AMBASSADORS COMMITTEE
Ambassadors – charged with providing leadership to bring attention to and increase the vitality of the Chamber and the community – the Ambassadors Committee is the group dealing with policy and implementation issues regarding member networking activities, welcoming new businesses, planning for hospitality, and providing active assistance with such activities.  Members represent the both Chamber and the Mason area community, so they have a good knowledge of local resources.  They receive the reports of the Ribbon Cutting Committee, MACC Golf Classic Committee, the Good Morning Mason Committee, Business-to-Business Expo, and the December Holiday Party & Member Mixer Committee, as major networking activities of the Chamber.
ROSTER
CHAIR: Desiree Waters, ServiceMaster
SECRETARY: Kassie Rhodes, Dart Bank
 MEMBERS:

Kathy Smith, Mason Insurance Agency
Aaron Fiedler, Fiedler Insurance Agency
Jeff Haueter, A&W Restaurant
Dale Kohlsmith, Signarama
Mary Tressel, Dart Bank

Pat Weiler, Associate
Christine Ramon, Fox 47
Mike Waltz, City of Mason
Brandon Biddinger, CP Federal CU
Karla Spoor, Dart Bank
Mary Ebelt, Love Your Home Store

Meetings of this standing committee are on the first Tuesday after the monthly Board of Directors meeting at 7:30 AM in the Chamber office. For 2017, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 7, and December 12.

STANDARD MONTHLY AGENDA
Ad Hoc Committees:
Good Morning, Mason!
Member Mixers & Holiday Party
MACC Golf Classic Outing
B2B Expo
Ribbon Cuttings
Member Contact Ambassadors
Visitors Center

AD HOC COMMITTEES REPORTING TO THE AMBASSADORS COMMITTEE:

GOOD MORNING MASON! COMMITTEE
These popular “news and networking” morning breakfast events are held six times each year.  They are held the last Thursday of the month in February, April, June, August, October, and also on a mid-December Thursday.  Each program runs from 7:15 to 8:15 AM at the Ingham County Fairgrounds Community Building.  Major sponsors are encouraged to involve their key employees in volunteering for these events.  Volunteers needed to arrange for speakers at the events, set up tables, chairs, etc. the afternoon before, to assist at check in, to sell 50/50 raffle tickets, and to clean up between 8:15 and 8:30 AM.
ROSTER
CHAIR: Karla Spoor, Dart Bank
SECRETARY: 
 MEMBERS:

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 MEMBER CONTACT AMBASSADORS COMMITTEE
This committee implements membership recruitment and involvement programs that will retain and increase Chamber membership. They maintain or initiate contact with all members and non-members. They encourage sponsorship of networking events, volunteer leadership, and involvement in Chamber programs and activities.  They are also responsible for assisting at the outreach booths at Spring Fling and Down Home Days Courthouse Shows, the Outdoor Expo, Sun Dried Music Fest, the Ingham County Fair, and the Mason Women’s Expo.
ROSTER
CHAIR:  Kathy Smith, Mason Insurance Agency
SECRETARY: Desiree Waters, ServiceMaster Absolute
MEMBERS:

Christine Ramon, Fox 47
Missey Trudell, Paper Image
Benjamin Schartow, Building Twentyone

Ben Dowd, Dart Bank
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 MEMBER MIXER & HOLIDAY PARTY COMMITTEE
A variety of evening events are planned for various times of the year, depending on perceived interest, to promote additional networking and member-to-member interaction.  The most popular event is the annual December Mixer Holiday Party in the first week or so of December.  A variety of volunteers are needed to help plan and host these events.  Depending on the type of event, the number of volunteers range from six to 30.  Major sponsors are encouraged to involve their key employees in volunteering for these events. 
ROSTER
CHAIR: Jeff Haueter, Mason A&W Restaurant
SECRETARY:  Kathy Smith, Mason Insurance Agency
 MEMBERS:

 

 Cathy Pinkos, Mason Optimist Club
Mary Tressel, Dart Bank 

Shirley Grieve, Mason Optimist Club
Pat Weiler, Associate
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 RIBBON CUTTING COMMITTEE
Ribbon cuttings are provided at no charge for new businesses, new ownership, change of location, grand opening, anniversary, and similar milestones (within a six-month window) for Chamber members, Mason Values neighbors, and Grow Mason neighbors.  Usually, if a ribbon cutting is provided for a new business, subsequent milestones are marked in five year increments. A one-year anniversary may be done for a business that missed the original six-month window.   Groundbreaking assistance is also provide by this committee.
ROSTER
CHAIR: Mike Waltz, City of Mason
SECRETARY: Executive Director Doug Klein, Star Associates
 MEMBERS:

Kassie Rhodes, Dart Bank  
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 BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS EXPO COMMITTEE
This evening “Grow Mason!”  business-to-business networking event is held once a year.  Format is similar to a mixer or “after hours,” but informational tables are set up by a limited number of exhibitors, who are all Chamber members.  The entire Mason area business community is invited to attend.  The committee plans and promotes the event.  Major sponsors and exhibitors are encouraged to involve their key employees in volunteering for this event.  Volunteers needed to set up tables, chairs, etc. the afternoon before, to assist at check in, to sell 50/50 raffle tickets, and to clean up afterward.
ROSTER
CHAIR: Desiree Waters, ServiceMaster Absolute
SECRETARY: Missey Trudell, Paper Image Printing Centre
MEMBERS:

 Paul Schmidt, UnoDeuce Multimedia
Jeff Haueter, Mason A&W Restaurant
Ian Richardson, Doberman Technologies
Jen Bennett, Michigan.com

Dale Kohlsmith, Signarama 
Bruce Wigginton, Mason Auto Body Repair
Tom Conway, Application Specialists Kompany

 

 MACC GOLF CLASSIC COMMITTEE
Nearly as old as the Chamber itself, this annual event is held on a Thursday at the end of July to promote networking and member-to-member interaction.  A variety of volunteers are needed, from people to set out tee signs to the announcer for prize winners.  The total number of volunteers ranges from 10 to 15 people.  Sponsors are encouraged to involve their key employees in volunteering for this event. 
ROSTER
CHAIR: Treasurer Aaron Fiedler, Fiedler Insurance Agency
SECRETARY: Peter Robinson, Oracle Financial Solutions
 MEMBERS:

Polly Cornish, LAFCU
Brandon Biddinger, CP Federal C U
Andy Laws, Family Heritage
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Scott Robinson, Darrell's Market & Hardware
Shirley Grieve, Mason Optimist Club 
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