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 consesus-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

  • Phyllis Wood

    Phyllis Wood

    Chair

    Palmetto SolarPros

  • Steve Doyle

    Steve Doyle

    Chair-Elect

    CPR Cell Phone Repair

  • Susan Weaver

    Susan Weaver

    Past Chair

    The Weaver Agency

  • Chris Boyce

    Chris Boyce

    Colonial Life

  • Matt Carson

    Matt Carson

    The Fresh Market

  • Daniel Casillas

    Daniel Casillas

    Senior Resources, Inc.

  • AJ Hernandez

    AJ Hernandez

    YMCA

  • Bethany Hiller

    Bethany Hiller

    Fully Promoted

  • Kelly McDonnell

    Kelly McDonnell

    Intellisystems

  • Anita Murphy

    Anita Murphy

    Grow Financial Federal Credit Union

  • Stephanie Reely

    Stephanie Reely

    American Cancer Society

  • Mary Safko

    Mary Safko

    Trevett's: Web. Design. Print. Mail.

  • Randi Sullivan

    Randi Sullivan

    Springhill Suites Columbia

  • Kaylee Swanson

    Kaylee Swanson

    Columbia Fireflies

  • Blake Turner

    Blake Turner

    Karcher Group

  • Willis Ware

    Willis Ware

    Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

  • Ronnie Warner

    Ronnie Warner

    SAFE Federal Credit Union

  • Mike Weaver

    Mike Weaver

    The Weaver Agency

  • Grace Weller

    Grace Weller

    Rumsey Construction & Restoration

  • Tara Wise

    Tara Wise

    AllSouth Federal Credit Union

  • Melanie Wood

    Melanie Wood

    Courtyard by Marriott-Cayce

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 Chris Wulf at 803.733.1121.