Diplomat Link

Diplomat Link

Diplomats act as an extension of the Chamber staff throughout the community, adding support and lines of communication to our Partnership. A Diplomat’s first and most important objective is to provide outreach and assistance to Partner businesses throughout the year. Connections may be in-person, by phone, or via email. As Diplomats give generously of their time, they may drop by your business hoping to catch you for a short meeting or reach out to you to determine your connection preference. When reaching out to you, give them a few minutes of your time and you will be glad you did. Their goal is strictly to provide you with the information and resources you need to utilize your Chamber Partnership in the most beneficial way to support your own business.

Diplomats also serve the Chamber through volunteer roles and through active participation in the Chamber’s program of work. It’s their in-depth knowledge and hands on experience with Chamber products and services that make them so valuable to our business Partners.

Diplomat to Partner Connections

Diplomat connections with Partners enable the Chamber to effectively achieve its primary goal: to be the single collective voice of the local business community and to advance the consensus-driven directives of its Partners. The Chamber wants your feedback on a continual basis. Diplomats are key to making this happen. Diplomats become a very important link in our communications chain. They collect valuable feedback from partners and provide timely reports to Chamber leadership.

Diplomats

  • Bryant Davis

    Bryant Davis

    Chair

    Richland County

  • Leanna Lee

    Leanna Lee

    Chair-Elect

    Graduate Columbia

  • Steve Doyle

    Steve Doyle

    Past Chair

    CPR Cell Phone Repair

  • Katerina Barrie

    Katerina Barrie

    Influence Media

  • Jesus Caldera

    Jesus Caldera

    Mutual of Omaha Advisors

  • Jared Clary

    Jared Clary

    Splash Omnimedia

  • Juan Encarnacion

    Juan Encarnacion

    Columbia Fireflies

  • Tyler Gallo

    Tyler Gallo

    Hampton Inn - Downtown

  • Will Kramer

    Will Kramer

    Colonial Life

  • John Elliott Martin

    John Elliott Martin

    Edward Jones - John E. Martin

  • Michael McDonnell

    Michael McDonnell

    WACH TV 57

  • Anita Murphy

    Anita Murphy

    Grow Financial Federal Credit Union

  • Margie Nolting

    Margie Nolting

    HelmsBriscoe

  • Stephanie Reely

    Stephanie Reely

    American Cancer Society

  • Jeffery Siler

    Jeffery Siler

    CSRA Multimedia, Inc.

  • David Smith

    David Smith

    Murphy Business Sales

  • Willis Ware

    Willis Ware

    Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

  • Mike Weaver

    Mike Weaver

    The Weaver Agency

  • Rachel Williams

    Rachel Williams

    Wilson's Refrigeration and Air

  • Caroline Wix

    Caroline Wix

    Aloft Columbia Harbison

How Diplomats Benefit Partners

  • Collect information on any adverse business issues at the local and regional level, which may be affecting your ability to succeed and thrive.
  • Gage your satisfaction with your partnership and partnership preferences.
  • Determine your communication and involvement preferences.
  • Assist Partners with an interest in becoming more active and getting involved; even joining them at programs and events to make introductions.
  • Update partnership records and add additional Partner responsibilities to insider communications.

Diplomat Pledge

Diplomats will not ask you for contributions or sponsorships. Diplomats are there to collect and provide information. If you only have a few minutes, Diplomats will make that work. If you have more time to spare, it will be well used and appreciated.

For more information regarding the Diplomat program, to request a Diplomat meeting or to apply for Diplomat status, please contact Chelsey Allen at (803) 733-1133.