About the Ambassador Program
In March of 2014, the Chamber unveiled a team of Ambassadors. These Ambassadors are essentially an extension of the Chamber's team of staff, with a shared goal of providing support to our members on how to make the most of their membership as well as to grow the membership community through recruitment and retention efforts.
Ambassador Resources (PDFs): Questionnaire ♦ Tracking Report
Ambassador Resources (Links): Questionnaire ♦ Tracking Report
Dawn is the owner of Ultimate Apparel, which recently relocated from Dundee to Watkins Glen. With a focus on both large and small businesses with no minimum quantity, Ultimate Apparel makes it possible for businesses of all sizes to have custom, unique, high quality apparel. Of the Ambassador Program Dawn says, “Becoming a member of the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce has opened up so many doors of opportunity for me and my business. To become an Ambassador for an organization that I believe in and has helped me in so many ways in the growth of my business seems like the only choice to make. I am privileged to volunteer my time to spread the word of the endless advantages the Chamber has to offer and to help current businesses who are already members take full advantage of the opportunities involved when being a member.”
Mindi is the owner of Seneca Sunrise Coffee, an organic coffee roaster in Watkins Glen. Native to the Finger Lakes region, Mindi grew up in Dundee and settled in Watkins Glen. As a single mother, she obtained an associate's degree in business administration from Corning Community College. She has held various administrative positions, but enjoyed her jobs in the veterinary field the most. In the summer of 2015 she learned how to roast coffee and had the opportunity to buy a used small-batch roaster, she finally found a career she could be passionate about. Her membership in the Chamber inspired her to be more actively involved in the area’s economic development. About small business success, Mindi shares, “I believe that successful small businesses can be a cornerstone for the local economy, and in my role as an ambassador I hope to provide these businesses with the same kind of support I have recently experienced.”
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Cathy Hendrickson began at Image Packaging at the age of 14 as a filing clerk and has worked in almost every capacity over the last 15 years. These days she is a General Manager and it is safe to say that she knows everything there is to know about Image Packaging. Currently, she oversees customer service and accounting, and she enjoys working with key customers. As a single mother of two beautiful daughters, Cathy obtained her Associates Degree from Corning Community College. In her free time she enjoys gardening, volunteering in her church ministry at Fresh Start and spending time with her friends.
Of joining the Ambassador Program, Cathy shares, “I enjoy working with the people and business in Watkins Glen, I not only want to grow my own relationships with the businesses here in Watkins Glen, but I want to help them grow their business too. I feel it is important for small businesses to work together for the greater good!”