The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors represent one of the most important volunteer groups within the Chamber. As an Ambassador you will be responsible for assisting in maintaining open lines of communication between the Chamber and its Members.
The purpose of the Ambassadors program is to promote general membership services and enhance goodwill for the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce in the community; to assist in the recruitment of new members through personal contacts, membership involvement, and to encourage involvement, awareness and maximum member retention
The objective of the Ambassadors is to have fun and be the public relations arm of the Chamber. They accomplish this objective by providing assistance to new members and guests, and attending existing members’ functions.
Ambassador events/activities include:
- Ribbon cuttings
- Grand Openings
- Chamber events, such as Business After Hours, Eggs & Issues, Golf Tournament, Annual Dinner
- New Member orientation
- Member Expo
- Special events
QUALITIES OF AN AMBASSADOR
Ambassadors are carefully selected and as a result, the group is comprised of highly respected individuals. They have an outgoing personality, possess good organizational skills, are dependable and honest, believe in and support the efforts of the Chamber, are socialble, strong contributors to the group who enjoy spending time with other professionals and are able to balance the necessary time commitment of the program.
BENEFITS OF AN AMBASSADOR
Heighten your visibility within the NRV Business community with face to face networking opportunities and valuable business leads.
Excellent resume builder by gaining additional experience in applying management principals, such as interviewing, and customer relations.
Invitations to attend exclusive Chamber and affiliated events.
Opportunities for high-level recognition withing the local community while building lasting relationships and friendships.
Get an insiders view of what’s going on at the Chamber and the region.
Recognition in the Chamber newsletter and on the website.
Scott Fenton, Wyatt Insurance (2013 Chairman)
Valerie Lee, Cumulus Media (2013 Vice-Chairman)
Annie Harvey, Amercian Red Cross
April Amodeo, Amodeo Photography
Carrie Boucher, Body Balance Spa
Christine Lewis, Shared Success
Cindy Rollison, Cumulus Media (2012 Chair)
Dawn Bryant, Bank of Floyd
Deborah Lovelace, Good Samaritan Hospice
Emily Wilkinson, Blacksburg Country Club
Jane Rorrer, Virginia Tech Career Services
Jill Darlington Smith, Darlington Smith Graphics
John Tutle, Servpro of Montgomery & Pulaski Counties
Jonathan Rosche, Edward Jones Investments
Julie Wiley, Cumulus Media
Karie Geiss, United Way of Montgomery, Floyd & Radford
Katie Monroe, nTelos Wireless
Lea Wall, Holiday Inn University
Libby Mansfield, Holiday Inn NRV Mall
Mark Taylor, Master Taylor Entertainment
Marie Rorrer, First Bank & Trust Company (2012 Vice Chair)
Matthew Marry, Tuck Chiropractic Clinic
Rick Anuszkiawicz, Ewing Cabinet
Tom Bernard, Blue Ridge Disposal & Recycling
If you are interested in becoming a Chamber Ambassador, or need more information, contact us at 540.382.3020. Then simply print and complete the Ambassador Application, and fax it back to 540.552.2639. The Board of Directors will meet and you will be notified within two weeks of your application status.