• Ambassadors Club

  • The Ambassador Club

    Ambassadors act as the good will, public relations arm of the Chamber. They welcome all members and guests to Chamber functions. They also plan the monthly Business After Hours and Rise and Shine programs. Their purpose is to make all members feel welcome and encourage them to become active in the organization. Ambassadors also aid in retention of members. As a group, the Ambassador Club meets monthly on the last Tuesday.

    Interested in joining the club?

    The stated criteria are as follows:

    • Persons who are members or employed by members in good standing of the Chamber.
    • Those that may be of assistance in furthering the objectives of the organization.
    • Those that are willing to give their time and effort to this purpose without remuneration.
    • Members who have the freedom of movement in their occupations so that obligations/responsibilities can be fulfilled.
    • Attendance at least 10 of the 12 monthly Ambassador Club meetings each year.
    • Attendance at either the Business After Hours or the Rise and Shine each month.
    • Attendance at least 50% of all special events of the Chamber including educational seminars, lunch and learns, etc.
    • Attendance at Chamber organized community events, as required (Ribbon Cuttings, Ground Breakings, Parades, etc).
    • If you are unable to attend a meeting or event, are you willing to pay the $1.00 fine? If yes, fines are collected at the monthly meetings by the Sergeant-At-Arms.

    Ambassador Directory

    Chelsey Bark
    Lakeland Title
    116 S Michigan Avenue
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 796-8225
    Felicia Bielecki
    Isabella Bank
    21440 Perry Avenue
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 796-8507

    Laurie Foos
    Big Rapids Cash ans Carry
    130 S 3rd Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 796-3595


    Sarah Hill
    Chemical Bank
    104 Perry Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 796-0801


    Tom Hogenson
    City of Big Rapids
    226 N Michigan Ave
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 592-4000
    John Milan
    Preferred Office Machines
    215 North Michigan Ave
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 496-8080
    Josh Pyles 
    Downtown Business Association
    226 North Michigan Ave
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 287-4670
    Mary Willmer
    Independent Bank
    404 Perry Avenue
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 796-5865