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 us at [email protected].
2023 Chamber Ambassadors
Kara Booth – Washington State Bank
Stacy Reese-Greiner Buildings
Alisha Davis – Halcyon House
Andy Miller – Iowa State University Extension & Outreach
Angela Langstraat – Hills Bank and Trust
Angie Wellington – Washington State Bank
Casey Peck- KCTC
Charla Howard- HOMEgirl Realty
Connie Larsen – ReMAX Affiliates
Deanna McCusker – City of Washington
Elainie Turner- LattaHarris, LLP
Erik Buchholz- Washington Midle School
Fred Stark- Retired/Lion’s Club
Genie Davis- WCDC/Advanced Employment Services
Heather Marek- HOMEgirl Realty
Isabella Santoro- Dodici’s Shop
Jan Stauffer- CBI Bank & Trust
Janelle Escher- Federation Bank
Janelle Johnson – Hills Bank
Jennifer Wharton- Hertz Appraisal Services
Joe Nichols- KCII
John Woodward – Washington County Hospital & Clinics
Julie Scott- SE Iowa Union
Kelly Shalla – KCTC
Lee Iben – ActionCOACH Business Coaching
Marty Beenblossom- Jones Eden Funeral Home
Mary Audia- WEDG (Washington Economic Development Group)
Matt Bryant – SE Iowa Union
Melanie Mueller – Community 1st Credit Union
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- Retired
Rhonda Reed- VTI, LLC
Samantha Meyer – Main Street Washington
Shirley Brown – Don’s Jewelry & Design
Tammy Burlingame –WCDC, Inc.
Terry Engelken – Washington State Bank