Our Ambassadors are the public relations arm of the Chamber membership. They make members feel welcome, give the Chamber recognition at public gatherings, greet new businesses into the community, promote the Chamber’s interests and goals, and get people involved in Chamber functions. In short, they do those things which may come under the general heading of “Public Relations”.
We are proud to introduce you to your 2018 Ambassadors!
Bill White 2018 Ambassador Chair
Allstate Insurance- William White Agency
Lara George 2018 Ambassador Hospitality Chair
Lara George Photography
My name is Lara George and I am a photographer serving the Bay Area and Northern California.
My passion lies in bringing out the best in people; to make their personalities show, while capturing their moments! This passion has helped my photographs receive attention on the covers of several local & national magazines. I have experience which spans across domestic & international waters; photographing large corporate events, private parties, various well known CEO’s and, most recently, the Oakland Raiders own, Derek Carr and NBA legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
I love living in Danville and am a very active member within the community, as well as, an ambassador for the Danville Chamber. I enjoy working with other businesses and helping them connect with the right people; whether that is with a business resource, complimentary business or potential client. If there is anything I can help you with or specific people I can connect you to, it would be my pleasure to do so, so please reach out. To connect with Lara please visit her Business Profile page here.
Gil Rodrigues 2018 Ambassador Member Outreach Chair
WestPac Wealth Partners
Michael Spranger 2018 Board of Directors Membership Chair and Ambassador Liaison
Liz Hodges 2018 Board of Directors Member and Ambassador
Patrice Sandstrom Real Estate Group- Keller Williams
My name is Liz Hodges, and I am the Team Coordinator for the Patrice Sandstrom Real Estate Group with Keller Williams in Danville. I am an active Board Member and Ambassador of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce and I feel blessed to be involved in the growth of my hometown community.
In 2017, our team was named the #1 Top Producing Team and the #1 Top Listing Team. For seven consecutive years Diablo Magazine has designated Patrice with the “San Francisco East Bay Five Star Real Estate Agents.” This is based on providing exceptional service and overall client satisfaction- less than 2% of agents in our area receive this prestigious award.
Please feel free to visit our website at www.SandstromGroup.com for more information. We would love to help!
I am also available to help connect our members and help them with marketing their business. I love meeting and getting to know new people in our Danville Area Community! Let’s chat! To connect with Liz please visit her Business Profile page here.
Glenn Bittner 2018 Ambassador and Small Business Council President
MassMutual Northern California
Tess Owen 2018 Ambassador and Small Business Council Vice President
Omni Social Media
Kira Feick 2018 Ambassador and Small Business Council Secretary
Ignite HR Solutions
My name is Kira Feick, and I am the Founder and Principal Consultant at Ignite HR Solutions. We provide small business owners with outsourced human resources services, including legal compliance, payroll, investigations, strategic vision, and, of course, employee support. We pride ourselves in helping small business owners understand how effective HR can effectively increase their company’s bottom line while building a strong and positive company culture.
I joined the Danville Area Chamber when I founded Ignite HR Solutions as a business and marketing strategy. I soon learned that the Chamber was more than a business decision! The sense of community and family that I have felt through my membership have been incredible. I love being an active member of this community, raising my family here, and helping small business owners along the way! To connect with Kira please visit her Business Profile page here.
Ed Sanders 2018 Ambassador
Edward F Sanders- Financial Tax Strategies
Bob Landy 2018 Ambassador
I am Bob Landy and own RNL Enterprises which provides organic nutritional supplements to maintain and improve your health.
I have been an Ambassador with the chamber since 2002 and have enjoyed all the benefits of membership by being active. As an Ambassador I make myself available to all businesses for advice or help regarding the chamber. I hope to meet you at the next business mixer or ribbon cutting. To connect with Bob please visit his Business Profile page here.
