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 - Edward Jones
Becky Brown has been a financial advisor with Edward Jones for over six years. She began her career with Edward Jones over 14 years ago as a branch office administrator. Becky is also dedicated to supporting her local community, not just as an ambassador of the Chamber, but also as an active member of the Niles Service League!
Charlie Spilman - United Federal Credit Union
Charlie manages the downtown Niles office of United Federal Credit Union, he has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. In addition to serving as an ambassador, Charlie also serves on the Niles Downtown Development Authority and is a volunteer at Fernwood Botanical Gardens
Cindy Cohen - C2 Your Health, LLC
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 - Fifth Third Bank
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 - Angelic Cleaning Service, LLC.
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.
Jesse Scruggs - The OnStaff Group
Marci Taylor - WSMK 99.1FM/WNIL 1290AM
Marci has been employed by WSMK/WNIL for the past 22 years where she currently serves as the General Manager. Additionally, Marci has been a member of the Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador Program since 2005 and was named the “Chamber Ambassador of the Year” in 2019. Marci is also dedicated to supporting her local community, not just as an ambassador of the Chamber, but also as an active volunteer in the community.
Mike Peters - East Main Gardens
Mike has been a staple in the Niles Community for over 60 years. As the owner of East Main Gardens Florist, he is carrying the family business into nearly 100 years of serving the Niles and surrounding areas. In addition to the family business, Mike has also carried on his father's tradition of putting Santa in the river each and every year with his Santa's helpers. When he is not busy running the business and spending time with his children and grandchildren, Mike also enjoys volunteering and supporting several local organizations.
Neil Matheison - LeValley Preowned
Neil manages LeValley Preowned in Niles, at the corner of South 11th and Fulkerson. He has been in the Automotive business for over 35 years and has been serving the Michiana area for over 20 years. A Battle Creek Native, Neil and his family have lived in Michiana for over 25 years.
Rickey Miller - Teachers Credit Union
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 - Chemical Bank
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.
Tamiko Brown - Old National Bank
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 - YMCA of Southwest Michigan
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.