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2023 Ambassador Network

Ambassadors represent the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce at community events, assist with recruiting, and mentor new Chamber members. Ambassadors receive increased networking opportunities and a chance to connect one-on-one with local businesses in our community. Chamber Ambassadors are vital volunteer leaders who are cheerleaders for the Chamber and the community!
Lisa Swiftney
Ambassador Chair
LS Publications/Stoney Creek Living
I help businesses get in front of the higher end homeowners in Rochester, MI. Our company grew over 400% last year. We have the formula to get your company results. 
Melissa Crotty
Ambassador Co-Chair
Erika Sklar
Benebiz Plus
Owner/ President
Erika serves as President and Owner of BeneBiz Plus. She helps business owners retain and attract top talent by putting together employee benefit packages. Whether it is Medical, Dental, Vision, Life,  Short Term Disability, Long term Disability and AFLAC worksite benefits, she has a plan to fit your budget. Her ability to stay up-to-date on the latest regulations in her industry not only positioned her as an expert amongst competitors, but opened the door to serve on her industry boards. In addition, Erika also serves as an Ambassador for the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, allowing her to personally connect with businesses the moment they open their doors. 
Andrew Blain
Next Level Consultants LLC
Business Consultant
We teach our clients how think on their feet, and give them the skills that they need to create sound ideas and solutions that build great businesses.  
We provide a unique blend of business strategy, business development skills and business common sense.  First, we help our client identify their strengths and look for the areas that most need improvement.  It starts with the foundation, the core value, and what their vision is for the business.  We then help our clients to develop a clear, consistent message of what value they bring to their clients and customers.  The process then moves to guide the client to develop a strategy that can be measured and replicated, Throughout the process we teach sensible skills that build strong businesses.  With proper development, they become more confident, more focused and more successful.
James Feaheny
Brookview Realty-James Feaheny
I am the Broker/Owner of Brookview Realty - just N of downtown Rochester next to Lipuma's. I help buyers and sellers throughout SE Michigan with their Real Estate needs. I also have a team of over 20 agents to serve the needs of clients throughout the tri-county area. I help residential, commercial and lease clients. I am also an Accredited Buyers Representative, Military Relocation Professional and At Home with Diversity certified real estate agent. Call/text me at 586-201-5193. Check out my website:
Kristi Gugel
Gugel Photography
Gugel Photography where we: Photograph People, Places and Product.
Terri Partyka
Sounds Like Fun Music LLC
Sounds Like Fun Music teaches a variety of music lessons for people all ages. We specialize in Simply Music® piano lessons. Simply Music is a remarkable, Australian-developed, piano and keyboard program that offers a breakthrough in music education. This program redefines music teaching and is becoming the new standard in entry-level music learning. This unique, ‘playing-based’ approach produces unprecedented results and has students of all ages, playing contemporary, classical, blues and accompaniment pieces – immediately – from their very first lesson. Register for a “Free Information Session” to learn more about this phenomenal approach to music learning!
Ron Lichtle
Home & Commercial Services
Home and Commercial Services is a lawn and landscape company for residential customers and a year round grounds
maintenance company for commercial companies with the option of having everything included with a monthly payment.

