Chamber Ambassadors Program

The Boise Metro Chamber Ambassador Program is presented by:

 

Ambassador Committee

Building Business Through Connections

Mission Statement:
Ambassadors assist the Chamber in growing and retaining its membership.

 

"I know being an ambassador has given me a lot of visibility within the community. If you are wanting to have people know who you are and what you do, the Ambassador Program is an extremely valuable tool for you and your company."

- Walt Cook, Alsco, Inc.

"Being a member of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Program has been one of the most important factors for our growth in the Treasure Valley.  Not only does it foster relationships with other top notch Idaho businesses, but it gives me the opportunity to develop referrals to individuals I have come to know through the program.  Our volunteer activities give us the insight into the economic vitality this great region has to offer."

- Tracey Stone, MassMutual Idaho

 

Download the Ambassador application packet now!
 

Ambassador Objectives:

  • Educate members about the services and benefits of their membership.
  • Foster new member engagement in Chamber programs, events, and committees.
  • Nurture quality relationships.

Meeting Time: Fourth Wednesday each month, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ambassador President: Stacey Moody, Idaho Youth Ranch - (208) 377-2613 - smoody@youthranch.org

Staff Liaison: Pam Passmore - 472-5259 - ppassmore@boisechamber.org

Registration: $100.00, non-refundable, pro-rated quarterly

Lunch Costs: $10.00 - Catered by Chamber-Member Restaurants

Benefits to Ambassadors:

  • Official Ambassador Name Badge
  • 1 Free Ambassador/Company Spotlight in Ambassador Advisor
  • 2 Free Chamber Event Coupons (Excluding the Gala, Chamber Day at Bogus Basin, and Mega Marketing)
  • Ambassador "Members Supporting Members" Visitation Cards
  • Exclusive Weekly Ambassador E-Blasts

"Why become an Ambassador for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce? Why not? This is how you can build powerful relationships within the business community. Volunteer time for your business community. Most importantly, create friendships that last a life time. So I will ask you again, Why Not?"....  

- Kenny Pittman, pes-wies

"One of the very first things I did when I was hired by the Idaho Youth Ranch was to start participating in Boise Metro Chamber functions. My job was to network with businesses and what better way to do that than through the Chamber. Once I learned about the ambassador program and how the chamber looks to ambassadors to be another arm of their membership retention I knew I needed to join. I have been an ambassador for 6 years and have built great relationships, helped the chamber grow its membership and strengthened my business."

Stacey Moody, Idaho Youth Ranch

 

Expectations of Ambassadors:

  • To represent the BMCC in a professional manner, including dress.
  • Attend 75% (9 of 12) of Ambassador monthly networking lunch meetings.
  • Serve on the Ambassador Team to which you are assigned.
  • Teams have 50% attendance at each ribbon cutting, grand opening, or open house.
  • Calling cards: Make visits and calls to deliver pink (new), green (4-month), and blue (8-month) calling cards.
  • Foster involvement in the Chamber (Business After Hours, Orientation, Committee) by new members during the first 3-6 months; Ambassador and Company are paired in an "adopt-a-business" model and the designated Ambassador makes 3 & 6 month calls on that business.
  • Business After Hours: Attend and help with greeting, registration, guiding first-timers, and prize patrol.
  • Mentor new Ambassadors assigned to the team.
  • Work with Membership Team to create Prospect List & Chamber Connects.

Rewards & Recognition: Earn & track points by team to compete for Ambassador Team of the Month.

Monthly Meetings: Monthly Ambassadors Lunch Meeting with structure changed to include team time, networking, education, recognitions & rewards, and giveaways.

Why Ambassadors:

  • To better leverage the strengths of our members in engaging and serving our members resulting in increased member retention.
  • To better serve our members and the greater community by utilizing an elite corps of volunteers who are professional in every manner and who, through their representation reestablish the Chamber's reputation.

  • To maximize the effectiveness of the Ambassadors by capitalizing on a more focused commitment vs. simply attending a networking lunch once a month.

  • To provide the means for our members to foster meaningful, long lasting relationships rather than superficial, "one-time" contacts.

Ambassador Selection Process: Ambassadors are selected through an application and interview process. Applicants are evaluated on application info, professionalism, and Chamber involvement. Applications are submitted to the Ambassador Manager then forwarded to the Ambassador Leadership Team consisting of Ambassador Officers and Team Leaders. Upon acceptance of an application by the Ambassador Leadership Team, an interview will be scheduled to complete the acceptance process. Applications will be reviewed monthly to determine whether an applicant will be invited to join.

Current Ambassadors

Alsco - Walt Cook
Boise Hawks - Mike Van Hise
Camp River Run - Shane Bauges
Century 21 Magellan Realty - Ron Berning
Coldwell Banker - Tomlinson Group - Candace Carlson
Cortez Real Estate & Construction - Oscar Cortez
The E.W. Scripps Company - K.C. Rivera
Express Employment Professionals - Sara Barnowski
Group One, Inc. - Angie Heasley
Idaho Central Credit Union - Natalie Chatfield
Idaho Independent Bank - Tim Markham
Idaho Youth Ranch - Stacey Moody
Insure Idaho - John Hezeltine
Silvercreek Realty - Simone Anewalt
Madison Poole - Ron Hatch
MassMutual Idaho - Tracey Stone
Mountain Health CO-OP - Pedro Rojas
New York Life Insurance Company - Heather Albert
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network - Will Ellsworth
The Salvation Army Boise - Kendell Sundell
pes-wies - Kenny Pittman
Signs By Tomorrow - Martin Ackerman
Teleperformance - Krist Hart
University of Phoenix - Idaho Campus - John Borio
Washington Federal - Tammy Sorensen
Zenware - Ben Ellsworth