Ambassador of the Year

CINDY DAMERON, Chamber Ambassador of the Year 2018

Cindy Dameron has served as an ambassador with great dedication since 2011.  In fact, she is our longest running ambassador to date.  She puts her special touch on all personal and business transactions.


Cindy relocated to Siler City in the late 60’s.  She established deep roots within the community through the strong positive relationships she built and the many community projects she’s been involved in.  She has not only made a difference in people’s lives through her role as a Chamber Ambassador but also as a realtor for the past 20 years, as a wife and as a mom.  

Cindy Dameron is dedicated to the cause and drives forward with goals in mind.  She has been an extreme asset and promoter of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce. One of her many strong suits is her ability to make connections.

Cindy and her husband Ron live on a farm where they raise a variety of livestock.  Ron and Cindy have two daughters, Jennifer and Alexis. Cindy is a member of First United Methodist Church in Siler City. In addition to serving as a Chamber Ambassador, she volunteers her time without reservation to the Cattlemen's Association, the Cooperative Extension Advisory Board, the Red Cross and to many other organizations and causes. Cindy has a passion for land and farm sales and is highly experienced in both residential and commercial real estate transactions.  She currently works for Realty World Carolina Properties.  


Cindy Dameron, Broker | REALTOR®

Realty World Carolina Properties


ERICA SANDERS, Chamber Ambassador of the Year 2017


Erica Sanders has been an ambassador for quite some time now. She has been a strong asset to the Chamber since the first day she joined the Ambassador Team. She has an astounding impact on everyone she meets and is genuine through and through.


As a Chamber Ambassador, Erica has been loyal, dedicated, reliable, respected and a proud representative of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce. Her leadership skills are continually demonstrated through her teamwork, her professionalism, ethics and motivation. She is the epitome of what a Chamber Ambassador should be and thank goodness, she is one of ours!


Ms. Sanders is employed and highly respected as the a Loan Originator and Branch Manager for Carolina Home Mortgage in Pittsboro and has been a Chamber Ambassador since 2013, having served as the Ambassador Chair since October of 2014. Erica was instrumental in starting the first Young Professional Group for the Chatham Chamber.


Erica is married to Mark Sanders, her high school sweetheart. Mark is the co-owner of Sanders Automotive on 15-501 in Pittsboro. Erica and Mark have 2 beautiful daughters, Kinley and Sylvie. Erica enjoys four wheeling, working out and time with family and friends.


The Chamber is extremely proud to have Erica Sander’s as part of its Ambassador team. The staff cannot imagine Chamber life without her. It gives me great pleasure to present this year's Chamber Ambassador of the Year award to Erica Sanders.


Erica SandersLoan Originator|Branch Manager

Carolina Home Mortgage

919.545.3000 | 919.618.2420 Mobile


RONDA STUBBS, Chamber Ambassador of the Year 2016


Ronda Stubbs has been an ambassador since 2014. From day one she has bent over backwards to help in any way possible. She has made her ambassador duties a priority and carries the title of ambassador proudly. She represents the chamber well.


Ronda’s personality is genuine and of a caring and compassion nature. She communicates and relates well to everyone. She is personable, professional, ethical, trustworthy and has many other pleasing character traits that live within her.


Ronda Stubbs is employed as an Administrative Assistant at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living, a Silver-Thread Senior Living Community. Her past work includes many years of experience in the hospitality business. She has one son, Ethan. If Ronda is not in Bynum, she is most likely at Harkers Island or traveling elsewhere. Ronda treasures her time with family and friends. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking, cross-stitching and investigating her family history.


The chamber considers Ronda Stubbs as one it’s valued assets and is honored to name her as chamber ambassador of the year. Thank you Ronda for serving our chamber with a pleasing heart.

RONDA STUBBS, Administrative Assistant
Cambridge Hills Assisted Living 


RONDA STUBBS, Chamber Ambassador of the Year 2015

We could go on and on about our Ambassador of the Year. Ronda Stubbs has served as a Chatham Chamber of Commerce Ambassador since April 2014.  Most people know Ronda by her sweet and caring disposition and her willingness to always lend a hand.  She is an inspiration to many people.   Her character, professionalism, compassion, and willingness to serve are just a few of the qualities that make Ronda a great ambassador.

