Mission Statement:

“Ambassadorship provides an opportunity in which our ambassador members can succeed through personal and business development.”

Chair of the Committee

Chair Valerie Wilcox, Post Falls Chamber of Commerce, and Co-Chairs Kylee Mein, Global Credit Union, Division of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, and RaeAnne Capaul, Post Falls Chamber of Commerce


Act as the official greeter of the Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the membership by supporting members with events like ribbon cuttings, grand openings, and Business After Hours events. In addition to serving as the “face of the chamber,” ambassadors assist with monthly membership meetings, fundraising events, and programs that build retention and new membership.

Scope of Work

  • Meet regularly to plan attendance and support of member activities.
  • Recognize 1-3 businesses each month with a business appreciation certificate. 
  • Take the lead on special events and fundraisers that already exist and propose new ideas that will benefit the Ambassadors and the Chamber in general.

Benefits of Being an Ambassador

  • Provide an opportunity for one-on-one interaction between members and build strong business relationships.
  • Build both business and personal name recognition.
  • Learn from other business people ways of promoting business.

Chamber Ambassador Spotlights

Val Wilcox – Ambassador Spotlight

It’s hard to believe that I’ve lived in North Idaho for 44 years, (1980 Post Falls population, 7,000) enjoying it through all kinds of Lake CdA fun, weather, road construction, school levies, as well as other changes over the years. I grew up in Mukilteo Washington,...

Mark Botterbusch – Ambassador Spotlight

Welcome to March……spring weather (maybe!), St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, and Easter. My name is Mark Botterbusch. I’m thankful to be able to be part of the Post Falls Ambassadors and for the opportunity to introduce myself. I am a Montana native, but have had a...

Jerry Lyon – Ambassador Spotlight

My name is Jerry Lyon, and I want to encourage everyone that an amazing Spring is coming soon! My time in beautiful North Idaho began with my birth in Coeur d’Alene, where I lived until I moved to the Spokane Valley at age 9 to accommodate my dad’s employment at...

Danitza Smith – Ambassador Spotlight

My family and I moved to Idaho from Utah in the summer of 2021, as we both received offers for employment in the area. We had vacationed in Coeur d’Alene for the past 5 years and were excited to enroll in this new endeavor. I recently took on a new role as the...

Heather Kavanaugh – Ambassador Spotlight

Merry Christmas, Everyone – What a special time of year! I am Heather and am very grateful to be part of the Post Falls Chamber Ambassador group. As a resident of Post Falls and a proud north Idahoan, I genuinely love helping others and participating in any event that...

Jenny Buatte – Ambassador Spotlight

Hello everybody! I moved to Idaho in June 2022 to teach 2nd grade and Spanish at a brand-new school. It was a big task that required many extra hours. Being a single parent who had just relocated here with my two teenagers, the long hours of planning weren't a good...

Vicky Busby – Ambassador Spotlight

I have represented Umpqua Bank as a Post Falls Chamber Ambassador since 2019. I love the opportunity to welcome people and support business in our growing community. My dad grew up in Wallace, Idaho and later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a jazz musician...

Larain Saige – Ambassador Spotlight

Hi, my name is LaRain Saige and I moved to Post Falls Idaho in 2001 from Arizona, working for Walmart and opening Supercenters for 16 years. After surviving Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2004, a change in careers was in order! I have been around animals my whole life...

Callie Pierce – Ambassador Spotlight

My name is Callie Pierce. I was born and raised in the small town of Libby, Montana, graduating in the class of 2000! I moved to the Post Falls/CDA area in June 2000, a week after I graduated, and fell in love with the area. Here I am, still here 23 years later, but...

J and Pancho Elder – Ambassador Spotlight

J and Pancho Edler came to our community several years ago, intending to slow down! Instead, they have become incredibly active by joining the Post Falls Chamber to be more connected to the local companies already here and learn about the new ones moving in. They soon...

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