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Chamber Ambassadors


Chamber Ambassador Mission

The mission of the Chamber Ambassador foster an environment that encourages growth, supports innovation, and facilitates opportunities for the members of the Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce to thrive. We operate within the principles of inclusivity and diversity.


As an ambassador, you serve as part of an exclusive group of professionals who act as public relations advocates for the Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (VABCC) to assist with strengthening relationships, increasing retention rates of existing members by being responsive to members’ needs and reinforcing the value of chamber membership. Ambassadors encourage member participation in chamber activities and will act as mentors to our new members to help the Chamber grow.

Meet the Ambassador Team

Ambassadors represent the Chamber's elite volunteer body, composed of dynamic, outgoing and energetic business professionals. As a team, we collaborate to enhance member retention and boost awareness of the benefits offered by the Chamber. In addition, they serve as hosts at various Chamber events, further solidifying their integral role within the organization.

Shanel Evans

Shanel Evans

Shanel Evans Consulting

Business Growth & Marketing Strategist

Renee Ventrice, CTA | WSET2 Relationship Marketing Coach WSET Certified Wine Educator

Renee Ventrice

Relationship Marketing Coach

WSET Certified Wine Educator

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Sonja Keeve

Sonja Keeve

Sistas with a Voice Podcast Network

Best Selling Author, Speaker, Podcaster, and Consultant


Sherrie Thomas

Global Gifts Travel

Chief Executive Officer ​& Travel Consultant

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The Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce is passionately dedicated to securing the economic prosperity and sustainability of Virginia's lively small business community. Our unwavering commitment drives us to foster business development through influential leadership, powerful advocacy, and a steadfast dedication to our members. We believe in the power of collective success, and that wealth can be amplified through persistent collaboration and shared victories. By providing resources, support, and opportunities, we aim to uplift every member, shaping a future where every small business in Virginia thrives. As we look towards the future, we're excited to continue nurturing this vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, striving for innovation, inclusivity, and sustainable growth for all. We are committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated, entrepreneurship is encouraged, and success is a common goal for everyone involved.

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