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  • Vanessa Ellefson
  • Vanessa Ellefson, Executive Director Vanessa Ellefson, Executive Director



    Vanessa became the Executive Director in February 2021. Ellefson has a strong background in marketing, graphic design, communications and event planning. Prior to this role, she has worked in personal banking, marketing, graphic design, and property management. Ellefson also has experience volunteering in many capacities in the Thief River Falls community. 

    She has made great community connections and says, "I look forward to working with our Chamber members and am very excited for the opportunity to know local businesses better and help them thrive in our wonderful community." As the Executive Director, Vanessa oversees all Chamber activities-- fostering business-to-Chamber relations, is the liaison to the Chamber Board, plans and coordinates all Chamber events, maintains the Chamber's social media pages and helps with marketing efforts, recruits new Chamber members, overseas Chamber sub-committees,  manages public relations for the Chamber and is the Chamber spokesperson.