Ronda is the proud mother of one son, Ethan.  She enjoys travel, the beach, yard work, family history, scrapbooking, cross-stitching, and most of all, time spent with family and friends.  She is also an avid reader.


The Chatham Chamber of Commerce is appreciative of Ronda’s service as an ambassador and feels fortunate to have her as part of the team.  Ronda is such an asset It is with great pleasure that we present the  Ambassador of the Year award to Ronda Stubbs.

Ronda StubbsAdministrative Assistant
Cambridge Hills Assisted Living


ERICA SANDERS, Chamber Ambassador of the Year 2014

Erica Sanders joined the Ambassador team in October of 2013.  She started out with a bang and is still going strong.  Her bubbly personality paired with her desire to make a difference in people’s lives has made her a great ambassador, leader and individual.  She has an air about her that is simply magnetizing.  She is always eager to help out and does a great job promoting the Chamber to members and non-members as well.


Erica, a native of Chatham County, is married to her high school sweetheart, Mark Sanders.  They have a beautiful 4 year old daughter named Kinley.  Erica enjoys four wheeling, working out and values time spent with family and friends. She is a professional and is admired and respected by her clients.  For those of you who know her, I am sure you have noticed that she is absolutely beautiful, inside and out. 

The Chamber is grateful for Erica’s service as a Chamber Ambassador.  We are pleased to have Erica Sanders as this year's Ambassador of the year.

Erica Sanders, Loan Originator|Branch Manager

Carolina Home Mortgage

919.545.3000 | 919.618.2420 Mobile


NICOLE WARD, Ambassador of the Year 2013
Nicole Ward continues to excel as a Chamber Ambassador, dedicating time & energy to the Chamber and its members.  Her refreshing personality, outgoing nature, contagious smile, and work ethic are noticed in her daily interactions with people throughout Chatham County.  Nicole shows up for every Ambassador assignment with a smile on her face and a laugh is not far behind.  She is always willing to help out and has been a great advocate for the Chamber since joining the Ambassador Team in March of 2011.


Nicole lives in Silk Hope with her son, Blake.  She attended Western Carolina University & Central Carolina Community College.  Nicole has an interest in the fine arts of clay and sculpture. 

Nicole's work ethic and customer service are first-class.  This has helped to make her a successful Insurance Sales Agent for North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance in Pittsboro, serving all of Chatham County.


We are proud to have Nicole Ward as this year's Ambassador of the Year.


NICOLE WARD, Insurance Sales Agent

North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance



LISA EDMISTEN, Chamber Ambassador of the Year 2012
Lisa Edmisten has demonstrated the qualities of a true ambassador since joining the Chatham Chamber of Commerce Ambassador team in July 2011.  Lisa's willingness to help out is always evident and without hesitation    She is a great proponent of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and its members.  Lisa is personable and relates to all she comes in contact with in a friendly and helpful manner.  Her genuine character has proven to be a great asset to the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and its Ambassador program.  
Lisa Edmisten, the proud mother of two and happily married wife of Jeff Edmisten, resides in Siler City, NC.  Lisa is employed as a Community Educator for Community Home Care and Hospice in Siler City where she is dedicated with a passion for the work she does and the cause she serves.    Prior to working for Community Home Care and Hospice, Lisa helped managed her husband's business, Creative Computers, in Siler City.
Community Educator
Community Home Care & Hospice

DEBBIE HOYT, Chamber Ambassador of the Year 2011 

Debbie Hoyt Our Ambassador of the Year grew up in Lee County, NC, lived in Wake County for 26 years and moved to Chatham County in 2006. She has a strong sales and marketing background, working with Hudson Belk for 10 years and Calvin Klein Cosmetics for 10 years. She has great interpersonal skills and never ever meets a stranger. Her outgoing personality, eye for detail and genuine concern for others makes her an exceptional Real Estate Broker and Chamber Ambassador.

Debbie Hoyt, Ambassador of the Year 2011, is a 2010 graduate of the Chamber "Leadership Chatham Program". She has served as Chair of the Ambassador Program since March of this year. Debbie has put in numerous hours as an Ambassador. There is rarely a Chamber function that she does not attend. During her time as an Ambassador, no job has been too small or too big. She has been a true pleasure to work with and a great asset to the Chamber and its Ambassador Program.

We proudly award Debbie Hoyt, Ambassador of the Year 2011.

DEBBIE HOYT, Broker/Realtor,GRI

Chatham Homes Realty