Ambassadors are a Valuable Member Resource

Ambassadors are Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce local business leaders who volunteer their time and talents to promote the Chamber and your business. Ambassadors play a pivotal role in providing the resources and support to keep our Chamber a dynamic and viable organization.

What is an Ambassador?

The Ambassadors are a group of business leaders committed to helping the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce fulfill its mission of representing businesses and providing leadership to enhance the quality of our community.  The Ambassadors are Chamber members who volunteer their time to welcome new Chamber members and support Chamber staff at events.  The Ambassador program is the premier member-to-member, business networking program.

Ribbon Cutting Events


Heather Haddock, Grass Valley Downtown Association & Sarah Myers, The UPS Store

The Greater Grass Valley Chamber Ambassadors are excited to spotlight two amazing women for the month of February. We proudly present Heather Haddock, Program Specialist for the Grass Valley Downtown Association and Sarah Myers, Marketing Representative for The UPS Store. Both of these women have much to offer in their positions and to The Greater Grass Valley Chamber Ambassadors.

Heather Haddock joined the team at the Grass Valley Downtown Association (GVDA) this past summer and hit the ground running. She has a passion for helping business owners get recognition. Her background in marketing, being an entrepreneur herself and her bookkeeping experience has made her an asset to the GVDA. In the short time Heather has been at the GVDA she has become a part of the Design Committee, the Organizational Committee, the  Promotions Committee and the Economic Restructuring Committee. The GVDA thrives with the support of volunteers and Heather is excited to get a program off the ground similar to the Chamber Ambassadors structure, called the Downtown Diplomats. This group that Heather is helping assemble will further aid in keeping the downtown event volunteers and the downtown merchants involved with the GVDA. Heather is excited now to have a way to blend her involvement with the GVDA and The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce (Heather is on our Mixer Committee too!). She hopes to enhance the downtown merchants association with the benefits of combining their memberships with both organizations. Heather loves working and living in downtown Grass Valley. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, singing karaoke and spending time with her two-year old son. To learn more about the GVDA follow this link:

Sarah Myers began her career with The UPS Store in October of 2015 when she decided to return to the workforce after her children were all set in school. Sarah is delighted she landed at The UPS Store. Dave Elliott, the owner, considers Sarah his right hand. Sarah participated in a year-long ProBrilliance training with Machen MacDonald. She credits this training as a “game-changer” in business and in life. The training she received gave her the confidence and know how to join the local BNI (Business Networking International) and further her reach in our community. In addition, Sarah joined the Greater Grass Valley Chamber Ambassadors last year and has already made an impact by sharing her brilliant marketing ideas and making “selfie boards” for special events. Sarah has many new marketing ideas that she can see all the way through locally, right at the UPS store. The UPS store is all about branding, and Sarah shared this little tid-bit…”When you think of The UPS Store, think United Problem Solvers.” Let Sarah solve all of your mailing and marketing right here, right in downtown. In Sarah’s spare time she loves to take advantage of visiting our local wineries, exploring new cuisine and managing her three children’s busy schedules. To learn more about how The UPS Store can help you with printing, marketing and shipping follow this link:

Benefits of Becoming an Ambassador

  • An effortless way to get to know other members by volunteering for ribbon cuttings, greeting at our business after hours mixers, and other events
  • Ambassador business cards are included in all new member information packets sent out to dozens of businesses throughout the year
  • Special placement of Ambassador business cards at our Chamber office
  • Introduction of Ambassadors at our Chamber events so that others in our community get to know you better
  • The chance to use your communication and leadership skills to benefit our community working side-by-side with other like-minded business people
  • Increase your possibility of business referrals by being more visible in our community

Ambassadors are committed to our Greater Grass Valley Chamber

  •  By regularly attending our monthly meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month from 12:00-1:00 pm
  • By participating in at least 50% of our networking and business promotion events each month including ribbon cuttings, business after hours mixers, and other scheduled functions
  • By connecting with existing members and promoting new membership

Call our Chamber office at 530 273-4667 if you have any questions.  Feel free to attend one of our monthly meetings as a guest and get to know us!

