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  • CHAMBER  AMBASSADORS


  • PATSY FLEISCH - MARY KAY COSMETICS
    Ambassador of the Year 2016


    The Novato Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce this year's Ambassador of the Year! Patsy Fleisch has routinely gone above and beyond the call of duty and has helped us create a welcoming atmosphere at events, meetings and networking groups. Her smile and positive attitude are regularly at the door ready to greet Chamber veterans and newcomers alike. She has devoted many hours to key Chamber programs including the Ambassadors, Leadership Novato, and currently serves as Vice President on the the Chamber's Board of Directors. Her devotion to this organization is only shadowed by her devotion to her clients and the community 

    which she severs with a can-do-attitude each and every day. For being an outstanding Ambassador and for supporting the work of the Novato Chamber of Commerce we are pleased to announce Patsy Fleisch as this year's Ambassador of the Year. 


    Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind 

  • Angie Ghiraldini | A2Z Filing Systems Angie Ghiraldini | A2Z Filing Systems

    Angie Ghiraldini has been active with the Novato Chamber of Commerce for several years. A2Z Filing Systems has been in business in Northern California since 1983. At A2Z Filing Systems, we specialize in space efficient equipment, designed to maximize space and personnel efficiency. We provide expertise on space planning, layout design, file application, conversion and installation. We offer a full line of file folders, forms, indexes, dividers, labels and color coded file systems.
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    Message in a Bottle &
    Beauty and the Beast

  • John Williams  | Sperry Van Ness | Treasurer John Williams | Sperry Van Ness | Treasurer




    Vance Ashe | Ashe Cosgrove Vance Ashe | Ashe Cosgrove



     

    Richard DeRamon | Redwood Credit Union Richard DeRamon | Redwood Credit Union



     

    Ken Donaldson | Ken Donaldson |


    Gone with the Wind
     

    Imee Birkett | Isagenix Imee Birkett | Isagenix

    Imee Birkett is an ambassador and active member of the Business Events Committee which educates, inspires, and fosters relationships to help business owners grow their business. 
    Imee is passionate about helping people be their healthiest so that they can live their purpose and enjoy fulfilling lives.  Through her proven Isagenix nutritional solutions, she and her amazing team have helped thousands of people achieve their goals.  If you are looking to feel and look younger, get to your ideal weight, have more energy & better sleep, increase athletic performance, or earn additional income, she will help you make it happen.

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    The Last Samurai

  • Terry Eberly | CaterMarin Terry Eberly | CaterMarin

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    Sandeep Karkal | Novato Sanitary District Sandeep Karkal | Novato Sanitary District


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    Robert Moy | Marin Painting Company Robert Moy | Marin Painting Company


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    Mike Read | Fourth of July Parade Committee Mike Read | Fourth of July Parade Committee


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    Marie Rios | Lyoness Marie Rios | Lyoness


  • Elieen Joyce | Bradley Real Estate Elieen Joyce | Bradley Real Estate

    Are you relocating to Novato? Moving your business? Few people probably know the Chamber or Novato better than Eileen Joyce. Let her help you with the Chamber's numerous networking groups, and get your name out to the Community. Having served as Chamber President and on our staff has given her some priceless knowledge that will serve her well as Ambassador CoChair for 2017


    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 
     

  • Carrie Pierson | EMortgages | Secretary Carrie Pierson | EMortgages | Secretary


    the Help

    Jodi Fischer | PNC Mortgage Jodi Fischer | PNC Mortgage


    La La Land

    Pam Haessly | Novato Community Television Pam Haessly | Novato Community Television



    North by Northwest

    Bill Hoopes | PNC Mortgage Bill Hoopes | PNC Mortgage

     Bill Hoopes, Senior Mortgage Consultant/PNC Mortgage for the past three years, came to PNC from Pacific Guarantee Mortgage where he served 21 years with the company as consultant/branch owner. The Marin native was born in Kentfield and raised in Mill Valley and Fairfax. In the real estate and mortgage industry since 1978, Bill has helped a “few thousand” customers achieve home ownership and savings on mortgages over the last 28 years.

    “I believe home ownership is a key to building community pride and security for the future. It also keeps our economy robust and self-sustaining,” Bill said. As a Bocce ball team captain for a team use to winning league championships over the years at Marin bocce Federation in San Rafael,Bill also loves to ski, bike, travel and work in ceramics. In the mid-70s and ‘80s, Bill worked in the resort hospitality industry in Maui, Tahoe and Marin. Married to Maritza, they and stepson Andre have been Novato residents since 1995. A long-time volunteer with the Chamber as an ambassador for 16 years (and counting), Bill joined the Board in early-2014.

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    Margaret Kapranos | Zephyr Real Estate Margaret Kapranos | Zephyr Real Estate

    Real Estate may be the most important long-term  investment strategy in a diversified portfolio, providing current and future financial security and freedom.
     
    As an experienced and knowledgeable professional in real estate, with a prior background in finance, Margaret is aptly suited to help you purchase your next real estate asset.  Whether this is your first home, a new home or investment property, Margaret can advise you on the right solutions for your real estate strategies, including appropriate financing mechanisms.
     
    Her real estate career includes both resale and new home sales; development property; non-profit housing development; complex transactions including Deferred Sales Trusts, 1031 Exchanges,probate, short sale and luxury housing.  She is a graduate of University of California Berkeley and a former Novato council woman.
     
    Margaret raised her now adult sons in Marin County.  Son Nick, is involved in commercial real estate acquisition and leasing in San Francisco while son Chris, owns an online retail business in Los Angeles.  Margaret enjoys hiking, gardening and raises chickens.  She has lived in Marin County since 1982.


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  • Jerry Schultz | Portable Party Crew West Jerry Schultz | Portable Party Crew West


    It's in the Bag

    Cathy Tucker | CT Promotions Cathy Tucker | CT Promotions

    Cathy Tucker, owner of CT promotions, a member & volunteer since 1998, has been an Ambassador for over 9 years. Her business provides Specialty Advertising Promotional Products, Marketing, Branding & Printing to all who need and want company exposure in Marin & beyond. The company has NEVER missed a deadline in 39 years of service.

    Tucker is on various Boards of Directors & Committees; is a Graduate of Novato Leadership and adores 4 legged fur faces, especially Golden Retrievers. Born & raised in NY, Tucker moved to Marin in 1978. She holds BSE & MSE degrees from SUNY from Cortland State University.

     

     

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    Works to advocating business' interest to government

    Fosters a competitive edge through education

    Helps build business relationships

    Influences political action

    Serves as the region's principle tourism promoter through VisitNovato

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