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The Ambassadors Committee is a group of dedicated member volunteers whose primary objective is to engage new Chamber members to help them become familiarized with their membership. Ambassadors call/visit all new members on behalf of the Chamber and help connect our new partners to other Chamber members.

Led by Chair Vanessa Cole (Coffee News NE Florida), the Ambassador Committee meets once per month at the Chamber offices on the 4th Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
2023 Ambassador Committee Members

Vanessa Cole is the co-owner of Coffee News NE Florida, a weekly publication that specializes in small and medium size business advertising while bringing the “Good News” to the local community. Vanessa and her husband Randy have been Coffee News owners for almost 15 ½ years.  The first 12 years, were in the North Georgia/Southeast Tennessee area.  Three years ago, they sold those editions and moved to Florida to expand the Coffee News brand. Initially purchasing 3 editions in the St. Augustine and Palm Coast area, then expanding to an additional 8 editions in the middle of COVID.  They now own the largest Franchise in the US.  As a former Crime Scene Investigator at the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office in Dalton, GA, Vanessa learned to have a hard work ethic and treat people with compassion and respect.  Vanessa holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, is a National Trainer at the Franchise Headquarters in Bangor, Maine for new Coffee News publishers, has mentored over 20 new publishers during her career as a Coffee News Franchisee.  Vanessa is the Chair of Ambassador at the Palm Coast Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the Professional Women of Flagler County and is an Ambassador at the Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce. Vanessa lives in Palm Coast, Florida with her husband, Randy Cole.  They have three fur-babies.  During her free time, Vanessa loves to be on the water, especially having BOARD meetings (aka: paddle BOARD meetings).
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Nina Guiglotto (Lohman Funeral Homes)
Kathleen Rivera (Home Instead)
Lisa Byer (New York Life)
Kaleigh Rickard (SmartGuard Shutters)
Andrea Gulliksen (Edward Jones Financial Advisors)
MJ St-Laurent Dean (Premier Chiropractic & Wellness)
Derrick Hardin (SouthState Bank)
©2023 Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce

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