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Meet Our Team

Michele Hummel

Executive Director


As Executive Director of the Chamber, Michele Hummel works with local business owners to gain exposure through making connections, and building long lasting relationships. She is energized by her role in helping businesses both large and small to find the resources they need and contribute to the economic growth and vitality of the community.

She is passionate about making Herkimer County a great place to live and work and does everything possible to support local people and businesses.  Michele also loves working with youth programs to get the leaders of tomorrow interested in business today.

Outside of work she loves spending time with her family. She is married with three children and two grandchildren who all live close to home, and treasures the time she gets to spend with her Pop.  During the week you can catch her out in the community supporting business events and looking forward to sunny summer weekends spent at camp at Canadarago Lake.

Favorite Quote:
“I raise up my voice- not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.”
- Malala Yousafzai

Sarah Harrer

Office Manager


Office Manager Sarah Harrer makes things happen!  From account management to referrals to inquiries, Sarah keeps it all together and has the expertise and know-how to help businesses make the most out of their memberships.  She knows every store, factory, and diner within a 30 mile radius of Herkimer County and takes great care of each and every member with her time, attention, and assistance.  She loves seeing businesses succeed by connecting them with the partners and resources they need to help their businesses grow.

Outside of work she is married and has three teenagers. She loves supporting her children’s extracurricular activities and tearing it up at Fitness Farmacy in Little Falls.  She also has her own freelance business where she writes and does proofreading.  It’s her creative outlet!