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Greater Hammond Chamber welcomes 2019 Ambassadors

Greater Hammond Chamber welcomes 2019 Ambassadors
Posted: Apr 18, 2019
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HAMMOND---The Greater Hammond Chamber is proud to introduce the 2019 Ambassador Committee members.


“Our Ambassadors are highly visible, respected business volunteers who serve as the Chamber’s official greeters!” President and CEO Melissa Bordelon. “We are so fortunate to have them as partners in helping our members grow.”


Ambassadors are the first ones to welcome members and prospective members at ribbon-cuttings and ground-breakings, Leads for Lunch and After Hours. They understand member benefits and help Chamber members take advantage of the ones that best fit their needs.  


“Whether you are a solopreneur or you have employees in the thousands, you can enjoy an exceptional return on your investment by leveraging the Greater Hammond Chamber’s advocacy, marketing, savings, and networking benefits,” said 2018 Ambassador of the Year Christy Whitaker with Southeastern Real Estate Partners.


This year’s team of 23 is led by Ambassador Chairman Jennifer Buras with Louisiana Federal Credit Union.


“I truly enjoy being the Ambassador Chairman because I am excited to meet with prospects and our current members to see how we can help their businesses thrive in our community,” Buras said. “We are ready to help assist Chamber members with any questions!”


The 2019 Ambassador Committee members are Ashley Andrews, Foti Financial Services of Hammond; Eddie Barker, Hancock Whitney; Linda Boe, Louisiana Federal Credit Union; Jennifer Buras, Louisiana Federal Credit Union; Cris Cochran, Southeastern Catering; Jeff Dameron, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co.; D'Ann Davis, Hampton Inn; Eric Delaune, Anntoine Marketing + Design; Shawn Fisher, Crump Wilson Architects; Tiffany Gautier, North Oaks Health System; Jodee Hoover, Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation; MaryJo Hoover, Healing Health Center; Kyle Johnson, Pelican State Credit Union; Barbara Lessard, It Works! Independent Distributor; Debi Menasco, Northshore Broadcasting; Cammie Proctor, United Way of Southeast LA - Serving Tangipahoa; Jennifer Ricks, Fidelity Bank/NOLA Lending; Myra Jenkins Sharpe, Daily Star; Sarah Sheridan, First Guaranty Bank; Andy Thomas, Emery & James, Ltd. Gohres Insurance; Christy Whitaker, Southeastern Real Estate Partners; Nanette Russell White, North Oaks Health System; Tara Williams, Speedway Printing III; and Jason Wilson, First Guaranty Bank.


“We appreciate our member businesses who support our Ambassadors participation,” Bordelon said. “Their investment in growing our community is amazing!”


Committee participation is a benefit of membership in the Greater Hammond Chamber. Over 100 business leaders are actively engaged in committee leadership through the Chamber’s Board of Directors, as well as the Governmental Affairs, Education, Small Business, Young Professionals, Ambassadors, Annie Awards, Chillin’ with the Chamber committees.


The Greater Hammond Chamber is the leader of and catalyst for strategies and services, which promote economic vitality in the greater Hammond community and throughout Tangipahoa Parish. For more information about the Greater Hammond Chamber or to become a member, please or call 985-345-4457.



Introducing the 2019 Greater Hammond Chamber Ambassadors! Back row: D’Ann Davis, Kyle Johnson, Jason Wilson, Andy Thomas, and Jeff Dameron. Middle row: Christy Whitaker, Ashley Andrews, Debi Menasco, Tiffany Gautier, Barbara Lessard, and Cammie Proctor. Front row: Cris Cochran, Eric Delaune, Chairman Jennifer Buras, Nanette White and Linda Boe. Not pictured are Eddie Barker, Shawn Fisher, Jodee Hoover, MaryJo Hoover, Jennifer Ricks, Myra Jenkins Sharpe and Tara Williams.

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