Jim Knopf Named 'Ambassador of the Year'
At SERVPRO of West Brown County we love to highlight the good work our employees do both on and off the clock. And you’ve probably noticed we spend a lot of time talking about our Sales and Marketing Manager Jim Knopf.
Jim is constantly volunteering with community organizations to make the Green Bay area a better place.
One project that is particularly important to Jim is his work as an Ambassador for the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.
As an Ambassador Jim volunteers his time to help the Chamber reach out to current and new members and to make sure Chamber members are getting the most out of their membership benefits. You can also see Jim out and about in his green jacket helping at ribbon cuttings and other big Chamber events.
Last week the Chamber recognized the great work Jim does by honoring him with the “Ambassador of the Year” award. This is so exciting for us and we could not be prouder of Jim’s commitment.
Renae Schlies, the Vice President of Membership for the Chamber, spoke with us about why Jim was chosen for this honor.
Schlies explained that the top six Ambassadors were chosen on a point system and they were asked to fill out an application to be Ambassador of the year. From there, the Chamber’s membership committee used a scoring rubric to vote on the best candidate.
Schlies told us what makes Jim a good Ambassador, writing in an email, “Jim is a great ambassador for many reasons. He is very giving of his time to the chamber. He comes to almost all of the ribbon cuttings and events. We can always rely on him to support our members and our overall mission. He often refers people to the chamber and bringing in new members. He helps organize the ribbon cuttings and makes sure that everyone feels welcome at events such as the Business After Hours. He is also very giving of his time in the community for other non-profits. He is a very valuable volunteer/advocate for the chamber. We are fortunate to have him as part of the ambassador group.”
As for Jim, he was thrilled with the recognition. He is very excited and extremely thankful for the award and said that every one of his fellow Ambassadors who were up for it were more than worthy.
In his own words Jim said, “Winning the Ambassador of the Year Award is not just about winning the title, it makes me realize the work I do as a volunteer is a huge privilege, I have the backing of my company (SERVPRO of East/West Brown County). I get the opportunity to network with new and existing companies on behalf of the Chamber and, at the same time, get a chance to talk about what I do. I feel connected to my community and that I am making a difference through this work.”
SERVPRO of West Brown County is so proud of Jim and the team members are so lucky to call him a co-worker. We have no doubt he will continue this great volunteerism for years to come.