The GLACC is organized to promote Ladysmith and Rusk County and to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the area so that its citizens and business community shall prosper.

A dedicated membership makes the mission of the GLACC possible. Members can be any individual, association, corporation, non-profit organization, club, partnership, or church having an interest in the objectives of the GLACC.

Who manages your investment?

The Greater Ladysmith Area Chamber of Commerce serves to represent the interests of its members in Rusk County. As such, the GLACC seeks out representation from the major communities in Rusk County to serve as Officers and Directors.

Chamber Officers for 2017:

President: Scott Von Haden, Ladysmith

Vice-President: Sue Farrell, Ladysmith

Treasurer: Sara Baker, Hawkins

Secretary: Jessica Bingham, Holcombe

Ex-Officio: Andy Albarado, Rusk Co. Economic Dev.

Ex-Officio: Ron Moore, City of Ladysmith

Chamber Directors for 2017:

Blake Doud, Ladysmith

Kelly Schotzko, Ladysmith

Robert Lecheler, Ladysmith

Brian/Tammy Michielson, Ladysmith

Jason Rafko, Ladysmith

Office Staff:

Joni Hall, Membership Coordinator

Arlene Knops, Office Manager



Executive Board


Arts & Crafts Committee
Arlene Knops, Tammy Michielson, Scott Von Haden

Leaf it to Rusk Committee
Brian Michielson, Sue Farrell

Sue Vohs, Arlene Knops

Northwoods Bluegrass Festival Committee
Chair: Arlene Knops
Don & Georgi Anderson, Arian Knops,
Ron and Joan Moser, Blake Doud, Sue Farrell
Community Awards Committee
Char Kesan, Arlene Knops, Sue Farrell, Scott Von Haden,  
Blake Doud, Jessica Bingham

Farm, Home, Garden & Sport Show Committee
Scott Von Haden, Sara Baker
Arlene Knops and AgStar staff


Membership Committee
Joni Hall, Kelly Schotzko, Brian Michielson, Jessica Bingham
Education Committee
Sara Baker, Andy Albarado, Ken Pearson, Bob Lecheler
Website Committee
Joni Hall, Andy Albarado, Kelly Shotzko

Jason Rafko

Nominating Committee
Chamber Board
Farm, Home, Garden & Sport Show Committee
Arlene Knops, Scott Von Haden

If you wish to serve on any of these committees or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Chamber office. Some committees will meet outside of scheduled monthly meeting times or only as deemed necessary by the committee.

Contact Info

205 West 9th Street South
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-7328
Fax: 715-532-2649