Ambassadors

Mission Statement: Ambassadors promote goodwill and communicate the mission of the River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau (Chamber) to new and existing members; encourage all members to get involved with the Chamber; and support Chamber membership and staff.

Statement of Purpose: The Ambassadors Club is the public relations group of the Chamber. The Ambassador Club has three main objectives:
  1. Welcome new businesses to the community.
  2. Visit and mentor existing members.
  3. Act as the official host group for the chamber.

Meetings: Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12:00 pm at different locations, followed by two current member site visits.

Functions:
  • Ribbon Cuttings/Business Visits. As part of the monthly Ambassador meeting, the Ambassadors visit two current Chamber members each month.
  • Mentoring/Recruiting Members. The Ambassadors also play an important role in the annual delivery of Membership Directories, as well as playing a key role in mentoring of members year-round. Mentoring also provides a great networking opportunity to Ambassadors. Ambassadors also encourage and welcome potential new members. Each member should make a point to, whenever possible, stop in at new business or other businesses that have been visited to encourage.
  • Chamber Support. The Chamber is a volunteer-driven organization, so Ambassadors are often called upon to support various Chamber committee, event or functions as able.

Chair: Monica Steiner, Steiner Plumbing and Heating

Chamber Staff Liaison: Maranda Mahr

Members:
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Sub-Committees:
  • Ambassador Annual Golf Outing. This annual event started in 1999 and has improved each year. The Golf Outing is coordinated by an Ambassador sub-committee, and supported by the entire committee. This event offers the local businesses networking and sponsorship opportunities.
  • New Member Committee. As new businesses are established, Ambassadors are encouraged to welcome them as potential new members. Welcome New Business Bags are available at the Chamber office to be picked up and delivered as part of the initial meet and greet. This committee also coordinates the mentoring program and distribution of Membership Directories.
  • Business After Hours. A great way to meet other business members from the community! Ambassadors take care of volunteering at Business After Hours. An Ambassador subcommittee plans these events that take place four or five times a year.

Ambassador Handbook