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  • Thank you for your interest in the Ambassador Program of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.  This page contains important information on the Ambassador Program, such as the purpose of the committee, roles and responsibilities of an Ambassador and how to serve as an Official Chamber Ambassador. 

    What is an Ambassador?

    The primary mission of The Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors program is the retention of existing Chamber Members, enlistment of new members, and to serve as goodwill representatives of the chamber at a variety of functions. This energetic group helps maintain contact with other Chamber members while promoting the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and its purpose.  Ambassadors attend Chamber functions and serve as “meeters” and greeters at Chamber events such as  Business After Hours, Coffee & Connections, ribbon cuttings and grand openings, and other Chamber events.

    Who can serve as an Ambassador?
    Interested Chamber members should be willing to become actively involved with various events and committees of the Chamber. Only with this kind of commitment can the group achieve its goals and maintain its standard of excellence and service to the Chamber. Your involvement as an Ambassador is a volunteer representing the Chamber to the business and professional community.

    Ambassador Mission
    To encourage interaction and involvement of all Chamber members with special attention given to the welcoming of new members; to act as a public relations representative at Chamber functions.
    The responsibilities of the Ambassador include participation in a variety of programs, projects and activities, including:

    • Promotion of the value of Chamber membership within the community
    • Active recruitment of new members and retention of existing members
    • Regular attendance at Chamber functions including ribbon cuttings, chamber after hours events and annual events  
    • Support at Chamber functions as an official greeter, goodbye-host or crowd-host
    • Yearly contact of membership to obtain updated contact information for Chamber database
    • Assistance in the promotion of Chamber activities and events to the community
    • Serving as a source of information on chamber programs, products, services and events
    • Regular attendance of Chamber Ambassador meetings

    Benefits of being a Chamber Ambassador:  

    • Develop new business contacts in the Blair Area while increasing the community-wide recognition for themselves and their companies 
    • Ambassadors learn new skills by working side by side with other talented professionals who work within the Blair Area 
    • Opportunity to connect one-on-one with new and existing Chamber members  
    • Increased name and face recognition 
    • Increased referral opportunities through other Ambassadors and one-on-one contact with members
    • Opportunity to meet local business and community leaders
    • Exclusive name-tags identifying themselves as Chamber Ambassadors

    Serving as an Ambassador provides you with a greater level of visibility and promotion than standard Chamber membership.  As an Ambassador of the Chamber you will receive recognition throughout the year in a variety of different ways:

    - Listing on the Ambassador page of the Chamber's website
    - Introduction and recognition at Chamber events at which you volunteer
    - Recognition at the Annual Chamber Banquet
    - Official Washington County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador name badge




    Jane Van Horn, Camp Fontanelle- Ambassador Chair

    Aaron Hill, Prairie Star Botanicals

    Aaron Matson, Cargill

    Ashley Kult, Two Rivers Bank

    Alissa Goodman, Rachel Truhlsen Estate Planning & Elder Care

    Autumn Austin, Hansen Chiropractic Wellness Center

    Dr. Becky Heller, Blair Chiropractic Centre

    Brooke Boswell, Country Bible Church

    Dinah Davison, Washington County Bank Fort Calhoun Branch

    Emily Anderson, Chamber Volunteer

    Hannah Coufal, Two Rivers Bank


    Holly Cooley, Edward Jones, Don Sorensen Financial Advisor


    Jenna Morris, Autumn Pointe 


    Julie Carnicom, Lincoln Federal Savings Bank


    Julie Hayes, NP Dodge


    Kasey Scott, McKinnis, Inc. 


    Kim Beam, H & R Block


    Kim Rasmussen, Woodhouse Auto Family 


    Maggie Smith, Cargill


    Melanie Kaeding, NP Dodge


    Nikki O'Neil, Cargill


    Noelle Konsbruck, Corbion


    Samantha Vangi, Edward W. Schroeder, PC, CPA


    Tara Cowley, Great Plains Communications


    Toni Slatten-Heng, Carter Place Assisted Living


    Tracy Jahnel, Sterling Transportation Services


    Valerie Reyes, Washington County Bank


    Wendy Lakas, Casey's General Store