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 - 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! She realized the power of networking early on, becoming a member of several organizations, was the photographer for the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce as well as a local publication. 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, including BNI, CRVA, NAWBO and Union County Chamber. With her husband, they’ve photographed hundreds of events, including corporate multi-day conferences. 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. 

Ambassador of the Month - Tanha Patel

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Tanha Patel comes from a background of 18 years in interior architecture and healthcare industry and brings empathy, communication and problem-solving skills to bear when working with her real estate clients. Real Estate isn’t just a job for Tanha. It is her passion! Buying and selling her own homes as well as investing in real estate to achieve financial freedom ignited her passion for Real Estate. There is nothing she loves more than helping others find their dreams! She exudes credibility, commitment, and determination. She is known for her exceptional customer service and strong work ethic. Her experience includes but not limited to residential re-sale and investments in single-family, town houses, and commercial properties. 

Tanha is a proud mother to 2 beautiful daughters and a furbaby (mini labradoodle)! When she is not assisting clients, Tanha enjoys reading and going on nature hikes. She takes pride in giving back by volunteering in school PTAs, pet adoption events, and local food drives.

Current Chamber Ambassadors

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Tiffany Weaver


Turning Point

Tara McAlister



Christina Allison, MA, CPCC

BFF Enterprises

Rick Croffut

Edward Jones Investments - Rick Croffut, ChFC, AAMS

Tim Grismer

Broker’s Source of NC, Inc.

Monique Holt

City of Monroe Police Department

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John Homa

Clancy & Theys Construction Company

Scott Miller

neteffect Technologies

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Tanha Patel

Keller Williams Select

Nick Robbins

Robbins & Associates Insurance Agency

Jonathan Rosenau PE

Rosenau Engineering

Marie Starnes Headshot

Marie Starnes CPA

Marie Starnes CPA PC

Ada Stevens Headshot

Ada Stevens

SnapHappy Photos