Greater Easley and Powdersville News


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3/26/2019 Press Release
Sam Gillespie of American Legion Post 52 Honored as 2018 Ambassador of the Year

As part of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on March 14, the chamber honored Sam Gillespie with the American Legion Post 52 as the 2018 Ambassador of the Year.

The Chamber’s Ambassador Committee consists of energetic chamber members who serve as the volunteer public relations department of its organization.  Together, they are an invaluable asset in membership retention efforts and good will for the chamber.  The Ambassador of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has served the committee with active involvement, support and leadership.

Throughout the year, the Ambassadors accumulate monthly points for their level of involvement, with the opportunity to earn the honor of Ambassador of the Month.  In 2018, Sam earned the honor of Ambassador of the Month for six months, accumulating the highest total of “Ambassador Points” with 885 points for the year.  In addition, he is extremely active in chamber events and programs, not only with his own attendance, but also encouraging others from his organization to participate as well.   And as a true characteristic of an ambassador, Sam is always willing to help with any need, as well as share the chamber’s story and mission with others.