Ionia Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize the Ionia Area Ambassadors who have many gifts that they share freely. While they are volunteers of the Chamber, they serve a much broader definition as the ‘Goodwill Hosts’ of our entire community. They can be found assisting at such functions as business openings, Theatre performances, Ionia Expo, Ionia Free Fair programs, and many more community events. You can easily recognize them by the ‘signature red’ they wear.

We currently have more than thirty active Ambassadors who promote our community and members in a positive way, share community information, visit businesses, support each other, and generally liven up and add enthusiasm to any venue they find themselves at.


2018 Ambassadors
      Pictured: (Back left to right Stairs, 3 Rows) Tracy Hodgkins, Marilyn Nash, Walt Downes, Dale Parus, Ashley Feehan, Darlene Powell, Renee Odette, Linda Downes (Left to Right Floor) Steve Hodgkins, Laurie Tjalsma, Helene Dunn, Denise Peabody, Ronda Chambers, Ashley Scheurer, Carol Cope, Elle Lehman, June Faulkner, Tim Hemenway. 

Not Pictured:  Anais Garcia, Lisa Coe, Marty Anderson, Sue Lehman, Aimee Reed.


We would welcome your interest in joining us as an Ambassador – Please see the overview below and details

AMB Guidelines

The Purpose:
The Ionia County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are the welcome arm for the Chamber; The Ambassadors serve as a highly visible good-will representatives of the Chamber; greeting new members, reaching out to existing members and promoting Chamber programs.

The Benefits:
     Great opportunities to meet with new business owners in the community
     Inside information about what is happening in Ionia County
     Further your company’s interest by networking with others
     The satisfaction of giving back to your community while meeting positive community members

Give yourself the GIFT of becoming an Ambassador with the Ionia Area Chamber of Commerce. There are no Ambassador dues for individuals who’s business belongs to the Chamber.  With a minimal annual fee of $35 for individuals joining the Ambassador group without a host business.

The Guidelines:
Participation in the Ambassadors is a membership benefit, open to representatives of any Ionia Area Chamber of Commerce member. Ambassadors can also join the Chamber as individuals for $35. Our Ambassadors are professional, enthusiastic , actively engaged in the Chamber and have the flexibility in their occupations to fulfill Ambassador responsibilities and obligations. Candidates willing to fulfill the duties of an Ambassador are invited and encouraged to participate.

The Dress Code:
Ambassadors are encouraged to wear solid red business casual/collared shirts and Ambassador name tag, provided to you, to most of our events.  Ambassador t-shirts (tie-dye and solid) can only be worn at the fair parade & booth, golf outing, EXPO and when volunteering at the Ionia Theatre.


Ambassador Leadership Team 2018

President: Renee Odette- Edward Jones Downtown

Vice President: Barb Montgomery- Lucky Dog Grooming Salon

Treasurer: Anais Garcia- Michigan One Community Credit Union

Secretary: Marilyn Nash

Ambassador Nominee Information Form

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