Milton Area Chamber of Commerce
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Ambassadors

(Left-Right Shannon Schaapveld, SMR Photography, Wendy Sahr, Bank of Milton, Amy Kenyon School District of Milton, Mary Ellen Mackay , Coldwell Banker - The Realty Group, Denise Webb, Hagen CPA, Leslie Hulick Blackhawk Community Credit Union, Sue Passer, Best Realty of Edgerton, Kelly Willoughby , Gordon Flesch,  Kelly Whitney , ETS Styles, Teresa Reisterer, Blackhawk Community Credit Union, Dave Holterman, First Community Bank,  Jacqueline Davila Milton Senior Living)

The Milton Area Chamber of Commerce’s MAP Program consists of 10-15 Ambassadors that represent 10-13 businesses each. Ambassadors are encouraged to introduce themselves to the members and frequently share information with these businesses regarding upcoming events, training, seminars, networking sessions, or any opportunities that would provide value to their membership.

The purpose of the Ambassadors is to act as a liaison between the MACC membership and Board of Directors. The Ambassadors shall act as hosts/hostesses for MACC functions, recruit new members, welcome new businesses and professionals, attend Welcome Ceremonies, groundbreakings and Business After Hours, contact existing members and act as the public relations arm of MACC. Being an Ambassador provides the volunteer extended business contacts through active association with volunteers and members, professional and community recognition for both the volunteers and their firms and expanded communication and marketing skills.

 

>Meet the Ambassadors!

Sherri Sargent~
“I began my insurance career with MercyCare Health Plans in 2011. My duties include developing new sales in commercial/ group health insurance, individual/family and Medicare plans. I also am an account manager for current groups, agencies and members who have MercyCare as their carrier. I hold a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and am a state-licensed sales agent with years of knowledge and experience. Before MercyCare, I served 4 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy. Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time with my husband, 2 sons, family and friends. I look forward to speaking with you. Feel free to contact me anytime.

Leslie Hulick ~
My name is Leslie Hulick and I am excited to be representing MACC as an Ambassador. I was born and raised here, and I have strong family roots in Milton. My mother’s family operated Agnew Farms outside of Milton for many years (which my cousin and her family continue to run today). My paternal grandfather, Al Bentz, was the Mayor of Milton from 1975-1982, and my father is a proud graduate of Milton College. I have always loved Milton and enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and sense of belonging. Five years ago, my husband Al and I purchased the home my grandparents built in Milton and shortly thereafter, Al accepted the position of City Administrator. We have a 2 year old son, Grant, and another son on the way. We would not want to raise our family anywhere else. As an ambassador, I represent my employer, Blackhawk Community Credit Union, who has been serving residents of Milton for over 50 years. I look forward to working with business leaders in our community to inspire growth and opportunity in Milton.

 

Denise Webb, EA
  I’m a Partner at Hagen CPA, LLC. And I have been with the firm since 1999.  My favorite part of my career is preparing individual tax returns and being out in the community marketing the firm.  I enjoy being an Ambassador for the involvement in the community.  I enjoy attending ribbon cuttings to meet the new members and their staff.  I enjoy working with my assign members helping them get the best of their membership.  My favorite event is the Milton Malts & Hops because this way I have an excuse to by a new Halloween decoration each year to display at the event.  I love spending time with my husband Jeremy and our family.  We are enjoying our hobby farm which keeps us busy with the goats, pigs, Mini horse, horse, chickens and the dogs.  I enjoy spending time up north at our property, hiking, traveling, reading and playing with the horses.  My key to success is to be positive, dream, and set huge goals to achieve.

 

Jacqueline Davila ~
I began my career in Milton, Wisconsin back in 2010 as a CNA at Milton Senior Living, formally known as Great Lakes Senior Living. In 2016, I was promoted to Assistant Director at our Beloit location, but soon after returned to Milton Senior Living as the Executive Director. I manage the overall operations, upkeep and staff of Milton Senior Living to make sure all functions of the facility are consistent with our mission of providing quality care for all our residents and families. I could not imagine doing anything else and enjoy every day at work! I graduated from Edgewood College in 2014 with a degree in Education and Spanish. I am newly married and enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter and family. I have been a MACC Ambassador since 2018.