We offer spring and fall cleanups, lawn fertilization, power raking lawns (de-thatching), weeding of gardens, mulch Installation, Paver walkways and patios,  bush trimming, tree trimming, plantings or removals of flowers, bushes and trees, gutter clean outs, gutter guards Installed, power washing and staining of decks, power washing, sanding, and sealing of pavers, paver and deck repairs, French drains and gutter drains installed for water problems, topsoil and stone delivery and installation, and more.
Donald Turner
DJ Turner LLC Independent Agency
As a Local Independent Agent/Owner since 2006, I work personally with my clients with Life insurance and Medicare. 
Life Insurance can help you add to your retirement income as well as protect you if you get sick, as well as help with Long Term Care.
I will help my clients turning 65 or retiring understand and enroll in plans that supplement Medicare.
Now offering Virtual or In Person Medicare consultations and Group Educational Seminars and workshops.
Lynn Oates
Envoy Mortgage - Lynn Marie Oates NMLS#1495433
Loan Officer
Realizing that, for many, purchasing a home may be the largest purchase her clients will ever make, Lynn’s goal is to take the stress out of the home buying process.
She holds her customers’ hands—from beginning to end—ensuring that they have a positive experience from the time they inquire until the time they pick up the keys to their new home.
For Lynn, there is much more than getting a customer to the point of signing on the dotted line. She works diligently to make sure her clients have a fully underwritten preapproval before they choose a property, positioning them for greater chances to close on their first offer. And, because of this, her clients are able to close on their home in an average of 21 days, about half the average time.
Lynn has mastered the art of placing people in their dream homes—while keeping the process simple and everyone updated along the way!
David Walker
Brookview Realty - David Walker
I am full time REALTOR who has lived in the Rochester Hills area since 1987.  I am an active member of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, an Ambassador, and also a former member of their Board of Directors and past Chair for the Board in 2015. Currently I serve as a Board member on the Chamber Foundation.
Utilizing my knowledge of the Rochester, Rochester Hills, and surrounding areas, I can assist you in either buying or selling your next home or condo. When you are buying or selling a home it is so much more than just the bricks and sticks. It is the neighborhood, community, the parks and paths, trails, restaurants and shops that make the community desirable.
Let me assist you in the next sale or purchase and allow me to utilize my knowledge and experience to help you get the best deal possible.
Call, text, or email me to find out how I can help you get the best deal possible.
Cell: 248-650-1736
Tonia Carsten
Tonia's Victorian Rose
Tonia's Victorian Rose is a restaurant/tea shop, specializing in showers, birthday parties and other group events. We made some updates to the tea house, and are happy to announce we are now open, serving the same menu items, as well as new menu items. I also own a cooking school for kids called, Rata2ee. We work out of various locations throughout Metro Detroit. Our most popular program is our summer camps, followed closely by our Cupcake Wars Birthday Parties. We plan to use Tonia's Victorian Rose for the Cupcake Wars private events. Speaking of events, we cannot wait to roll out some of our favorite ideas... Mary Poppins Sing-along Tea, Tiaras & Tea, Harry Potter Wizards & "Mug"gles Tea, and of course the traditional high teas that were previously held during Mother's Day and Christmas. I look forward to meeting you, and I'm super excited to be part of the Rochester downtown business owners group.
Greg Johnson
7 South Consulting, Inc.
Started in 1996, 7 South Consulting is a complete technology solution provider. We are 100% committed to making sure business owners have the most reliable and professional IT service in Oakland County. Our team of talented IT professionals can solve your IT nightmares once and for all.
Ashley Chambers
Chief Financial Credit Union
Director of Business Development
For over 75 years, Chief Financial Credit Union has been proudly meeting the financial needs of its membership. Established in Pontiac, MI in 1941, it has branch locations in Pontiac, Dearborn, Birmingham, and Rochester Hills. Rochester Hills became home to its headquarters in 2015, making Chief Financial the only financial institution headquartered in the Greater Rochester Area. With a mission to empower financial success and inspire creative philanthropy, Chief Financial has committed to becoming a true community partner and strives to fulfill that commitment through the many strong relationships formed with organizations within its communities. Chief Financial is also the official credit union of Leader Dogs for the Blind and Rochester University.

Patrice Sinclair
North Star Wealth Management of Raymond James
Certified Estate Planner/Certified Financial Planner
Throughout her 32 year career, Patrice has established herself as a Leader & Connector, continually building relationships with clients and colleagues in the financial industry and beyond. Leveraging her perspective as a receptionist with Prudential-Bache Securities in 1986, Patrice rose within the ranks of firms including E.F. Hutton, Kidder, Peabody & Company, and Smith Barney to become a wire operator, a registered associate and finally a successful financial advisor. Patrice calls Rochester Hills home and is active in the community as a member of The Women of Faith and with the Welcoming Team at Faith Church-EPC. Patrice’s commitment to giving back is demonstrated in her connections with Faith in Action, Grace Centers of Hope, the Neighborhood House, MDOTs Adopt-A-Highway program and the Sandbox of Charlotte, NC.
Jennifer Heard
Clean Sweep Consulting, LLC
Professional Organizer/Move Manager/Consultant
Jen Heard has her BA in Business/Spanish from Hope College and her MBA from University of Detroit Mercy.  She  studied Coaching at Stanford University and International Management at Thunderbird School in Glendale, AZ.  Jen loves organizing, because she gets to help busy, smart people to set goals, downsize, prioritize and improve their lives.  She gets to help businesses organize, prioritize and grow, and she gets to help seniors transition from large homes into smaller, safer and more manageable residences so that they can enjoy their golden years. Jen and her team of multi-talented professionals can help you in dealing with years of accumulated stuff.  Call 248-931-3325 or visit Jen's website to send a direct message at  Initial consultations are FREE!  Donation deliveries to charity are also free (in association with a visit).
Brian McCurdy
Financial Educator
We see a world where everyone is financially literate and has access to the tools and support they need to create a better life for themselves and their children.
248.429.3302 Leduc
Oxford Bank
Personal Banker
As a Personal Banker at Oxford Bank, I am focused on my company brand to Deliver Value, For Life.  I assist clients in every season of their lives and strive to not just meet but exceed their expectations with every interaction.  I can assist you with personal or business accounts that are very competitive as well as our extensive array of loan products from mortgages, home equity loans to business loans and many more options to meet your needs.
David McCall
Mentalist Entertainer David Powers
I use my performing skills to mystify audiences with amazing tests in power of the human mind. 
Yolanda Udell
Meadowbrook Center for Learning Differences
Meadowbrook Center for Learning Differences is a 501c3 that has been in the community for thirty years.  We have helped thousands of children throughout that time and believe we can remove barriers to learning.  All of our teachers are degreed tutors and have experience working with students from Kindergarten to College.  We have worked with students that have various learning challenges such as dyslexia, ADHD, autism, closed head injuries and more. 


