Congratulations to Danny Speten, one of our newest Ambassadors and Ambassador of the Quarter! Thank you for all you do for the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Read on to learn more about Danny: 

  1. How long have you been an Ambassador?

Danny Speten, Ambassador of the Quarter

I’ve been an Ambassador for 6 months. Yes, I’m a young Ambassador Padawan. 

  1. Who introduced you to the role?

Ron Peters was the first one to approach me about it at Greeters, and Tracy Belle met with me for coffee and introduced me to the role.

  1. What is the best part of being an Ambassador for the Chamber?

I already enjoyed attending the events and getting as involved as I often as I could. The opportunity to represent and be a face for the Chamber as an Ambassador has not only been fun, but an awesome opportunity to grow individually, professionally and connect with people throughout the community that I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to otherwise.

  1. What is one of your favorite memories as an Ambassador?

I think ribbon cuttings are awesome – I love getting to support and promote new businesses in Salem (that, and there’s usually food at the ribbon cuttings). One of my favorite memories in my 6-months as an Ambassador was being the Greeters Team Captain. We had the best team ever!

  1. How does it feel to be the Ambassador of the Quarter?

I’m honored, though I don’t feel like I did anything out of the ordinary for it. Nevertheless, I appreciate it very much and am thankful for the Chamber staff and the other Ambassadors for providing the opportunities and support for me to be involved in the community in this capacity!

  1. What is your favorite event the Chamber hosts and why?

My favorite event would probably have to be the McLaren Classic Golf Tournament. I love it because there are always familiar faces from Greeters, as well as being OUTSIDE and meeting new faces (often good connections I wouldn’t make anywhere else). Always a good time, and, once again – food. Lots of vendors provide yummy snacks.

  1. Where do you work?

I work for Summit Cleaning and Restoration! Couldn’t prouder to say it.

  1. What is the best part of your job and why?

I manage our referral partner relationships, but when it comes down to it, the best part about my job is taking care of people. Taking someone from what is potentially one of the worst times of their life (some form of disaster/damage to their home/business) and completely turning it around is what Summit Cleaning and Restoration specializes in doing. We walk with families through times of crisis, making sure they know their possessions are taken care of, but more importantly, that they’re cared for.

  1. If you could tell one thing to the people of Salem about the Chamber, what would it be?

Visit an event and check out what the Chamber is all about, get involved if you’re interested in connecting with the community, become a member if you’re interested in investing in Salem. *mic drop*

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