Mission Statement

The Chamber exists to advance the civic and commercial interests of its members and the Wood River Valley area in general.

Contact Us

Chamber and Welcome Center Location:

781 S. Main St. at the Werthheimer Welcome Center in Hailey

Our Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9am – 4pm

Contact Info:
Welcome Center

Mike McKenna - Executive Director

Mike McKenna

Originally from New England, Mike McKenna is the Executive Director for The Chamber and an award-winning journalist. Mike first moved to the Wood River Valley in 1996 and worked in the restaurant and landscaping fields locally before following his writing career onto New Hampshire and California.

Mike returned to the Wood River Valley in 2010 after being recruited to become the managing editor for Sun Valley Magazine. Mike’s writing and editing work for that and other publications has won numerous national and regional awards. This includes Mike’s first two books, Angling Around Sun Valley and his his recently released second book, Casting Around the Eastern Sierra, having been selected for distinguished outdoor book awards.

Mike was a member of The Chamber’s Board of Directors for several years before being asked to become Executive Director. Over the last couple of decades, Mike has served on the boards of a wide variety of non-profit organizations. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Wood River Baseball and Softball Association and was appointed to the Hailey Tree Committee.

When he’s not working, Mike can usually be found biking, coaching youth sports like baseball and hockey, and fishing or Nordic skiing around the Wood River Valley.  He can often be found enjoying these activities with his wife, Brooke, and their two young sons and fifth generation Idahoans, Jack and Sam.

Check out Mike’s popular Chamber Corner column for the Wood River Weekly here. 

Chamber Board Leadership

The Chamber is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of local community and business leaders. The Board meets the last Wednesday of the month to conduct the business of The Chamber. The Chamber Board members volunteer on various committees and community groups that encourage economic development in the Cities of Hailey, Ketchum, Bellevue and Sun Valley, help plan for community events and promote healthy business environment in our area. 2020 Board of Directors: