Chamber Ambassadors


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 Meeting
  • Member Orientations
  • Business Expo
  • Special events


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 sociable, strong contributors to the group who enjoy spending time with other professionals and are able to balance the necessary time commitment of the program.


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.



2018 AMBASSADORSece   

Chris Eads, Brown Insurance (2018 Co-Chair)

Samantha Livesay, Community Housing Partners (2018 Co-Chair)

Justin Ashwell, PRIME Factory

John Coleman, CrossPointe Conference Center

Kyle Davies, Holiday Inn Express Blacksburg

Joe Furrow, Rockingham Insurance

Shannon Hammons, Warm Hearth Village

Maren Helfrich, Blacksburg Country Club

Conner Jackson, State Farm Insurance – Eric Johnsen

Deborah Lovelace, Good Samaritan Hospice

Kelly Queijo, Smart College Visit

Leland Shelton, The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center

Kevin Siegel, The UPS Store

Josh Smith, Ameriprise Financial – Radford

Melissa Stockwell-Gregson, Community Health Center of the NRV

Whitney Stokes – Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Terry Vangelos, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Townside


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 email it to


Ambassador meeting

New River Bank RIbbon Cutting