Chamber Ambassador Committee
The purpose of the Ambassadors is to serve as a catalyst between the Chamber, its functions, its staff, members and the general public, to promote and develop new membership and help to create an acceptable atmosphere in which business can effectively network.
Ambassadors act as Chamber volunteers who assist Chamber staff at all Chamber programs and events. Annually, this committee recognizes a local firm or organization for improvements to their building facade or new construction, thereby enhancing the image of their organization and the community. This award is called the Brick Award. Any Chamber member can be nominated for this award given every year at the Annual Meeting in January.
The Albert Earle Ambassador of the Year award is named after a long time Ambassador Albert Earle and his dedication to the Chamber’s success and the Jackson community. Each year the Ambassador Committee chooses one of its own to receive this award.
Past Albert Earle Ambassador of the Year
2018 Tammie Furgason - Comerica Bank
2017 Adriene Davis - Home of New Vision
2016 Beth James - Willis & Machnik Financial Services
2015 Jenifer Robinson - Flagstar Bank
2014 Gregory Bentle - Spring Arbor University
2013 Christie Hale - Best One Tire
2012 Taryn Smith - Advertising Solutions TODAY!
2011 Terri Papiersky - South Central Credit Union
2010 Freddie Dancy - Dancy's Fancy Butter
2009 Dr. Michelle Shields - Jackson College
2008 Susan Franck - Jackson Candy & Fudge Factory
2007 Jamie Hill
2006 Tim Bair - Consumer's Energy
2005 Camille Soles - American 1 Credit Union
2004 Erin DuBois - GreenStone Farm Credit Services
2003 Deanna Leicht - Innovative Financial Strategies
2002 Beth Philo - American Red Cross and Kiwanis Club of Jackson
2001 Mollie Bolton - Edwards Jones Investments - Timothy Hubbard
2000 Debbie Eccleton - Allegiance Health
They also assist in ribbon cutting ceremonies for all grand openings, new businesses, re-openings, groundbreakings, and renovations.
The Ambassador Committee meets at noon on the first Friday of every month.
Annual Ambassador Sponsorship Opportunities
These funds will help to cover the cost of sending interested Jackson Ambassadors to the Annual Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals Conference, where they will be able to network and learn from other Ambassadors around the state. Registration is $110 per person plus hotel and gas,
Ambassador vests, name badges and more.
Annual Ambassador Enrollment - How can YOU become an Ambassador?
It is once a year in October. We do have a maximum of 20 Ambassadors. See list to the right.
Click here for guidelines
Click here for Ambassador Application (it is a fillable PDF)
The Ambassador Committee is not industry exclusive. A two-member maximum will be allowed per company (company must be a Chamber member in good standing).
Attendance will be taken - you are allowed to miss two meetings every six months
Chamber will order each ambassador one name badge, if a replacement is needed then that ambassador will need to pay $10 for it.
Ambassadors are responsible for their black vest (ranges $25-$35)
If you are interested in Ambassadorship please contact the Chamber at 517-782-8221.