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Board of Directors

Karen Poff, President

Karen is the AVP, Sr. Business Banker at Horizon Bank in New Buffalo and is a native to the area. Karen is on the board of the Volunteer Center of SW MI in Benton Harbor and is an ambassador for the Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce. Karen returned to the NBBA board in 2015 after serving for 6 years.

Emma Brewster, Vice President

Emma and her husband, Joe, own David’s Delicatessen & Coffee Shop in downtown New Buffalo. She served on the Harbor Country Chamber “Chocolate Classic” committee for 2014/2015. Emma joined the NBBA board in 2015, has served as Secretary for 2 years and accepted the Vice President position for 2018.

Lisa Gawron, Treasurer

Lisa is the co-owner of The Hidden Gem, a shop in downtown New Buffalo. Lisa’s family had vacationed for many years in the area and she decided to move permanently here after retiring as a school teacher. She is a member of the New Buffalo Yacht Club and has been on the NBBA board since 2016.

Adam Burck, Strategic Planner

Adam joined the New Buffalo Business Association in January 2018 to help the NBBA board develop a new strategic plan. The goal is to focus the organization's energies while reviewing and creating more value for our members and the New Buffalo community.

Cathi Rogers, Production Manager

Cathi Rogers joined the New Buffalo Business Association in June 2014. She brings a wealth of background to the NBBA including years of marketing, event planning, business & non-profit management along with HR experience in IL, MI and IN. Cathi serves as a Chair of the Board for The Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce and board member for Harbor Country Public Arts Initiative, along with sitting on several committees, The Heartland Alliance Home & Garden Tour, The Michiana Humane Society Grand Cottage fundraiser, and The New Buffalo DDA communication committee. Cathi has lived in New Buffalo for 22 years with your husband, Tim, owner of Fusion Design Group.

Katie Maroney, Board Member

Katie is a native of New Buffalo and is the owner of Equilibrium Fitness for the past 2 years. She coaches girls hockey and works with Big Smiles 5K Run/Walk, a New Buffalo based event, which donates to the Dreaming Big Fund. Katie joined the NBBA board in 2015.

Lori Robinson, Board Member

Lori is a Massage Therapist of over 13 years and owns MI Massage Studio in New Buffalo. She is part of the Harbor County Rotary and works on several events committees for the NBBA along with coordinating our volunteers. Lori joined the NBBA board in 2016.

Toni Morris, Board Member

Toni is the owner of Yellowbird Vacation Rental in New Buffalo. Her company manages luxury vacation rentals in the New Buffalo and Union Pier area since 2009. She and her husband Ned have two children and live in New Buffalo. Toni joined the NBBA board in 2018.

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