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.


What motivated you to become an Ambassador?
Being able to connect with others and provide services for their companies.  I also like the social aspect of knowing who my neighbors are.

What is your favorite thing about Janesville?
I really like the community and how its grown but stayed true to its roots of a hometown community.  I like the small-town feel of Janesville with a vast capacity for business and community.

What are your favorite hobbies?

My wife and family enjoy lake life and all that goes along with it.  I also ride my Harley as much as possible and we try to travel whenever possible.

If there is one area of change in Janesville that you could influence, what would it be?

Not sure yet but I plan to understand ore about the community as it get involved as an Ambassador.

Tell us about your family

I've been married to my wife Roby for 30 great years and have two awesome children Kayla (26) who lives in Phoenix and Alec (25) who lives in LA.

Jacqueline Watson-Giese | First Weber 

What motivated you to become an Ambassador? 

A strong desire to connect and network with Janesville residents and apply my skill set in marketing to help grow        relationships in our community. 

What is your favorite thing about Janesville?  
The people and the location.  

What are your favorite hobbies? 
Biking, traveling, reading, listening to music and hanging out with friends and family.  

If there is one area of change in Janesville that you could influence, what would it be? 
More local restaurants. 

Tell us about your family. 
I'm married, my Hubster's name is Bobby Giese. Collectively we have four sons and one daughter and three   beautiful grandbabies ages 3-5. 

Forward Janesville Ambassadors show up everywhere!  Is your business next?


Dirty Bear Soap
| 309 W. Milwaukee Street

American Awards & Promotions, LLC | 1250 Arthur Drive, Milton

Aptiv | 1107 Barberry Drive

Bob Clapper Automotive | 3601 E. Milwaukee Street
Glen Erin Golf Course & Celtic House | 1417 W. Airport Road
Integrity Family Dentistry LLC | 4407 Milton Avenue
Knight Barry title Services, LLC | 20 S. Jackson Street



Terra Staffing Services | 4475 Milton Avenue
Mod Pizza | 3360 Milton Avenue
Real Estate Nerds | 2510 Mineral Point Avenue
Schneider Funeral Directors, Inc. | 1800 E. Racine Street


Dreier Family Dental, LLC
| 2203 Holiday Drive

TownePlace Suites by Marriott | 2706 Pontiac Drive

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.