"Building Business Through Connections"
Ambassadors assist the Chamber in retaining its membership.
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What is an Ambassador?
An Ambassador of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce strengthens member involvement by educating members about the benefits and services of their membership. The Committee offers extended business contacts to volunteers and provides support for Business After Hours, trade shows, and business ribbon cuttings and grand openings.
What are an Ambassador's responsibilities?
Ambassadors are the public relations arm of the Chamber. They work with the Programs Manager to achieve an annual member retention rate of 90 percent. Ambassadors are responsible for calling and contacting Chamber member companies for customer service purposes such as: membership satisfaction, promoting involvement, and updating and delivering Chamber information.
Is there a special meeting time?
The Ambassadors meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at the Chamber office. The business meeting starts at 11:45 a.m. Ambassadors are introduced, pertinent information is discussed and award winners are recognized at these monthly meetings. The cost of lunch is $8.00 and reservations must be made at least three days prior to the meeting.
What are Grand Openings and Ribbon Cuttings?
Ribbon cuttings introduce members to the Chamber of Commerce. They are held at the member’s place of business. We encourage each Ambassador to join our Chamber staff in welcoming new businesses to the community. All R.C. and G.O. events are posted in advance and detailed sign-up information is provided to Ambassadors.
How do I participate in special events?
Each year there are more than 100 networking events, and the Chamber needs volunteers to help. Depending on the event, volunteers may give from one hour to a full day... it’s up to the volunteer.
What are Contact Cards?
Contact Cards allow Ambassadors the opportunity to meet other members and provide customer service during the first six months of those companies' memberships. During monthly meetings, Ambassadors are able to select Contact Cards for new, three-month, and six-month members. Personal visits are required for new and six-month members, while three-month members may be contacted by phone.
What kind of recognition is there for me and my company?
A point system is utilized for the purpose of identifying award winners throughout the year. Ambassadors of the Month will be featured in the Boise Metro Business Today newsletter as well as the Chamber website. The Ambassador of the Year will be announced at the Chamber Annual Meeting and will also be featured along with their picture in the Boise Metro Business Today as well as the Chamber Website.
How do I obtain my Ambassador badge?
Ambassadors will be awarded a badge based on the Ambassador point system. To qualify, an Ambassador must earn 100 points by completing the following:
Turn in one pink card, one blue card and one green card in one month.........60 points
Attend one Ambassador Committee Meeting.......................................................20 points
Attend one Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting...........................................................20 points
Attend 80 percent of monthly meetings. Members missing three consecutive meetings will be called, then removed from the roster.
Greet guests at one Chamber function per month. Three consecutive months without participation will result in deletion from the Ambassador Committee roster.
Call on a minimum of 24 members per year. All calls need to be made within 60 days of receiving cards.
Ambassador Point Tracking
Email your points and activities to Nick Souba: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
- Ambassador Functions & Point Values
- Attend Chamber Function: 5 points
- Return Card after One Month: 5 points
- Work Business After Hours: 10 points
- Operation Thank You Visit: 10 points
- Attend Ribbon Cutting or G.O.: 20 points
- Attend Open House: 10 points
- Return Card in One Month: 20 points
- Attend Ambassador Committee Mtg: 20 points
- Work Special Event: 25 points
- Recruit New Ambassador: 25 points
- Mentoring a new Ambassador: 25 points
- Recruit New Chamber Member: 50 points