• Ambassadors

  • Program Mission

    It is the mission of the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Program to promote member commitment and retention through the following activities:

    • Raising awareness of Chamber activities and benefits

    • Informing and involving new Chamber members to promote strong continuing membership

    • Encouraging meaningful and beneficial participation in the Chamber's programs

    • Serving as a liaison between the Chamber staff and membership

  • Who are Chamber Ambassadors?

    Ambassadors are dedicated volunteers who donate their time to promote awareness of Greater Smithfield-Selma
    Area chamber events, programs, and services. They visit members, recruit new
    members, attend chamber events, and encourage members to become more involved
    in chamber activities and committees.

    Ambassadors continually strive to improve the level of personal customer service chamber
    members receive and assist members in fully recognizing their benefits of chamber
    membership.

    Ambassadors serve a one-year term, beginning in January of each year. They may continue
    their service beyond one year if agreed upon by their employer and chamber
    staff.

    Ambassadors serve on the chamber’s Member Services Committee. Ambassadors meet the second
    Wednesday of each month and receive monthly member contact assignments. They can
    expect to spend 2 to 3 hours per month on their ambassador duties.

  • Ambassador Responsibilities

    • Visit and conduct 2 member interviews each month and report interview information to ambassador chair at the monthly meeting
    • Attend ribbon cuttings, grand openings, and Business After Hours events to greet
    • members and build relationships with new members
    • Volunteer as needed to assist chamber staff at chamber events
    • Recruit new members to join the chamber
    • Program Benefits


    Benefits for the Ambassadors

    • Increased name and face recognition for individual/business
    • Increased networking opportunities including:
      1.  Connecting one-on-one with new and existing Chamber members
      2.  Gaining referral opportunities through other Ambassadors
      3.  Presenting a business introduction at an Ambassador meeting
    • Potential media coverage from attendance at Chamber events
    • Opportunity to get insider’s perspective of the local business community
    • Opportunity to meet local business and community leaders
    • Opportunity to help the community/show community pride
    • Recognition via “Ambassador of the Year” and “Ambassador Spotlights.”
       

    Benefits for the Chamber

    • Increased visibility within the community
    • Better understanding of membership needs
    • More involvement of existing Chamber Members
    • Ability to manage events more effectively
    • Increased recruitment opportunities
    • Member retention
       

    Benefits for the Membership

    • Increased access to points of contact who can provide assistance and answer questions
    • More frequent Chamber communication
    • Potential for increased referrals
    • Members will feel more connected to the Chamber
       

     

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