Kari Wunderlin added another job title to her already impressive list of professions early last month when she took on the position of Chamber President for the City of Fennimore.
Wunderlin served as the President Elect (Vice President) for the past year, and was asked to assume the position following the conclusion of Jon Miles’ second term.
“I wanted to volunteer for something that means a great deal to business owners in Fennimore,” she said. “There are so many benefits to being a Chamber member, and we need to continue to get businesses involved.”
Wunderlin will have worked for Citizens Bank in Fennimore for 10 years come June, and was promoted to bank manager a year and a half ago. She is also a recent new addition to the Kiwanis Club.
Wunderlin grew up in the Montfort area and was a graduate of Iowa-Grant High School. She graduated from the accounting program at Southwest Tech in 1997 and recently earned a second associate degree from SWTC in supervisory management. She now lives in Cobb with her husband, Shawn, 16-year-old son Brett and 13-year-old daughter Carissa, while continuing her education for a bachelor’s degree in business management through online courses.
When she is not busy volunteering for Chamber committees, she can be found watching her son’s many athletic events or her daughter’s 4-H activities. She also serves as the treasurer for the Cobb Community Concession Stands during the summer months.
“It gets a little crazy, but I love what I do,” Wunderlin said.
The Chamber is currently working on planning a business seminar sometime in March, with guest speaker Lisa Schaefer. Schaefer is a certified counselor, life coach and educational consultant.
“The Chamber is a wonderful asset to the community,” Wunderlin said. “It allows businesses to expand on relationships and gets others involved in what Fennimore has to offer.”
While Wunderlin doesn’t have any big changes in the works, she said she has a goal of continual growth for the Chamber.
“We would like to see an increase in Chamber membership to offer them the marketing and exposure they can have by being a Chamber member. This will also give them the opportunity to participate in promotional ideas and expand their business referrals. Anything we can do to increase community awareness in Fennimore is a benefit to everyone.”