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The Ambassador team is one of several Resource Development committees designed to support the mission of the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce and to engage new members through the many benefits of the membership platform.

Onboarding activities undertaken by Ambassadors ensure that members leverage their benefits fully, especially in the areas of marketing, public relations, and business development.  The largest percentage of the Membership is Small Businesses, and the Chamber uses its relationships and resources to effectively support its members’ business goals.

The Ambassador is one of the first connections made by a new chamber member, and he or she often assumes the role of mentor.  Engagement in the first year, especially attendance at networking activities, educational programs, or special events, is key to member satisfaction and retention.

In 2018, Penelope (Penny) Oulds, Pay Day Payroll Service, Mertztown, was appointed to Committee Chair.  Penny is a member of the Chamber Board of Directors and was recognized as Advocate of the Year in 2017 at the Annual Shining Star Awards.

Sherry Christman, Elite Business Services, Hamburg, is an active chamber member and a second-year Ambassador.  Annmarie Dallao, ARCpoint Labs of Reading, West Lawn, is a new Ambassador, as is Barbara Coffin, Berks Schuylkill SCORE, and Dan Albert, State Farm, Gilbertsville.

For more information about joining our team of Ambassadors, please call our office 610-683-8860.