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Betty Gustafson, an Independent Business Owner with ACN

October 2012 - Featured Monthly Investor

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to make a commitment and volunteer for any organization. However, the benefits of being involved can help you personally, professionally and can benefit your community.  The Loveland Chamber has been fortunate enough to have someone like Betty Gustafson, an independent business ower with ACN, as an active investor and ambassador.  Betty taps into the full potential that chamber membership has to offer and for that,  she is recognized as the October Featured Monthly Investor.

Fellow investors and community members can find Betty at leads groups and ribbon cuttings, developing personal relationships with business leaders in the community; Business Before and After Hours, catching up on the latest and greatest; and continually making an appearance at the Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival and other Chamber of Commerce signature events.

“I have worked with Betty Gustafson as a Loveland Chamber Ambassador for the past 1 1/2 years. Betty is always ready to help at ribbon cuttings and with thank you calls to current investors to help promote the Loveland Chamber any way she can. Betty has helped as a volunteer with the Corn Roast for the past few years and with her dedication helps to make this annual event a success,” said Rocci Bryan, vice chairman of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce ambassadors group.

Committed investors help drive the chamber and set a great example for those to come. The chamber strives to provide opportunities for investors to help promote their business and strengthen relationships.

“Betty Gustafson is a great asset to the chamber and the community. As an ambassador, she is always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to help wherever needed. Her enthusiasm and tenacity are overwhelming. She looks for ways to be of service to others and has been a great blessing to me in my transition from Texas to Colorado,” said Mindy Moree, CEO of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce.

Hear it From Betty:

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

I attend as many events as possible. The chamber has given me exposure and involvement with other businesses, allowing me to do business with people I know and trust while giving me opportunity to help them as well.

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

There is a wide range of benefits to being a chamber investor. Being as Ambassador gives opportunity to have one on one interaction with new and existing investors, while developing a closer connection with other Ambassadors. The leads groups (Early Birds and Net Gains), master minds and ribbon cuttings give opportunity for more personal interaction. Whereas, the larger Business Before and After Hours give opportunity for more visibility on a more social level. Being on committees for events such as the Corn Roast are great fun. All of them are great networking opportunities.

What would you say to someone considering chamber investment?

Being a chamber member is a great investment. If you utilize what you have available to its full potential you will reap great rewards.

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

Any time you can be involved with other great business owners you have opportunity to grow, in knowledge as well as a person. Being involved with the chamber has given me a vast connection with other businesses enabling me to expand my own business. A side benefit is all the wonderful friendships you develop in the process!

Which events will we see you at in October and November?

All of them! Ambassador’s meetings, Business Before and After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings and leads groups.