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 Myers, Director of Programs & Events at 715-344-1940 or kmyers@portagecountybiz.com.  Your PCBC membership must be in good standing with the Portage County Business Council to be eligible.

Apply to become a Portage County Business Council Ambassador!
CLICK HERE for Application

Congratulations to Ambassador of the the Year for 2018 and 2019 – Sarah Agena


Congratulations to Ambassador of the 2nd and 3rd Quarters Dorothy Pientka


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


Sarah Agena – 2018 & 2019 Ambassador of the Year

Flexible Nutrition Solutions

Ambassador Since 2010





Melissa Blenker

Community Insurance & Associates

Ambassador Since 2017





Dan Blumenstein

Rack Industrial, LLC

Ambassador Since 2014





Dawn Brandt

KPR Brokers

Ambassador Since 2019





Holly Carter

NextHome Priority

Ambassador Since 2011





Melissa Ellingson

Blenker Companies, Inc

Ambassador Since 2021





Korbi Feltz

Paper City Savings

Ambassador Since 2018





Sherri Galle-Teska

Humane Society of Portage County

Ambassador Since 2020





Lauren Gilchrist


Ambassador Since 2017





Patty Hollis

Secure Heritage Insurance Agency

Ambassador Since 2016





Jeff Kleman

Unitel Inc – Central Wisconsin

Ambassador Since 2018





Megan Kuckkahn – Vice Chairperson

Point Title LLC

Ambassador Since 2016





Mary Lane

First Weber, Inc.

Ambassador Since 2014





Nyra Lind

ABR Employment Services

Ambassador Since 2002





Karen Olson

TRICOR Insurance

Ambassador Since 2019





Kathy Ostrowski

Team Schierl Companies

Ambassador Since 1998





Tina Palmgren

Exceling Your Business, LLC

Ambassador Since 2018





Dorothy Pientka

Pientka Auction Service

Ambassador Since 1992





JoAnn Rutta  – 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 – 2017 Ambassador of the Year

The Portage County Bank 

Ambassador Since 2016





Vicki Yenter

Community First Bank

Ambassador Since 2016





Bryce Ziemer

Edward Jones

Ambassador Since 2020