Current Ambassadors 

Ambassadors actively advocate for the Chamber, communicating the benefits, programs and privileges of becoming a Chamber member.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Through enthusiastic Chamber representation, Ambassadors seek opportunities to educate, promote and share the benefits of Chamber membership with the business community. Serving as an Ambassador offers a great deal of visibility and builds credibility for your own business, while generating stronger relationships for the Chamber in the business community.

MISSION & PURPOSE

To act as the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce’s goodwill arm, Ambassadors serve our members and the community, holding a prominent and responsible position in the business community. Highly visible at Chamber events, Ambassadors leverage networking opportunities to expand their circle of influence and forge stronger community connections.

BENEFITS

Benefits of being a Howell Area Chamber Ambassador: Being an Ambassador of the Howell Chamber gives you the opportunity to enhance relationships with over 700 member businesses.

  • Qualified to wear a Howell Area Chamber Ambassador name badge
  • Greater visibility for your business
  • Development of business contacts through relationships established as a Chamber Ambassador • Development of relationships with other Ambassadors
  • Recognition at events, in the Chamber’s newsletter and on the Chamber’s website
  • Keeps you informed of what is going on in the business community
  • Offers you leadership opportunities with the Chamber and community
  • Increased awareness of important issues facing the community
  • Online exposure via our Ambassador Program link on our website
  • Exclusive Ambassador incentives

COMMITMENT & EXPECTATIONS

  • Prioritize attendance at monthly Ambassador meetings
  • Attendance at ribbon cuttings/grand openings
  • Attend Networking events: New Member Welcome, Networking @ Noon, Business over Breakfast and the Chamber Happy Hour
  • Make monthly membership outreach calls
  • Share your Chamber experience within the community
  • Participation in the ½ day Spring Membership Blitz and Fall Retention Blitz
  • Attend chamber events and programs
  • Help with member registration at events when needed

JOIN US!

If you have been a chamber member for at least one year, are community-minded, interested in driving regional economic prosperity through engagement within the chamber, excited to share the benefits of membership within the community, possess a curious nature for helping others…then serving as an Ambassador may be a great opportunity for you to brand yourself as a leader and resource within our membership.

Please contact the Membership Manager, Jennifer Nielsen at jnielsen@howell.org or call the Howell Chamber at (517) 546-3920 to discuss in more details.

AMBASSADORS

Chris Brown
Work Skills Corporation & WSC Staffing

Ambassador Chair

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Originally from St. Clair Shores, I spent a lot of my early career working in health clubs as a Sales Manager/Regional Sales Manager (10 years), it really gave me a passion for helping clients and the people I worked with every day succeed. After my time there I spent the next 6 years working in Finance/Mortgage and the last year and a half working in IT/Professional services staffing. Just got married in SC on the 9th, Met my wife in college while we were on the track team together and reconnected 14 years later, I was a 4x All American Hammer and Weight thrower in College. We have 2 children, a 6 yr old daughter (Maggie) and a 4 year old son (Everett), Maggie loves dance and Everett is active in swim. In our free time we love spending time with our family, the outdoors, and being at the beach/lake whenever we can.

Amanda Miller
Keller Williams Realty

Ambassador Vice Chair

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My name is Amanda Miller and after 25 years in a corporate career I made the leap into full time real estate! I have been serving Livingston, Oakland, Wayne, Shiawasee, Ingham Counties and beyond for 14 years. I specialize in vacation homes, lake homes (all over the state) and first time home buyers! I grew up near Traverse City, Michigan and spent my childhood exploring everything and every place that Michigan has to offer. I love ALL the lakes and water that this great state has to offer and often vacation right here in this great state. There is never an end to enjoying a small town, cabin or a small family owned restaurant in a small town!

If you are looking to buy or sell, now is the time. Inventory is historically low and homes that are move in ready are getting top dollar!

Will Williamson
Michigan Works Southeast

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Originally from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. I have played college football and served 8 years in the Air Force serving a combat tour in Desert Storm and other various assignments throughout Germany, Netherlands and Italy. I currently reside in Howell and am married with a 15 year old daughter. I like to think of myself as a connector within the community with over 10 years’ experience in Sales, Operations, Account Management and Business Development within various industries both foreign and domestic. My prior experience has given me the opportunity to work with companies ranging from small start up to Fortune 500.

Brenda Lindsay
Mind Transformations LLC

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Brenda is the founder of Mind Transformations LLC, a consulting and wellness firm that is committed to helping leaders, employees, teams,  and individuals unlock potential and flourish in an age of disruption.  Engaging with other members of the business community has been rewarding.

Trained from Brown University, Brenda is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher, a certified Meditation Instructor with the American Institute of Health Care Professionals (AIHCP), and a certified Personal Resilience Practitioner (PRP). Brenda received both a Bachelor of Business Administration and an Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness graduate certificate from Western Michigan University. In addition to facilitating mindfulness and resilience sessions, Brenda leads drop-in meditation sessions and has been practicing mindfulness since 2013.  It has been life-changing for her. Sharing what Brenda has learned has been one of the most gratifying experiences in her career.

