Ambassadors are highly-visible advocates for the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and often serve as the first point of contact for members celebrating their business success through ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings. These Quad Citizens are an extension of Chamber staff who serve as a valuable point of contact within the business community and are available to members as a resource and to help you make connections.
The Ambassador spotlight series is a chance to get to know these outstanding Quad Citizens better.
Meet Larry Makoben, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
Tell us about your role at your company and how long you've been a Chamber Ambassador?
I've been working as a Business Development Officer with IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union since 2004. I was a Trailbalzer with the Bettendorf Chamber and I've been a Chamber Ambassador since the merger.
What do you love about being a Chamber ambassador?
Networking with members and fellow Ambassadors.
Do you have a favorite experience or memory from your time volunteering with the Chamber?
Visiting with new Ambassadors to make them feel welcome.
What is your favorite item that you've purchased this year?
Flowers for my wife
Which band/artist - dead or alive would you want to play at your next birthday party?
If you had to eat at one restaurant in the Quad Cities every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Los Amigos, Bettendorf
Say you’re independently wealthy and don’t have to work, what would you do with your time?
Volunteer where I want to.
What would we find your doing when you’re not on Ambassador duty?
Staying home and playing with great grandsons.
Do you have any advice for someone who is considering becoming a Chamber member?
It is very rewarding for your business, but you have to get involved. If you need help, contact an Ambassador!