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

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Danielle Scallin, Grass Valley Courtyard Suites

The Greater Grass Valley Chamber Ambassadors committee is thrilled to spotlight our Ambassador of the Year, Danielle Scallin of Grass Valley Courtyard Suites. Danielle is so deserving of this esteemed honor.

Danielle has not only been an active Ambassador, but she has also stepped up to volunteer chair the Table Tops and Mixer committee along with being a board member of The Greater Grass Valley Chamber. In addition, Danielle is an avid supporter of Nevada County Cultural Arts District. To say she’s involved in our community is an understatement.

Danielle’s love of the arts has inspired a truly unique concept…bringing the arts to The Grass Valley Courtyard Suites. Danielle brought the idea to fruition in October when The Grass Valley Courtyard Suites proudly announced their “jump into the arts!”In an effort to align with the recent state-designated Cultural Arts distinction, and to embrace and promote a thriving local art community the hotel aims to turn its commonplaces into vibrant gallery spaces. With ample wall space throughout the property, including a 1300 sq ft event center the sky really is the limit on the ways in which artists can present their works and/or workshops throughout the hotel property. From mixed media to ceramics, fine pencil and watercolor each month will boast a different artist or collaboration of artists to be on display. Both locals and guests are encouraged to attend lively artist receptions featuring signature cocktails at the “no host” bar, and to stop by anytime to view and purchase art.

As a guest of the Grass Valley Courtyard Suites, you’ll discover a delightful blend of Bed and Breakfast charm, one-on-one five-star hospitality services along with posh hotel amenities. They’re nestled in a quiet neighborhood conveniently located one block from our historic downtown Grass Valley. They boast 42 luxurious and spacious guestrooms and suites. Each reflects a unique style and character. You’ll certainly be impressed and like most guests, you’ll be booking your next stay when you check out.

In her free time, Danielle enjoys hiking, camping, dancing and exploring the local trails and rivers in Nevada County with her husband and four children. When she has a free moment all to herself, she loves to grab a good book.  

We are very thankful to Danielle for all of her hard work with the Chamber and her support of our community. Danielle, we celebrate you and all of your hard work and dedication!

To contact Danielle via email danielle@gvcourtyardsuites.com or give her a call at (530) 272-7696.

Here’s what the artists are saying:

“Danielle, thank you so much for everything… for developing the program concept… for selling the concept to Kathy… for opening up the opportunity for so many local artists… and mostly for all you have done to make my personal art showing so successful…“

“I absolutely loved showing my art at Courtyard Suites. Danielle was so helpful and supportive, and the entire staff was such a pleasure to get to know. It really means a lot to me that there are such wonderful community resources for artists in Nevada County. I sure hope I get to show there again someday. Thanks!”


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

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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

Dorfman, Alyson 
Radius Physical + Sports Rehab
Grass Valley, 530-955-0065

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

Walker, Susan
Century 21 Davis Real Estate
Grass Valley, 530-913-8387

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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