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Dec 30, 2020

On today’s episode of Behind the Community, Chamber Director Cecilia Murray chats with Kelly Brownfield, the Western Missouri Regional Operations Director for the USO of Missouri - Fort Leonard Wood.  Joining Kelly was the newest addition to her therapy dog family, Apache. Kelly shares what brought her to the USO...

Dec 17, 2020

Meet Nadine Albrecht, the Chamber's new Office Manager, and listen as she shares what motivates her to serve in her community and how she ended up here at the Chamber.  To learn more about the WSR Chamber and how your business can be featured on the Behind the Community podcast, email us at

Nov 5, 2020

Today’s Behind the Community is a special interview with Staff Sergeant Daniel Barnes, USA, Retired, the 2019 Chamber’s Veteran of the Year. The City of Waynesville nominated Barnes last year but because the parade was canceled, due to inclement weather, he is being recognized this year. Barnes and Chamber Director...

Oct 21, 2020

Today’s interview is bittersweet; Chamber Director Cecilia Murray chats with Chamber Office Manager Leanna Weathers, whose time with the organization is drawing to a close. For nearly ten years, Weathers has been a stalwart in the Chamber office. During the discussion, she shares how working at the Chamber has...

Oct 8, 2020

On this episode of Behind the Community, Chamber Director Cecilia Murray talks with Fort Leonard Wood’s Commanding General, Brig. Gen. James Bonner. They discuss everything from Bonner’s history in the Midwest and the role of a commanding general and the duties that go along with the position.