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.

Applications are now open for the 2022 Program. Click here to read the requirements and apply.

Applications are due by Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Ambassador of the Year - Tiffany Weaver

Tiffany Weaver is the Finance Director at Turning Point, Inc. They are a Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Children’s Advocacy agency in Union County.

She loves her job knowing that she is helping people in the community and enjoys helping the UC Chamber by being an Ambassador. It is rewarding in all aspects.

Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, camping, sports, dance and spending time with friends.

Ambassador of the Month - Marie Starnes

As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Marie Starnes has been meeting the accounting and tax needs of corporations and individuals in the Union County area for the past 18 years. She currently owns Marie Starnes CPA PC right in the heart of downtown Monroe. She specializes in helping businesses with tax planning, payroll reporting, tax return preparation, as well as tax preparation and planning for individuals. Marie is licensed by the CPA board in the state of NC and is a member of the NC Association of CPAs. When Marie is not working, she enjoys exercising and watching her 2 sons play baseball.

Ambassador of the Year! - Rob Favatella

Rob Favatella is Relationship Manager at Heartland Payment Systems.  He lives in Waxhaw with his wife, Joyce.  They have two daughters – one lives in Maryland and the other in Wilmington, North Carolina.  

Rob enjoys his role at Heartland Payment Systems because the business was founded on principles of honesty and integrity.  He is excited to help businesses with their payment processing, payroll and HR, marketing solutions, lending, and much more!

Current Chamber Ambassadors

DC Duplessis


Franklin Street Pharmacy

Linda Gaura


Core Compassion Project

Jaimee Anderson

Cruise Planners

Rick Croffut

Edward Jones Investments - Rick Croffut AAMS

Thomas Foster

NC Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions

Tim Grismer

Broker’s Source of NC, Inc.

Dylan Hales

Edward Jones - Dylan Hales, Financial Advisor

Monique Holt

City of Monroe Police Department

John Homa cropped

John Homa

Clancy & Theys Construction Company

Pink Yorda Profile pic

Yorda Kidane

Digital Tax Advisory LLC

Betsy Lamb


Scott Miller

neteffect Technologies

Jonathan Rosenau PE

Rosenau Engineering

Susan Shure

Susan Shure Travel

Marie Starnes CPA

Marie Starnes CPA PC

Ada Stevens

SnapHappy Photos

Tiffany Weaver

Turning Point