The Chamber Ambassadors serve as representatives of the Chamber and goodwill ambassadors welcoming new businesses to the area and making our special events possible. Join the Washington Chamber Ambassadors and show your support for the local businesses and organizations.
Ambassadors are special people! They represent the Washington community and the surrounding area and are goodwill “ambassadors” for the local Chamber of Commerce. Ambassadors are usually the most outgoing, pro-active employees in their company. They project a positive image for the company they represent and for the Chamber. Ambassadors perform a wide variety of duties in the communities the Chamber promotes (see suggestions below), but their main function is to help promote the Chamber of Commerce and make the Chamber events successful and enjoyable for everyone!
It is an opportunity for you and your employer to be in the spotlight. The local newspaper photographs each ribbon cutting for new businesses. This gives your company publicity as a supporter of new businesses coming to the area and of your Chamber of Commerce. It is a great opportunity to have a few minutes of fun and network with other movers and shakers in the community. By volunteering at Chamber events and attending the quarterly luncheons as an Ambassador, your business is always involved and kept up to date on what is going on within the community and surrounding area. The luncheon programs are informative and helpful to you as a business person. It takes teamwork to help create jobs and bring new business to the community. By serving as an Ambassador, you are showing you are a part of that team to infuse new life into the local economy and make our Chamber and its members successful!
Chamber Ambassadors are asked to promote the Chamber in the community, help the Chamber Board and staff host special events, attend periodic ribbon cuttings for new businesses throughout the year, attend Ambassador Planning Luncheons, and attend the Alive After 5 events.
Text COMMERCE to 84483 to receive alerts from Washington Chamber Ambassadors.
Do you know of a business or organization that has an upcoming landmark, anniversary or achievement that should be noted? Let us know, email Alisha at [email protected].
2021 Chamber Ambassadors
Angela Langstraat – Hills Bank and Trust
Elainie Turner- LattaHarris, LLP
Angie Wellington – Washington State Bank
Ashley Wilson-KW Legacy Group
Bill Monroe – Washington Chamber of Commerce
Brittany Gavin – Washington State Bank
Caleb Miller- Community 1st Credit Union
Casey Peck- KCTC
Charla Howard- Elliott Realty Group
Connie Larsen- HOME Team Advantage Realtors
Diana Rich- UP Home
Erik Buchholz- Washington High School
Erin Drahota- UP Home
Fred Stark- Retired/Lion’s Club
Genie Davis- WCDC/Advanced Employment Services
Heather Marek- Elliott Realty Group
Isabella Santoro- Dodici’s Shop
Jan Stauffer- CBI Bank & Trust
Janelle Escher- Federation Bank
Janelle Johnson – Hills Bank
Jaron Rosien- Mayor of Washington
Jennifer Wharton- Hills Bank
Joe Nichols- KCII
Julie Scott- SE Iowa Union
Kaitlyn Love – US Bank
Kara Rodgers – Washington State Bank
Kelly Grout – KCTC
Kim Linnenkamp- HOME Team Advantage Realtors
Lee Iben – ActionCOACH Business Coaching
Marty Beenblossom- Jones Eden Funeral Home
Mary Audia- WEDG (Washington Economic Development Group)
Matt Bryant- SE Iowa Union
Matt Greiner- Greiner Buildings
Mekenzie Edwards – Axis Vision
Melissa Andrew-AllenMitchell, LLP
Melissa Myers- CBI Bank & Trust Company
Merrill Mason- Retired
Mike Kramme – Washington Preservation, LLC
Pat Smith- Pat Smith Holdings
Pete Bell- Bell Realty
Rhonda Reed- VTI, LLC
Rick Peoples- Peoples Capital Management
Samantha Meyer – Washington County Hospital Foundation
Sarah Grunewaldt – Main Street Washington
Shirley Brown – Don’s Jewelry & Design
Susan Wellington-Halcyon House
Tammy Burlingame-WCDC, Inc.
Terry Engelken – Washington State Bank
Tsalika Rich- Cafe Dodici