Ambassadors are an essential front-line representative of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama at public and Chamber-sponsored events and help to ensure that all members receive the maximum benefit from their investment. They enjoy the rewards of making new contacts, strengthening relationships, and accessing a wealth of information and resources that lead the way to greatly enhancing any business or organization’s success.

Ambassadors serve primarily as the liaison between the Chamber staff and membership. Ambassadors attend and help execute Chamber functions and serve as “hospitality heroes” at events such as Breakfast & Biz, Business After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings, Groundbreakings, Grand Openings, Chamber In Sessions, and more.

Ambassadors serve a term of three (3) years.


The recruitment period for Ambassadors is October 1 through November 30. All applicants will need to be available for a brief interview by the Ambassador Leadership Team as a part of the selection process. 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must work for a current, active Chamber Member to be eligible. 

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Employer must be a current active Chamber member
  • Collaborate with other Ambassadors and Chamber members
  • Maintains a high degree of integrity
  • Acts responsibly and is punctual, reliable, and pleasant 


Benefits and Privileges

  • Unlimited opportunities to gain new business contacts and develop relationships with fellow and prospective Chamber members
  • Recognition in the community as being the most valuable asset to the Chamber
  • Regular promotion on Chamber social media and other media channels
  • Ambassador’s name and business featured on the Chamber website
  • Free Ambassador headshot
  • Nametag with Chamber logo featuring Ambassador name and business name
  • Red Ambassador blazer



  •  Each Ambassador will be required to attend a mandatory monthly meeting January – March
  •  Each Ambassador is required to attend at least eight After-Hours and eight Ambassador meetings during the program year. Ambassadors are expected to meet required attendance standards by attending at least four of each event every six months. (For example: four After-hours and four meetings January through June and again July through December) Each Ambassador must email the Ambassador Chairman and the Attendance Chair before the meeting or event if he/she is unable to be present.
  • Ambassadors are allotted two excused absences each year from either an After-Hours event or the Ambassador meeting. (For example: one Ambassador Meeting count and one After Hours event equal two absences).
  • Each Ambassador will be given an opportunity to make up for these absences by volunteering for ribbon cuttings and special events. Two ribbon cuttings or events will make up for one absence. The makeup must occur within 30 days of the absence. 



Any Ambassador who is absent or tardy excessively, as defined by the guidelines will need to reconsider his/her availability for continued service to the Ambassador program.



Awards and Recognition

Ambassador’s Point Participation System

  • Quarterly recognition of outstanding service
  • Points are recorded each month to recognize one or two members each quarter for their volunteer efforts.
  • Each quarter during our ambassador meeting, the Leadership Team will highlight one or two as “Ambassador of the Quarter”.

Ambassador of the Year

  • All points earned during the year will apply to the Ambassador of the Year designation.
  • The top three point-achieving Ambassadors will be determined, and the “winner” will be chosen from among the top three. The Ambassador of the Year will be recognized at the Chamber's Annual Awards Dinner and receive a plaque, recognition through social media, Chamber’s newsletter, and website.


Lowanda James
Director of Information Services
205-391-0551 |