Ambassadors: Seated are Trini Bradley (Pizza Stop) and Carol Rupp (Artist). Standing are Brent Dunn (Mountain Sports of Angel Fire) and Past Team Leader Mike Liddle ( Mike Liddle Enterprises, Inc). One of the many duties of the Ambassador team is to greet guests and sign them in at Business After Hours events.
The Ambassador program's mission is to develop a core group, representative of the chamber membership. Its purpose is to support and promote a sound business environment through the successful retention of members and the attraction of new members. They actively participate at chamber events, they create and implement ideas to help insure organizational strength and they establish rapport among their team to serve the chamber and its membership by example of integrity and good will.
The Chamber Ambassador is a chosen member who volunteers their time to provide a crucial link between the Chamber, it's members, and the community. Ambassadors are in the center of the business activity of Angel Fire. They enjoy rewards of making new contacts, strengthening business relationships and accessing resources to further their own success. They represent the Chamber through referring new members, participating in events and supporting activities.
Meet the members of the 2015-2016 Ambassador team:
Ambassador Team Leader:
Johnese Turri, President Angel Fire Garden Club- She says, " I am proud to be an ambassador for the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce. The ambassador program in our community helps to promote the chamber's activities and events which raises the awareness of local businesses. It has been such a pleasure to meet all the wonderful people in our community at the business after hours." (Ambassador Team Leader 2013-2015)
Jo DeKeuster, Sculpture Artist/co-owner of Enchanted Circle Pottery explained to me that Johnese is one of the "Dirt Divas" who help to fire their kiln at Enchanted Circle Pottery. While firing, she was recruited to be an ambassador. Realizing it would be fun and helpful to the Chamber, she agreed. (Ambassador since 2013)
Brinn Colenda, Associate Real Estate Broker with Monte Verde Realty and Village Councilman joined the Ambassador team because he wanted to help make Angel Fire more fun for our residents and visitors. Being an Ambassador gives him the opportunity to help at Chamber functions. (Ambassador since 2013)
Brent Dunn, owner Mountain Sports of Angel Fire
Trini Bradley, owner Pizza Stop
Gabrielle Nelson, Trails End Ranch
I personally want to express my deepest gratitude and say thank-you to each one of these professional business people who are volunteering their time, knowledge and expertise to the Ambassador Program. It has only been in effect for a few months and because of them, it's already a tremendous success! Jo Mixon