Ambassadors 2017-06-21T15:08:52+00:00


The Ambassadors represent the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce by promoting community and business participation while generating an atmosphere of good will and advocating for members through positive public exposure. Ambassadors serve as greeters at Chamber events and connect with Chamber members through member visits, ribbon cuttings and other business celebrations. Find out more by contacting Tricia Andrews @ 952-435-6000 or

Mike Reeves – Chairmike reeves ambassador

Since 2016:  Why did you join the Ambassador Committee?  I thought it would be a great opportunity to meet people and learn more about other businesses in our community. We plan on sticking around for a while, so the potential of building relationships with peers and having a lot of fun intrigued me too!

3725 W. County Road 42
Burnsville, MN 55306

Rick Martin – ambassador rick martim

Since 2014:  Why did you join the Ambassador Committee?  To be on the “Front Lines” of promoting the benefits of the Chamber, welcoming new and existing members and helping to network others to get the most out of their Chamber membership.

Financial Freedom Institute
19366 Everest Path
Farmington, MN 55024
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Leesa ChurchillBurnsville Chamber Ambassador Leesa Churchill

Since 2017:  Why did you join the Ambassador Committee?

I joined the chamber last year because I wanted to network with local businesses and find ways to give back to the community. Being an ambassador will help me be more engaged in the chamber and go one step further in being a part of the growth and outreach to the community.

Leesa Churchill
201 West Burnsville Parkway, Suite 116
Direct: (952) 240-9436

Chauncy Olivaambassador chauncy

Since 2016:  Why did you join the Ambassador Committee?  

I thoroughly enjoy being an Ambassador for the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce. Professionally and personally as ambassador, I have had the privilege and pleasure of meeting local like-minded businessmen and women.  Burnsville is an excellent business community to be a part of and I have enjoyed the networking and spreading the great news about the Chamber in addition to sharing about my business as well.

Business Development Specialist
Firefly Credit Union
1400 Riverwood Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337
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Joe Pedersonambassador joe pederson

Since 2016:  Why did you join the Ambassador Committee?  I became an ambassador to grow my network and develop new business contacts while working with other talented professionals in the Burnsville area.

Floor Coverings International
1301 East Cliff Road Suite 109
Burnsville, MN 55337
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Paul Rimeambassador paul rimes

Since 2016:  Why did you join the Ambassador Committee?  I joined the Ambassador Committee to get
out and meet and connect with the people and business owners of the Burnsville community to which I belong.

Branch Manager
Sterling State Bank
16366 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
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Ron Sailerambassador ron sailor

Since 2016:  Why did you join the Ambassador Committee?  I and my spouse, Pam and four grown children have lived in Apple Valley for the past 21 years having moved from Fergus Falls.  I started by banking career in 1977 in Bismarck, ND having graduated from the University of North Dakota. I currently work at Sterling State Bank as a Commercial Lender for the past 2 years plus. Prior to that I worked for Unity Bank in Edina as a Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Manager. Prior to Unity Bank I was the President of First Resource Bank in Savage.

Commercial Loan Officer
Sterling State Bank
16366 Kendrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
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Linda Coughlinambassador linda coughlin

Since 2014:  Why did you join the Ambassador Committee?  Serving as an Ambassador has afforded me the opportunity to promote and support Chamber events, as well as connecting new members to resources to expand their networking opportunities. Actively participating as an Ambassador has also increased my visibility in the Burnsville community.  Networking opportunities are infinitely easier when you share a common interest in servicing the Community.

Linda Coughlin, RSA Realtor
Edina Realty Eagan Office
Direct: 651-686-2054
Office: 651-688-0000
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Gina Leeburnsville chamber ambassador gina lee

Since 2016:  Why did you join the Ambassador Committee?  I joined the Ambassador program at the suggestion of a few chamber members. Being an Ambassador is a great way to help the chamber grow, meet new members and connect members with others who can help them grow their business.

Multi Media Sales Executive
Sun Thisweek
15322 Galaxie Ave, Ste 219
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Talla AntonczakBurnsville Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Talla Antonczak

Since 2015:  Why did you join the Ambassador Committee?

I became an Ambassador to advocate for the Chamber, bringing in and welcoming new members and helping current members realize the full potential of their membership. Improve Chamber Member relations and retention by actively promoting the Chamber through participation in four areas-Events, Retention, Mentoring and Growth.

Talla Antonczak
Edina Realty
2015 Volunteer of the Year
Direct: 952-693-5904

Brian Wisdorfbrian wisdorf ambassador

Since 2016:  Why did you join the Ambassador Committee?  There are many great reasons to be a part of the Chamber.  Not every member joins the Chamber with the same aspirations.  I joined the Ambassadors to help keep the Chamber connected to its members so that we can find ways for the members to meet those aspirations.

Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A.
14985 Glazier Ave. #525
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Direct: 952-432-3136

Anna GarciaBurnsville Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Anna Garcia

Since 2017:  Why did you join the Ambassador Committee?  By becoming an Ambassador of the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce Anna is hoping to expand her work and involvement here in our community. She wants to become more involved with our local businesses and business owners. Anna is hoping to be a recognizable face here in Burnsville as commitment continues to grow with and outside of Anchor Bank in Burnsville.

Anchor Bank
550 W. Burnsville Pkwy.
Burnsville, MN 55124
Direct: (952) 230-1600