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The Bloomington and Minneapolis Ambassador Committees are dedicated groups of Chamber volunteers who welcome new members and help introduce them to Chamber programs.

The Ambassadors conduct in-person visits with each new member. During these meetings, the Ambassadors present the new member with a personalized membership plaque, the latest member updates and door cling.  They also share ideas on how to become involved with the Chamber and how to best use membership resources.  Ambassadors also represent the Chamber at grand openings and ribbon cutting events.

Bloomington Ambassadors
Chair: Barb Gurney, Mortgages Unlimited, Inc.
Meetings: Third Thursday of every month, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Staff Contact: Brent Pavia, 612.370.9181

 Lorrie Adams, Edina Realty
Brian Benz, Edward Jones
Arnie Bigbee, Legal Shield
Chris Guarnera, Premier Bank Minnesota
Barb Gurney, Mortgages Unlimited, Inc.
Madge Johnson, ECM Sun Group
Adam Kellerhals, Smith Schafer & Associates

Janean Kelly, Kelly's Concrete, Inc.
Kevin Mendel, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More
Michelle Moen, Home Video Studios
Randy Royse, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
Virg Senescall, VS Merchant Services
 Shana Steidl, Jerry Steidl Agency, American Family Insurance


Minneapolis Ambassadors
Chair: Don Dvergsten, ServiceMaster Commercial Systems
Meeting: Third Thursday of every month, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Staff Contact: Brent Pavia, 612.370.9181

 Marty Benes, Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota 
Stephen Burk, US Green Building Council - MN Chapter
Stephanie Dix Campbell, Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota
Scott Coleman, Scott Coleman & Associates
Don Dvergsten, ServiceMaster Commercial Systems
 Jane Ferrian, United States Postal Service
Kelli Hoskins, Historic Theatre Group, LLC
Brianna McClain, AXA Equitable
Amee McDonald, jabber logic
Kurt Obermiller, Principal Financial Group
Robert Pigozzi, Clearent
Karla Swanson, EMERGE Community Development
Larry Thoma, Doherty
Alexandra Tseffos, CBRE
Jason Zienty, Northern Star Council, BSA-West

Membership on each ambassador committee is limited. If you are interested in joining one of these committees, please contact Chamber staff for an application.


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Minneapolis Regional Chamber
81 South Ninth Street, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 370-9100
Fax: (612) 370-9195