Chris Heugel came to chamber from of The Boulevard Inn and Bistro as General Manager after serving on the board of directors for several years. Chris has spent nearly 20 years in the hospitality industry in several capacities. He has been a resident of Southwest Michigan for the past 13 years. Over the years, Chris has been an active volunteer in the community including, current board member and Past Chairman of St. Joseph Today, current member of and Past President of the St. Joseph Kiwanis Club, current board member of the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen and current Chair of the Silver Beach Shadowland Operating Committee. Chris has two adult sons and resides in St. Joseph, MI.
Patricia Muellen came to Southwest Michigan from Lansing, MI. Her background is media advertising and marketing as well background in event planning, project coordination, and non-profit fundraising. She had a brief stint in the HR/Staffing world back in 2012 when she started a staffing company to help staff the local positions being hired for the 2012 Senior PGA presented by Kitchen-Aid. That same year she also founded Networking Group, a free business networking support group that continues to grow. In the past she's served on the board of directors and chaired the marketing committee for 100 Women Strong and Child and Family Services of Southwestern Michigan. Currently she's a member of the Junior Achievement board of directors and chair of Coming Home Coming Together community concert. Patricia was the first of the Cornerstone Chamber Young Professionals and remains involved as the founder. She truly believes that developing thriving business relationships is one of the main keys of success for any company. She’s excited about life and everyone she meets in it. Connecting people with people has always been her gift and remains to be so as she continues her journey to connect with and help as many people as she can right here in Southwest Michigan.