The East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce

East Troy is an exceptional place to live, work and play. We're here to help keep that going.

East Troy is a friendly town, filled with residents and business owners who value small town living. We have a strong public school system, which is complimented by a variety of private school options. Our local clubs and organizations provide a variety of hometown events that allows residents and visitors alike to "Enjoy East Troy."

The Chamber functions as the hub of East Troy, providing the communication link between the various sectors of the community. Our Web site is filled with valuable information for visitors, businesses and our Chamber Members.

Our members benefit from the many services and programs the Chamber provides:

  • Member networking, referrals and promotion
  • Community events, marketing and public relations
  • Member advocacy in local government relations
  • Accurate and current member and community information

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Vanessa Lenz
Executive Director • 2013-2020

Vanessa Lenz is the current Executive Director of the East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce. She works daily to serve the Chamber Board of Directors and the membership to further the wellbeing of the East Troy community.

Lenz brings extensive knowledge of East Troy to her work at the Chamber. A former editor of local newspapers, the East Troy Times and East Troy News, she has been a leading advocate for East Troy for nearly a decade.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lenz started her career in East Troy as a community newspaper reporter and worked her way up to editor positions at several papers. She spent the last seven years getting to know to the ins and outs and giving her time to the East Troy community. In addition to keeping the community well informed, Lenz always showed a deep care for the people, businesses, municipalities and school districts in which she reported.

Since taking the helm as Chamber Director in June of 2013, Lenz has focused on community-wide collaboration within East Troy, as well as enhancing the local business climate through revamped marketing efforts. Contact Lenz by emailing

Sarah Manke
Marketing Coordinator • 2017-2020

Manke, the co-founder of Dither Studio, is an event planner at the Milwaukee Public Museum by day and a graphic designer and photographer by night. She specializes in branding, design, and screen printing. A native of East Troy, her awe-inspiring T-shirt designs pay homage to her hometown, encouraging locals to love where they live. Manke is also a cake maker extraordinaire. #etforever

Meet the Board of Directors

Dennis Ackeret
Director • 2018-2020

Ellie Griffa
Director • 2018-2020

Bailey Kaiser
Director • 2019-2021

Ben Keating
President • 2020-2022

Kent Kleinowski

Kent Kleinowski
Director • 2020-2022

Stacey Kuehn

Stacey Kuehn
Director • 2020-2022

Samantha Mindham
Director • 2018-2020

Josh Patel
Director • 2018-2020

Kyle Resler
Vice President • 2020-2022

Ann Zess
Treasurer • 2019-2021

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