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Chamber Ambassadors

The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates its vibrant and changing business community through the efforts of its Ambassadors.

What is a Chamber Ambassador?

Ambassadors are a voluntary position at the Chamber of Commerce. They represent enthusiasm and a welcoming support network for community businesses.

These talented volunteer members extend the public relations arm of the Chamber by attending business open houses, groundbreakings, and ribbon cuttings.

They host Business After Hours and coordinate the AMIGO golf outing.  These volunteers welcome new businesses to the Austin area and commemorate new locations and major remodels for existing businesses. These visits allow the Ambassadors to tour the business, and visit with the owners and staff. Service to this committee is by appointment and requires daytime business hours availability.

Chamber Ambassador Officers & Team Captains

Tara Plath

President

Hormel Institute - University of Minnesota

Email: scot1106@umn.edu

Melony Berndt

Vice President

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp

Email: melony.berndt@fairwaymc.com

Penny Tupy

Past President / Secretary

Games People Play

Email: pennyt@gppaustin.com

Adam Johnson

Captain

Worlein Funeral Home

Email: adam@worlein.com

Amanda Gunderson

Team Captain

Home Federal Savings Bank

Email: amanda.gunderson@hfsb.com

Timothy Ross

Team Captain

Austin Insurance LLC

Email: Tim@AustinInsuranceMN.com

Crystal Kittridge

Team Captain

Minnesota Secured Title

Email: ckittridge@mnsecuredtitle.com

Ambassador Benefits

Ambassador speaking at podium

Austin Area Chamber - Public Relations

Chamber ambassadors are an extension of the chamber and are empowered to work on its behalf, promoting the mission, and providing another face to connect.

group of ambassadors

Access to Austin Business Community

Ambassadors share the enumerable benefits of the Chamber, member community, and the contribution of their organization to Austin's community.

ambassador dinner

Networking

Ambassadors participate in different opportunities to network with people at the decision-making level.

Ambassador Benefits

Support Chamber

As an extension of the Chamber, the Ambassador hosts Chamber events such as Business After Hours, Ribbon cuttings, coordinates the AMIGO golf outing, and much more.

Austin Awards Ambassadors

Ambassador Team of the Year - 2022

Congratulations to the Ambassador team of the year!

Keep sharing the Chamber's goals and vision within the community!

Ribbon Cuttings

Chamber Ambassadors Ribbon Cutting
Chamber Ambassadors Ribbon Cutting
ribbon cutting
scooters ribbon cutting

Frequently Asked Questions