What is a Chamber Ambassador?
Ambassadors are a voluntary position at chamber of commerce and play an essential role in member communication and retention. Each Ambassador is charged with conveying member needs, questions and concerns to Chamber staff. Generally speaking, an ambassador would be expected to encourage member involvement. Different chambers have different guidelines and varying levels of expectations for their ambassadors.
How to utilize current Ambassadors
Whether you’re a member of the chamber or not, Chamber Ambassadors are a great resource. These people tend to be more in-the-know about the community, and can offer a member’s perspective of the chamber. Feel free to ask our current ambassadors anything.
Why be an ambassador
Being an ambassador can be a time commitment, but will benefit your business in addition to the chambers. Ambassadors receive direct access to chamber members, getting your foot in the door with a local business. Talking about the chamber is an excellent ice breaker, and the relationship you build is just that – yours. Active Ambassadors generally receive a higher level of word of mouth referrals and direct business from fellow members.
It 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 membership
The 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 existing 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 and connecting with other chamber members at events and meetings.
Originally from Cincinnati, Jessica Gentry has lived in Colorado for six years; she found her heart in Conifer. Jessica enjoys the outdoors: hiking, sand volleyball, and playing with her dog Aspen! With over 16 years of experience in the service industry, she found her calling in Real Estate so she could continue to help people when they need it, and is currently part of Keller Williams Foothills Realty. An ambassador and Chamber member allows her to meet new people, help others and give back to her community. Like the small town she grew up in, in Conifer, Jessica has that strong desire to connect with her fellow neighbors and friends to help grow an active and strong community. You might find Jessica working a few nights at Brooks Place Tavern or out on the hiking trails; either way, feel free to say Hi!
Jane Parker - Born and raised in Denver, Jane spent her summers in Steamboat Springs. The mountains always felt more like home than the city, so when her kids left for college, she escaped to the Conifer area. Riding the bus to work, Jane daydreamed of a job closer to home. In 2008 she left property management and wandered through life trying to find herself. A year later, she put the skills from her property management years to work and established The Fairy Dust Mother, LLC. Living and working in the Conifer area, Jane felt like she really belonged. Several good friends encouraged her to join The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce, where she has since met more wonderful people and fantastic volunteer opportunities; plus her little company exploded! Being an Ambassador has been a new avenue to meet fellow members.
Amie Sampson -A Colorado native, Amie was born in Denver and grew up in Pueblo. Since she was a child, she always wanted to live in a mountain community in Colorado, and in 2011 she began living her dream. Amie is a mother of eight wonderful children and a grandmother of one beautiful granddaughter. She was introduced to the Conifer Chamber in 2015 and immediately felt welcomed by the organization and its members. She is happy to be involved with the Chamber and enjoys attending the events with family. Amie currently works for City Wide Bank.
Angela Bassano - Long-time Rotarian and Conifer's unofficial mayor.
June McKenzie - A seeker of adventure, June McKenzie and her family moved to Conifer in January 2014 from San Diego, with the goal of having a better life from the hustle and bustle of the city. “Living the mountain life is like being on a permanent vacation!” June loves her community, and in 2015 began volunteering with the Conifer Chamber. In 2018, she became a member of the chamber and joined the Ambassador team. A passionate real estate agent with RE/MAX Alliance and a Certified Mountain Area Specialist, June focuses on delivering exceptional service through consent communication and guiding her clients through the complex real estate market. Whether she is volunteering, helping her clients, or out on some trail with her dog, you’ll always fine June smiling.
Ambassadors not pictured above include:
Jennifer Dougherty - Natural Advantage Wellness