1. How long have you been an Ambassador?
Over 10 years.
2. Who introduced you to the role?
Patti Woods, Independent Distributor for Shaklee Products.
3. What is the best part of being an Ambassador for the Chamber?
I love being able to connect with people in the Chamber. As an Ambassador, I get to connect business people who may have a need with other Chamber members that can fulfill needs. Introducing folks who don’t have a clue what the Chamber is and making sure they understand the Chamber is here to help promote their business and a thriving business community.
4. What is one of your favorite memories as an Ambassador?
Bringing in a newbie, I can’t tell you who because there have been so many, to Greeters, getting them connected and watching them grow within the organization as they get more and more confident.
5. How does it feel to be the Ambassador of the Quarter?
I feel very honored. I don’t feel deserving because there are so many other people that work just as hard as I do at promoting and being involved in the Chamber. It is a privilege to be able to do that. I feel grateful to be recognized.
6. What is your favorite event the Chamber hosts and why?
My favorite event is the First Citizen Awards Banquet because of all it embodies. It’s a night that recognizes people in Salem who work tirelessly for the city and the Chamber. I am grateful the Chamber hosts the annual event because it is so important we recognize the people that are making Salem a very special city.
7. Where do you work?
Salem Aviation and Fueling.
8. What is the best part of your job and why?
The best part of what my job is I get to tell people about Salem. When people fly in from all over America for meetings or other business, they don’t usually know about Salem so I get to introduce the city to them.
9. If you could tell one thing to the people of Salem about the Chamber, what would it be?
It’s the most important and least heard of organization in the city. The Chamber is working on your businesses’ behalf, behind the scenes. Many don’t realize how much the Chamber is doing to help businesses do what they do in a thriving economy. The Chamber cares about the city, it’s atmosphere, the people and the businesses in it that all work together to make Salem the best it can be.