Meet the Chamber Ambassadors
Instead of introducing you to one of our employees this week, we’re profiling the Chamber Ambassadors.
The Chamber Ambassadors are a group of about 35 volunteers who work with the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.
In a previous blog and video posting we spoke about the Chamber, what is does and why we’re members. This is an extension of that and you can also watch a video about the Ambassadors on our website and social media pages! For that video and for this article we spoke with Renae Schlies, the director of membership and retention for the Chamber, and with SERVPRO of West Brown County’s sales and marketing manager Jim Knopf, who is a Chamber Ambassador.
Schlies tells us the Ambassadors are a great asset to the Chamber, because they help keep the Chamber connected with its business members. Ambassadors are responsible for meeting with members, inviting members to events and encouraging members to engage with and invest in the Chamber. The Ambassadors ensure Chamber members are getting the most out of their membership by connecting members to all the resources the Chamber offers.
Schlies says Ambassadors also represent the Chamber at ribbon cutting, ground breaking and grand opening ceremonies.
Finally, the Ambassadors host the Chamber’s Business After Hours networking events and the annual Chamber Classic Golf Outing.
As we mentioned, our own Jim Knopf is an Ambassador.
Jim tells us he enjoys the volunteer gig and says it’s beneficial to SERVPRO of West Brown County and the work he does for us.
Jim says when he meets with other businesses or goes to a ribbon cutting, he’s representing the Chamber, but he’s also representing SERVPRO. So, he’s able to network and market our business during those calls and events.
According to Jim, having a Chamber Ambassador on our team and being a Chamber business member adds credibility to our name.
The Ambassadors wear signature green blazers when they’re out at official Chamber events, so you’ll know them when you see them! And if you happen to see Jim, tell him hello, he loves meeting new people!