Chamber Ambassadors

Barbra Ding

The Groom Room

(970) 587-4898

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I have been grooming Scottish Terriers for 25 years and showed Scotties for 3 years.  I have been in business for 11 years.  I mostly do small dogs and a lot of rescue dogs.  All need tender loving care and a good bubble bath and massage.

What do you like best about being an ambassador?
As an Ambassador I take care of the Welcome Bags - Collect promotional material from Chamber members - Put them in Welcome Bags - Deliver the bags to new home owners in Johnstown-Milliken Areas.  This is about 45-75 bags per month depending on the time of year and how many homes have sold. 

When not working or delivering Welcome Bags, I am fishing (all year round) and gardening most of the year.  I also have a lot of chickens and sell the eggs to Loveland Fishing Club Members - I am their Treasurer and am involved in up to 7 community projects a year.  Come join us, we have a lot of fun with children, seniors, and veterans.

Olivia Eldred

Grace Community Church

(970) 587-2524

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I have been involved with the Chamber for 13 years now. I have served on the chamber board for 8 yrs. total now as, vice President, President for two years and have been an Ambassador for 10 years and Ambassador Head for 5 of those years. I am married to a wonderful man who takes me on motorcycle trips every summer. I also enjoy my granddaughters whom are many - six total! I attend Grace Community Church and I represent Grace in our communities as part of our Outreach Team.

What do you like best about being an ambassador?
Meeting new people and connecting with those that may be in need of any of the services that Grace Community Church has to offer. I have met a lot of very wonderful people and there are quite a few that I call friend.

Beth Clarken 


I opened up my business in 1980.  From being a flight attendant, to a reservation's specialist, to having my own travel agency, I have seen the ups and downs of this turbulent industry.  Yet, I still love it and get excited every time someone asks about a far off destination.  I have been to 6 continents and 46 countries and my extensive library has answers to most travel questions.  If not, then you can be assured that I will find the answer.  My specialties are cruises, tours (both international and domestic) business travel, and putting together large travel groups.

I graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a degree in Travel and Recreation Management.  I have lived in Northern Colorado all my life and can't imagine living anywhere else.

I am very dedicated to goals and focused on the future.  I look forward to working with the other Ambassadors and the Board of Directors to help make the Johnstown-Milliken Chamber not only a organization but a FUN one as well.

Kristi Collins
The Group Inc. Real Estate


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I have lived and worked in Loveland for over 30 years. Now as a business owner myself, I have the opportunity to interact with other business owners on a whole new level. As a Wealth Specialist; I have the online tools to educate, help you repair, manage and grow your money.  Our motto is to "Change the world's economy one household at a time".

Nicole M. Rivera
New York Life Insurance Company


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As a Colorado and Johnstown native I welcome the opportunity to get involved in the community. I've watched these great towns grow immensely over the years, and I am very excited to see what the future holds. I own my financial service practice in partnership with New York Life and NYLife securities. t's always been a passion of mine to help people achieve their financial goals. As a mother of two it is a choice I make everyday to put someone else's well-being ahead of my own. My mission is to provide financial security to my clients and their families, to protect their future and help them reach their financial goals. Every decision I make and action I take is with my client's best interest in mind. 

I am proud to be a part of the ambassador committee as their visions and core values reflect my own. I look forward to watching the Johnstown-Milliken area grow.

Verniece Thomas
United Way of Weld County


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I enjoy working with small business owners in the Johnstown-Milliken area.  My experience as a commercial real estate broker helps me appreciate how difficult it is to own and operate a small business.  As ambassadors we help promote communication and collaboration in the business community.

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The Ambassadors meet on the second Monday of the month at 5:30p at the Chamber office at:
1109 Broad Street, Milliken CO
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