What is a Chamber Ambassador?
Chamber Ambassadors are individuals who represent and promote a Chamber of Commerce in their community while promoting their own business to other companies.
Through active participation in the South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce Program, Ambassadors will develop new business contacts in the South Belt-Ellington area while increasing the community-wide recognition for themselves and their companies.
The South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce Ambassador program goals are
- The retention of existing Chamber Members
- Recruitment of new members
- Serving as representatives of The Chamber at various functions
This energetic group
- Builds powerful relationships within the business community
- Reaches out to existing Chamber members to ensure that their membership is being fully utilized
- Welcomes new businesses and individuals to the South Belt-Ellington area
- Actively pursues new memberships on behalf of our Chamber
- Contacts businesses that have joined or are considering joining our Chamber
- Helps maintain contact with other Chamber members while promoting our Chamber and its purpose
- Attends Chamber functions and networking events
As leaders in the business community, Ambassadors find their volunteer experience rewarding by growing professionally and personally through relationship building within the community. Becoming an Ambassador is one of the first steps you can take to become more involved in the Chamber.
As an Ambassador you will receive
- Greater visibility for your business.
- Opportunities to interact with new businesses in the SBE community
- Greater opportunity for direct input to the SBE Chamber of Commerce.
- Exclusive opportunities and priority invitations to community activities and events
- Lasting business relationships and friendships
- Leadership and volunteer opportunities within the Chamber and community
Ambassador Duties & Responsibilities
- Represent the Chamber in a professional, positive, and ethical manner at all Chamber events and functions
- Assist the Chamber in recruiting and retaining partners by contacting and encouraging their active participation on committees and at events.
- Be a Chamber member in good standing
- Actively participate in the Chamber and the community maintaining knowledge of Chamber programs and events
- Attend Ambassador Meetings to be informed about Chamber business, reviewing the event calendar, and attending to other Chamber needs
- Attend a minimum of 20 Chamber events per year (this equates to less than 2 events per month) including ribbon cuttings, after hours, orientations, luncheons, etc.
- Ambassadors will not commit the Chamber to any expenditure, issue public statements, act as an official spokesperson on public policy issues, or commit to any new programs without prior discussion or approval
Ambassadors provide an essential service to the Chamber membership and staff. In appreciation for their work, Ambassadors are rewarded with recognition based on a point system for participation.
- Points will begin accumulating in January of each year
- Each quarter an Ambassador of the Quarter will be awarded
- The Ambassador earning the most points for each quarter will be recognized
- Ambassador of the Quarter will be recognized at an Ambassador Meeting
- Annually an Ambassador of the Year will be awarded
- The Ambassador earning the most points for the previous calendar year will be recognized
- Ambassador of the Year will be awarded at the annual spring banquet
Points will be awarded for participation as follows:
Attendance at Chamber functions
- Ambassador Meeting – 1 point
- Ribbon Cutting – 2 points
- Volunteer Opportunity – 2 points
- Special Event – 3 points
- Direct Contact with businesses
- Member Retention Visit – 4 points
- New Member Application – 10 points
Social Media Posts
- Facebook – 1 point
- Twitter – 1 point
- Linked In – 1 point
Ambassadors are responsible for tracking their points and monthly providing them to the Chair of the Ambassador Program.
Contact us today to learn more about how you can promote your business through the South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce.