Chamber Ambassadors

Become an Ambassador

Our Ambassador program is a great way to engage with local Sedalia companies and the business district.  Ambassadors are a committee of volunteers who enable public relations and increase visibility between the Chamber, its members and the community.  Our Ambassadors assist with chamber events such as ribbon cuttings, fundraisers, business after hours, and monthly chamber business connection breakfasts. Please contact the Sedalia Chamber for more information at 660-826-2222.

Ambassador Application

 

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What are the advantages of serving as an Ambassador?

  • Networking opportunities to establish and maintain valuable business contacts
  • Recognition as an engaged community leader, individually and for the business/organization you represent
  • Recognition at events and in Chamber publications
  • Ambassador of the Year recognition opportunity
  • Affords an Ambassador a way to make contributions to the Sedalia area and to your chamber

 

Who Are the Chamber Ambassadors?

Julie White – President
Sedalia Democrat

Baylee Garrison
Central Bank

Debbie Gant
Retired Private Citizen

Billy Helvey
B3Investments

Clint Schweitzer
Preferred Properties

Chloe Andresen
Teremok Coffee & Desserts

Eddie Crouch
Retired Private Citizen

Lora Hilburn – Secretary
World Finance

Emily Walton
Central Missouri Electric Coop.

Wendy Loges
BTC Bank

Haleigh Carson
Central Bank

Laramey Johnson
Thrivent Financial

Corey Bond
Preuitt Insurance

Diana Surface
Sumner Insurance

Ambassador Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon at rotating locations.

 

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, October 19th, 12:00pm at Colton’s Steakhouse

 

Affiliate Organizations

Sedalia Young Professionals

The Sedalia Young Professionals is a group to bring young career-minded people together to promote community service, social engagement and professional development in the Sedalia area.

SYP provides a forum for young, like-minded professionals in the Sedalia area for networking, civic engagement and community service. Our greater goal is to empower young leaders and have a positive impact on the place we call home. We will:

  • Foster relationships between like-minded young people.
  • Empower the next generation of Sedalia area leaders.
  • Increase awareness and create visibility for issues pertinent to young professionals in the Sedalia area.

Membership is comprised of young professionals between the age of 21 and 40 who either pay yearly dues or are employed by a company that is a member of the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce. Members participate in monthly meetings and quarterly social, community involvement and professional development events.

For more information, visit sedaliayoungprofessionals.com or facebook.com/SedaliaYoungProfessionals.

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The Executive Board

Baylee Garrison - President

Ahfton Rupe - Vice President

Aaron Rowland - Treasury/Membership

Hailey Zeger - Secretary

Chloe Andresen - Social & Public Relations Chair

Samantha Gilpin - Community Engagement Chair

Haleigh Carson - Professional Development Chair

 

Sedalia Young Professionals will host its next meeting on Tuesday, October 25th, 12:00pm at Pettis County Community Partnership

Marketing/Commercial Banking, Central Bank Missouri

Baylee Garrison – President

Baylee Garrison is in the Marketing/ Commercial Banking department at Central Bank here in Sedalia. She has lived in Sedalia for almost three years now, but is originally from Ozark, MO located in between Springfield and Branson! She is a graduate from Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and minor in sociology. You can find her at the gym, or outside playing tennis in her free time! She has a strong passion for small business, professional development and empowering our younger generations to come. Look forward to serving as your Board President for Sedalia Young Professionals!

 

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Registered Nurse, AR Fitness

Ahfton Rupe – Vice President

Ahfton Rupe, I work full time as a RN and run AR Fitness. I grew up in Sedalia and currently live in Green Ridge. I’m married with 3 children. When not working you’ll find me spending time with my family and friends, gardening, or at the coffee shop. I look forward to working with other young professionals in our community and seeing it grow!

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Environmental Supervisor, Nucor Sedalia

Aaron Rowland – Treasury/Membership

Aaron is currently the Environmental Supervisor at Nucor Sedalia, having moved to Sedalia at the very beginning of the new facility’s construction. He is originally from Western Kentucky and holds a B.S. in Occupational Safety & Health from Murray State University. Aaron is the drummer for local rock band Sweetshot, has become a die-hard Chiefs fan in his four years living here, and also enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time.

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Student, State Fair Community College

Hailey Zeger – Secretary

Hello! I’m Hailey Zeger. I graduated from Camdenton Highschool in 2020. I’m currently an accounting major at State Fair community college. I also work as a barista at Teremok Coffee and Desserts and as a Student Worker for the TRiO Upward Bound program. I love to be active on campus through the Student Government Association and take time to relax with friends and family. I hope to be able to use the skills I’ve learned through previous positions to contribute to the Sedalia Young Professionals.

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Student, State Fair Community College

Chloe Andresen – Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce Office Manager

My name is Chloe Andresen, I am the new Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce Office Manager for the Sedalia Area Chamber. Currently, I am a student at State Fair Community College studying General Education. From my past three years at State Fair, it has pushed me to become involved with my community and campus. My past leadership roles: Missouri State PAS Reporter, National PAS Secretary, State Fair Agriculture Club Secretary and Treasurer, and State Fair’s Student Government Association Secretary. I am currently State Fair’s Student Government Associations President. My community involvement includes: Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. I am thankful to my family, friends, and mentors who have pushed me to become successful.

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Executive Director, United Way of Pettis County

Samantha Gilpin – Community Engagement Chair

Samantha Gilpin is the Executive Director for United Way of Pettis County helping to unite people with resources to help build a stronger community for children and families to live, work, and play. Samantha and her family moved to Sedalia in October 2021 from Stover where they had lived for the past few years. Samantha is originally from Columbia, MO and missed the city vibe and culture which brought them to Sedalia. When not in the office Samantha can be found hanging out with her daughters, Olivia 17, Chloe 14, and Emma 13, playing with their dogs (Opal, Dixie, Reese, Luna, and Eleanor) at the dog park, enjoying outdoors, and completing home renovations. Samantha has a strong passion for serving her community while helping to ignite change, encouraging others to serve, and instilling those foundational values into her daughters. She is looking forward to serving SYP as the Community Engagement Chair!

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Commercial Banking/Marketing, Central Bank

Harleigh Carson – Professional Development Chair

Haleigh is 25 years old and works at Central Bank in the Commercial Banking/Marketing department. She has worked in banking for five years, starting as a teller. Haleigh is married to Austin, and together, they have a son named Graham. She is very close with her family and enjoys gardening and tending to their chickens in her free time. Haleigh is super excited to be a part of Sedalia Young Professionals and looks forward to growing through this group!

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