Creating a Strong Local Economy
Providing Networking Opportunities and Business Referrals
Ambassadors are the Chamber's most visible committee. They conduct member visits, serve as greeters at Chamber events and help to coordinate business grand openings and ribbon cutting ceremonies. Ambassadors can easily be recognized at events by their maroon blazers or polo shirts with the Chamber badge prominently displayed. As representatives of the Chamber, Ambassadors are often called upon to answer questions and be the intermediary between the public and the CORONA Chamber of Commerce. In addition to their contribution to the Chamber and their prominence in the community, Ambassadors often cultivate their own personal contacts while completing their duties. Committee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30am.
AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH - February 2018
On behalf of the Corona Chamber of Commerce, we recognize and thank you for your dedication, service and commitment to the business community.
2018 Ambassador Club Chairman
American Cancer Society
Laura A. Arrona
Secretary, Corona Chamber Ambassadors 2018
Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial
Laura Arrona is a Financial Advisor for Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial. She is passionate about helping individuals turn dreams and goals into a customized plan with milestones and an achievable accomplishment date. She is a firm believer that if you control your ‘controlables’ consistently, the world has a way of inevitably delivering what is due.
Laura grew up in the San Fernando Valley with two younger sisters, to be a first generation high school graduate and college student. She lived in Fullerton while completing her bachelor’s degree in Business at Cal State Fullerton, with concentrations in Marketing and Risk Management.
Laura was part of the Creating A Path to Success (CAPS) program in 2014, through the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, during the year of the program’s 10th anniversary celebration. She has since returned as a mentor and now a presenter for the classes of young leaders in the CAPS program. It is her passion to work with individuals and encourage them to strive for more, and help them understand how they can reach higher.
Jim Dorsey Photography
2012 Chairman's Award Recipient
Creative By Design
2012 Ambassador of the Year
2016 Ambassador of the Year
Ryan & Associates Financial Services
Mike Ryan is a financial professional, helping business and families with solutions to protect their business, family, finances and future. He is dedicated to helping them to take control of their finances, eliminate debt and interest obligations, reduce taxes and obtain a safe and secure retirement plan. He is life/health and securities licensed, certified in Medicare with all the major carriers, as well as California Partnership for Long Term Care.
He is active in both the chamber and community, and is a chamber ambassador. He is Chairman of the Board for Peppermint Ridge and a member of their finance committee, a board member of the Dayle McIntosh Center, board member and secretary for Circle City Rotary, on the fundraising and annual walk committee for the Alzheimer’s Association, and is also on the speakers bureau of the Alzheimer’s Association. He is a member of the Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
He is proudly married to his wife, Caroline, has four grown children, nine grandchildren (two of which are proudly serving our country) and one great grandchild. He is known for his work with families, small business, the senior community, as well as those with special needs, with a focus on quality of life.
Corona Parks & Recreation Commissioner, 2017 Chairman
www.LiberateDebt.com via Shapiro Enterprises
(951) 374-1320 office or text (909) 910-3417
2010 Ambassador of the Year
Solomon "Sol" Shapiro was appointed by the City Council to the Corona Parks and Recreation Commission in 2015, and currently serves as Chairman. Having lived and worked in Corona since the 1980s, Sol married Terri in 1983, raised their 3 children together, and helped raise 3 nieces as well. A business owner who frequently can be found out and about helping others, his community involvement has included leadership positions with: Community Services Network; Congregation Beth Shalom; Corona Chamber of Commerce; Corona-Norco Unified School District; Corona-Norco United Way; Dads Club, Inc.; Food Runners Club, Inc.; Healthy Corona; La Sierra Business Academy; Your Own Community Foundation; and other charitable causes. Sol is a Credit Coaching & Debt Resolution Expert with Liberate Debt.
Sol is running for the newly formed District 4 Corona City Council seat in 2018.
Vice Chair, Corona Chamber Ambassadors 2018
Altura Credit Union
2017 Ambassador of the Year
Jerry Wilson, NMLS 233515
Jerry Wilson is a Home Mortgage Consultant for PRMG. Prior to entering Mortgage Banking, he spent over 30 years working for a major retail electronics company in the capacity of District Sales Manager. He has received numerous awards throughout the years, including Rookie of the Quarter in 2007 and Ambassador of the Year in 2008. Jerry has been involved in the Chamber for years, serving as the Chairman of Corona Networking Solutions (2010), the Ambassadors (2009-2011), Membership Development (2011), while working on the Magic of Monte Carlo committee (2007-2010) and as Chairman of the Board in 2014. Jerry serves on the Recreation and Affordable House Committees for TIGAR (Board of Realtors) and Board of Directors for CRMC Hospice Auxiliary. In his spare time he likes to play golf and spend time with his grandchild.