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    Ambassador Program


    Pictured Back Row: Ray Armenta, Mike Castro, Jaysel Mendoza, Jennifer Thomason, Alexis Araujo, Jaime Mata
    Front Row: Judy Kaiser, Bea Ramos, Teresa Valenzuela, Betty Tucker, Karina Alvarez, Veronica Henderson


    The Ambassador’s Mission Statement

    The Ambassadors serve as prestigious volunteers on behalf of the El Centro Chamber of Commerce and are dedicated to promoting our business community and expanding the Chamber membership and retention.

    Upon appointment, each Ambassador makes a commitment to build lasting relationships with membership and is charged with conveying members’ needs, questions and concerns to Chamber staff.


    What are my responsibilities as an Ambassador?

    • Accept new member assignments and conduct new member interviews via phone calls and/or in-person meetings, learning why members joined the Chamber and reporting relevant information to Chamber staff.
    • Attend New Member Orientations and lead or facilitate small group discussions.
    • Attend Chamber Member ribbon cuttings, ground breakings, and grand openings.
    • Seek out first-time attendees and new members and welcome them at Chamber events.
    • Check in quarterly with new members via phone calls and via phone calls and/or in-person meetings, reporting relevant information to Chamber staff
    • Personally invite new members to attend Chamber events.
    • Volunteer at Chamber functions such as Annual Dinner, Mixers and Special events.
    • Assist Chamber staff in securing membership renewal at the end of year of Chamber membership.
    • Yearly contact of membership to obtain updated contact information for Chamber database
    • Maintain current knowledge of Chamber programs, sponsorships and marketing opportunities and the benefits of each.
    • Actively recruit prospective members.


    What is the Ambassador Commitment?

    Ambassadors can look forward to spending approximately 1 hour per week working with new members to enhance their member benefits or recruiting prospective members. Ambassadors are expected to attend at least one monthly meeting, one ribbon cutting, one mixer per quarter, and volunteer at a minimum of one special event per year.


    What are the benefits?

    Through active participation in the Chamber, Ambassadors are given the opportunity to extend their business contacts as they expand their communication and marketing skills. Ambassadors, and the businesses they represent, receive professional and community recognition for their participation in the Chamber.

    • Exclusive First connection with new members
    • Opportunities to meet the members and establish relationships
    • Ambassador spotlight (bio) in Sun Reys
    • Quarterly Ambassador raffle for:
      • E-blast
      • Labels
      • Quarterly Website Banner Ad
    • Chance to be recognized as Ambassador of the year at the Annual Dinner


    The Ambassadors will need to bring to the Chamber a completed application. El Centro Chamber membership must be current. Only members in good standing will be eligible to be an Ambassador.

    Interested in Serving as an Ambassador?  Contact the Chamber office to request an application.  The Chair of the program will review your application and you will be contacted.



    Victor Nava- Chair
    Mechanics Bank

    Karina Alvarez
    Karina B. Alvarez, CPA

    Lupita Anderson
    Mechanics Bank

    Alexis Araujo
    Payless Auto Insurance Broker Inc.

    Ray Armenta
    Fiesta Mexican Foods Inc.

    Mike Castro
    Styles & Smiles Beauty Salon

    Shirley Chronister
    First Foundation Bank

    Sal Filippone

    Calista Fulton
    Hampton Inn El Centro

    Veronica Henderson
    Henderson & Ranasinghe, LLP

    Jose Landeros

    David H West Insurance Services

    Judy Kaiser
    Hutchinson & Bloodgood, LLP

    Hector Manriquez
    Optom-Eyes Vision Care

    Jaime Mata
    Securitas USA

    Jaysel Mendoza
    Mechanics Bank

    Richard Morales
    El Centro Regional Medical Center

    Victor Platero
    Lamar Advertising Company

    Jhoselyn Ramirez-Strait
    Elite Photo Lounge

    Beatriz Ramos
    People Ready

    ‚ÄčJasmin Rodriguez
    State Farm

    Jennifer Thomason
    Heart & Hand Assisted Living

    Betty Tucker
    El Centro Kiwanis

    Teresa Valenzuela
    Sun Community Federal Credit Union

    Lisa Winkler
    Guild Mortgage Co.