The CVACC Ambassadors is a group of members who volunteer their time supporting Chamber events and activities. Our Chamber provides a platform for ambassadors to interact with new members joining our Chamber family. Each Ambassador serves as their liaison to the greater business community in the Central Valley. Involved members actively engage with the community to increase awareness, promote benefits and opportunities to new and returning members. Through networking, collaboration and the exchange of ideas, we help strengthen our community.

Benefits of serving as an Ambassador:
• Increase visibility in the business community
• Build and foster positive business relationships
• Offer leadership opportunities
• Feature Ambassador profile on CVACC website
• Annual Ambassador recognition ceremony
• Professional & personal development

Featured Ambassador

Jim T. Chong, the "Wok Star" of Wok Star Production
Executive Publicist / Master Emcee
Established Speaker / International Best Selling Author
Media & Online Media Production Trainer
Founder of Factor X Media Group
(916) 888-6112

Jim T. Chong

"Having served as an Ambassador for the Central Valley Asian American Chamber of Commerce over the years, it has been a very wonderful experience to meet existing and emerging businesses. I have had the opportunity to be on the Board Of Directors, help form and run the initial "Lunch and Learn" group called the Involved Members Club, as well as emcee most of the monthly and major events for this organization which have enriched my life by enabling me to see things from many perspectives with the cultural themes of each event. This chamber is very uniquely equipped to help serve the local businesses not just from a city-wide perspective, but also from a multicultural perspective. These events have always been engaging and also given me business opportunities and the experience of meeting new and interesting people. This chamber has played a major role in helping local businesses increase their reach and also be a part of an extremely significant community in the city."

CVACC Ambassadors

Virginia Bacigalupi
Benefits Consultant

Wanda Charles
Sales Director
Mary Kay Cosmetics

Carol Clemons
Angel's Caring Helpers

Christine Thombare
Administrative Staff
Golden Haven

Clarito Dimayuga
Clic Digital Media

Susan Galbadores
Digital Worldpay

Sue Hernandez
Bereavement Coordinator
Amavi Home Health and Hospice Care

Miguel Guillen
Social Media Consultant

Julie Contreras
Stockton Floral

Gigi Quillinan
Juice Plus

Kate Song
Store Manager

Yanna Roth

Nerissa Albinto
GKN RX Pharmacy

Mark Cruz
Sky High Bookkeeping

Martina Morio
Business Consultant, Hospitality Connections
Owner, Village Threads

Malia Taylor
Island Paradise Catering Co.

Cliff DeBaugh
Ready For Rescue

Jim T. Chong, the "Wok Star" of Wok Star Production
Executive Publicist / Master Emcee

Eric Hawkins

Lynda Hawkins

About the CVACC

We are a non-profit 501 (c)(6) corporation founded in March 2000. The Central Valley Asian American Chamber of Commerce is a professional business and trade association, where members work closely with local non-profit organizations, educational institutions, governmental agencies and corporations, to improve and expand the overall leadership capabilities of the region's Asian American community.

Central Valley Asian-American Chamber of Commerce
178 W. Adams St., Stockton, CA 95204
Leslie Edman, Executive Director
(209) 405-2630

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