Ambassador Committee

Chamber Ambassadors are members that
 volunteer to represent the chamber at various events and
become mentors or point of contact for incoming and new members.

 

Staff Liaison: Jeffrey Reich-Hale

Membership@hwcoc.org

Committee Chair

After joining the chamber I was excited to be part of the Ambassadors group. The Ambassadors are the welcome committee to all new members…picture going to a new school and being shown around by a buddy. It’s always fun meeting new people and being introduced to so many different types of businesses involved in the chamber. Plus, who doesn’t love networking? Especially with snacks!!

My name is Berta Amico, and I am a proud mother, veteran, and Texan. Having worked in an array of different industries, I have gained the skills necessary to form authentic relationships with those I work with. These skills, combined with this job, have not only enabled me to have a meaningful impact on the lives of my clients, but have also brought a sense of self-fulfillment as I place individuals in the jobs they need to provide for their families.

Kyle Engeling

Texas Regional Bank

Being an ambassador allows me to get involved with new businesses, market the Chamber, and provide a welcoming experience to businesses that have recently joined HWCOC. Because HWCOC is so active, there are so many opportunities to get out and meet business owners and offer a lending hand and act as a liaison on behalf of the ambassador committee. “

John Richard Hemenway 

Certified Financial Fiduciary
The Legacies Group

I like being an Ambassador and being a Chamber Member for the experience of meeting new people, learning more about them and their businesses and sharing the benefits and opportunities of Chamber membership.

The Houston West Chamber of Commerce has opened a world of opportunities for me and my company. You truly get out of it what you put into it. For 15+ years I have been an ambassador, and it is a very rewarding experience. Our mission is to make our members feel welcome, help members understand the business power of the chamber, and to be a resource for members to get a clear picture of the chamber through the eyes of a member. The benefit is that through helping members maximize their membership we get increase our exposure in the market. The Chamber staff appreciates the commitment of the ambassadors as we are all working for a common goal.

Barbara Joe

Signs by Tomorrow

It has been such a rewarding experience for me to be an Ambassador for the Houston West Chamber of Commerce. This role has allowed me to meet new and prospective members and share with them the many benefits of Chamber membership as well connect and become involved with the local community. With its countless networking opportunities, rich learning resources and engaging community events, the Chamber is an invaluable resource to any business.

I love, love, love networking and connecting people. I feel like it’s my true calling and what I was put on this earth to do. Nothing, and I mean nothing is more satisfying that making a connection that changes the trajectory of someone’s business which in turn changes the trajectory of their life. To serve on the Chamber on the Ambassador Committee is a true honor and privilege because we are all one connection away from something amazing happening. 

Dionne Kepeden

Bilavo Agency

I joined the chamber to network and build relationships with fellow business owners after launching my web design agency, Bilavo, over a year ago. Since relocating to West Houston in December 2022, chamber events have helped me connect with the local community and get to know the area better. The chamber’s frequent events provide ample networking opportunities, and its active presence has been invaluable.

Paul Odiachi

NPC Analytics 

I was introduced to the HWCoC through participation in the HCC Business Plan Competition. As a first-time business owner, being a chamber member is a great way to meet & learn from other business owners. I attended a few Ambassador Committee events & meetings and subsequently decided it would be a fun & great committee to join. Being an ambassador gives me the opportunity to assist chamber staff & members accomplish their respective goals

Being an ambassador for the Houston West Chamber of Commerce has been a rewarding experience. As an ambassador, there are so many opportunities to meet new Chamber members and be a resource for them when they join. I am also able to help new members maximize their membership by letting them know about upcoming events and connecting them with other members so they can grow their business. Building and nurturing relationships with other members is a huge benefit and one of the reasons I became an ambassador.

The West Houston Chamber is a very special place. It is a very active chamber and the staff are always there willing to lend a hand to help you achieve your goals. Also, there are so many interesting and motivated members which makes for a rich life experience. There are tons of networking opportunities, marketing opportunities, learning opportunities as well as opportunities to make a difference. Choose to make a difference and join one of the committees or host an event! If you need anything then don’t hesitate to reach out.

One of the best things I did for my business when I moved to Houston 8 years ago was to join the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, and then I got involved. I joined the BRC committee, I became an ambassador, I attend networking events, I’ve met a lot of people, and I’ve made a lot of friends as a member & ambassador. I like helping & connecting with business owners/managers to see how other businesses function, and I like helping people Save Money on Energy through my business.