Ambassador Visits - November 2018

posted in Chamber of Commerce on December 10, 2018

Waverly, IA – The Waverly Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently presented two businesses with Progress Awards.

Chief Executive Officer, Susan Whitson, and President, Steve Willemssen, of First National Bank of Waverly welcomed the Ambassadors and were presented with a Progress Award highlighting several recent achievements. In addition to recognizing the new leadership in Whitson and Willemssen, the bank has updated its logo and branding and recently welcomed Chris Miller, Business Banker, to FNB and Waverly. First National Bank will be celebrating their 155th Anniversary in Waverly in 2019. First National Bank believes in community banking. In a financial world ruled by acquisitions and mergers; where bigger is often looked at as better; First National Bank has remained locally-owned and community focused.

The Ambassadors also welcomed new Fareway Store Manager, John Pentecost, to the Waverly business community. Pentecost has been with Fareway Stores for 27 years, most recently as store manager in Faribault, Minnesota.  Pentecost is originally from Independence, IA, a graduate from UNI and was the assistant manager for Fareway in Waverly 16 years ago.

The Waverly Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Program serves as a public relations arm of the Waverly Chamber by welcoming new businesses, recognizing business expansion efforts, recruiting new members to the Waverly Chamber and by serving as a representative of the Chamber throughout the community.

For more information, please contact the Waverly Chamber of Commerce at (319) 352-4526 or

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