• Excellent networking opportunities, business leads and visibility.
• Opportunity to market your business to Chamber members.
• Increased exposure to the Chamber and its initiatives.
• Discounted pricing for selected Chamber programs and events.
• Increased recognition for both the individual and organization in the business community and at Chamber events.
Ambassador Mission Statement:
To support the Chamber’s mission by growing and maintaining a strong membership base through the support of member recruitment, retention and engagement.
The Dubuque Area Chamber Ambassadors organized in 1963 as an extension of the Dubuque Industrial Bureau. The Ambassadors had two major functions: to attract business from other cities to come to Dubuque; and to assist Dubuque businesses to promote their products and encourage expansion-thus increasing employment.
In 1975, the Dubuque Industrial Bureau merged with the Dubuque Industrial Development Corporation. The Corporation joined with the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce in 1978. The Chamber added a full-time staff working in the area of economic development and consequently, the goals and objectives of the Ambassadors have changed over the years.
The Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Program is a volunteer arm of the Chamber consisting of professionals who have a membership, or are employed by a Chamber member business. Ambassadors serve as the “Welcoming Arm” of the Chamber. Because we value our Chamber members, we strive to make them feel comfortable and appreciated. Chamber Ambassadors connect area organizations and ensure that all members receive the maximum benefit from their investment. Primary responsibilities are to assist at events, retention of current members and recruitment of new members. Additionally, this Program assists the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Dubuque, and Greater Dubuque Development Corporation in business recognition and public relations. Objectives are completed by ribbon cuttings, ground breaking ceremonies, grand openings and certificate presentations.
The Chamber Ambassadors are dedicated to the economic growth and development of the Tri-State area. This group of over 50 high spirited people has made a commitment to recognizing businesses for their accomplishments and contributions to the Tri-State area community.