Forward Janesville Ambassadors

Who are the Ambassadors?
The Ambassadors are a group of approximately 50 volunteers who represent Forward Janesville by building connections with members. They can be found at all FJI events to make introductions, answer questions, promote our mission and welcome you with a smile (and red Ambassador Wear!).

How does this benefit me and my business?
As a member of Forward Janesville, your business/organization is assigned an Ambassador. He/she is your liaison to Forward Janesville and will provide you with important updates, remind you about upcoming events, answer questions about the benefits of your membership, and much more. Your Ambassador is your personal information source for anything Forward Janesville related!

Who can join?
Any Forward Janesville member in good standing can interview with members of the Action Team (leadership team) to be considered as an Ambassador.

When does the group meet?
The Ambassador meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month and alternate between 7:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 4:00 pm (meetings last approximately 1 hour).


Interested in becoming a Forward Janesville Ambassador, contact Claudine Manor at claudinem@forwardjanesville.com.  Already an Ambassador? Click here for the latest Ambassador Handbook and regular updates.


Carol Lamb, CEO
Total Health and Wellness - Melaleuca

What motivated you to become an Ambassador?
I am new to the Forward Janesville Chamber. I thought that this would be an excellent way for me to meet other chamber members and to get to know the Janesville Community. I was the past Executive Director for the Rockton Chamber, serving in that role for 6 ½ years. I feel my experience will help me be an excellent ambassador for Forward Janesville.

What is your favorite thing about Janesville?
Like I said I am a new Forward Janesville member, so I am just beginning to learn about the Janesville Community. Everyone seems very friendly and down to earth.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I love to workout! One of my favorite hobbies (that I am growing into a business,(”Gifts From God”) is Callligraphy.
If there is one area of change in Janesville that you could influence, what would it be? Ask me this question a year from now.

Tell us about your family.
I have 3 beautiful children.
My oldest, Sarah, lives in Sugar Grove Illinois with her husband, Wes, and my two adorable granddaughters, Leah (6) & Nora (3 1/2)
My son, Brian, and his significant other, Laci, live in Concord, North Carolina.
My youngest daughter, Rebecca, lives with her husband in Rockford, Illinois.
I grew up in Wisconsin. My 4 brothers, 1 sister and extended family reside in Wisconsin.

Here are just a few ways in which the FJI Ambassadors give back to the community

Spring 2019:   Ambassador Volunteers read at Monroe Elementary as part of the Read Across America Day celebration. 
     Fall 2017:  Volunteered with ECHO's school supply distribution
Spring 2017:  Volunteered for Earth Day by picking up trash along the Ice Age Trail
Winter 2016:  Awarded the Ambassador Community Grant to Community Action of Rock & Walworth Counties to support their Fatherhood Initiative
Winter 2016:  Volunteered with ECHO for their holiday toy distribution
Winter 2015 Awarded GIFTS Men's Shelter the first Ambassador Community Grant

Winter 2015:  Volunteered with ECHO organizing their food pantry and labeling canned food
Winter 2014:  Volunteered by singing Holiday Carols at 10 area businesses to bring holiday joy in our community
Winter 2014:  Volunteered with ECHO organizing their food pantry and labeling canned food.