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  • Chamber FAQ: How and Why to Become a Chamber Ambassador

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    WHAT IS AN AMBASSADOR?
    Ambassadors are an exclusive group of volunteers who work for Chamber member organizations, believe in the Chamber’s mission, support their community and provide assistance for many of the Chamber’s activities and events. Ambassadors have an opportunity to not only represent and promote the Chamber, but to connect and engage with other members, local elected officials and key business stakeholders, while also promoting their own business at various Chamber events.
     
    Q: Why Should I Become a Chamber Ambassador (and How)?
    A: Being a Chamber Ambassador provides fabulous networking opportunities and offers multiple benefits for you and your business, but it’s also a great way to get more involved in your city and region while assisting the Chamber in its mission, initiatives and events.
     
    7 GREAT BENEFITS
    1. The opportunity to make valuable contacts with business leaders throughout the Montgomery area and the River Region.
    2. Recognition at Chamber events, Board meetings and in Chamber publications.
    3. Networking opportunities with representatives from a wide variety of businesses and organizations.
    4. Recognition among peers as a community leader, both individually and for the business or organization you represent.
    5. An opportunity to work “behind the scenes” on behalf of the Chamber at important events and activities that define the future of Montgomery and the River Region.
    6. Learning more about the growth and development of Montgomery and the River Region.
    7. Personal satisfaction, plus the opportunity to meet new people and make new connections and friends.
     
    Ambassador Requirements:
    • A $75 annual Ambassador Committee fee, which is non-refundable and must accompany your application.
    • The term of an Ambassador is one calendar year from February to January.
    • Your firm or business must be a Chamber member and in good standing.
    Ambassador Events & Occasions:
    • Mandatory Ambassador Orientation
    • Quarterly Meetings
    • Scheduled Monthly Networking Events (60-Minute Coffees and Business After Hours)
    • Ribbon Cuttings
    LOOKIN’ GOOD
    Ambassadors are required to dress in business attire at all events and Chamber-provided name badges must be worn.
     
    WHAT THEY SAY:
    Check out what Chamber Ambassador Carson Howe, Operations Manager, The Vance Law Firm, has to say about the program.
     
    What have you gained by being an Ambassador?
    The ability to network with people I have known for years and people who I have just met. Knowing the “dos and don’ts” of networking can be difficult, and I’m still learning every month at the Chamber events, but putting into practice the tips and tricks I have learned from some of the speakers at the Ambassador Quarterly Meetings has truly been beneficial.
     
    Would you recommend being an Ambassador?
    I probably recommend the Ambassador Program to others more than I seek out new business. I feel that if I can be helpful to others who are looking to network and grow their business, they will remember that I was the one to suggest to them that the Ambassador Program is a wonderful way to meet all kinds of contacts and amazing people.
     
    MEET THE STAFF:
    Lynn Norton, Senior Manager, Member & Investor Relations
    334-240-9431
    lnorton@montgomerychamber.com
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