To ensure the continuity and future growth of your Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors is recruiting talented and community-minded volunteers to its Ambassadors’ Program.
Board member Mandy Wallace of Accounting Consultants, who chairs the Ambassadors’ Program, is stepping up recruitment efforts in order to expand the program and strengthen the Chamber as it moves forward over the next five years.
“The end goal of the Ambassadors’ Program is to ultimately move our ambassadors up to seats on the Board of Directors,” Wallace said. “During their service to the community and to the Chamber as an ambassador, our Board of Directors and the individual have the opportunity to see if they are a good fit with the organization in one of its top seats.”
Ambassadors are employees of Chamber-member businesses who represent their business and the community at such Chamber events as ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new businesses, Business After Hours and the annual dinner.
“At festival time, they are called upon to fill support roles,” Wallace said. “During Summer in the City, three of our ambassadors helped man the Zip Line: Kelli Casey of Cass County Council on Aging, Becky Grabemeyer of the City of Dowagiac and Jeff Neumann of Farm Bureau Insurance.”
“The work we do is both fun and fulfilling,” Wallace said. “Being part of a great community and being among those individuals, who are digging in and making a difference, is one of the most rewarding roles there is.”
Wallace said ambassadors do not necessarily need to be company owners or the manager. “If you have an employee on staff, who you feel would enjoy this opportunity, feel free to encourage them to contact our office at 782-8212 or myself at Accounting Consultants at 782-3957.”