The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce is excited to be in the midst of its fifth year of the LOU Ambassadors program.
The LOU Ambassadors are a prestigious group of individuals from the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce member investors who volunteer to enhance communication between the Chamber staff/Board and its membership. More importantly, the Ambassadors are vital links in helping the Chamber understand the needs of its membership.
Ole Miss Athletics, a major community partner to the Chamber of Commerce and the Oxford community, has taken the lead again this year in being the Chamber’s sponsor of the Ambassador Program. They will present this year’s Ambassador of the Year with two 2016 season football tickets at the Chamber’s annual banquet later this Spring.
The program offers members an opportunity to represent their business while networking at Chamber functions and events, simultaneously increasing business’ visibility and exposure in the community. LOU Chamber Ambassadors are the official representatives of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce throughout the community. Their responsibilities include participation in a variety of programs, projects and activities, including: attending ribbon cutting events, networking events, mixers and other Chamber functions throughout the year. Additionally they are assigned a list of Chamber members whom they keep in close contact with and help maximize the members’ investment in the Chamber.
The Ambassadors for the 2016 year are as follows:
Tami Tacke, LOU Ambassadors Chair with Mechanics Bank
Matt Bishop, Shelter Insurance
Dawn Boutwell, Alfa Insurance
Lisa Coleman, The Salvation Army
Matthew Copp, MRC Landscape Architecture
Aaron Craig, Rex Sports
Shelton Edwood, McDonalds
Shannon Ferguson, Regions Bank
Sharon Grace, Grace Realty Group of Oxford
Katie Kaiser, Visit Oxford
Mollye Lee, The Home Lending Group
Nicole List, Courtyard Marriot
Hannah Mayo, Mayo Eye Center
Michele McCay, Rodan + Fields
Nikki Paine, The Oxford Eagle
Justin Ramsey, BancorpSouth
Ashley Roberts, Office of Judge Howorth
Emily Scheuer, FNC, Inc.
Cassidy Shoemake, Telesouth Communications
Erin Smith, Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants
Torie White, University of Mississippi Alumni Association
Michael Williamson, BancorpSouth
Jessica Windham and Jennifer Woodward, Oxford University Bank
Laura Woods, Roberts Wilson, PA
“The Ambassador Program is comprised of business and individual members of our Chamber and they play a critical role in maintaining strong relationships with our members and fostering a welcoming environment where they can make lasting business connections,” said Pam Swain, Chamber Senior Vice President. “We are thrilled to have this active group communicating daily with our members and helping them to get the most out of their membership investment and benefits.”
LOU Ambassador Chairman, Tami Tackle said, “A point system was created to track each Ambassador’s volunteer hours. Each quarter the Ambassador with the most points is recognized as the Ole Miss Athletics Ambassador of the Quarter. At the end of the Chamber’s fiscal year the Ambassador with the most points will be presented the Ole Miss Athletics Ambassador of the Year Award, which will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting. In addition, Ole Miss Athletics will award the winner with two season tickets to the 2016 Ole Miss Football Season.”
For more information about the LOU Ambassadors go to www.oxfordms.com.
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