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Amy Ayer, Best Western PLUS Crossroads Inn & Conference Center

August 2012 - Featured Monthly Investor

Loveland is home to vibrant and dynamic community participants who continually provide support, motivation and dedication to the chamber. One of those is Amy Ayer, sales and catering manager with Best Western PLUS Crossroads Inn and Conference Center. Amy has continued to be a vital part of our chamber community who produces great results with every challenge she takes on.

As the 2011 Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival volunteer coordinator and 2012 festival co-chair, Amy has, with all her success, proven to be energetic, resourceful and encouraging to those she encounters. For her contributions to the chamber and the Corn Roast Festival, Amy has been recognized as the August 2012 Featured Monthly Investor.

“Amy has proven to be a self-motivated lady that displays a true heart for “Loveland,” said Loveland Chamber CEO Mindy Moree. “I am very impressed with her gift to motivate people as a leader and her ability to implement a plan of action. It’s remarkable to have such great people on our team to work toward a common goal.”

“Amy the ‘Amazing’ stepped up last year to organize all the volunteers for the Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival. This year, she has been a fundamental part as co-chair. She works to encourage and connect the committee and the community and we couldn’t do it without her,” said Executive Director of Engaging Loveland Kristine Koschke.

Not only has Amy served on the Corn Roast Committee, but she is involved in Leadership Loveland; a program designed to develop emerging leaders in order to supplement and encourage high quality local leadership. Claiming this to be one of the most valuable commitments she has made, Amy understands the importance of being an active chamber member and has truly showcased her love for Loveland; eager to move the community forward. Amy is a member of the 2011-2013 Leadership Loveland class and has stepped up to be on the Leadership Loveland steering committee to help foster and grow the chamber program.

Since 2008 Amy has continued to advocate for numerous chamber activities. You can see her on the first and third Friday’s of every month participating in Early Birds Leads Groups and it’s apparent that while building and maintaining friendships through various chamber events, Amy, along with others, have celebrated the personal growth she has made being involved with the people of the chamber.

“In addition to the Corn Roast Festival I have had the pleasure of working with Amy through other chamber events and I am always very pleased to know that Amy is involved and helping to get things done. She is always so cheerful and upbeat. She is a tremendous asset to her company and the Loveland Chamber and its well anticipated what she will achieve next,” said Rocci Bryan, vice chair for the Loveland Chamber Ambassadors program and current Corn Roast Festival corn sales chair.

Hear it from Amy:

How have you capitalized on your Loveland Chamber investment and what has it brought you?

The Loveland Chamber has embraced me as an investor and community member and I have benefited greatly from being a chamber member over the years.

One huge benefit is the personal growth I have made by being involved with the people from the chamber – employees, ambassadors, investors and volunteers. I have made fast friendships and learned so much about my community by being an active chamber investor.

What Chamber events, committees etc. do you find the most valuable?

Since 2009 I have been involved in the Early Birds Leads Group that meets on the first and third Friday of each month at the Egg & I. This group of Loveland investors has been a wonderful networking opportunity as well as bringing new friendships into my life. This is a feel good group that learns from one another, refers one another, encourages, cheers, coaches one another. We keep each other up, and always leave feeling good about our opportunities and the community we live in and serve.

I have also served on the Corn Roast Committee for two years. Last year I was a volunteer coordinator, this year I am co-chair. It has brought so many community members into my life; chamber members and volunteers; it has offered me great networking opportunities.

The past year I was involved in Leadership Loveland which was one of the most valuable commitments I have made in since moving to Loveland in 2005 and participating with the chamber in 2008. I am now serving on the Leadership Loveland steering committee and look forward to bringing this exciting year of learning and networking to many others.

What would you say to someone considering Chamber investment?

I would definitely tell them to get involved. Attend BAH and BBH, visit leads groups or mastermind groups and become a part of a great number of community members/investors. AND invest a year of your life in Leadership Loveland.

What has been the top benefit to you for your chamber involvement?

For me the people - I need people to make my job work (events/sales) and I need people in my life to enjoy it fully on the journey. The chamber members are from every aspect of the community and wonderful to get to know and work/network with. It’s great to celebrate other businesses and support our community at all levels.

 Which events will we see you at this summer?

The Corn Roast of course and the next BAH and BBH.