Board Member Spotlight: Susan Farnsworth
Evansville, WI
03/03/2020 07:49 AM

Evansville Chamber of Commerce &  Tourism 

Board Member Spotlight

The Evansville Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is served by a 12 person volunteer board.  The board works diligently and donates many hours providing strategic planning, budget oversight and serving on many committees planning member benefits, activities and community events.  

Name:   Susan Farnsworth

Company:Farnsworth Enterprises & State Farm Insurance

Role at Company: Property Manager & Book keeper

Current role at the Chamber:  Board Member, Scholarship Committee, Member Events Committee, Events Committee, Ladies Night Out Committee

How long have you been a chamber member? 35 years for State Farm

Favorite thing about being a chamber member?  My favorite thing about being a chamber member is the camaraderie of the board members and the community.

What is the one thing you cannot resist? My grandchildren's requests

What is your greatest fear? Not getting enough time to finish my purpose in life before I die.

Where is your favorite place to be? the ocean

Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?  Florence, Italy.  Everyone there is so calm and laid back.  They actually sit and enjoy each other's company.  They take the time to listen to one another.

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had? KFC mixing coleslaw in a bowl with my bare hands up to my armpits!

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this? Lifecoach

Favorite line from a movie? Here's looking at you kid.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.  I took up running at the age of 50 and ran 6 half marathons. I plan on running a full marathon in the next year if my health stays on track.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? Dalai Lama

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?  Write a successful book.

What are 3 words you’d use to describe yourself?  Patient, compassionate, resilient.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?  Take my entire family - children, grandchildren, inlaws, siblings on a family vacation.

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?  Meditate

What is something you learned in the last week?  How lucky I am to have a life partner when others are living a lonely life.

What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Running

What is the first concert you attended? Can't remember the first, one of the first was Queen

What music is on your iPhone/Android phone? 70's hard rock

What chore do you absolutely hate doing?  Cleaning the toilet

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?  Rosa Parks, that was one strong lady!

How do you balance your career and family? I'm not sure I always do.  Sometimes you have to re-evaluate the time you spend doing each and adjust.  Being self-employed seems like you always spend more time at work.  That is the downside.  However, the plus side is that I get to work with my husband every day.  If we want to take a day and go see our grandchildren's sporting event or a concert in the middle of the day we can do that too. 

The board is elected during the Annual Membership meeting in December and serves a 3 year term.  If you are interested in consideration for a board position in the future, submit your name to

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