221 W. State Street,
Hastings, MI 49058
Jennifer Heinzman | Executive Director/President
Jennifer Heinzman has been working as a Chamber of Commerce Executive Director since 2006. She served in both Clare and Mecosta County before beginning in Barry County in February of 2020. Jennifer has spent much of her career working on economic and community development issues such as broadband access, affordable, quality childcare solutions, literacy, workforce development, business advancement, and entrepreneurship.
Jennifer graduated from Central Michigan University with a Master’s degree in Public Administration. She double-majored in Psychology and Sociology to earn her Bachelor’s Degree.
When not at work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and friends, painting, reading, gardening, and attending community events.
Kim Martin | Business Manager
Kim is the Business Manager for the Chamber of Commerce and EDA. Kim comes to us with over 15 years of various accounting and customer service experience from a large grain company in Michigan. She is in her 25th year of coaching Competitive Cheer at Lakewood High School where she has won 7 Conference titles in a row and took her team to the State Finals in 2013 & 2015. Her interests include spending time with her husband Marty, her 2 children Nicholas and Nadia, coaching and scrapbooking.
Aleshia Blauvelt - Promotions & Communications Coordinator
Aleshia serves as the Promotions & Communications Coordinator for the Barry County Chamber of Commerce and EDA. In 2016, Aleshia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Grand Valley State University. Soon after graduating she developed a passion for videography which is what led her to our Chamber of Commerce. Aleshia handles much of the marketing and social media management for the Chamber as well as filming and creating videos that highlight the events the Chamber puts on throughout the year. Outside of filming Chamber & EDA events, Aleshia can be found filming weddings and high school sporting events. When she is not behind the camera, she enjoys reading, yoga, binge-watching a new series on Netflix, or taking her dog Huck for a hike.