Ambassador Program

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Sanford Chamber Ambassador Program

Establish a Voice in Your Community

The Ambassador Program consists of enthusiastic volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time to help build member commitment and raise community awareness of Sanford Chamber activities and benefits. In doing so, the Ambassadors grow professionally and personally by building business relationships within the community. The program is ideal if you have a desire to:

  • Become more active in the local business environment
  • Raise awareness of your business or organization
  • Give back to your community

Each year, the program accepts up to 20 individuals to serve as Ambassadors. Applications are accepted year round, and acceptance into the program is dependent on the number of open positions. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive training on the skills and responsibilities necessary to succeed in the program. Getting involved with the Ambassador Program is one of the first steps you can take to become more involved with the Sanford Chamber of Commerce.

Meet Your Ambassadors

The Ambassador Program carefully selects individuals every year that best represent the rich and diverse Chamber community.

The 2022 Ambassadors are:

Adela Costelow
Coldwell Banker Advantage

Alexzondria LaMothe
Law Offices of W. Woods Doster, P.A.

Amber Cameron
Right By You Mortgage by Fidelity

Angelique LaMothe
Carter Bank & Trust

Annette McKoy
Wells Fargo

Carson Lanier
Farm Bureau Insurance

Cindy Howenstein
Mann Center

Cindy White
Bayberry Retirement Inn

Darla Shoults
The Boys and Girls Club

David Morse
First Bank Insurance Services

Elvis Person
Salvation Army Family Store

Janet Jackson
Central Electric Membership Corporation

Kaitlyn Hockaday
Oakland Farm

Ken Knapp
WST Industries

Laura Powers
The Sanford Herald

Samuel Gaskins
Retired

Zach Womble
Edward Jones

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Connect with Your Chamber – and Community

The Ambassador Program provides opportunities for you to meet local business people and build lasting relationships. Additional benefits include:

  • Increased name and face recognition for you and your business or organization
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • Potential media coverage from attendance at Chamber events
  • An insider’s perspective of the local business community
  • Introductions to local business and community leaders
  • Training on professional skills
  • Special invitations to Chamber events
  • Recognition via “Ambassador of the Quarter” and “Ambassador of the Year” awards
  • An opportunity to demonstrate community pride
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Our Ask

As an Ambassador, you are expected to:

  • Be a current member of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Have your employer’s approval to participate in the program
  • Participate in the Ambassador Orientation Program
  • Serve for a period of at least one year
  • Provide a minimum of five hours of service each quarter
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Fulfill Your Service Hours

As an Ambassador, you have the opportunity to select from a variety of activities to fulfill your program expectations. The opportunities may include:

  • Staffing the welcome/registration table at Chamber events
  • Attending ribbon cuttings
  • Recruit new members
  • Conducting member surveys and soliciting member feedback
  • Participating in Membership Matters
  • Delivering Chamber materials to members
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Have Questions? We’re Here to Help!

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Susan Gomez