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Ambassador Spotlight (April 2015): Angie Dennis, Employment Solutions Inc.
This month's Commerce Lexington Inc. Ambassador Spotlight is Angie Dennis from Employment Solutions Inc., which specializes in working with individuals with barriers to employment such as people with disabilities, people with limited work experience, as well as graduates from its sister program, College for Technical Education, a vocational skills training program.
Angie has worked for Employment Solutions for six-and-a-half years, striving to develop long-term business relationships with employers for the purpose of placing individuals and to build recognition as a resource that offers qualified talent and business solutions.
"Serving as an Ambassador has been a great opportunity for me, because I have met many people in our community," said Dennis. "I enjoy reaching out to businesses on a monthly basis to discuss the many advantages that Commerce Lexington Inc. offers. The ribbon cuttings allow me to celebrate the success of local area businesses. I never miss an opportunity to encourage others to attend the @330 Series, Business Link, and other events that are relevant to the success of business professionals."
Contact Angie Dennis at Employment Solutions at (859) 272-4855.
Ambassador Spotlight (March 2015): Monica King, Lynn Imaging's Monster Color
This month's Commerce Lexington Inc. Ambassador Spotlight is Monica King from Lynn Imaging's Monster Color. Originally from East Central Indiana, Monica King moved to Louisville when she graduated college and then came to Lexington in 2006. She has been a graphic designer for all of Lynn Imaging’s locations for over six years, and within the last year, expanded into the company’s marketing department. She has a wide base of customers, from Rupp Arena and Buffalo Trace to Dunkin Donuts, where she creates designs for all of their marketing and internal needs.
Lynn Imaging and Monster Color are both locally-owned, family-owned companies. Lynn imaging started as a printing company serving engineers, but has expanded to daily copying services and printing and software services for architectural/engineering and construction management companies. Monster Color is a graphics company, owned by Lynn Imaging, that prints "monster-sized" graphics for everything from the sides of buildings to small presentation binders.
Monica said, "The printing industry brings my love of design to all different facets of the business world. I am given the opportunity to help my customers by designing customized office decor, signage for special events, and vehicle graphics, as well as the business cards that they hand out to everyone they meet. Everyday presents a new challenge and a new face to meet in the Central Kentucky area."
“This is my first year as an Ambassador, but all the businesses I have visited have happily discovered there is more to their Commerce Lexinginton membership than they have been using," she said. "They are excited to hear that their website’s SEO is enhanced by being a member and look forward to checking out all the discounts in the Member-2-Member program."
Ambassador Spotlight (February 2015): Matthew DeMoss, U.S. Bank
This month's Commerce Lexington Inc. Ambassador Spotlight is Matthew DeMoss, vice president of commercial banking for U.S. Bank. Matthew began working at U.S. Bank two years ago. As a commercial lender, he is responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of commercial relationships.
A native of Indiana, Matthew has been in Kentucky for 20-plus years. His father began a small business that brought the family to Lexington when he was 12 years old.
Matthew said he was drawn to the Ambassador Committee, because it was an opportunity to become more active in the business community and grow his network at the same time. “I have been looking for ways to become active in the community. I teach a Junior Achievement class each semester, and I am on the LFUCG Affordable Housing Board,” added DeMoss.
Contact Matthew DeMoss at (859) 232-8142.
2014 Ambassador of the Year: Mark Wiemer, Your Community Bank
Mark Wiemer joined Your Community Bank in December 2013, after having spent the previous 25-plus years working in the financial services industry. As the assistance vice president/financial center manager for the Tates Creek location, Mark works with individuals, families and businesses to help them solve their financial needs and concerns. He said, "Working for a bank that is able to tailor products and incorporate 'outside the box' thinking, when necessary, provides for an environment of success."
A native of Southern California, he has called the Bluegrass home for the last twenty years. "The color blue is in my blood," added Wiemer. "Even as a transplant, I get chills when I hear the song My Old Kentucky Home."
"One of the most satisfying experiences I have as an Ambassador is being able to share with companies the benefits that they may not have been aware of that provide real value. I am passionate about what Commerce Lexington has to offer and proud to share the great things the chamber is doing to market the Bluegrass. This is very evident with all the national recognitions the chamber has earned. The entire chamber team is dedicated to helping the Bluegrass grow and its companies prosper," said Wiemer.
"My role as an Ambassador has allowed me to meet many great individuals in business, education and government. There are so many people doing great things to make the Bluegrass a truly wonderful place to live and work"