Our Board of Directors

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David Fong, Jr.

Chairman of the Board

952-894-0800

David is the owner of D. Fong’s Chinese Cuisine in Savage. D. Fong’s opened their doors to the community in 1996 which is also the year David joined the Chamber of Commerce. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors since 2007, David has also contributed his time and talents on the Golf Committee, Chaired the Dan Patch Days Taste of Savage and has served as the Chamber liaison to the Dan Patch Days Committee.

An avid golfer and cross-country skier, David and his wife enjoy raising their two small children together. When David is done writing fortune cookies for the day, he can sometimes be found shooting target practice at the local pistol range. Just kidding, he doesn’t really write the fortunes!

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Bryan Peterson

Board Member

612-369-0481

Bryan is new to the Savage Chamber Board this year. Stay tuned for an updated bio coming soon!

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Brenda Visnovec

Board Member

952-567-2048

Liquor Operations Manager for the City of Savage

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Alli Heise

Board Member

952-445-9140

Thoroughbred Carpets & Floors

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Kevin Mendel

Board Member

952-224-4940

Kevin owns the Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More in Bloomington. He opened in December of 2012 after spending most of his life with Best Buy.

Big Frog has been producing custom apparel for schools, churches, companies, non-profits, events, families, and anyone who needs a new favorite custom shirt. They carry brands from American Apparel to Under Armour, and have all types of apparel from t-shirts to jackets. They are a Minnesota Keystone member, awarded to companies donating over 2% of their pre-tax profits to non-profit organizations.

Kevin won the Rally Frog of the year in 2014, which is awarded to the Big Frog store with the highest sales growth.

Kevin worked for 26 years at Best Buy prior to owning Big Frog, where he held positions in Retail Sales & Management, Marketing and Demand Planning, Domestic and International transportation, supply chain strategy, and home delivery.

Kevin and his wife Brenda have been married 30 years and have three children Carlene 25, Derek 21, and Grant 18, and one grandchild named Kaelene. They have lived in Bloomington since getting married.

Kevin enjoys watching football, listening to music, bike riding, going to concerts, hunting and fishing, and spending time with friends at home or at their cabin in Sandstone.

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Colleen O'Malley

Board Member

952-226-2253

Colleen O’Malley owns and opened Minnesota’s first and only Eileen’s Colossal Cookies in November 2013. Eileen’s is a family run franchise started by Eileen in her home in Nebraska in 1982. They make all of their cookies from scratch with the same ingredients you would have in your home. They have 12 flavors of cookies that are baked fresh daily. They offer custom decorated cookies from an individual size of 16″ Colossal Cookie. Colleen has been nominated Business of the Year Prior Lake Chamber 2014 and 2015, awarded Business Person of the Year Savage Chamber 2015, and Savage Chamber Volunteer of the Year 2018. Colleen’s 3 keys to success are: Always deliver quality and you will create raving fans, Believe there is always a solution and you will find it, and Teach and respect your employees – they are the heart of your business.

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Alysha Reil

Board Member

952-212-1673

Growing up, Alysha always wanted to work with animals one day. At the age of 7, her family adopted a special little Lhasa Apso named Mags. Although she had many other wonderful pets throughout the years, it was Alysha’s special inseparable bond with Mags that lead to her decision to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology. Mags continued guiding Alysha’s journey until 2011 when she peacefully crossed the rainbow bridge.

After graduating in 2008 from Argosy University, she then spent some time volunteering with animal shelters and working with local veterinarians. Since 2012, she has used her veterinary training to assist international spay and neuter efforts in the Caribbean to locals in need. Alysha is currently a member of the Bloomington Obedience Training Club, Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians and the North American Flyball Association

Alysha lives with her husband Scott in Savage with Echo the sassy kitty, along with Olive and Rocky Horror their French Bulldogs that are Canine Good Citizens. Alysha enjoys competing with Olive and Rocky in the dog sports Agility, Barn Hunting, Obedience, Lure Coursing and Flyball with their team EZ-Goin. They enjoy traveling, backpacking, skiing, and camping… and most activities you can bring your dog too!