Ambassadors are fellow Chamber members who volunteer to act as peer mentors for new members assisting them in navigating the Chamber’s many program and event offerings.  In addition, these critical volunteer members assist with events and Ribbon Cuttings.

Ambassador of the Year - Tim Grismer

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Tim is the President of Broker’s Source of NC, Inc. with over 35 years helping business owners, seniors, and families through insurance and risk management. Tim takes time to help clients fully understand plans and options, and guides them in making the best decision to meet their needs. As a broker he represents his clients not the insurance company. He has also been a Boy Scout leader for over 25 years helping many young men earn their Eagle Scout Award. Tim has been awarded Scouting’s the top District and Council recognitions.

Ambassador of the Month - Ada Stevens

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Ada Stevens, a native of Cuba, grew up in Miami, FL. After meeting her husband, Doug in 2004, she fell in love with photography and founded her company, SnapHappy Photos in 2007 in Miami. He joined her full time in 2012. She ran her business through challenging economic times, always maintaining a positive CAN DO attitude and staying true to the company motto: Totally FOCUSED on you! 

They decided to leave Miami in 2018, to be close to Ella, Ada’s granddaughter. It was one of the BEST decisions they could have made and have been loving life in this beautiful state ever since. Starting over, they decided to focus on face to face networking and immersed themselves fully in the community. They joined several networking organizations, and have photographed hundreds of events, including corporate multi-day conferences. These past few years, they added Real Estate, Architecture and Product photography, which are Doug’s specialties. Between them they have 3 daughters (Ada’s) and two sons (Doug’s) and 3 grandchildren plus their precious Abby, a rescue hound mix, who joined the family last September. Awards 2015 Outstanding Woman-Owned Business Award from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Matthews Chamber of Commerce 2019 President’s Award of Excellence Finalists in the Small Business Category for the 2020 UCCC Awards 2020 Member of the Year with NACE (National Association of Catering & Events)

Current Chamber Ambassadors

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Tiffany Weaver


Turning Point

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Tara McAlister



Theresa Donaldson Headshot

Theresa Donaldson

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Ann Gogatz Headshot

Ann Gogatz

Fifth Third Bank

Tim Grismer headshot

Tim Grismer

Broker’s Source of NC, Inc.

Kerry Guley Headshot

Kerry Guley

Council on Aging in Union County

Monique Holt headshot

Monique Holt

City of Monroe Police Department

Christine Jackson-Fraser Headshot

Christine Jackson-Fraser

Atrium Health

Betsy Lamb Headshot

Betsy Lamb


Scott Miller headshot

Scott Miller

neteffect Technologies

Jonathan Rosenau headshot

Jonathan Rosenau PE

Rosenau Engineering

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Liza Stahnke

Charlotte Speech & Hearing Center

Marie Starnes Headshot

Marie Starnes CPA

Marie Starnes CPA PC

Ada Stevens Headshot

Ada Stevens

SnapHappy Photos

Elizabeth West

Elizabeth West

EWC Consulting