Sue Curtis, Chamber Director

Sue Curtis is excited to serve as the

new Kalona Chamber administrator

    Susan “Sue” Curtis is excited to be the new Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce administrator and is looking forward to meeting all Chamber members and prospective members.

     Sue grew up in Osceola, south of Des Moines and attended Simpson College.  She was among the first to master computer programing and spent a number of years in data processing before opening a retail store serving people with back injuries in the Phoenix, AZ market. 

    After selling that business, Sue worked for the Arizona Human Services Dept.  working with people with disabilities, etc. She took early retirement and moved to Kalona to be near her mother who lives at Pleasantview Home  and her older brother, Gary Curtis, of rural Iowa City. Gary was a counselor in the Mid-Prairie Middle School and his wife Becky taught music at the Middle School.

    While working part time for the Kalona Historical Society for the past several years, Sue has worked hard to learn the history of Kalona and familiarize herself with the community today.

     “I very much enjoy Kalona and am very impressed with what the community has to offer. She will soon be visiting members to get better acquainted and to find out their goals for the Chamber and the Kalona business community.

   “My goal as Chamber administrator is to make a visit to the Chamber office enjoyable and informative,” Sue pointed out. “I want all members, and prospective members, to feel welcome and open to sharing their ideas and suggestions with me and the board.”

     Sue encourages anyone interested in the betterment of Kalona to attend the Chamber’s luncheons. The luncheons are held on `the last Monday of most months. The luncheons are free to Chamber members. “This is an excellent time to network with other businesses in the community,” she stated.

    Sue invites members (and prospective members) to communicate with her about their needs and concerns about the Chamber.  Her direct email address is  and the office phone # is 656-2660.

    In her spare time, Sue enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as her dog, Lola.