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They attend Business Before Hours, Business After Hours, Ambassador Luncheons, Ribbon Cuttings as well as volunteering at Chamber fundraisers and more each month. They help new Chamber investors feel more at home and provide Chamber staff with needed volunteer back-up.
Each month an Ambassador is honored for going above and beyond.
See them below!
Lynnette is the Membership Coordinator for the Loveland Sam’s Club and has been with them for over 9 years. Before joining Sam’s Club she was the Employing Broker for The Team Real Estate in Greeley.
She loves visiting with Businesses and their employees. So now, instead of selling homes she is selling Memberships, which she says is very rewarding knowing that she is providing a service that will help both businesses and families.
I love being involved in welcoming businesses into the Loveland Chamber and being an ambassador gives me the opportunity to be more involved in the Loveland Community. I have also made great friends thru the Chamber.
Chamber Ambassador, Don Reilly’s business, DJRImaging Photography has two prime areas of focus;
(1) Helping businesses do “Visual Storytelling” and
(2) A source of “Stock Photos” with emphasis on showing Loveland/Larimer Co. visually in all seasons of the year.
1. Business client assignments to photo products, facilities, people, events and more are done on location to meet client needs conveniently and to enhance the story telling for the client.
2. Shopping in my on-line stock galleries,, results in finding many photographic views of the area that can be useful for digital (social media/website). Also, a wide range of prints and wall art are available on the site that enable businesses and homeowners to showcase pride in or make gifts of the beauty of Loveland/Larimer Co.
Visit https://djrimaging.smugmug.com/Stock-Photos to see many choices, the “Loveland Views” gallery in particular.
- Don Reilly -
Walter Williams is the Director of Capital Advancement for Mountain States Children’s Home and has been with them for three years. A graduate from UNLV, Walter has always desired to work in a field that helps children – he was adopted from a children’s home as a child.
What Walter likes best about being an ambassador is the networking! Ribbon-cuttings, mixers and all Chamber events are a great way to grow awareness about Mountain States Children’s Home.
Walter is married to his wife Diana and will be celebrating their 19th anniversary this year – He also has two daughters Macy (13) and Kelly (9.) In his spare time, Walter enjoys playing golf and mountain unicycling.
Miki Roth, a local Realtor with The Group, Inc., loves to help home buyers and sellers realize their dreams in home ownership and investing. But, that is just a small part of what she does and how she strives to make a difference. She is a member of Philo Club of Loveland, a 100 year old non profit organization that is unique to Loveland. She is the President for 2017-2018. She also is a member of the Loveland Rotary, another non profit that continually contributes to worthy causes throughout Loveland and Internationally! She is a Board Member of the Loveland-Berthoud Association of Realtors, a Board Member of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Board of PVH/MCR Foundation, is a member of the City of Loveland Marketing Commission and serves on the Larimer County Workforce Investment Board. She has been recognized by the Real Estate community with the Realtor of the Year Award, 2012, President of LBAR 2012-2013, and Distinguished Service Award 2017. In 2016, she was honored with “the Heart” award by the Loveland Chamber, and was named The Grand Marshall of the Corn Roast Parade in 2017. She served as Chamber President 2014, and chaired the Corn Eating Contest for years! She is presently a member of the Chamber Board and a Chamber Ambassador. A Loveland native, she enjoys remembering all the good old days in Loveland as well as seeing all the accomplishments that the citizens of Loveland continue to unfold over the years. She sums up her outlook on life with a simple quote. “The world is full of good people. If you can’t find one, be one, anyway!”
I opened my insurance agency in May of 2000. Farmers has always provided quality, honesty and affordability, making them the ideal company for me to partner with in my own venture. I work with my wife Gail and our amazing staff.
Gail and I have been married for more than 25 years and we've lived in Loveland for most of that time. I enjoy spending time with my family in the outdoors. I also enjoys woodworking, small mechanical projects, doing home improvements and being the sound guy for 2 churches. Gail has worked with me in the agency for nearly 15 years as the life insurance, health insurance and employee benefits specialist. My daughters, Maria and Sara, are both energetic, active and wonderful young ladies.
I have a degree in Industrial Engineering and worked in that field for several years before moving into a sales position in the electronics industry. I'm originally from NJ but have been in Colorado for more than half of my life.
I love connecting people and being an ambassador allows me to help the new Chamber members meet other members and connect the dots in their business. Joining the Chamber was one of the first commitments I made when we started our business. Being a Chamber member is just a part of being a business.
Deanna is one of the Loveland Chamber's most enthusiastic cheerleaders.
"Hello! Thanks for checking out the Loveland Chamber! Loveland is such a wonderful place that has grown so much since 1974 when my family moved here.
I have been in banking of the past 20 years. I am happy to help you with any of your banking needs. I truly love living in Colorado and all it has to offer. My passions are fishing and camping with my family and friends.
I hope to meet you at future ribbon cutting!"
What does she like best about being an Ambassador?
"I enjoy being a Chamber Ambassador because of all of the fantastic new people I get to meet."
I graduated from Loveland High School in 1978, relocated for a short time for school and work, then returned with my wife Marilyn and our two children to the great city of Loveland in 1989. Our son Andrew is a High School teacher and coach in Fountain, CO and our daughter Katie lives in Highlands Ranch as an administrator and music director at Jubilee Fellowship. I was fortunate and blessed to work in a local church for twenty years where I specialized in youth, family and outreach.
Seeing the continuous needs of single moms and their children, Marilyn and I founded a community wide, faith based non-profit organization called Be the Gift.
