Program MissionIt is the mission of the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team to promote member commitment and retention by:• Raising awareness of Chamber activities and benefits
• Informing and involving new Chamber members to promote strong continuing membership
• Encouraging meaningful and beneficial participation in the Chamber's programs
• Serving as a liaison between the Chamber staff and membershipThe Ambassador Program consists of volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time to assist the Chamber in various activities.
Who May Participate:
Any member in good standing
Must be a member of the chamber for at least 6 months
There may be multiple members from the same company or organization
You must complete and submit a written application
Attend monthly Ambassador Meeting - currently meeting the 4th Tuesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Attend monthly Ribbon Cuttings
Help with greeting, registration and set up/teardown at monthly Membership Meeting and After Hours Mixers
Help with Special Events
Contact new and exsisting Chamber members by phone or face-to-face visits
If you are interested in serving as a Chamber Ambassador? Please contact the Chamber office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-838-5711.
Our current Ambassador Team includes:
Julie Dikken is the publishing Mom of Evergreen, Bailey, and Conifer Macaroni Kid, the invaluable free community resource for families in our area. Julie grew up in Evergreen, and along with her husband is raising her kids in the Bailey area as well as running her successful website and weekly newsletter to help families make the most out of the beautiful community we live and play in. Julie joined the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce in 2014 and has been an active member ever since. She enjoys volunteering as an ambassador, sitting on various committees andconnecting with other chamber members at events and meetings.
Chrisy Boldra, a native to Arizona, and her husband Matt went looking for a better place to raise their family and Conifer was it. They left Arizona and moved to Conifer in 2007. Chrisy a RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) for 17 years and loves to make patient’s smiles healthy and bright. Chrisy saw the lack of care in the standard dental office due to time restraints and her passion for taking care of people lead Chrisy to open Healthy Smiles Hygiene where patient comfort is of the upmost importance. She finds it is the little details that matter in making patients comfortable in her office from whether it is using warm water, having a blanket for patients to wrap up in or the use of essential oils. Chrisy joined the Chamber in 2015 before she opened her dental hygiene practice to get to know the Conifer community better. The closeness of the chamber lead Chrisy to be a chamber ambassador where she can help others get to know the community. Chrisy is proud to call Conifer her home and raise her 2 children here.
Lauren Drabble came to the Conifer area in 2011 and joined the chamber in 2015--Mel--is that right? We started together!
At her first breakfast meeting she luckily sat with the brand new Melanie Swearengin and the rest is history. Lauren became an Ambassador after joining the Christmas Parade Committee and subsequently dragging her husband to be on the committee too. Finding that just general membership through Intermountain Humane Society wasn't enough for her the event committee was the gateway drug that led to Ambassadorship.
Lauren tells everyone that being in the chamber has been the best thing for her personally and for IMHS. "I get to know everyone and do all the fun stuff by being an Ambassador."
Karen Heydman - A native in spirit only, I’ve made my home in Colorado since 4th grade and have had the great fortune of living in our mountain community since 1991. I survived 20 years of commuting to downtown Denver, thanks in large part to RTD’s commitment to our community, and I now have the even greater fortune of working up here as well. As a Realtor in our area it has been my pleasure to meet lots of interesting local people, but I never feel quite as much a part of our community as I do when working with the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce to put on one of the many fun (and sometimes quirky) events they produce yearly. Look for me at an event or at the grocery store - I turn up everywhere and I love to meet new people, so please introduce yourself!
Jane Parker -Born and raised in Denver, I spent my summers in Steamboat Springs Colorado. The mountains always felt more like home than the city so when our kids left for college we escaped to the Conifer area. I’d daydream as I rode the bus to work of a job closer to home. In 2008 I left property management and wandered through life trying to find myself. In 2009 I put the skills from my property management years to work and created The Fairy Dust Mother, LLC. Living and working in the Conifer area I felt like I really belonged. Several good friends encouraged me to join The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce, my life has been full of wonderful people, fantastic volunteer events plus my little company exploded! Being an Ambassador is new avenue for me to meet fellow members.
Amie Sampson - I am a Colorado Native who was born in Denver and grew up in Pueblo. Ever since I was a child I have always wanted to live in a mountaincommunity in Colorado and since 2011 I have gotten to live my dream. I am a mother of 8 wonderful children and a grandmother of 1 beautiful granddaughter. I started working for Community Banks of Colorado in June of 2015 and that is when I was introduced to the Conifer Chamber. I felt very welcomed by the wonderful people who make up the Chamber. I am happy to be involved with the Chamber and I enjoy attending the events with my family.
Angela Bassano - Long-time Rotarian and Conifer's unofficial mayor.