What is an Ambassador?

The primary mission of The Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors program is the retention of existing Chamber Members, enlistment of new members, and to serve as goodwill representatives of the chamber at a variety of functions. This energetic group helps maintain contact with other Chamber members while promoting the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and its purpose. Ambassadors attend Chamber functions and serve as “meeters and greeters” at Chamber events such as Business After Hours, Coffee & Connections, ribbon cuttings and grand openings, and other Chamber events.

Who can serve as an Ambassador?

Interested Chamber members should be willing to become actively involved with various events and committees of the Chamber. Only with this kind of commitment can the group achieve its goals and maintain its standard of excellence and service to the Chamber. Your involvement as an Ambassador is a volunteer representing the Chamber to the business and professional community.

Ambassador Mission

To encourage interaction and involvement of all Chamber members with special attention given to the welcoming of new members; to act as a public relations representative at Chamber functions.


The responsibilities of the Ambassador include participation in a variety of programs, projects and activities, including:

  • Promotion of the value of Chamber membership within the community
  • Active recruitment of new members and retention of existing members
  • Regular attendance at Chamber functions including ribbon cuttings, chamber after hours events and annual events
  • Support at Chamber functions as an official greeter, goodbye-host or crowd-host
  • Yearly contact of membership to obtain updated contact information for Chamber database
  • Assistance in the promotion of Chamber activities and events to the community
  • Serving as a source of information on chamber programs, products, services and events
  • Regular attendance of Chamber Ambassador meetings

Benefits of being a Chamber Ambassador

  • Develop new business contacts in Washington County while increasing the community-wide recognition for themselves and their companies
  • Ambassadors learn new skills by working side by side with other talented professionals who work within the Area
  • Opportunity to connect one-on-one with new and existing Chamber members
  • Increased name and face recognition
  • Increased referral opportunities through other Ambassadors and one-on-one contact with members
  • Opportunity to meet local business and community leaders
  • Exclusive name-tags identifying themselves as Chamber Ambassadors


Serving as an Ambassador provides you with a greater level of visibility and promotion than standard Chamber membership. As an Ambassador of the Chamber you will receive recognition throughout the year in a variety of different ways:

  • Listing on the Ambassador page of the Chamber’s website
  • Introduction and recognition at Chamber events at which you volunteer
  • Recognition at the Annual Chamber BanquetOfficial Washington County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador name badge


  • Amy Zimmer, Memorial Community Hospital & Health System
  • Beth Holdridge, St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church
  • Brenda Soltesz, NAPA
  • Caitlin Marcano, Cobalt Credit Union
  • Dr. Becky Heller, Blair Chiropractic Centre
  • Dr. Brock Lewis, Family Dental Center of Blair
  • Brooke Boswell, Reach Church
  • Dinah Davison, Washington County Bank Fort Calhoun Branch
  • Holly Cooley, Edward Jones, Don Sorensen Financial Advisor
  • Julie Hayes, NP Dodge
  • Kasey Scott, McKinnis, Inc.
  • Kim Beam, H & R Block
  • Kim Rasmussen, Woodhouse Auto Family
  • Lexi Kuhr, Cargill
  • Linda Shada, Cardinal Insurance
  • Lisa Kelly, Blair Blue Community Transportation
  • Maggie Smith, Cargill
  • Melanie Kaeding, NP Dodge
  • Monica Hirchert, Olsen Auto Service
  • Nichole Erickson, Washington County Bank
  • Nicole Dabbs, PSC
  • Nikki O’Neil, Schmidt Monument
  • Noelle Konsbruck, Corbion
  • Paul Swanson, Enterprise Media Group
  • Samantha Vangi, Edward W. Schroeder, PC, CPA
  • Tara Cowley, Great Plains Communications
  • Valerie Reyes, Washington County Bank
  • Wendy Lakas, Casey’s General Store