Thank you for your interest in the Ambassador Program of the Blair Area Chamber of Commerce. This page contains important information on the Ambassador Program, such as the purpose of the committee, roles and responsibilities of an Ambassador and how to serve as an Official Chamber Ambassador.
What is an Ambassador?
The primary mission of The Blair Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors program is the retention of existing Blair Area Chamber Members, enlistment of new members, and to serve as goodwill representatives of the chamber at a variety of functions. This energetic group helps maintain contact with other Chamber members while promoting the Blair Area Chamber of Commerce and its purpose. Ambassadors attend Chamber functions and serve as “meeters” and greeters at Chamber events such as Business After Hours, Coffee & Connections, ribbon cuttings and grand openings, and other Chamber events.
Who can serve as an Ambassador?
Interested Chamber members should be willing to become actively involved with various events and committees of the Chamber. Only with this kind of commitment can the group achieve its goals and maintain its standard of excellence and service to the Chamber. Your involvement as an Ambassador is a volunteer representing the Chamber to the business and professional community.
To encourage interaction and involvement of all Chamber members with special attention given to the welcoming of new members; to act as a public relations representative at Chamber functions.
The responsibilities of the Ambassador include participation in a variety of programs, projects and activities, including:
- Promotion of the value of Chamber membership within the community
- Active recruitment of new members and retention of existing members
- Regular attendance at Chamber functions including ribbon cuttings, chamber after hours events and annual events
- Support at Chamber functions as an official greeter, goodbye-host or crowd-host
- Yearly contact of membership to obtain updated contact information for Chamber database
- Assistance in the promotion of Chamber activities and events to the community
- Serving as a source of information on chamber programs, products, services and events
- Regular attendance of Chamber Ambassador meetings
Benefits of being a Chamber Ambassador:
- Develop new business contacts in the Blair Area while increasing the community-wide recognition for themselves and their companies
- Ambassadors learn new skills by working side by side with other talented professionals who work within the Blair Area
- Opportunity to connect one-on-one with new and existing Chamber members
- Increased name and face recognition
- Increased referral opportunities through other Ambassadors and one-on-one contact with members
- Opportunity to meet local business and community leaders
- Exclusive nametags identifying themselves as Chamber Ambassadors
Serving as an Ambassador provides you with a greater level of visibility and promotion than standard Chamber membership. As an Ambassador of the Chamber you will receive recognition throughout the year in a variety of different ways:
- Listing on the Ambassador page of the Chamber's website
- Introduction and recognition at Chamber events at which you volunteer
- Recognition at the Annual Chamber Banquet
- Official Blair Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador name badge
Jane Van Horn, Camp Fontanelle- Ambassador Chair
Aaron Hill, Prairie Star Botanicals
Aaron Matson, Cargill
Angie Anderson, Blair Family YMCA
Ashley Kult, Two Rivers Bank
Alissa Goodman, Rachel Truhlsen Estate Planning & Elder Care
Dr. Becky Heller, Blair Chiropractic Centre
Becky Lacey, Heartland Christian Preschool
Brooke Boswell, Country Bible Church
Christie McCarthy, Lincoln Federal Savings Bank
Dinah Davison, Washington County Bank Fort Calhoun Branch
Emily Anderson, Chamber Volunteer
Erica Bruner, Crowell Home
Hannah Coufal, Two Rivers Bank
Holly Cooley, Edward Jones, Don Sorenson Financial Advisor
Janelle Taylor, Blair Area Chamber of Commerce
Jenna Morris, Autumn Pointe
Julie Carnicom, Lincoln Federal Savings Bank
Julie Hayes, NP Dodge
Kasey Scott, McKinnis, Inc.
Kerry Koch, Novozymes
Kim Beam, H & R Block
Kim Rasmussen, Woodhouse Auto Family
Kim Wessel, McKinnis, Inc.
Maggie Smith, Cargill
Mary Atkinson, Home Instead Senior Care
Melanie Kaeding, NP Dodge
Nikki O'Neil, Cargill
Noelle Konsbruck, Corbion
Pamela Quinn, Lead Your Legacy
Tara Cowley, Great Plains Communications
Toni Slatten-Heng, Carter Place Assisted Living
Tracy Jahnel, Sterling Transportation Services
Valerie Reyes, Washington County Bank
Wendy Lakas, Casey's General Store