 

Amy Kenyon
I was very fortunate to grow up in Milton and graduate from Milton High School in 1991. I love the small town atmosphere that Milton provides. The Milton Chamber of Commerce Ambassador program has allowed me to meet new people and businesses in the Milton area. In my position at Milton High School, I am able to connect with students and work to create career opportunities that benefit them. I love being able to unite a student with an employment opportunity and on the reverse side; help the business find suitable employees. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, baseball/softball games (Go Brewers!), volleyball games, and winning at bingo. :)

 

Shannon Schaapveld
I started SMR Photography in 2004 as a part time business after graduating college. In early 2010 we moved my “studio" out of Janesville and into our home in Milton. Here I have more space for a full service studio, including being able to photograph larger items like motorcycles, ATV’s & families, and plenty of outdoor space as well. I started out taking family photos every year for her Mother’s Christmas letters & now I enjoy photographing others’ children & families. In 2012 I left my full time job to grow my studio even more by photographing clients’ special moments & their little bundles. It was around this time I joined the chamber to meet other businesses & to get to know the community better.

 

Mary Ellen MacKey
As a sales agent with Coldwell Banker The Realty Group for 14 years, Mary Ellen is able to fulfill her passion for helping others. She relies on trust, dependability and dedication to serve as her core values, so she is able to deliver the very best service. Her real estate career and experiences have earned her a comprehensive view of the opportunities and challenges that face local communities. As one of the youngest Realtors on the local MLS board of directors, Mary Ellen has learned from the ground up the importance of collaboration and the power of community involvement. Mary Ellen gladly serves in the community she calls home, as an MACC Ambassador.

 

Teresa Reisterer
I am honored to be representing MACC as an Ambassador and Board Member. I proudly work for Blackhawk Community Credit Union and am grateful for the opportunity to work in and give back to the community in which I live. I was born and raised in Janesville, but I have been active in the Milton community for over 25 years. Milton continues to provide wonderful opportunities for our family! My husband, Steve and I have three girls: Emily, Brittany and Ashley (AJ).

 

Kelly Whitney
Owner and hairstylist at ETS Styles inside Allure Beauty Lounge. I have been a hair stylist for 15 years. Color, haircuts and updos are some of my favorite things to do in the salon. I love making people feel beautiful and confident about themselves. Continuing education is very important to me. I enjoy traveling to New York and Las Vegas to train with top artist from Redken on the newest trends in the industry. I dream of working on photoshoots and red carpet events. You can see my work on Facebook and Instagram @etsstyles. Outside the salon I enjoy spending time with my children, family and friends.

 

Sue Passer
Hi, My name is Susan Passer and I am a life long resident of Milton. My late husband and I raised 5 children all of whom were Milton Students and Athletes. My children were part of Milton 4-H and many other adventures in the this area. I work for Best Realty of Edgerton with my emphasis being in the Milton Area. I have enjoyed being a part of the Milton Area Chamber, and have also been honored to be an Ambassador.

 

Shannon Schaapveld
I started SMR Photography in 2004 as a part time business after graduating college. In early 2010 we moved my “studio" out of Janesville and into our home in Milton. Here I have more space for a full service studio, including being able to photograph larger items like motorcycles, ATV’s & families, and plenty of outdoor space as well. I started out taking family photos every year for her Mother’s Christmas letters & now I enjoy photographing others’ children & families. In 2012 I left my full time job to grow my studio even more by photographing clients’ special moments & their little bundles. It was around this time I joined the chamber to meet other businesses & to get to know the community better.

 

Dave Holterman
I’m very happy to be able to participate in MACC’s Ambassador program. MACC is working to strengthen connections between businesses and the community and I’m proud to play a part in that effort. Outside of my role as an Ambassador, I am the Vice President at First Community Bank and work closely with business clients throughout Rock County. When I’m not working or volunteering with an area organization, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, woodworking, golfing, and most any outdoor activity I can be involved in.

 

Shining Star Grant Program

The Shining Star Grant Program has been developed to help families in need. We all need a Shining Star when disaster strikes!
The program allows for community members to nominate friends, families, or neighbors who are in need of a helping hand, be it from fire, flooding, or other extreme circumstances
Shining Star Grant Program
Mission Statement Enriching the Milton community where we work and play by giving back and conveying a ray of light to those experiencing hardship. To transform the Milton Community by inspiring and uplifting individuals and families throughout Milton!

 

Do you know of someone who needs a "Shining Star"? Download and fill out the nomination form here.

 

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