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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 National City 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:

    1) Serve as a welcome committee at Chamber Events by greeting attendees

    2) 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

    1) Attend Chamber Orientation Meeting to learn about Chamber programs, resources, events, and engagement opportunities

    2) Active Chamber Member in good standing

    3) 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 Mem
    • 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 Sandy Heinly.

Many thanks to our Ambassadors

Brian Armet
Bob Bell - Destination Development Group
Rodney Bitgood - Cromwell Automotive LLC
Jerome Braga - Kontent Krew
Darlene Briggs - Cominfortainment, Inc.
Lou Brockett - A Second Chance CPR & First Aid Training LLC
Gene Chiappetta - EJC Associates
John Coughlin
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 - KeyBank N.A. Hartford
Daniel Finn - Finn Financial Solutions
Donna Gentile
Lynn Giroux - Essex Savings Bank
Kevin Harris - Edward Jones
Dan Jaskot - EMPOWER Leadership Sports and Adventure Center
Marie Leavitt - Servpro - Middletown / New Britain
Sharon Lewis - AdviCoach
Lori Lodge - Middlesex YMCA
Terresa Long - LogoRhythms, Inc.
Nicolette Martin - Nutmeg Technologies
Lauren Middleton - Forest City Marketing
Daniel Miramant - Partner Consulting
Mary Ann Perrotti - Liberty Bank
Gloria Perry - Dental Health Care

Phil Pessina - Pessina Consulting
Paul Pizzo - LandmarkArchitects
Sue Anne Podaski - Connecticut Urgent Care Centers LLC
Chip Poehnert - Liberty Bank
Calvin Price
Benjamin Raccio - People's United Bank
Eric Rodko - Community Follows the Patriot
John Seagrave - Barron Financial Group, LLP
Dan Slepski - Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC
Kelly Smith - NFP
Pamela Steele - Pamela Roose Specialty Hand Knits
Anna J. Traino - Aflac
Kevin Wilhelm - Middlesex United Way

Manny Martinez - Middlesex United Way

Jacqueline Williams - Sterling Realtors