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Chamber Ambassador Program

In 2019, the Cashiers Area Chamber welcomed the beginning of its Chamber Ambassador Program as part of our ongoing efforts to connect and engage with community businesses and citizens. The program is designed to welcome and help new members with techniques to utilize Chamber membership to its fullest. Chamber Ambassador Program promotes member commitment and member retention by creating a greater awareness of the benefits of membership, guiding new members through the process of membership to cultivate a strong alliance, and helping develop and encourage member participation in Chamber events and community. Thomas Taulbee, Project Manager for the Highlands-Cashiers Board of Realtors, leads the program to success.

WHO ARE THE CHAMBER AMBASSADORS? A select volunteer group of highly motivated individuals that understand the benefits of Chamber membership and participation and offer their time and knowledge in support of the Chamber, Community and the Ambassador Program. 

BENEFITS TO BECOMING A CHAMBER AMBASSADOR:

  • Opportunity to facilitate relationships with current, new and prospective Chamber members
  • Greater connection and awareness to Chamber happenings, Community, and membership
  • Opportunity to speak directly on business affiliations, relationships and initiatives

THANKS TO AMBASSADORS, THE CHAMBER:

  • Offers greater community engagement
  • Sees higher membership recruitment and retention rates
  • Experiences increased involvement from new and existing members
  • Showcases improved event management
  • Facilitates greater communications with members
  • Continuously improves exposure to the Cashiers Area Communities

A CHAMBER AMBASSADOR’S work and commitment help serve the Chamber’s mission to Provide extraordinary Leadership in the Cashiers Area as an Advocate for business, Information Source for the community, and Conduit for building destination awareness and responsible growth


ABOUT THOMAS TAULBEE - CHAMBER AMBASSADOR PROGRAM LEADER

Thomas has over 20 years of Chamber experience both as a member and staff. He is a strategic business leader with experience in operational and organizational management, community relations, special event consulting and public relations. He is most proud of his work at Chamber South, one of Florida's largest chamber of commerce where he started, developed and lead the Ambassador program. The program was born out of the desire to get new members quickly acquainted with tools that maximized their membership. The program grew to be one of the most successful initiatives of the organization.

"Involvement in a chamber is one of the best investments you can make! Building lasting relationships through the chamber can make your business and community strong. The Ambassador program of the Cashiers Chamber can help you add value to your membership by showing you how to get involved. Let the chamber work for you!" said Thomas.

Thomas enjoys his mountain lifestyle and position with the Highlands-Cashiers Board of Realtors, teaching yoga classes as a Certified Instructor and his work with Daybreak Fly Fishing Conservancy. Thomas will soon graduate from the inaugural Leadership Cashiers class in October of 2019 where he will become an active member of the Leadership Cashiers Alumni network.

Banner Displays

Banner Displays

In 2015, a permanent, feature banner frame with a professional pulley system was installed by the Chamber on the northwest corner of the Cashiers Crossroads. Along with the Chamber's onsite banner frame, the three banner displays are for the purpose of promoting non-profit organization activities and must follow provided guidelines including dimensions, pole pockets, wind slits and lettering information detailed below. The Cashiers Area Chamber maintains the schedule for banner hanging and banner display is subject to Chamber approval. Banner reservation is required.

Record your banner reservation via email, office@cashiersareachamber.com, in person at the Chamber Offices, 202 US Hwy 64 W or call 828-743-5191. An email confirmation will be sent to you.

ALL BANNERS MUST: BE EXACTLY 4’ BY 12’ HAVE 3” TOP AND BOTTOM ROD POCKETS (NO GROMMETS) AND INCLUDE WIND SLITS. NO EXCEPTIONS. POLES AND CONNECTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED AND WILL REMAIN ON SITE. Banner Quotes available with Chamber member PlateauPro (828) 371-5780 or Signs Express (828) 369-8800

  • Approvals are prioritized by date and length of time requested.
  • Non-Profit event date/s, details and information must be prominent. 
  • In periods of high demand, banners may be rotated with the Chamber’s onsite frame and the Crossroads Banner Stands for maximum exposure.
  • The duration may be shortened to accommodate as many requests as possible.
  • Banners may not be posted more than 14 days in advance.
  • Sold Out Events cannot be accommodated due to the high demand for other community banners.

Banners must be delivered to the Chamber offices at least 3 days prior to the scheduled display date. Chamber Staff will manage hanging the banner and remove the banner within 24 hours after the event. Banners will be available for pickup at any time at the Cashiers Chamber Office via the covered front porch.

Helpful Hints & Requirements for Messaging & Readability

INFORMATION - Feature your event name, organization, location & date prominently on your banner. Provide additional contact information, plus website address. County regulations do not allow any commercialism. Non-profit activity information must be the predominant graphic!

FONT STYLE & SIZE - Use a boldface font 4” high or larger, contrast colors and sufficient spacing for readability.

COLOR SCHEME - Black, red or white lettering against a contrasting background will increase your visibility by more than 10%

CUSTOMIZATION - Use adhesive vinyl lettering for dates or times for easy, cost-effective changes year to year (available through www.DIYLettering.com)

GRAPHICS - Use 300 dpi high-resolution graphics to avoid pixelation

For additional exposure, add event information to www.Cashiers411.com - the comprehensive online community calendar.

 

To improve the aesthetics and effectiveness of our community’s ad hoc event banner display, a permanent, feature banner frame with professional pulley system has been installed on the northwest corner of the Cashiers Crossroads. The design is coordinated with The Village Green’s “Welcome to Cashiers” sign and surrounding landscaping. The Cashiers Area Chamber maintains the schedule for banner hanging.

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