Wells has a new chamber executive director
There’s a new face in the Wells Area Chamber of Commerce office, and her name is Elizabeth Bittmann, and she’s the chamber’s new executive director.
Bittmann, originally from Texas, moved to Minnesota five years ago, and moved to the Wells area three years ago. She, along with her husband Chad, who is a retired veteran, sell real estate part time.
“I like to call myself a ‘Jack of all Trades,'” says Bittmann. “I have attended trade schools for dental assisting and real estate studies. I also love to volunteer my time within the community.”
She and Chad, along with their seven-year-old daughter, Lilly, work around the community volunteering their time where they can as a family.
She started as the executive director at the beginning of March and hit the ground running, she says.
“The board members have kept me busy with our annual fundraiser, “Vegas Night,” and we are continuing to plan for other upcoming community events,” says Bittmann.
She says she truly enjoys small businesses and believes they are the driving force in a thriving small community.
“I am looking forward to getting to know everyone in the community and planning events that will highlight our local businesses while still having fun for community members of all ages,” she says.
As executive director, Bittmann has high hopes in getting the community more involved and highlighting the array of businesses the Wells area has to offer.
“I would love to bring more awareness to our great community by spotlighting our small businesses and our wonderful year-round events,” she says. “We have so much to offer in our community, and our businesses work very hard at making sure the community’s needs are met.”
In her spare time, besides volunteering, Bittmann says she is a big fan of crafts.
“I love any form of crafting. From sewing to knitting, to do-it-yourself home projects,” she says. “Any outlet to be creative and inventive is something I enjoy.”
Bittmann says that even though some local businesses are closed, or have limited hours, there are many ways citizens can support local businesses.
“Please feel free to check out the Wells Area Chamber Facebook page, and our website at www.wellsareachamber.com,” she says. “We can support small business by using local businesses and services while still following governmental guidelines.”
And while she and her family, along with many members of the Wells area, are practicing their COVID-19 protocols like social distancing, Bittmann says she is available to help area businesses through their greatest time of need.
“I look forward to helping our small businesses and the people of this wonderful community throughout this crisis and beyond,” says Bittmann. “I am here, and I am ready to serve our community as much as I can.”