Mahomet Chamber Staff

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Walter Pierce

Walter Pierce

Chamber Director

Walter loves the challenge of working with small business owners and helping them solve the issues that “keep them up at night”. So, after spending the past 10+ years in the advertising business, he decided to publish and print his own coupon based magazine, C-U Local, serving homeowners in the greater Champaign-Urbana area. C-U Local features coupons from area restaurants along with home improvement companies and auto services.

After living in Sidney and Urbana for over 23 years, Walter married Heather Chalfant and returned to his hometown of Mahomet. Walter and Heather attend church at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Urbana. He spends his free time running through the neighborhoods of Mahomet, although now much slower than in his younger days.

Walter has two sons, Riley, who farms in the Sidell area and is married to Megan. They have 3 daughters, Miley Jo, Laurilei and Piper. Creighton is an assistant golf course superintendent at Wannmoisett Country Club in Providence, RI, and is married to Kristen.

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Lauren foster

Lauren foster

Administrative Assistant

Lauren is originally from the small town of Paris, IL. She currently resides in Champaign with her husband Kyle. They have six amazing children – Bearen, 7th grade, twins Parker & Paysen, 6th grade, Spencer, 3rd grade, and just welcomed Archer (Archie) & Grady, their 2nd set of twins in August 2021. They also have one fur child, their 6-year-old Golden Mix – Louie.

Lauren is active on the Parent Teacher Association, an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, loves University of Illinois Basketball & Football, and watching her own kids in their respective activities. In her spare time, she enjoys spending her time playing outdoors with her family, and traveling.

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Danielle Knox

Social Media/Marketing







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