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 KarenM@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!
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Meet our Ambassadors

Korbi Feltz
Mortgage Loan Originator
Paper City Savings

How long have you been an Ambassador?
3 years – currently serving as Vice Chairperson.

What do you enjoy about
being an Ambassador?
I enjoy celebrating new and existing businesses that have chosen to help build a stronger Portage County. The opportunity to visit, learn about and patronize these businesses are the best parts of being an Ambassador!

Why did you choose to become an Ambassador?
I had just started my position with Paper City Savings and was searching for an opportunity to make business contacts. I have gained so much more than just a contact…the growing business relationships and friendships are what keep me engaged.

What is your most memorable moment from a ribbon cutting or PCBC Event?
The most memorable moment for me was from the 2019 Ambassador 80’s Murder Mystery Christmas Party, it was totally tubular! I loved seeing each of us embrace our assigned roles, dressing up (some more than others…right Karen, or should I say Jessica Rabbit!) and just having fun and letting our hair down.
What is one interesting fact about you that most people don’t know?
In 2019 I participated in the Citizens Academy provided by local law enforcement and fire department. As part of the experience, I drove a squad car on the EVOC course, shot some really big guns and even volunteered to be tased! I was so impressed by this program. We are fortunate our community offers such exciting opportunities to its citizens.

What is your favorite activity to do in Portage County?
This is a tough one for me but one of my favorite events is the Cultural Festival. I look forward to this every year; seeing all the different countries represented, experiencing their food, shopping their handcrafted treasures and the variety of entertainment keeps all ages hooked on this event.

Sarah Agena

District 1 Brewing Company

Ambassador Since 2010

 

 

 

 

Melissa Blenker

Community Insurance & Associates

Ambassador Since 2017

 

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Dan Blumenstein

Rack Industrial, LLC

Ambassador Since 2014

 

 

 

 

Dawn Brandt

KPR Brokers

Ambassador Since 2019

 

 

 

 

Holly Carter

NextHome Priority

Ambassador Since 2011

 

 

 

 

Mel Ellingson

Blenker Companies, Inc

Ambassador Since 2021

 

 

 

 

Korbi Feltz

Paper City Savings

Ambassador Since 2018

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Alane Flora

St. Croix Hospice

Ambassador Since 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Sherri Galle-Teske – 2021 Ambassador of the 1st Quarter

Humane Society of Portage County

Ambassador Since 2020

 

 

 

 

Lauren Gilchrist

Skyward

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

 

 

 

 

Kelly Lang

Dimensions Living Stevens Point

Ambassador Since 2021

 

 

 

 

Nyra Lind

ABR Employment Services

Ambassador Since 2002

 

 

 

 

Ben Nusz

Mid-State Technical College

Ambassador Since 2021

 

 

 

 

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

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