Who are the Chamber Ambassadors?

The Ambassador Program is the largest standing committee within the Chamber and consists of volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time to assist the Chamber in various activities. They are the backbone of the Chamber volunteer force. Ambassadors serve a term of one year (from application date). Ambassadors can continue to serve after their one-year term if agreed upon by the Ambassador Leadership and the Chamber’s CEO. 

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Program to promote member commitment and retention by:
  • Raising awareness of Chamber activities and benefits
  • Informing and involving new Chamber members to promote strong continuing membership
  • Encouraging meaningful and beneficial participation in the Chamber's programs
  • Serving as a liaison between the Chamber Staff, Board Members, and Membership

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Our 2018 Ambassador Team!

Photography by Kim Oliver of Olivers Captured Moments


Kim Oliver

Oliver’s Captured Moments
Wagmore Properties Real Estate Investment Group


Kimberly Austin

Massage Kneads

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Ellie Witt

First Bank
Banking Specialist III


Elizabeth Altamirano

Fundraising Coordinator
Sales Manager


Paula Schroeder

Social Coordinator
Ships and Trips Travel
Travel Professional

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Esther Marcelino Lee
Legal Shield
Independent Associate


Karen Shahhosseini
SAFE Credit Union
Manager Affiliate Relationships


Carol Wilson
Digital Account Executive


Jennifer “Jenn” Alton
Your Fitness Genie
Fitness Coach


Stephanie Koenig
Volunteers of America
Employment Specialist


Leona LaRochelle
Release & Refocus Massage
Massage Therapist


Thomas Steinbach
Steiny’s Mobile Notary Service


Ellen Morris
Primerica Financial Rancho Cordova
Regional Leader


Carmen Jennett
Mutual of Omaha Advisors
Financial Planner


Shana McKeller
Vitek Mortgage Group
Mortgage Loan Originator

Program Benefits for the Ambassadors

  • Increased name and face recognition
  • Increased networking and marketing opportunities
  • Opportunity to connect one-on-one with new and existing Chamber members
  • Increased referral opportunities through other Ambassadors and one-on-one contact with members
  • Potential media coverage from attendance at Chamber events
  • Gain an insider’s perspective of the local business community
  • Opportunity to meet local business and community leaders
  • Chance to help the community and show community pride
  • Potential Recognition via “Ambassador of the Year”
  • Special recognition at Chamber events
  • The ability to earn points towards marketing opportunities within the Chamber (i.e. email blasts, expo booth, sponsorship, etc.)


Program Benefits for the Chamber

  • Increased visibility within the community
  • Better understanding of membership needs
  • More involvement of existing Chamber Members
  • Ability to manage events more effectively
  • Increased recruitment opportunities
  • Member retention

Program Benefits for the Membership

  • Increased access to points of contact who can provide assistance and answer questions
  • More frequent Chamber communication
  • Potential for increased referrals
  • Members will feel more connected to the Chamber


  • Have decision-making authority and a minimum of 6 months employed with a Chamber business member/Chamber member
  • Memberships in good standings of 6 months
  • Must exhibit professionalism in all business and Chamber activities.
  • Must be able to make a commitment of time and effort toward goal/accomplishments of the Rancho Cordova Chamber and Ambassador program
  • Complete an Ambassador Application and submit to Ambassador Chair (employer’s signature is required if not self-employed)
  • Complete a 90 day “Ambassador Training and Trial” period
  • Complete an interview process

Ambassador Expectations

  • Be a member of the Chamber, in good standing, for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Represent the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce in a professional manner.
  • Promote the value of Chamber membership within the community.
  • Support Chamber membership with member leads and referrals.
  • Actively recruit prospective members and support retention of existing members.
  • Attend and participate at monthly Ambassador meetings (usually the 2nd Monday of the month). Meetings start on time promptly at 8:00 a.m., please be on time. If unable to attend, contact the Ambassador Chair to notify her/him of your absence. Please limit your absences to 3 per calendar year.
  • Attend and Chamber networking events, ribbon cuttings/grand openings, and other Chamber functions when available. On average, there are no less than two such events each month.
  • Volunteer at major Chamber functions when it is requested and you are available.
  • Help host events; act as a greeter or as needed at Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings and other projects.
  • Seek out first time attendees and new members, welcome them at Chamber events.
  • Personally invite members to attend events.
  • Mentor a new Ambassador.
  • Serve on an Ambassador team or committee.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Chamber programs and serve as a source of information to others.
  • Submit monthly point sheets to earn points towards additional Chamber benefits.

Ambassador Code of Conduct

  • Ambassadors must have a strong desire to serve. Although there are rewards for your service, your service requires commitment of time, usually a 1 year term, with no term limits.
  • Ambassador candidates will be interviewed to assure their understanding of the commitment and their ability to keep the commitment (with the support of their employers). Ambassadors are required to sign an annual commitment pledge and Code of Conduct policy during the anniversary month.
  • Ambassadors are volunteer representatives of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce. As such, Ambassadors are expected to act in a professional manner at all times while serving in the Ambassador role and representing their business.
  • Alcohol is served at many Chamber events. Ambassadors are expected to limit alcoholic beverages to 1 or 2 at Chamber events.
  • Sexual Harassment of staff or volunteers is strictly prohibited.
  • Failure to comply with these rules of conduct will result in termination of the offending Ambassador’s status.

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Ambassador Leadership Positions


Responsible for coordinating with the Chamber’s CEO and staff, leading the monthly meetings, overseeing the team’s leadership, and supporting the Ambassador team to success. 

Assistant-Chair #1

Successor to the Chair position and is responsible for organizing Ambassador support for Chamber events and overseeing the Ambassador Mentor Program. 

Assistant-Chair #2

Successor to Assistant Chair #1 position and is responsible for taking minutes at our monthly meetings and overseeing the Ambassador Point Program. 


Responsible for maintaining the Ambassador Fund balance and organizing Ambassador Team donations when requested. 

Social Team

Responsible for sending cards to Ambassadors, Board Members, Staff, and other Chamber Affiliates (i.e. get well, congrats, etc.) as well as organizing Ambassador team social events. 

Professional Development Coordinators

Responsible for determining current and anticipated professional development needs and coordinate such training for our Ambassador team.