Scott Bigelow 2018 Ambassador
Boisset Wine Collection
Dee Thompson 2018 Ambassador
Jayne Bunce 2018 Ambassador
Jayne Bunce Interiors
Hello there! I am Jayne, a residential interior designer and owner of Jayne Bunce Interiors, practicing in the Danville community for over 15 years. Whether designing a highly functional kitchen, creating gorgeous window treatments or selecting the perfect color palette (my favorite part!), I always have my clients’ interests and desires at heart. After all it is the home of your life, not mine! I have been practicing design for over 25 years, am a Certified Interior Designer, have the Diamond Certification, and share my passion for design with my students at UC Berkeley as a part-time instructor.
Why do I love the Chamber? Because it has been the most influential factor in the growth of my business. My participation in networking events, small business seminars, one-on-on collaborations, and community outreach has provided me with a powerful referral network of business professionals, mentorship from a variety of viewpoints, new business growth, and, most important to me, encouragement and support . Oh and don’t let me forget fun and friendship!
Why am I an Ambassador? I love people and particularly love helping people connect both professionally and socially. Serving as an Ambassador allows me to help you leverage the Chamber’s tools for business development and get you connected with our community. I can particularly help with introductions in the construction, finance and health industries that are represented here.
I am approachable and enthusiastic and would love to show you how the Chamber can help you as it has and continues to help me. Call me and let’s go to the next mixer together so I can introduce you to our fabulous membership! To connect with Jayne please visit her Business Profile page here.
Natalia Castro 2018 Ambassador
Stone Cold Luxe
Raj Goel 2018 Ambassador
Danville Family Dentist
Dr. Alexa Chilian 2018 Ambassador
The Specific Chiropractic
Steve Mick 2018 Ambassador
Alamo Business and Community Foundation
Hello. I’m Steve Mick and I’m the secretary for the Alamo Business and Community Foundation. The foundation participates in a number of activities including the organization of the annual Tree Lighting Festival in Andrew H. Young Park.
I’m also a member of the Alamo Municipal Advisory Council that meets under the authority of the County Board of Supervisors.
As a member of the Facilities Oversight Advisory Committee for the San Ramon Valley USD, I participate in decisions regarding school construction and financing.
I enjoy serving on a number of additional organizations, most especially the Danville Area Chamber. Please visit my website at www.alamore.org or connect with Steve by visiting his Business Profile page here.
Tonya Tecca 2018 Ambassador
Coldwell Banker Danville
I’m Tonya Tecca, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Danville. I am a proud Chamber Ambassador, and an active member, board member and supporter of chambers for more than 20 years.
I have been in the real estate industry for 18 years, and have owned a mortgage company and private investment firm. In the two years since I relocated to the Bay Area from China, I have been named a Coldwell Banker Rookie of the Year and Diamond Society Member, been awarded membership in Top Agent Network (representing the top 10% of agents in our area), achieved Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Status and received the 2018 Five Star Professional Rising Star Award. I love what I do, and I’d love to help you buy or sell your next home!
I am available to help you with any questions you may have about living in our amazing community, or all of the benefits our fantastic Danville Chamber has to offer you. Thanks for reaching out! To connect with Tonya please visit her Business Profile page here.
Melonie Pederson 2018 Ambassador
Mel’s Place and myPersonalAssistant
My name is Melonie Pederson, and I am the owner of two Danville Businesses, Mel’s Place and myPersonalAssistant. I am very active in the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce and am a 15 year resident of Danville. I am lucky to live, work and raise my family in such a supportive community.
Mel’s Place is a custom rustic décor company specializing in unique handmade and personalized items. Need that perfect piece for your house or a one of a kind gift? “We make what you want!” Please visit www.melsplace.biz
myPersonalAssistant works to match businesses, individuals, and families with the short or long term assistance they require. Maybe it’s helping to organize your home office, someone to run errands, or an extra hand to help out in your office. Or maybe you are the person to provide these services. Contact us with your needs as a client or your qualifications if you would like to be one of our Assistants. “We make you more productive!” Please visit www.mypersonalassistantservices.net. To connect with Mel please visit her Business Profile page here.
Janice Dalton 2018 Ambassador
Alain Pinel Realtors
Chamber Ambassadors represent and communicate the Chamber’s mission and provide networking opportunities for business people. If you would like to join this prestigious, energetic group – please call Zae Perrin, President/CEO at (925) 837-4400 or drop him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org