(BEDFORD) – The Bedford Chamber of Commerce is looking for 15-20 individuals to become Chamber ambassadors.
Chamber Membership and Communications Director Zarod Myers says ambassadors are active member volunteers who donate three to five hours per month toward various Chamber activities.
The mission of the Chamber Ambassadors is to promote the role of the Bedford Chamber in the community, by welcoming new members, encouraging current members to maximize their membership benefits and increase retention throughout the organization.
Meyers says Chamber Ambassadors create a positive image for the Chamber by acting as liaisons between members and Chamber staff.
Ambassadors are strongly encouraged to attend each Business After Hours event, hosted by a different member on the third Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Ambassadors will also visit the more than 400 members to find out how the Chamber can better serve them.
A Chamber Ambassador is normally a one-year commitment. Ambassadors should be of excellent character, personality and possess leadership skills and abilities. They must be dedicated to the goals of the chamber and willing to provide the time and effort necessary to achieve those goals.
Duties of a Chamber Ambassador include:
- Wearing Ambassador identification to all Chamber functions
- Attending Ambassador meetings – once monthly
- Participating in new member mentoring by delivering member packets, championing Chamber benefits and checking-in with members
- Participating in Chamber Events: 2020 Buy Indiana Expo; Golf Outing; Annual Dinner; Business Education Series; Business After Hours; ribbon cuttings
- Providing feedback to the membership and communications director
Ambassadors are also highly encouraged to leave membership information at non-member businesses they frequent.
Ambassadors will also participate in Chamber events:
- 2020 Buy Indiana Expo
- Golf Outing
- Annual Dinner
- Business Education Series
- Business After Hours
- Ribbon Cuttings
The group of ambassadors will meet at 9 a.m. on the first Friday of each month at a member restaurant for breakfast and discuss what they accomplished the previous month and what they are looking toward in the coming month.
To become a Chamber Ambassador contact Myers at 812-275-4493 or by email at member@bedford chamber.com. Make sure to include your preferred email, phone number, and availability
The 2020 Chamber Ambassadors will be announced at the Membership Appreciation Party at the Downtown Depot on Dec. 19.
There will be an orientation meeting for new ambassadors in January.