Established Business Leaders

Our Mission: 

Help established business leaders stay engaged in the community through social networking, mentoring, advocacy, and educational opportunities. 


  • Connect established business leaders with entrepreneurs and young professionals through a mentorship program led by Hype and Spark 
  • Support the Chamber by providing input and advocacy on policy issues 
  • Facilitate educational and social networking opportunities 
  • Assist in promoting economic prosperity for the region 
  • Build a group of at least 50 established business leaders to participate in the program 

Interested in being part of the Establish Business Leaders? Sign up by completing the Established Business Leaders (EBL) form.

Information brochure (PDF)

Upcoming event

Friday, August 25, 8:30 a.m., KSU Office Space 1880 Kimball Ave. 
Guest speakers will be Matt Crocker and Natalie Gordon sharing an overview of the Childcare Business Accelerator project. Register for the Established Business Leaders Coffee and Conversation.


EBL Steering Committee members:

Harry Watts, Co-Chair                 
Dean Thibault, Co-Chair              
Jackie Hartman Borck                  
Lyle Butler                                                                  
Ann Christian                                               
Linda Cook                                            
Kent Glasscock 
Ronnie Grice
Tom Hawk
Doug Hinkin, M.D.
Ed Klimek
Dennis Mullin
Lana Oleen
Randy Peterson
Tom Phillips
Larie Schoap
Wayne Sloan