Chamber Ambassadors

The Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are a special group of business professionals and community leaders that have chosen to volunteer to represent the Chamber of Commerce and the community it serves. As ambassadors, these individuals assist in welcoming new members to the Chamber as well as to the community, making Chamber functions and events successful and enjoyable, and helping to promote and execute the Chamber’s primary mission and goals to the best of their abilities.

If you’re interested in representing the greater Niles community by volunteering in the Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Program, contact Eileen Villanueva at 269.683.1833.

 

Meet our Ambassadors

Becky Brown
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Charlie Spilman
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Cindy Cohen
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Cindy is a certified health coach, nurse, wellness consultant, published author, and sought-after national speaker. In 2002, Cindy founded C2 Your Health, LLC. and has been championing and inspiring healthy living around the world one person at a time through health coaching, corporate wellness, and community seminars. Cindy has had a passion for guiding individuals and businesses towards healthy living since winning many awards through the years including the Wellness Council of America’s Top 50 Health Promotion Professional award in 2016. In 2018, Cindy also developed C2 Your Health Women’s Initiative Inc. which works to develop a healthier, happier, and more productive community by providing support and resources for college women, high school girls, and women from low income neighborhoods.

Fern Hollingshead
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Fern has been a resident and member of the Niles/Buchanan community for over seven years, most of which she has worked for Fifth Third Bank as a Mortgage Loan Originator. Fern loves helping people, whether it is serving the community or helping people finance their dream homes. She currently volunteers with the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency to provide homebuyer education as well as being an active affiliate member of the Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors.

Jennifer Valentine
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Jennifer is the president of Angelic Cleaning Service, LLC. Angelic Cleaning Service was founded in 2000 with a mission that reads, “Where Good Business Beat the Competition”. Jennifer studied law at Kaplan University and continues to pursue further education. Jennifer believes that everyday is a chance for a better tomorrow.

Marci Taylor
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Rickey Miller
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Rickey has been a member of the Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador Program since 2011 and was named the “Chamber Ambassador of the Year” in 2017 and 2018. Additionally, Rickey has been employed by Teachers Credit Union for the past 27 years where he currently serves as the Business Services Relationship Officer.  Rickey loves the opportunity to connect with businesses in the community to share all of the resources that the Chamber and Teachers Credit Union have to offer!

Sharon Douglas
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Sharon began her career in banking with Chemical Bank in 1987. She attended Lake Michigan College and received an associate degree in Applied Business in 2006. Soon after, Sharon attended Siena Heights University and received her bachelor’s in Business, majoring in accounting, in 2010. Additionally, Sharon is a current member of the Niles Kiwanis Club.

Shawn Sieplinga
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Shawn has been working in the medical field for 24 years in a variety of roles. She started her healthcare career as a CAN in a nursing home, which started her love for working with the elderly and debilitated/disabled population. Shawn continued working and received her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management from Spring Arbor University. Currently, Shawn is working at Brentwood at Niles where she is able to continue assisting the aging population through her work as the Community Relations Director.

Tamiko Brown
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Tamiko is the Assistant Branch Manager for Old National Bank in Niles. If one is looking for financial advice or literacy, Tamiko is more than happy to work with you on these items. With over 20 years of customer service experience, Tamiko takes pride in ensuring every customer sustains financial growth. As the Treasurer for the Ferry Street Resource Center in Niles, Tamiko is also an active volunteer in the community.

Tiffany Rusher
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Tiffany is a devoted wife and mother. She enjoys spending her time with her family and reading. Currently, Tiffany serves as the Director of Group Fitness at the YMCA of Southwest Michigan. Tiffany has been bestowed a great honor of being invited to be the national presenter at a fitness/dance convention in New Orleans. Additionally, Tiffany volunteers her time at Niles’ Relevant Church.