Be the Gift provides a healthier and safer homes to single mom families through the support and assistance of volunteers in the community. We believe that everyone has a dream and desire of doing something significant with his or her life. We are connecting every day ordinary people with an opportunity to do extraordinary things by facilitating hope, acceptance, compassion and change in our community through the single mom home repair projects. A win-win for the single moms, their children and the community we all live in.
Prior to working at AvenueWest, Todd was a sales representative for 3M in the orthodontic division - educating doctors, staff and dental / orthodontic residents at The University of Colorado Dental college in Aurora, CO of product usage, best business practices and business diversification strategies.
Todd is able to leverage over 20 years of national sales work to better connect business travelers with the unique lodging solutions offered through AvenueWest™'s managed corporate housing options. Todd has an MBA from the University of Denver, BS in Biology from Bradley University and is an active member of CHPA / Corporate Housing Providers Association, Worldwide ERC and the Rocky Mountain Relocation Council.
What Todd likes best about being an Ambassador is helping new companies [to the Chamber] identify opportunities for themselves.
Kimberly Artis has over 11 years of experience with U.S. Bank, serving her consumer and business customers with truly exceptional service. Kim builds a personal relationship with all of her customers; she truly knows who they are, what their needs are and provides them with sound financial solutions.
She consistently goes the extra mile to make her customers' banking relationship the best experience possible. She has served our community and the Chamber's Ambassador Committee for over 8 years. She believes the benefits of being an Ambassador are numerous; from meeting new businesses (some of which she wouldn't know existed without the Chamber), participating in amazing community events (***the Corn Roast is her favorite), and more!
Kim enjoys the fabulous connections she has established through the Chamber, which have benefited her, both personally and professionally. She feels that her membership with the Chamber has been a significant contributor to her success with U.S. Bank. Please reach out to Kim (or her fellow Ambassadors) with your questions and needs, she is always glad to help you succeed in your professional and personal life as well!
Don especially enjoys finding new picture composition perspectives with attractive lighting that grab a viewers eye. “In particular, my business and arts clients, are looking for photo images that grab attention and tell a story … usually on their website or in a particular promotion.” Photographing “on location” is a convenience, is cost/effective and enables capturing images about a business, it’s product or service, it’s facilities, it’s people and more that enhances the telling of a story. He is open to new ideas and approaches, with a real effort at listening to what clients want to achieve with images that he creates for them. Preplanning is valuable. “My interests lean toward serving businesses and the arts, where the dynamics of the Loveland Chamber makes for a perfect match as I seek to broaden my effort to the important, “it’s who knows me, not who I know” circle of friends.”
See some examples of his work are here http://smu.gs/1Mn1cHq When asked what he likes best about being an Ambassador, Don responds, “Being an Ambassador is positive in many ways. As I’m interested in a broad range of businesses, of which Loveland area has in abundance, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with and visit so many different kinds of business. The Ambassadors serve a very positive function in helping Chamber realize it’s mission and particularly as examples of the potential offered by the Chamber to members and prospective members. And, it is simply fun! I strongly encourage any business who wants the opportunity to gain insight into the community and be able to meet with and work with other community businesses to become a member of … Loveland Chamber Ambassadors. With a little experience and involvement by being an active Ambassador, each will find many beneficial dividends for their business.
In the role of Chief Financial Officer, Olson provides executives with timely and accurate financial statements, ongoing cash flow projections, oversight over accounting and finance operations, as well as design and maintenance of the financial reporting structures.
In addition to his accounting and finance oversight responsibilities, Steven offers broad management, internal control and strategic advice to management. His Total Quality Management experience can greatly accelerated a company’s effort to document business policies and procedures as well as improve manufacturing processes.
His proficiency relative to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 benefits companies in a wide range of industries by evaluating all aspects of their internal control systems. He typically assists with the identification of key risks and design of mitigating controls, documentation of principle procedures and performing pre-audit testing to evaluate existing compliance.
Companies that Steven has previously helped represent a variety of industries including Internet communications, precious metals mining, agriculture, computer hardware manufacturing, and industrial equipment manufacturing. Proficient in general management, business principles and essential business practices, he has advised companies representing several industries including aggregates, publishing, aerospace, automotive parts distribution, information technology and others.
As an experienced project manager, Steven assists companies making the transition from basic accounting systems to wholly integrated business and financial information systems. His role as the project manager ensures rapid conversion to the new software and timely implementation with minimal disruption to operations. For project management engagements, Steven facilitates the documentation of various business processes, addresses relevant internal risks and controls, and performs initial compliance testing as part of the internal review process.
His success as an advisor to business is built on a foundation of considerable leadership and management experience obtained while serving in the U.S. Navy. As a Naval Officer, he held a wide array of leadership positions in the health care delivery field. He possesses a wealth of experience in health care including budgeting, operations, system design, data base management, financial management and others. Steven is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.
He has taught a wide range of business and accounting subjects as an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix, the Monfort School of Business at the University of Northern Colorado and Front Range Community College in Northern Colorado. His University teaching experience enables him to continually bring added value to his business and financial consulting.
He currently serves on the Loveland City Council.
Tasha Hagemann is a loan officer with the Bank of Colorado. She started her banking career in 2008 as a teller and has worked in several different positions over the years, which gives her experience in all aspects of banking. She especially enjoys working for a community focused bank, as she believes banking is not just a transaction, but about building a relationship with customers to help them achieve their financial goals. Most banks offer similar products, but her mission is to get you the right products for your needs.
Originally from Wisconsin, she has lived in Colorado for over 10 years and recently became a Loveland resident. Tasha is always looking for ways to get involved in the community. Her involvement in the Ambassador program with the Loveland Chamber of Commerce has been a great opportunity to get fully immersed in the community, along with making great connections with local businesses and nonprofits.
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