At our Membership Luncheon last week, we took time to recognize some of our valued members. The Member of the Month for June was Eric Gachelin with Congrowence, Inc. He was the chairman of our EXPO, which was held in June and was a great success. The July Member of the Month is Jason Barnes with Guild Mortgage. A newer member, he has quickly gotten involved, attending many ribbon cuttings and supporting us on social media. And our Ambassador of the Second Quarter is Deb Ferguson with Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. She jumped right in to this role, helping check in on our current members and even helping bring in some new members. Our thanks to all three individuals for their contributions on behalf of the Chamber. Please join us in congratulating them on their awards!
The Chamber is pleased to recognize two Members in April
The Member of the Month for March is Russell Taylor. He has been a member for a few years, but he has gotten really involved lately. He recently became a Chamber Ambassador, attending many of our events. He also helped at Member Appreciation Day last year. Being so active in the Chamber, he must be a very smart businessman. And it’s true – in fact, his business is named Smart Realty. So congratulations to Russell – a smart guy and a great Chamber member.
The Ambassador of the First Quarter is Deb Ferguson with Century 21 Mike Bowman. She has been a real powerhouse for the Chamber. For example, she serves as captain for the Member Relations Team, helping create a lot of enthusiasm among the Ambassadors. She encourages them to put a personal touch on their contacts with members, and does the same when she makes her own contacts. Congratulations to Deb for all her great work supporting both our members and her fellow Ambassadors.
Please join us in congratulating Margaret Hall and Darlene Hollingsworth on being named our Ambassadors of the third and fourth quarters of 2017.
Margaret, who just retired from Strategic Wealth Management, has been a strong supporter not only of the program, but of the Chamber as a whole. She spends a tremendous amount of time sharing information, connecting members to other members and skillfully bragging about our Chamber at every opportunity. We have been extremely fortunate to have her as a supporter and especially as an Ambassador for the Chamber.
Darlene, who is the Founder/President of The Clubhouse for Special Needs, has an incomparable passion for her work and for the Chamber. Even with the limited time available to her, she finds a way to be support the Ambassadors and gives back in every way possible. The time she spends on care calls and reaching out to our members has helped improve our membership retention and built strong relationships for the future. And we are delighted that Darlene will serve as program chair for 2018.
Congratulations and our thanks to Margaret and Darlene!