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.


Riley Goshita, Associated Bank

What motivated you to become an Ambassador?

What is your favorite thing about Janesville?

What are your favorite hobbies?

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

Tell us about your family

Aaron Thomas | Huntington Place
Sales Counselor

What motivated you to become an Ambassador?
To help welcome new businesses here in the area and celebrate Janesville's accomplishments.

What is your favorite thing about Janesville?
Everyone is very welcoming. There is a buzz of excitement to make the community great.

What are your favorite hobbies?


If there is one area of change in Janesville that you could influence, what would it be?
More activities for children, water park, gaming

Tell us about your family.
I have a son (Hunter), nine who attends Kennedy Elementary. I have a great girlfriend, Stephanie. I was born and raised in Beloit where my mother and sister still live and a brother in Prairie du Chein

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.