The Ambassador Committee plays a significant role as "The Face" of the Chamber. They attend Chamber programs such as Business After Hours & ribbon cuttings as well as volunteer at events such as the Apple Harvest Festival and Chamber Classic Golf Tournament. They also "adopt" new members for the first year of membership and make themselves available to assist them in navigating through Chamber benefits and services to maximize membership. After meeting their new member and presenting a membership plaque, the Ambassadors focus on member retention and engagement by reaching out to current members on a quarterly basis to encourage participation and remind them of what is coming up on the calendar. They serve as the voice of the members and bring recommendations forward for board consideration.
The Ambassadors are one of the most important committees in the Chamber. Individuals are nominated to become an Ambassador after having been a Chamber member for one year. The Chamber typically has 10-20 Ambassadors serving each affiliated town.
Adam Clemens, Century 21 Clemens & Sons Realty, Inc
Deirdre Tindall, Tind-All Creative Marketing
Ali Welcome, Goodwin College
Anton Reed, Adion Financial
Betsy Reed, Reed Insurance
Bonnie Johnson, Retired
Carolyne Gatesy, Main Street Office Center
Carole Fromer, Products of Nature International
Christine M. Baker, Advocate For You, LLC.
David Holmes, Capital Studio Architects
Donna Finocchiaro, Lotus Transitions
Heide Sifuentes, Farmington Bank
Jessica Leroy, InterCommunity
Karla Szarlan, Cabela’s
Laurie Trombly, Paul Davis Restoration
Linda Gurtel, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Lindsay Kent, ShopRite
Mark Rabinovitz, Peoples Unite Bank
Michael Daniels, Town of East Hartford
Mike Ward, Guaranteed Rate Affinity
Robert F. DiBella, Glastonbury Emergency Management
Santo Pirrotta, American Eagle Financial Credit Union
Scott Garcia, Smith Brothers Insurance
Shannon Goode, BookKeeping Express
Stanley Zwirn, Stanley Zwirn Insurance
Teddy Woolsey, KForce
Tom Yurczyk, EXIT Realty Black Rock
William Meyer, Anderson-Meyer Insurance, Inc.