Ticonderoga The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for ambassadors.
“Ambassadors provide local businesses with extra contacts for the Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce,” explained Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director. “Part of being an ambassador is being involved in the community, fostering new relationships with area businesses and to act as an informational resource for members of the chamber.”
The chamber will hold an open house and social for anyone interested in the ambassador program Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 4:30 p.m. at the chamber office at 94 Montcalm St.
Allison Kaupelis from the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites chairs the ambassador program. She is also vice president of the chamber board.
“Communities, especially small ones are built on bonds,” Courtright said. “Ambassadors have the ability to strengthen our businesses and reach out to the greater community through programming set up to assist the chamber. Ambassadors assist at chamber events and will be welcoming new members as a new initiative of being an ambassador.”
Current ambassadors include Joyce Martin-Barker of The Martin Agency, Norm Swift of Swift Maintenance, Lena Robetoy of Champlain National Bank, Mike McCord of Silver Bay, Maria Burke of Literacy Volunteers, attorney Alex Shmulsky and Heather Myers of Pyrofax Energy.
“The chamber started the ambassadors group a couple of years ago,” Courtright said. “All of the ambassadors, both past and present, have been such a great assistance to the chamber. Without the dedication of volunteers like the ambassadors the chamber would not be able to accomplish all that we do.
“We are in the process of regrouping the ambassadors, defining what an ambassador is and looking to expand the ambassadors assistance to the chamber and the community,” he said. “The open house and social is a way to thank our current ambassadors as well as give all of us and those interested in being an ambassador a chance to get together.”