Who is an Ambassador?
As the Chamber’s elite public relations committee, the Ambassadors perform many important tasks for the Chamber. Most importantly, they help recruit and retain members, assisting the Chamber in meeting its membership goals for the year. Chamber members must complete an application to be considered for the Ambassador committee. Please note, the Ambassador Committee is limited to 20 members.
There’s more to being an ambassador than just a cool nametag! Ambassadors receive extra visibility on the chamber website with their name and photo listed on the ambassador page. They also have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with new and existing Chamber members and meet local business and community leaders. Ambassadors gain an insider’s perspective of the local business community as well.
Welcome New Members
Ambassadors make follow up calls to new members where they ask how their experience is going and suggest ideas as to which of the many benefits of membership will be most effective for them. A new member is assigned an Ambassador as a Mentor. Mentors are asked to reach out to new members, assisting the Membership Development Committee with member retention.
Special name tags make Ambassadors prominent at Chamber events. You’ll find them welcoming attendees, making sure everyone is comfortable, and finding the contacts they are looking for.
Ambassadors assist in event setup, appear in Ribbon-Cutting photos, tour member facilities, and spread the word about the hosts’ companies on social media.
Interested in becoming an Ambassador?
To learn more about the Ambassador Committee, please reach out to a current ambassador or connect with Emma Ericksen at Ericksen@wilmingtonchamber.org or (910) 762-2611 ext. 202. If you’re all in, please apply here.
Need some help? Ask an Ambassador! They are among the Chamber’s most active and involved members. They’ll share their success stories and give advice, provide introductions and direction.