Office Staff

Meet Our Office Staff

Working day in and out for the betterment of Gem County


Karin Adams

Executive Director

As the current Executive Director, I have the privilege of being a strategic partner in the forward movement of Gem County Chamber of Commerce. During the past seven years, as the Administrative Assistant, I have gained a vast knowledge of our valley and businesses that make up our community. I am thrilled to be part of the team that develops events such as Emmett Cherry Festival where friends and family gather to celebrate our valley’s abundance. My role includes managing day to day operations, assisting chamber members and engaging with out-of-town visitors. I look forward to continued growth of Gem County business.


Cheriese Hammeren

Administrative Assistant

To have a team that is focused on the same goals is very important to us at the Gem County Chamber of Commerce. I work closely with the President/CEO assisting and supporting a wide range of administrative duties. We are always looking for new ways to help our members grow as business owners and members of our community. As the Administrative Assistant I also facilitate member referral information and visitor information. Maintaining accurate and up to date member information in our records and also the website. I work closely with our members to encourage business participation in Chamber activities and community events. This position at the Chamber gives an opportunity to participate in the development and implementation of all special events such as the Annual Cherry Festival, Harvest Festival, and the production of marketing materials to enhance Chamber membership.


Results You Can Count On


Knowledgeable & Courteous

“The Gem County Chamber has been very helpful by providing me opportunities to quickly become part of the community. They offer networking and social events that allow me to meet other business owners.”

– Tom Vickery

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I Love Being Part of the Chamber

“I love being a part of the Chamber of Commerce because we are all about connecting people and helping them find value in who they are in the community. We all have a role to play and it’s fun to learn and grow together.” – Tempe McFarlane

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