Ambassadors are a Valuable Member Resource

Ambassadors are leaders of local businesses and organizations, members of the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce who volunteer their time and talents to promote the Chamber and their business. Ambassadors play a pivotal role in providing the resources and support to keep our Chamber a dynamic and viable organization.

The contributions of each Ambassador is a valued community service. At the same time, the visibility as an active Ambassador promotes you and your business.

Ambassadors: • Act as the Public Relations arm and liaison for the Chamber
• Represent both the Chamber and their own business
• Serve as greeters at Business After Hours Mixers
• Coordinate Ribbon Cuttings for new members
• Provide outreach to current members
• And so much more!!!

Membership is open to all current Chamber Members. If you would like to learn more about the Chamber’s Ambassador Committee or becoming an Ambassador, download the Chamber Ambassador Packet.

Mixers and Events


Becker, Doug
Welcome Home Vets
Grass Valley, 530-272-3300

Brazil, Donna
Lake Wildwood Association
Penn Valley, 530-432-1152

Collins, Mick
Pay it Forward Processing
Auburn, 530-268-3382

Fuxjager, Rich
Nevada City, 530-559-4904

Green, Joe
Waste Management
Grass Valley, 530-263-1189

Grimes, Nicole
Gold Country Community Services
Grass Valley, 530-615-4541

Haddock, Heather
Grass Valley Downtown Assoc.
Grass Valley, 530-272-8315

Hand, Jeneé
River Valley Community Bank
Grass Valley, 530-798-2690

Hook, Paul
SunStor Solar 
Penn Valley, 530-802-1899

Johnson, Denise
Craig Johnson Plumbing
Grass Valley, 530-274-7275

Kulhavy, Kristen
Crystal Ridge
Grass Valley, 530-446-0772

Leishman, Seth T. 
Ostrofe Financial Consultants
Grass Valley, 530-273-4425

Lewis, Tamitha
Placer Title Company
Grass Valley, 530-477-1382

MacDonald, Machen 
ProBrilliance Leadership Institute
Grass Valley, 530-273-8000

Manning, Dave 
Digital Strategy
Nevada City, 530-478-0709

Meyer, Sarah 
Comfort Keepers
Grass Valley, 530-274-8600

Myers, Sarah
The UPS Store
Grass Valley, 530-274-6000

Newman, Amber
River Valley Community Bank
Grass Valley, 530-798-2690

Pilcher, BettyKay
Finance of America Mortgage
Grass Valley, (530) 263-6094

Porter, Joy 
Winding Road Imagery
Cedar Ridge, 530-913-6045

Patterson, Deborah
Patterson’s Tax Practice
Grass Valley, 530-615-4917

Quaintance, Laura 
Grass Valley, 530-913-2006

Reynolds, Steve
API Marketing
Auburn, 530-885-9674

Rice, Susan A., PhD
Susan A. Rice and Associates, Inc.
Grass Valley, 530-346-9212

Scallin, Danielle 
Grass Valley Courtyard Suites
Grass Valley, 530-272-7696

Seim, Jennifer
Individual Member
Grass Valley, 530-477-4250

Shaffer, Kathleen 
Individual Member
Grass Valley, 530-802-6501

Shelbourn, Maggi
Nevada County Concert Band
Nevada City, 530-272-7499

Sorani, Erin
Network Real Estate
Nevada City, 530-277-8373

Sparks, Jennie
Absolute Communications Solutions
Grass Valley, 530-271-0332 X 203

Voter, Suzanne 
Finance of America Mortgage
Grass Valley 530-478-8383

Moon, Cindy
Nevada City Chamber Liaison
Nevada City, 530-265-2692

Davies, Robin
CEO Greater Grass Valley Chamber
Grass Valley, 530-273-4667

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