Chamber Staff

Our current CEO/President is:

Melissa Cox
Melissa Cox serves as the CEO/President of the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce.

Melissa has a Master of Business Administration degree from the College of St. Scholastica. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications/Journalism from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Melissa has a love for the Iron Range and a passion for the people who live and work there. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family, friends, and her dogs, being outdoors, being active with running, walking, and also loves a new adventure.

Melissa is committed to working with members to carry out the mission of the chamber, which is “promoting business through education and advocacy to advance the prosperity of the region.”

To reach Melissa, email her at or call at 218-741-2717.

Our current Executive Assistant / Events Coordinator is:

Katie Bertucci

To reach Katie, email her at or call 218-741-2717.

Andrew Self Portrait

Our current High School Intern is:


Hello, my name is Andrew and I am a high school intern at the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce. I am currently a junior at the Virginia High School. You can usually find me anywhere the music is playing as I am in the Virginia Marching Blues, A Capella Choir, and the Spring Musicals. I also enjoy traveling, time at the lake, and photography. Being in eleventh grade, college is right around the corner. I am so thankful for the opportunity to intern with the Chamber as this experience has allowed me to see some available career paths. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our community and witnessing first hand the power of our local businesses through the LCC. Thank you to the Virginia High School and the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce for this amazing experience.

Andrew in Marching Band Gear

Andrew Hiking