Ambassadors

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 Wednesday of each month at 11am.

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AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH - July 2019

To Be Announced!

On behalf of the Corona Chamber of Commerce, we recognize and thank you for your dedication, service, and commitment to the business community

Shilo Vigil

Shilo Vigil

2019 Ambassador Club Chairman
Altura Credit Union
(951) 571-5600
svigil@alturacu.com

2017 Ambassador of the Year

Laura A. Arrona

Laura A. Arrona

Vice Chair, Corona Chamber Ambassadors 2019
Thrivent Financial
(951) 523-0818
laura.a.arrona@thrivent.com

Laura Arrona is a Financial Advisor for Thrivent 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 ‘controllables’ consistently, the world has a way of inevitably delivering what is due.

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, and awarded the Rising Star Empresaria Award in 2017. It is her passion to work with individuals and encourage them to strive for more, and help them understand how they can reach higher.

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Ariana Afzali
AIS
(951) 496-2285
aafzali@ais-now.com

Lester Li

Lester Li
Town Planner
(951) 743-7377
li@townplanner.com

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Crystal Lopez
Carter Bradley Insurance Solutions
(951) 547-4240
crystal@carterbradleyins.com

Kim Mabon

Kim Mabon
Creative By Design
(951) 226-5617
kim@creativebydesign.net

2012 Ambassador of the Year

Kim Mabon has been working as creative professional for over 20 years. During that time she has worked with a variety of advertising agencies, publishing companies and businesses of all types. She has received over 60 awards from various organizations for her creative works including several Gold & Silver Awards from Association Trends as well as multiple Maggie Awards from the Western Publication Association.

Mabon is the founder and CEO of Creative by Design, a full-service agency that helps their customers improve their bottom line with high-quality, consistent and effective graphic & web design as well as print & promotional products. She is also a published author, Adobe Creative Trainer and Public Speaker.

Bill Mazurek

Bill Mazurek
Wolcott Insurance
(866) 989-4079
BillM@wolcottins.com

2016 Ambassador of the Year

John Michalski

John Michalski
LoveShack Vacations
(951) 515-3104
john@loveshackvacations.com

 

John has been a member of the Corona Chamber since 2017 and an Ambassador since 2018. He has always loved travel, and when he graduated high school, went to train with Northwest Airlines in Minneapolis to learn about the airline business, until he was drafted to serve in the Vietnam War.

After he was released from the service, he took a different career path, but after suffering an on-the-job injury, he reignited his passion for travel as a career. He started his business in 2015 with KHM Travel Group, a company of approximately 4,000 agents. LoveShack Vacations by John was started with honeymoons and destination weddings in mind.

With so many choices on the internet, booking travel can be confusing and overwhelming, which is where John comes in. He specializes in providing each customer with a wide array of travel packages and services. Whether you're looking for a cruise, an all-inclusive resort, or a tour of Europe, he can help you put together a vacation you'll never forget.

Sol Shapiro

Sol Shapiro
Liberate Debt!, Living Better 101, and Shapiro Enterprises
(714) 510-3921 office or (888) 764-4812 ext. 101
Sol@LiberateDebt.com
 
Ambassador Emeritus
2010 Ambassador of the Year

Solomon "Sol" Shapiro was appointed by the City Council to the Corona Parks and Recreation Commission in 2015, and served as Chairman in 2017. Having lived and worked in Corona since the 1980s, Sol and his family have made Corona their home. He and his wife Terri were married in 1983 and have three children: Stephanie, Adam, and Danielle. He is a business owner who can frequently be found in the community helping others, with current or past involvement including 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 coach and debt resolution expert with Liberate Debt!