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.

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Susan Walker, Realtor, Century 21 Davis Realty

The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce is honored to spotlight Susan Walker from Century 21 Davis Realty for the month of October. It has been a pleasure having Susan as an ambassador, she enjoys serving the community she fell in love with years ago.

There’s a lot to be said for having a place where you feel perfectly comfortable. Whether it’s within the walls of your home, the neighborhood around you or the entire community where you live, it’s nice knowing you can relax and fully enjoy the lifestyle you’ve earned. Susan Walker understands this feeling well. After all, her life here in Nevada County is the culmination of a personal dream.

Whether she’s enjoying time with family and friends, exploring Nevada County’s natural surroundings while hiking, biking or canoeing, or helping her real estate clients make the most of their opportunities, Susan’s positive energy is always on display.

Originally from Southern California, Susan and her family had been taking vacations up to the foothills for as long as she can remember. They always loved coming up here and immersing themselves in nature while camping, hiking, biking or canoeing. By the late 80s, Susan and her late husband, Tom, had built a very successful asphalt business down south and had earned the flexibility to live pretty much wherever they wanted. The choice was an easy one, though. For the longest time, they always wanted to move to Grass Valley. They made the move in 1989 and never looked back.

Susan and Tom ultimately sold their asphalt business and opened a successful sporting goods store here in town (Sports Fever), which gave her a chance to really connect with the Nevada County community and active outdoors lifestyle. Susan discovered what she loved most about the retail business was the opportunity to talk to people and help them with their needs. But selling sporting goods was never quite as rewarding as she wanted it to be. Susan wanted to make an even bigger impact on the community.

This desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others is what inspired Susan to pursue a career in real estate. That was in 2001 and she’s been in love with this business ever since. “Just as I had found my comfort zone here in Grass Valley so many years ago, I found my true calling as a real estate professional,” Susan says. “I feel so blessed to be able to help the great people of this community with something as important as buying or selling their homes.”

“I’ve always felt right at home here in Nevada County. The natural beauty is incredible, the people are wonderful and the lifestyle is everything I ever dreamed of. As a real estate professional, I love helping others find their own sense of place in this one-of-a-kind community.”

From the moment you start working with Susan, you’ll feel comfortable with her and with all your important real estate decisions. She has a warm, engaging personality and you know right away she’s working with your best interests in mind. Susan listens carefully and then uses her local knowledge and business experience to guide you through every facet of the process. She keeps you informed and educated, so you can do what’s right for your future.

If you are buying or selling Grass Valley CA Real Estate or looking in the surrounding Nevada County communities, count on the real estate professional who is committed to Making You Feel Comfortable every step of the way. Call Susan Walker today and let her guide you to exceptional results.


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.

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Brazil, Donna
Lake Wildwood Association
Grass Valley, (530) 432-1152

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

 Dickerson, Dr. Eric
Radius Physical + Sports Rehab
Grass Valley, 530-955-0065

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

Fuxjager, Rich
Nevada City, CA, 530-559-4904

Glauner, Kristin 
Atria Senior Living
Grass Valley, 530-272-1055

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

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

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

Howell, Wyatt 
Comfort Keepers
Grass Valley, 530-274-8000

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

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

Meadows, Ed
Homes By Towne
Grass Valley, 916-282-8800

Mijares, Lucas
Edward Jones Investments
Grass Valley, 530-273-8570

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

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

Quaintance, Laura 
Grass Valley, 530-913-2006

Ramos, Gina
Maria’s Mexican Restaurant
Grass Valley, 530-274-0127

Ramirez, Joel 
Retirement Security Centers
Grass Valley, 760-889-363

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

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

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, Ambassador Committee Secretary
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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