AMBASSADOR CHAIR: Barb Berman
AMBASSADOR CO-CHAIR: Michelle Bowman
CO-CHAIR: Pat Casazza, Broadmoor Agency, Inc.
CO-CHAIR: MaryJo Hare, Servpro of Rockford
STAFF LIAISON: Sue Boyer, Rockford Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Club is the volunteer arm of the Chamber. Wearing traditional red blazers or attire, our Ambassadors serve as mentors to new members, and are active at grand openings, ribbon cuttings, open houses and Chamber events. Ambassadors help ensure members obtain value from their membership by keeping them updated and involved and by encouraging active participation in the Chamber.
Click here for a list of Current Rockford Chamber Ambassadors
The mission of the Ambassadors Club is to foster membership engagement and retention in Chamber programs, services and events by increasing awareness of Chamber benefits.
- Support and actively participate in the goals and action plans established by the Board of Directors
- Welcome and involve existing members through participation in Chamber sponsored events
- Assist in retention of Chamber Members through hosting and mentoring of new Members
- Recruit new Chamber Members
- Serve as host at Ribbon Cuttings, Good Morning Rockford!, Business After Hours and Grand Openings in coordination with the sponsors
Ambassadors are afforded many Chamber privileges, including:
- Professional networking opportunities
- Exposure on the Chamber's website through the Ambassadors' committee roster
- Volunteer experience and credibility
Ambassadors represent the Chamber and must be Chamber members. They are willing to communicate with assigned members (usually 1 or 2 per month), interact with members at Chamber events, and help at ribbon cuttings, grand openings and other events.
Become An Ambassador:
The Ambassadors meet the second Thursday of every month from 11:45 – 1:00 pm at various member locations. The Ambassadors discuss Chamber business, networking events, Ribbon Cuttings and new Member development/retention. Speakers are scheduled for various meetings.
Click here to download a Rockford Chamber Ambassador Application Form
For more information, please contact Sue Boyer at 815-316-4315
"Being a Chamber Ambassador has given me the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of Chamber members in all areas of business.
Watching a new business open their doors, or another re-establishing themselves with a new look or new location, whatever the case, it is always great to be there to wish them well! Their success is good for all of us!
Having spent most of my life in Rockford, being a Chamber Ambassador is a great way to inspire others to find the good in the community, be part of the "pulse" of the business community, while encouraging them to take advantage of the services and relationships that membership in the Chamber has to offer."
Karen L. Keller
Professional Graphics Inc.
"I have enjoyed being a Chamber Ambassador twice. During the 90's when I was fortunate to be chairman of the group and now again the last couple of years. It is amazing and pleasing to see how the Ambassadors and the Chamber have grown during those years in both their commitment and the opportunities they offer to the Rockford business community.
Being an Ambassador gives me the opportunity to network and to meet new people,which includes learning about new businesses in Rockford and existing ones that you may be unfamiliar with, to participate and assist in many wonderful events, to help promote the Chamber and Rockford throughout the community, and to have fun. Rockford is very fortunate to have a Chamber of this caliber and a Chamber staff willing to assist their members in any way they can."
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