Ambassador Program

The Ambassadors represent the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry and provide an additional means of communication among Chamber Members, Staff, Board of Directors, and the Community.

The meeting schedule is the 2nd Friday of every month from 9am to 10:30am in the Sugar Grove Township Community Building at 141 Main Street. Please check the calendar on the website as time and/or location are subject to change.

Primary Functions:
Retention of members
Recruitment of new members
Assistance at events
Public relations to other chambers

Primary Objective:

Official public relations representative with the objective of enhancing the positive image of the chamber.

Mission Statement:

As Ambassadors of the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce, we pledge to perform the following duties associated with this position:

Maintain a positive image of the Chamber
Actively mentor new Chamber Members by personally visiting their business, learning about their business, their reasons for joining the Chamber, and what they expect from their membership
Provide feedback from discussions with new members to the Board of Directors and Chamber Director in order to understand and meet member expectations
Encourage members to actively engage in networking activities, committee membership, and volunteering at various events to help them promote and grow their business
Provide support for new members, helping them become a part of the Chamber family through support and mentoring in order to gain confidence in their membership
Support the overall growth of the Chamber through providing personalized support and encouragement
Attend monthly meetings, ribbon cuttings, and new member receptions

Ambassador Benefits:

Unsurpassed business contacts and networking opportunities
Ability to promote your product(s) and service(s), increased exposure to the Chamber and its many initiatives
Increased visibility at Chamber functions and events
Recognition for yourself and your organization in the business community on the Chamber website and other Chamber publications

Requirements:

Good communication skills, be comfortable in initiation of open and honest dialog is a must
A genuine appreciation and understanding of the Chamber’s mission, vision, and core strategies
Ambassador’s company must be in good standing with the Chamber and the Ambassador should maintain professional conduct at all Chamber functions o Minimum of one year of membership required to become an Ambassador
Meet monthly – cannot miss more than 3 consecutive meetings without a valid excuse
One year commitment to be an Ambassador
Expect to spend 3-4 hours per month fulfilling expectations

Awards and Recognition

An ambassador of the year will be honored at the Chamber Annual Meeting with a plaque to display at their place of business. We will also recognize an Ambassador for their volunteer efforts on a quarterly basis – announcing it at our monthly luncheon.

Star Program
• Throughout the year there will be friendly competition between the Ambassadors
       • Earn Stars/Points for performing specific tasks

Chamber Ambassadors Leadership Structure:

Chair and Co-Chair both serve as liaisons to the Board of Directors – working with the board regarding the direction of the committee

Chair – Serve a one-year term

Presides over meetings
Coordinates meeting’s agenda
Identify ways the Chamber can improve services and offerings for a more valuable member experience

Co-Chair – Serve a one- year term

Takes and publishes notes for all meetings
Helps Coordinate meeting’s agenda items

Ambassador Responsibilities:

Membership Retention o Personal Visits
New Member Recruitment o Personal Visits