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Chamber Ambassadors Program

Ambassadors are highly visible, prestigious volunteers who serve as the Chamber’s primary liaison to new Chamber members. Considered the goodwill arm of the Chamber, the Ambassador Committee plays an essential role in member communication and retention, and each Ambassador is charged with conveying member needs, questions and concerns to Chamber staff, keeping our Chamber in line with our members’ desires. Upon their appointment, each Ambassador makes a commitment to build lasting relationships with the Chamber membership, particularly new members, in order to build a loyal committed membership base that will continue to support, participate in and invest in the Chamber.

Program Mission

It is the mission of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Program 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

Who are the Chamber Ambassadors?

The Ambassador Program consists of volunteers from the Chamber Membership who donate their time to assist the Chamber in various activities. Activities include:

  • Serve as a welcome committee at Chamber Events by greeting attendees
  • Attend ribbon cutting ceremonies, grand openings, and special events.

Ambassadors serve a term of one calendar year. Ambassadors can continue to serve after the one-year term if agreed upon by the Ambassador and the Chamber.

Ambassador Requirements

  • Attend Chamber Orientation Meeting to learn about Chamber programs, resources, events, and engagement opportunities
  •  Active Chamber Member in good standing
  • Be the eyes and the ears in your area

Program Benefits for the Ambassadors

  • Increased name and face recognition
  • Increased networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to connect one-to-one with new and existing Chamber Members
  • Gain an insiders perspective of the local business community
  • Opportunity to meet local business and community leaders
  • Chance to help the community and show community pride
  • Recognition via "Ambassador of the year" and "Ambassador Spotlights"

Program Benefits for the Chamber

  • Increased visibility within the community
  • Better understanding of membership needs
  • More involvement of existing Chamber Members
  • Ability to manage more effectively
  • Increased recruitment opportunities
  • Member retention

Program Benefits for the Membership

  • Increased access to points of contact who can provide assistance and answer questions
  • More frequent Chamber communication
  • Potential for increased referrals
  • Members will feel more connected to the Chamber

For more information, please contact Cathy Duncan

Or please contact our Chair - Lori Lodge - MARC

Many thanks to our Ambassadors

Brian Armet

Rodney Bitgood - Cromwell Automotive LLC

Darlene Briggs - Cominfortainment, Inc.

Lou Brockett - A Second Chance CPR & First Aid Training LLC

Steven Crabtree - The River Suite Wealth Partners

Bill Currlin - Elks-BPOE-Lodge # 771

Cathy Duncan - Middlesex County Chamber Of Commerce

Andrea Fassler - Middlesex Chamber Ambassador Coordinator

Dante Fazzina

Daniel Finn - Finn Financial Solutions
Lynn Giroux - Essex Savings Bank
Kevin Harris - Edward Jones

Valerie Lazzari - A&A Offices Systems - A UBEO Company
Marie Leavitt - Servpro - Middletown / New Britain
Sharon Lewis - AdviCoach
Terresa Long - LogoRhythms, Inc.
Manny Martinez - Middlesex United Way
Lauren Middleton - Forest City Marketing

Duncan Olaechea - Middlesex Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Ann Pellegrini - Edward Jones
Gloria Perry - Dental Health Care
Phil Pessina - Pessina Consulting
Calvin Price
Al Santostefano
Dan Slepski - Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC
Pamela Steele - Pamela Roose Specialty Hand Knits
Anna J. Traino - Aflac