A group of students from both the Logan County School District and the Russellville School System took to the streets of Russellville Tuesday to help promote and appreciate membership of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. These bright and talented high school students are part of the ambassador programs at their respective schools, and join with the Chamber of Commerce to familiarize themselves with the adult ambassador program that is a thriving part of the Chamber itself.
The Logan County Chamber of Commerce Adult Ambassador program mission is committed to a positive business environment in Logan County through enhanced goodwill, communication, and public relations. Membership should be considered a privilege and for the purpose of promoting the Chamber’s image and relationships among its members. The primary responsibility of an ambassador is to create a rapport among the membership through positive and personal contact.
“The students are able to see what it is our adult ambassador program is all about, and to better prepare themselves for working in the business realm in Logan County,” said Chamber Assistant Director Amanda Baker. “We at the Chamber are starting our ambassadors out early in hopes they will stay involved in the business community in Logan County, as well as the Chamber of Commerce.”
The students spent Tuesday, April 12 visiting 101 businesses within walking distance of the Chamber, which is located on the square in Russellville. Chamber members received a small membership appreciation gift and non members received an invitation to join the Chamber, as well as information on how the Chamber can help a business grow.
The ambassador program has been going on for several years in both school systems. The Chamber had 29 student ambassadors from Russellville and 23 from Logan County come out and help with the membership appreciation and prospective member drive.
“These students are very helpful. They help with the annual Tobacco & Heritage Festival and our annual dinner. They are a big help and a great group of kids,” said Baker.
The Logan County Chamber of Commerce exists to advance the prosperity and well being of the business community, particularly its members, with a goal of improving the quality of life in the community.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.