Jill Lutz
Tobi Russell
Rochester Area Counseling Services
PHONE AND TELETHERAPY OPTIONS AVAILABLE We are a counseling private practice conveniently located right near the corner of Rochester and Avon Roads. We provide individual therapy, couples counseling, and group therapy. Our therapists are licensed through the state of Michigan and have certifications in addictions, trauma and emotion focused couples therapy. We see clients ages 6 and up through adulthood on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss, school difficulties, career counseling and many others. We are paneled with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Beacon Health Options, Molina Medicaid, McLaren Medicaid, United Behavioral Health, and United Healthcare. For those without insurance coverage, we have very affordable self-pay options.
Tenita Johnson
So It Is Written LLC
Transforming pain into purpose is a gift that authorpreneur, speaker and book coach, Tenita “Bestseller” Johnson gives to everyone she encounters. She is a warrior of words with a fierce passion for guiding authors to expand their brand by showing them how to earn multiple streams of income from just ONE book. As the author of 23 books, seven of which have been Amazon bestsellers, she is living proof that sharing your story leads to your destiny. 

For booking or speaking engagements, email or visit
Janeen Flores
Aflac | Janeen Flores
Independent Agent Representing Aflac
I am a dedicated and driven professional with experience at educating and consulting. I am dedicated to working as a team and finding solutions that work for everyone. My goal is to help as many people as I can.

Contact me at
Julie Lobaza
Renee Wrobel
Capital Lending, Inc.
Hello everyone!

My name is Renee and I am also known as the mortgage wrangler! Help me grow my social media presence with following my business pages #mortgagewrangler.

I am passionate about working with homeowners whether it be a first time home buyer that doesn't know where to start or helping someone make their home more homey or building your dream home. I am your gal. 

When it comes to first time homebuyers a lot of people struggle with credit due to lack of education. I am here for you for this cheering you all the way. I help create a customized plan to improve and boost your credit. 

If we have not meet yet, lets set up a one on one. :)
Colleen Brnabic
Healthy and Green
Healthy and Green is committed to products that are safe for you and the planet. These products are screened for contaminants, pesticides and any impurities above the US Pharmacopeia standards. These supplements go beyond organic and must pass Shaklee standards by knowing how and where an ingredient is grown. Shaklee looks to confirm the purity of ingredients after harvest to guarantee the final product. Our products help you take small steps  toward a healthier lifestyle which can lead to big results. Our Get Clean products are always safe, work, and of course always green. These products are natural, nontoxic, no harmful fumes, phoshates, phthalates or bisphenol-A (BPA). Shaklee's Get Clean products are all you need to get started to a healthier home. You will save money too.  Shaklee products are super-concentrated, biodegradable, recyclable with reduced-waste packaging. For more information contact me or go to my web site at :
Deborah Fordree
Fordree Law Firm P.C.
I am a lifetime resident of  the Rochester area. I opened Fordree Law Firm, P.C. in 2005, after practicing law since 1993. I have a passion for making people’s lives more manageable and helping them to leave the legacy they desire. I enjoy assisting clients to put their long-term desires into writing to care for themselves and their loved ones, families, and favorite charities. I have a calming presence that helps clients to relax when facing legal matters.

I am certified and trained in Probate and Estate Planning, Mediation and Collaborative Practice. Collaborative practice is a holistic approach to resolving disputes designed to advance the interests of clients and parties in areas of law and beyond for a more positive future. It is private and is helpful in keeping relationships positive in divorce.

I'm trained in Non-Violent Communication, Mental Health First Aid, Chaplaincy, and Shiatsu. I serve on my church's board of trustees.
Jacqueline David
Pamela Palmer
Printboys Digital Printing and Signs
Marketing Director
We are a family owned and operated in-house printing business offering you full service printing & graphic art development. From business cards and postcard mailers to banners and booklets, (and everything in between!), we work to solve all of your quality printing needs in a fast turn-around time.
Our print smiles!
P.S. I am also an ambassador to the chamber. Let's do a one to one meeting. :)
(Zoom or in person.)
Perry Krause
HealthQuest Physical Therapy
Public Relations Coordinator
Joe Conner
Rennoc Consulting LLC
Owner, Systems Engineer
Rennoc Consulting LLC was established in 2012. I have over 30 years of experience in IT, helping clients with personal approaches and serving them with trusted I.T partnership and advice. Respect, integrity, customer focus, and personalized assistance are paramount for our clients. Upon establishing our business relationship, we monitor and access your networked systems remotely, often aware of and solving issues before they impact your business. I have dual Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certifications, with a focus on security specialization.

- Joe Conner, Founder, President, and Owner of Rennoc Consulting LLC.
Eric Peterson
F&M Bank
VP Regional Community Relationship Manager
Renee Mulrenin
Simple Home Lending
Mortgage Rep,
My name is Renee Mulrenin and I am also known as the mortgage wrangler. My passion is to help my clients with the next chapter in their life, whether its' becoming first time homeowner, upgrading/ or downsizing their home, finding their home away from home, or creating a new income through investment properties.

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