The Eagle Chamber Ambassador Committee strives to actively promote membership, facilitate networking among members and encourages meaningful participation and involvement in Eagle Chamber programs. They meet the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at a different member restaurant.
Committee members actively participate in the Eagle Chamber at different levels; it’s also a GREAT way to meet other members and network within the group to grow your own business!
Eagle Chamber Ambassadors:
- Taun Sanders – Circle-A Auto
- Jan Rosenthal-Townsend – Shadey Deals / Alpine Ambiance
- Patti White – Alpine Trucking
- Jessie Steinmetz – Edward Jones
- Edith Taylor – Send Out Cards
- Harry Taylor
- Rob Foster – Wall Street Insurance
- Jenny Daly – Juice Plus
- Shelley Brown – Eagle Auto Body
- Wendy Griffith – Wendy Griffith Photography
- Jessica Steinmetz – Edward Jones
- Patty Hood – Hood Insurance
- Teresa Friel – HR Plus Inc.
- Michelle Friedman, chair – KZYR Radio
The Eagle Chamber of Commerce hosts two monthly Leads Groups. The goal of our Leads Group is to share leads to generate business for its participants by developing trusted relationships through networking. Individuals from non-competing businesses meet once a month in a formal one-hour meeting to network, share leads and referrals, as well as sales ideas and professional advice.
Members are encouraged to meet outside of the monthly meetings to help grow their relationships and better understanding of each other’s businesses. We know and understand that “people do business with people they know and trust!”
Each meeting the group members share, in 2 minutes, the foundation of their business, to help the group give them well-qualified leads. Every month 1 member gives a 10-15 minute presentation to delve deeper into their products or services. Each meeting ends with an update on the Eagle Chamber of Commerce’s news and events.
Occasional, informal after-hours functions bring together all Leads Group members to help deepen relationships and increase the benefits of group membership.
Each group is made up members from different industries in the community. There are no similar business industries in any group, making sure there are no conflicts of interest. All industries are welcome!
Leads Groups are available to Eagle Chamber Advantage Level members and above.
Each of our two Leads Groups meets once a month (Thursday mornings) for one hour at the Colorado Workspace Community Room in the Boneyard. Additional social events are outside of this time frame, but are always optional.
1. Be Consistent! Consistency pays off, both for you and the group. Make it a priority to attend every meeting each month. This shows your dedication and dependability to other group members; they need to feel you’ll take care of the referral they’re giving you!
2. Be Patient! Like most prospecting tools, leads groups take time to develop and to produce results. If you expect to receive a lot of leads (and sales) immediately you may be disappointed. It takes time for other members to get a good feel for you and your business – and to build that trust. Try to keep focus on your long-term results and MOST IMPORTANTLY read #3!
3. Give Referrals: as many referrals as you can! As a general rule, the more referrals you give, the more referrals you will get. Make it a point to listen to family, friends, colleagues and clients for their needs and how to match those needs with someone in your Leads Group. The more referrals you give to others will put you on their radar to provide leads to you! Remember “you must give in order to receive”. It’s a win-win proposition.
How join a Leads Group?
Business Advocacy Council
The Eagle Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping our members grow their businesses; protect their bottom line; improve employee recruitment; deliver higher profits, simpler regulations, business friendly policy, lower fees, less red tape; and to contribute to the economic vitality of our world class mountain town.
In 2017 we launched a new initiative to raise the bar on this commitment: The Eagle Chamber of Commerce’s Business Advocacy Council (the Council).
This initiative helps our town and county governments establish policy and make decisions that support healthy growth, economic vitality and help local businesses thrive.
The Council operates as a close affiliate of the Eagle Chamber of Commerce, under guidance from, and with priorities set by, the Eagle Chamber of Commerce Board; it will support achievement of the Chamber’s Vision and implementation of our Mission, while maintaining our Values.
The Mission of the Council is to be a valued partner to all businesses and governmental agencies in Eagle, leveraged by business owners, consulted by public decision and policy makers, and known by the business community as a key contributor to their existing and future successes and to the Town of Eagle becoming the most vibrant mountain business community in Colorado.
The Council’s Vision is to be a collaborative resource and support group to existing and new business owners and to local government, educating the public and garnering support for issues, policies, projects and ideas that improve Eagle’s business community and economy.
Some of the current topics being addressed by the Council are:
- Economic Development
- Small Business Consulting
- Rewrite of Comprehensive Community Area Plan (ToE)
- Rewrite of Land Use Code and Zoning Guidelines (ToE)
- Review of existing development procedures (ToE)
- Review of new development projects
- Broadway Street Revitalization (including Arts District)
- Highway 6 Corridor Study
Stan Kensinger, BAC Chairman
The Council includes voting members from diverse backgrounds (some of Eagle’s brightest and best):
Stan Kensinger, Chairman
Neighbor to Neighbor
A Warm Eagle Welcome
The Neighbor 2 Neighbor Committee rolls out the red carpet for new residents and business owners in Eagle.
Creating welcome gifts full of local coupons, products and business information, committee members go door-to-door to give our new neighbors a friendly Eagle welcome, answer questions and share advice about integrating in the community. Ultimately, the vision of the N2N Committee is that when people move to Eagle they will feel a “warm welcome” upon arrival, that they will want to build a life in our valley, and they can more easily find the resources to do so.
Inspiring Business Growth
Eagle has an active business community, and we want to help businesses establish local spending habits. One of the best ways to do that is to let our very own residents know what you have to offer! Participation in our N2N program allows businesses to sow those seeds early and continue to grow customer loyalty.
Since 2016, we have delivered more than 50 welcome gifts annually to new Eagle homeowners. If you know of a newcomer to Eagle, if you are interested in meeting your neighbors around town, or including your business in our welcome gifts, please send an email to N2NEagle@gmail.com and ask how you can get involved.
Telling Our Story and Yours
The Membership & Marketing Committee takes a lead role in promoting Chamber memberships, programs and events, and promoting our member businesses.
Working in concert with the Town of Eagle, we also:
- Position Eagle as a vibrant place to live, work and do business;
- Elevate the business community’s brand through professional marketing materials;
- Maintain a robust website, blog, email and social media program;
- Profile success stories about our members;
- Seek PR opportunities to feature member businesses; and
- Raise awareness, engagement and participation with members, residents, and partners.
For more information please contact the Chamber Administrator.