Our staff is dedicated to the advancement of the Hutchinson/Reno County economy and work to provide existing and new businesses with the tools, incentives, opportunities, and assistance they need to thrive. We invite you to contact us to discover Why Hutch and to explore the many opportunities that are available to businesses and families located in Reno County.
President & CEO at Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce
620.860.8666 • Email
Debra Teufel is the President & CEO of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce. Teufel began her role with the Hutch Chamber in 2017 where she oversees the Chamber, Greater Hutch and Visit Hutch. She has extensive experience in economic development and prior to assuming this role, she served as the Director of Public/Private Partnerships with the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. She served as Vice President of the Greater Wichita Economic Development at the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce from 2008-2015, and has worked in economic development since 1999 across the south-central Kansas region. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, holds her Certification in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council since 2008,and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.
Economic Development & Downtown Manager
620.860.8661 • Email
Business Retention & Expansion / Workforce Program Coordinator
620.662.3391 • Email
Lauren has lived in Hutchinson for the last five years. After graduating from the University of Kansas with an English Degree, Lauren spent 13 years working in the food and beverage industry, most recently as the bar manager and events coordinator for Jillian's Italian Grill. When not engaging in workforce programming, you can find Lauren relaxing on her porch serenading her cat with a ukulele. Lauren and her husband Devin recently became a family of three welcoming a baby boy to their family!