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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

 Brian Benz, Edward Jones
Arnie Bigbee, Legal Shield
Arlene Bush,
Kristina Cummings, BMO Harris Bank
Keith Gill, Byte Technology
Chris Guarnera, Premier Bank Minnesota

Barb Gurney, Mortgages Unlimited, Inc.
Derek Henze, Toppers Pizza

Tonya Kellum, State Farm Insurance
Terry Low, Byte Technology
Kevin Mendel, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More
Blaise Norton, Marriott
Randy Royse, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
Gary Walch, Promotional Logo Products,Inc.


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
Cheryl Butz, All in One Accounting, Inc.
Scott Coleman,
Tovah Domenick, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Don Dvergsten, ServiceMaster Commercial Systems
 Laura Dyer, Dyer Designs
Danitra Easton-Hage, United States Postal Service
Darren Johnson, Ascension Development Group
 Michael LePree, United States Postal Service
Brianna McClain, AXA Equitable
Jessica McMahon, American Signs and Banners
Kurt Obermiller, Principal Financial Group
Robert Pigozzi, Clearent
James Sirek, MetLife

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