"America's Business Center"
Junction City Chamber of Commerce
222 W Sixth St., PO Box 26
Junction City, KS 66441
"To promote community and ensure a thriving environment in the Junction City Region"
The primary mission of The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors Club is the retention of existing JCACC Members, enlistment of new members, and to serve as goodwill representatives of the chamber at a variety of functions. This energetic group helps maintain contact with other Chamber members while promoting JCACC and its purpose. Ambassadors attend Chamber functions and serve as “meeters” and greeters at Chamber events such as monthly Business After Hours, Military Affairs Breakfasts, Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings, and other Chamber events (i.e. Expo’s, Lunch & Learns, Membership Drive, etc.). Ambassadors are the first contact that new members have upon joining The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce.
What are ambassador benefits?
Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors develop new business contacts in the Junction City area while increasing the community-wide recognition for themselves and their companies. Ambassadors learn new skills by working side by side with other talented professionals who work within the Greater Junction City Area. Annually Ambassadors of the Year are profiled on the Ambassador plaque that is displayed in the Chamber’s lobby. Ambassador's of the Year, and Ambassador Team of the Year are honored at the Chamber's Annual Dinner. Ambassadors receive recognition at Chamber Networking events and Annual Dinner. Additionally, Ambassadors attending ribbon cuttings and brick awards receive recognition within the monthly Chamber Page in the Daily Union Facebook and on Social media. Ambassador's benefit from networking with those members that they mentor, and in turn make great connections for their employers and businesses.
How do Ambassadors benefit the Chamber?
Ambassadors integrate members into the Chamber’s programs and services by meeting and greeting members at Breakfasts, Business After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings and other events. They help with membership retention through personal contact and keeping new members as informed and involved as possible. They promote attendance and participation at Chamber events, and help publicize Chamber events.
How does a Junction City area businessperson become a Chamber Ambassador?
Interested Chamber members should be willing to become actively involved with various events and committees of the Chamber. Only with this kind of commitment can the group achieve its goals and maintain its standard of excellence and service to the Chamber. Your involvement as an Ambassador is a volunteer representing the Chamber to the business and professional community.
Ambassadors make commitments to attend the monthly meeting held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library. Ambassadors also committ to attending events such as Breakfasts, Business After Hours, ribbon cuttings, membership luncheons, and other events as their time allows.
Requirements to remain an Ambassador:
Diligently attend the meetings and various events of the Chamber. Be a member in good standing of The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce and participate in programs and activities sponsored by the Chamber. Participation in the Ambassadors program requires a commitment on both the part of the Ambassador and his/her company. Ambassadors are asked to make a one-year commitment to the program. Ambassadors can expect to spend 3-4 hours per month fulfilling expectations. Ambassadors receive about 20 businesses to mentor throughout their year long commitment, which are tracked using a point system.
Each Ambassador receives an Ambassador badge, which displays each individual’s name and his/her company name. It helps identify those who are active in the group. It helps promote the Ambassador program and facilitates our activities as official representatives of the Chamber. Badges are worn by Ambassadors during networking activities and other Chamber special events.
Become an Ambassador:
If your organization has an employee who would be a perfect candidate as an Ambassador, or you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a chamber employee will be in touch with you to answer any questions and invite you to our next monthly. Thank you for your interest!
2016-2017 Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors
Jenna Jamar The Arnold Group Susan Jagerson Eagle Communications Honey Grant City of Grandview Plaza Alex Neomatt Individual Chamber Member Fredia Warren, Sgt. At Arms INTRUST Bank Maureen Gustafson Millennium Bank Brian Peterson Bayer Construction Brent Rees, Chair Meritrust Credit Union Linda Couch, Vice Chair Exchange Bank Jamel Wilcox Central National Bank Kirk Crabtree Rainbow International Kaitlin McGuire Member Relations, Chamber