Meet the Board
Board members come from different areas of the community. Each possess unique talents in the promotion and execution of our events.
Bevon DavisChamber President
Chamber President - is currently serving his 1st year. He is business owner of Flying Colors and bring a full set of marketing skills and new ideas to expand both our chamber businesses and offering to chamber members.
Kara has been an individual member of the Chamber of Commerce since 2013 and currently serves as Treasurer. In addition, Kara has served on the North Franklin School District school board for 16 years and is an active member of the Connell Community Club, the Columbia Basin Jr. Livestock Show, and serves in the design & construction of the community float as well as parade scheduling and trailer signage for the Connell Community Float Trailer. Kara is a strong advocate for community service and promoting activities that bring all of our communities together. Kara and her husband Burl farm and raise cattle outside of Connell.
Lauren SmithChamber Manager
Lauren Smith is active in the community in many different areas and has been a Chamber Member for the last 5 years with her home based design business. She started 2018 as the new Chamber Assistant. She is excited to bring new ideas, energy and a new generation to the board and to the events in the community. Lauren is involved is several other community groups and programs and loves giving back and supporting this community. She is eager to build a stronger professional web presence for the GCACC as well as build on the social media platform. Lauren lives outside of Connell on a dryland wheat farm with her husband Matthew and children Raelynn and Clint.
Patrice HebelMember at Large
Patrice has been a part of the chamber throughout the years. She manages the M & M Motel.
Dalina HoffmanMember at Large
Dalina joined as Board member in 2020. She also is on the committee that organizes the Fall Festival Parade. She is the Clinic Manager at the Connell CBHA clinic. We are excited to have her sit on the board serving in a new capacity and look forward to new ideas.
KaTrina KunkelMember at Large
KaTrina is business owner of Kaffrin's Coffee in Connell. She is joined as a Board member in December 2019 for the Greater Connell Area Chamber of Commerce. She has 3 beautiful children. She is also a city council member as well as active in the Connell Community Club. She loves supporting this community and giving back to it. She has helped create and bring new events and traditions to Connell and the community. We are excited to have her fun personality and creative ideas on our board to help bring more events to the community.