- By: Shawna Speake, Fresno Chamber Ambassador Co-Chair, Business Development Officer with Valley Business Bank
The Fresno Chamber of Commerce has utilized a long-standing resource for community support – the Ambassador Committee. Made up of volunteers from diverse professions that represent the local business community, the Ambassadors meet regularly to support the Chamber, its members and the business community at large. They provide invaluable support by attending and helping to facilitate events, ribbon cuttings, mixers and other special projects of the chamber.
Mixers are a big part of the committee’s regular outreach. Each month, the Chamber invites member businesses to host the official “Fresno Chamber Mixer.” They are free to attend and provide a great opportunity for the host to showcase their company’s location, staff and services. Great food, refreshments, prizes and invaluable business-to-business networking entices guests.
Currently, the Ambassadors are creating innovative resources to enhance the Chamber mixer experience. Producing an electronic and hard copy book of tips, the goal is to assist the mixer host so they achieve maximum impact with their event. A key element of this new directory will be resourcing Chamber members for all of the typical event needs, thereby supporting Chamber members in the process.