Volunteers are the lifeblood of any non-profit organization.  For the Portage County Business Council (PCBC), the most active and enthusiastic volunteers are the Ambassadors Club, which currently consists of 25 individuals from around our community.  Last year alone, the entire Club gave back over 1,600 hours of volunteer time just for the PCBC and its members!

Members of the Ambassadors Club show their support by attending business events such as ribbon cuttings, grand openings, ground breaking ceremonies, and Business After Hours, tours with new and existing businesses, monthly strategy meetings, and various other volunteer activities.  Chances are if you are engaged in the business community, you have seen them.

To learn more about joining the Ambassadors Club of the PCBC or bringing them to your business for a function, please contact Karen Schanock, Director of Programs & Events at 715-344-1940 or kschanoc@portagecountybiz.com.  Your PCBC membership must be in good standing with the Portage County Business Council to be eligible.

Congratulations to Ambassador of the Year Pete Theisen


PCBC would like to extend our deepest appreciation for all of your contributions and leadership.


Dave Acaley

NRG Media

Ambassador Since 2015




Sarah Agena – Chairperson

Flexible Nutrition Solutions LLC

Ambassador Since 2010





Richard Blue

Huntington Bank

Ambassador Since 2014




Dan Blumenstein – 2016 Ambassador of the Year

Rack Industrial, LLC

Ambassador Since 2014





Kim Carroll

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Ambassador Since 2016





Holly Carter

NextHome Priority

Ambassador Since 2011




Jeremy Castleberg

BMO Harris Bank

Ambassador Since 2017





Lori Falk

Falk Cabinet Systems Inc

Ambassador Since 2012





Lauren Gilchrist


Ambassador Since 2017




Lenore Haferman

Haferman Law

Ambassador Since 2005





Patty Hollis

Secure Heritage Insurance Agency

Ambassador Since 2016





Susan Jackan

Bull’s Eye Credit Union

Ambassador Since 1993





Sharon Kempen

Pat’s CARSTAR Auto Body, Inc.

Ambassador Since 2009





Megan Kuckkahn Secretary/Treasurer

Point Title LLC

Ambassador Since 2016





Mary Lane

First Weber, Inc.

Ambassador Since 2014





Kelly Lang

Brookdale Stevens Point

Ambassador Since 2015





Nyra Lind

ABR Employment Services

Ambassador Since 2002





Kathy Ostrowski

Team Schierl Companies

Ambassador Since 1998





Dorothy Pientka

Pientka Auction Service

Ambassador Since 1992






JoAnn Rutta  – Vice Chairperson

Investors Community Bank

Ambassador Since 2016








Anastasia Sosnovske

Star Business Machines Inc

Ambassador Since 2017





Terri Taylor

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Ambassador Since 2001





Pete Theisen

The Portage County Bank 

Ambassador Since 2016






Rob Wyman

River Valley Bank

Ambassador Since 2006





Vicki Yenter

Community First Bank

Ambassador Since 2016