Ambassadors

Mission Statement: Ambassadors promote goodwill and communicate the mission of the River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau (Chamber) to new and existing members; encourage all members to get involved with the Chamber; and support Chamber membership and staff.

Statement of Purpose: The Ambassadors Club is the public relations group of the Chamber. The Ambassador Club has three main objectives:
  1. Welcome new businesses to the community.
  2. Visit and mentor existing members.
  3. Act as the official host group for the chamber.

Meetings: Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12:00 pm at different locations, followed by a current member site visit.

Functions:
  • Ribbon Cuttings/Business Visits. As part of the monthly Ambassador meeting, the Ambassadors visit two current Chamber members each month.
  • Mentoring/Recruiting Members. The Ambassadors also play an important role in the annual delivery of Membership Directories, as well as playing a key role in mentoring of members year-round. Mentoring also provides a great networking opportunity to Ambassadors. Ambassadors also encourage and welcome potential new members. Each member should make a point to, whenever possible, stop in at new business or other businesses that have been visited to encourage.
  • Chamber Support. The Chamber is a volunteer-driven organization, so Ambassadors are often called upon to support various Chamber committee, event or functions as able.

Chair: Brian Manion, WESTconsin Credit Union 

Chamber Staff Liaison: Marissa Ostern

Members:
Click HERE to view our Ambassadors

Sub-Committees:
  • Ambassador Annual Golf Outing. This annual event started in 1999 and has improved each year. The Golf Outing is coordinated by an Ambassador sub-committee, and supported by the entire committee. This event offers the local businesses networking and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Business After Hours. A great way to meet other business members from the community! Ambassadors take care of volunteering at Business After Hours.

Ambassador Handbook