Prior to committing herself to the wellness field, Brenda served in several executive roles at the Michigan Department of Treasury including the Administrator of the Office of Privacy and Security and the Assistant  Deputy Treasurer with an extensive accounting and security background. Brenda helped transform the Michigan  Department of Treasury’s security culture through education and the engagement of over 1,500 employees and contractors. Everyone owned a part of the security solution.

David Kent
LPL Financial

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David works as a Financial Advisor and Stock Broker helping clients plan for retirement, manage investments, and deal with all the other financial planning matters that arise.  His office with LPL Financial is in Farmington Hills but he and his family live in Howell.

He enjoys working with people who are already well established as well as those who are just getting started. His greatest satisfaction comes from teaching financial literacy to others.

David and his wife Terese are involved in a wide variety of community activities.”

Helen Habib
Old National Bank

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Helen Habib is Vice President & Banking Center Manager of Old National Bank in Brighton, MI.  She has been with Old National Bank for the past 15 plus years.

Mrs. Habib has been in the Banking industry for over 30 years. Throughout her career, Mrs. Habib has been involved in volunteer and non-profit work.  She is actively involved with several non-profit organizations in Livingston County.  She previously served as President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lenawee County.  She was also a Board Member of Boys and Girls Club of Lenawee in Adrian, MI.

Prior to joining Old National Bank, Mrs. Habib held similar roles at other banks.  She holds an MBA in Finance from Eastern Michigan University and a BBA in Management from Adrian College. She taught Business classes at Cleary University and Adrian College.

Helen and her husband Ahsan has two daughters Paula and Pamela.

Taryn Pierce
Fifth Third Bank

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Taryn Pierce, VP and Financial Center Manager for Fifth Third Bank in Howell

I have been with 53 since 2007 and prior to that spent 16 years at another Financial Institution.

My husband and I reside in Conway Township, Fowlerville, along with my 18 and 21 year old boys. We have a small hobby farm and LOVE to golf. The last ten years my family and I were very active in the Fowlerville Fair showing hogs and volunteering.

I am an Eastern Michigan Graduate with a Business Management degree.

I am so excited to finally be back in Livingston County where my friends and families all live. Come visit our LOCAL team.

Jeanne Clum
Heart of Michigan

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Coming Soon!

JJ Zielinski
Lakehouse Studios

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JJ Zielinski is a business owner and designer for Lakehouse Studios (www.lhs-dmg.com), a digital media and design company with offices in both Brighton and Franklin, Michigan. He has a bachelor’s degree from CCS (College For Creative Studies) and an MBA (Master’s of Business Administration and Marketing) degree from South University. As a local of Brighton and Howell, JJ has been in the Livingston County area for 34 years and he is excited to join the Howell Chamber ambassador team!

Deanna Brzuchowski
Hartland Insurance

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I am a true Michigander born and raised in the Mitten State. I love spending time up north and experiencing new places in Michigan. (which I am finding all the time). I graduated from our own Cleary University with BBA and have worked in the marketing and financial business for over 30 years. I moved to Howell in 1999 and have 3 great kids, and graduated from Howell Schools. Now, that my children are grown, I have 3 four legged babies at home, 2 dogs and 1 cat.

I am proud to be part of the Howell chamber and represent it as an ambassador. I work for one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the County -Hartland Insurance Agency. As an insurance agent I provide protection for things that matter the most to business owners and people. That is the key to becoming a successful strategic partner is finding out what each clients priority is and designing an insurance program to fit their needs. I enjoy my work and building relationships is a priority and be a part of the chamber does that for me. I believe working together there is always a way we can do business and prosper together.

Laura Pinozzi
KNE Realty 360/One Hope Wine

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I carry a unique vision for my clients, the journey starts with listening effectively to needs and wants to create a truly memorable buying or selling experience. Aside from being an extremely productive client-focused mediator/arbitrator, I am thoughtful and considerate, loyal and genuine, compassionate and warm. Moreover, my innate ability to understand people and solid intuition allows me to anticipate their needs and wants.

My clients become my cause, and I have a caring and sincere desire to win and keep clients. I have a track record of delivering on promises, and producing results, and will place their needs first and foremost.

As someone with a background in Managed Service Operations, I have extensive experience with managing client-focused projects, consistent communication, broad networking, and building solid relationships to maximize customer service and satisfaction.

I’ve lived in Wayne, Oakland, and Livingston counties all my life and am a strong believer in giving back to the community. As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, I’m an ambassador to new members and an avid volunteer leader who promotes and supports community events.

You can also find me raising money for local nonprofits while raising a glass of ONEHOPE Wine. Together with the community, we turn wine into meals for hungry children. We educate women about ovarian cancer, fund literacy education, find forever homes for animals, and more. Every bottle sold makes an impact!