-1949

Bob Saunders
1968-1969

Peter Sturgeon
1992-1994

Leslie Kelley
1949-1951

Robert Saunders
1969-1970

Allen D. Olson
1994-1996

Warner S. Moon
1951-1952

Art Werner
1970-1971

George Stettler
1996-1998

Leslie Kelly
1952-1953

Harry Brent
1971-1973

Ron Sellin
1999-2000

Edward Biles
1953-1954

Dorothy Arnold
1973-1975

Philip Flickenger
2000-2001

Paul W. Clark
1954-1955

Charles (Chuck) Duncan
1975-1976

Marianne Archibald
2002-2003

R. H. Sherrill
1955-1956

Ken Phillips
1976-1977

Roger Culbertson
2004-2005

C. S. Cobb
1956-1957

Pat Murphy
1977-1978

Orie Mann
2006-2007

Ivan Sharp
1957-1958

Gary Knutson
1978-1979

Fred Bell
2007-2008

Orvil Zappe
1958-1959

V. Harry Krings
1979-1980

Larry Davis
2009-2010

Court Hadden
1959-1961

Ronald Welch
1980-1981

Andrew T. Jessup, Jr.
2010-2013

Wayne Kizer
1961-1962

Michael Martin
1981-1982

Nick Nickerson
2014 - 2015

Valerie Ward
2015-2016

Todd Hooks
2016-2017