Welcome New Board Members!
is the Internet Marketing Manager at Smead Manufacturing
and handles all their on-line marketing strategy and is
the host of Smead's weekly podcast, "Keeping You
Organized." He grew up in Burnsville and graduated from
the University of Minnesota. John believes the
Chamber plays a vital role in the community by helping
elevate the profile of Hastings Businesses to both
residents and visitors. John hopes his extensive
background in digital marketing will help the Chamber
and its business members use technology to their
Amy Reents grew up in Hastings and is a
proud alumni of Hastings Parochial School and Hastings
High School, as well as a graduate of Minnesota State
University, Mankato. Amy grew up in the family
business at Afton Alps, which is entering its 51st year
of business. Afton Alps was sold to Vail Resorts
in December 2012 and Amy is still a vital part of the
Afton Alps team. She has a great respect for small
and large business and the dedication it takes to be
successful. "Strong businesses are so important to
a good community." As a new Chamber Board member
she is excited to learn more about the businesses in
this community and share her time and talents with the
chamber and the community that she grew up in and loves.
Amy is married to husband John and has two children,
Nicole and Jackson. In addition to the chamber
board Amy also holds board seats on the MN Ski Area
Association and the Midwest Ski Area Association.
She is a current volunteer at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Church and School and a past Hastings YMCA Board member.
Jason Zilka has worked for Coborn's for
over 15 years and currently is the store manager in
Hastings. He holds an associates degree from St.
Cloud State University. "Being a part of the
Chamber gives me the opportunity to give back to the
Hastings Community that has helped make Coborn's
successful. My goal is to bring in fresh, new ideas from
the areas I have previously resided in to help grow the
business community." In addition to serving on the
Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce, Jason is
treasurer for the Hastings Lions Club and a member of
AHHA. In his free time he enjoys spending time
with his wife Hayley and two children.