Member of the Month
May Member of the Month
Ryan DeGruy | Owner, Luminuss Productions
Ryan volunteered his times and talents at the recent Annual Gala and Awards. His commitment to making sure the lighting, stage and sound were on point made the evening a night to remember. Ryan spent countless hours strategizing with the events team on the flow and run of show for the evening. The entire Chamber teams thanks Ryan for all he has done to support us and take our events to the next level!
March Member of the Month
Ashly Stewart | Marketing Manager, Spartan Emergency Water Removal
The March Member of the Month is Ashly Stewart from Spartan Emergency Water Removal! Ashly is in charge of the Thursday LeadShare group and has been instrumental in implementing effective lead generation strategies. Congratulations to Ashly and thank you for your invaluable contributions!
February Member of the Month
Linzy Browne | Owner, Brolin Creative
Linzy is an avid supporter and volunteer for the Chamber! She volunteers her time to plan and run the monthly Chamber Incubator series. An event that aims to help people learn better networking skills and make connections in the community. Linzy is also always open and available to provide feedback and support to the marketing team when asked!
December Member of the Month
Werner Jansen | General Manager, Bloomia
Werner shines in his commitment to the community and the Chamber. Since 2019 Werner and Bloomia have donated thousands of tulips for the Annual Gala & Community Awards as well as sponsoring many Chamber events. This year Werner volunteered his time and talents as part of the Gala planning committee and partnerd with a local floral designer to create the epic center pieces displayed at the event. Werner is a strong believer in the principal of collaboration and teamwork.
November Member of the Month
Larry Stone | Owner, Larry W. Stone Photography, Inc.
Larry is an invaluable volunteer to the Chamber team. Larry donates his time and photography talents at our signature Chamber events, including the Annual Gala, First Responders Breakfast, and Legislative Review. Larry has a passion for what he does, and it shows through his work, from our team and board headshots to the many client portraits he has taken over the years. He has a gift for angles, scenery, creativity, and imagination. His number one priority is to ensure all clients are comfortable and satisfied with the end results, which is always done with patience, dedication, and attention to detail. The Chamber thanks Larry for his commitment and dedication to helping our team and being a part of the ChamFam.
October Member of the Month
Barbara Gustavson | Owner, Discover Next Step
Barbara makes time in her full schedule to support the Chamber with her time, talent, and treasure. In 2022 alone she served on the Annual Gala committee, chairs the Leadership Advisory Committee that oversees Leadership Fredericksburg, served on the committee for the Leadership Summit. Barbara served as a mentor for Leadership Fredericksburg, she was a featured speaker at a Leadership Series event, and was a table facilitator during the Leadership Summit. Barbara was co-chair of the Leadership Alumni Builder and helped to transition it to 2022’s offerings of the Series and the Summit, offering leadership content to the broader Chamber community. We thank Barbara for her strong dedication to serving others and leading with integrity and service.
September Member of the Month
Kelly Roth | Chief Operating Officer, Matern Staffing
Kelly is an integral part of the CNEW committee and has been the chair for the past year. Her immeasurable work with the CNEW committee and signature chamber events is unmatched! Without volunteers like her, the Chamber couldn’t prosper! Kelly brings ideas and positive energy to the Chamber of Commerce. From raffle ticket sales and registration, she has us covered!
July Member of the Month
Stephanie Lyles | Director of Community Relations, Topside Federal Credit Union
July’s member of the month is Stephanie Lyles from Topside Federal Credit Union. Stephanie has not only been a member of the Chamber for many years she is also a friend. Stephanie serves on the CNEW and Work Force Now committees and always makes herself available to volunteer her time to help sell raffle tickets or greet people as they check in at events.
June Member of the Month
Latasha Brooks | Owner, A & B Creative Events
The Chamber team is excited to announce the June Member of the Month, Latasha Brooks. Latasha has been an essential behind the scene volunteer for the Chamber staff. Latasha’s skills and willingness to assist were crucial in the planning of the 31st Annual Awards and Gala and most recently the CNEW Fashion Show. Her direction and take charge attitude helped the staff throw two wonderful and unforgettable events.
May Member of the Month
Jaime Garza | Owner, Ignite Cinemas Video Production
We couldn’t be more pleased to announce our May member of the month Jaime Garza, owner of Ignite Cinemas Video Production. Jaime is always prepared to lend a helping hand to the Chamber whether it is answering questions or offering his incredible video talents. You most recently saw what Jaime can do when he created the 31st Annual Gala wrap up video. Jaime often advocates for the Chamber and the work that we do.
April Member of the Month
The Chamber team is pleased to announce April’s Member of the Month is Scott Rabe. Scott was an integral part of the success of the 31st Annual Awards and Gala, his insight and experience with event planning made this year’s Gala an event to remember. Scott assisted in coordinating volunteers, setting up and working with vendors and many of the final touches.
March Member of the Month
Cyndi Clark | Human Resources Manager, Universal Dynamics
Cindy Clark is the March Member of the Month for her efforts and support of the Workforce NOW Committee initiatives, including the Intern Expo.
Cindy and her company have agreed to contribute to the scholarship fund, have an engaging booth and provide volunteers for the the first ever Intern Expo.