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Our Ambassadors

Being a Chamber Ambassador is a great way to help strengthen the Chamber and enhance your connection to the community. As an Ambassador you will represent the Chamber within the community and promote the benefits of being a Chamber member. By engaging with current and potential members you have the ability to help grow the Chamber while increasing the visibility of your own business.

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Dan Bukowski
Genisys Credit Union

I have worked for Genisys Credit Union since 2005 as a Branch Manager.  In 2016, I was assigned to the Oxford Branch.  I was very excited to get into the Oxford area.  My wife of 23 years is from Oxford, and I from Orion.  We now live in on the edge of both communities in Oakland Twp. where I serve as a Oakland Twp. Parks Commissioner also.  I have a son and daughter both recently graduated.  I am also a member of the Lake Orion Knights of Columbus and attend St. Joseph's Catholic Church since infancy.  I love the Oxford area and feel fortunate to be an ambassador for the chamber and community at large.

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Melisa Counelis
Counelis Agency
Farm Bureau Insurance

My name is Melisa Counelis and I am your local Insurance Mom with the, Michigan only, Farm Bureau insurance. My office is located in the heart of our beautiful Downtown. I am a proud mother of Oxford students, an Oxford resident, and proud member of my community as a whole. I dedicate my time to my family, my business, and giving back to my surroundings.

My office specializes in helping families and businesses with their protection needs for anything from life, auto, home, business, liability insurance, and more!

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Brenda Gyomory
Curtis Insurance Agency

Brenda Gyomory, Co-Owner of Curtis Insurance Agency.   I have 30+ years of insurance experience and knowledge to help clients find the best insurance coverage that fits their lifestyle.

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Dr. Janelle Mackowiak
Cherry Blossom Natural Wellness

Dr. Janelle Mackowiak, ND, DC, CFMP is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences, near Chicago, Illinois.  She is not only a chiropractic physician but also is a CNME approved Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.  Her undergraduate degree, 1999 and master’s degree, 2001, were obtained from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, in the Allied Health field before returning to receive her doctorate education. 

Dr. Janelle Mackoiwiak  provides top-quality, patient-centered care with the highest level of empathy and professionalism. Utilizing a holistic but common-sense approach, she emphasizes an equality in provider-patient discussion and customized plan of action based on state-of-the-art, evidence-based medical practices, which builds trust, helps her patients recover more quickly and return to their activities of daily living sooner, and decrease their chances of recurrence.

Dr. Mackowiak is passionate about helping and educating others. She now dedicates her life to supporting others to gain the health and care that they deserve. Although she treats patients of all ages and everything from the common cold to the most complex diagnoses, her true passion lies with the treatment of chronic diseases, gut dysfunction, autoimmunity, diabetes, hormone dysregulation and sleep issues for a mature clientele.  She is certified in many aspects of the profession, including Nutritional Counseling, Hydrotherapy, and Homeopathy, just to name a few.  She is a competent and dedicated doctor possessing the skills of patience and the unique ability to make them feel comfortable during difficult situations.  Dr. Janelle has proven to be capable and qualified to meet the needs of patients seeking a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Teri Stiles
OCTV

Teri Stiles is the Station Manger at Oxford Community Television.  She has worked in Public Access Television for more than 23 years, is an award winning director, instructor, talent, editor, and producer of public access television programming.  During this time Ms. Stiles was also a newspaper journalist for a local weekly newspaper. 

Is the recipient of the 2020 Oxford Chamber Community Leadership Award.

 

Ms. Stiles  is past  President of the Village of Oxford Council, former  Oxford Downtown Development board member, Village of Oxford Planning Commission,  Oxford Chamber Board,  North Oakland Transportation Authority,   Brandon Chamber of Commerce,  Lake Orion High School Video Department Advisory Board,  Oxford Library Advisory Board, and an advisory board for Oxford High School, a member of parade planning committees in both Oxford and Brandon, board member of the Alliance for Community Media of Michigan, and a current non-board member of National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.  

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Jeff Roe
JDR Wealth Management LLC

I am the owner of JDR Wealth Management, LLC. I have been working in the Financial Services Industry since 2006 after graduating from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Finance.   I was raised in Oxford, graduating in 2001.  I now live in the area with my wife, Allison, son, Jacob and daughter Ella. 

 

At JDR Wealth Management, we proactively serve families who understand the importance of objective financial planning through various life events.   We want to be an advocate for our busy clients, who don’t have time to sift through all the noise in today’s hectic world.  We do this by offering a rigorous, relentless discipline in seeking to deliver a higher level of predictability.

 

I am registered with and offer securities and advisory services through LPL Financial, a registered Investment Advisor, member FINRA/SIPC

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Sarah Umscheid
Oxford Chamber of Commerce

Bio coming soon!

What is an Ambassador?

Being a Chamber Ambassador is a great way to help strengthen the Chamber and enhance your connection to the community. As an Ambassador you will represent the Chamber within the community and promote the benefits of being a Chamber member. By engaging with current and potential members you have the ability to help grow the Chamber while increasing the visibility of your own business.

Responsibilities

– Attend monthly Ambassador Meetings (1 hour) –
– Attend Chamber Events & Activities on a regular basis –
– Conduct a Welcome call or visit to new members and assist in returning current members –
– Maintain consistent contact with the “buddies” assigned to you –
– Provide feedback from your “buddies” –
– Act as a greeter/host at mixers and ribbon cuttings –
– Be a positive voice of the Chamber promoting involvement, volunteerism, and participation in events –
– Discuss ideas and provide feedback for new networking/member events –

qualifications

– Must be a Chamber Member for a minimum of ninety (90) days –
– Must commit to a one (1) year term –
– Must be knowledgeable regarding Chamber services and programs, as well as the Oxford business community –
– Must support the Chamber and have a strong desire for community involvement –
– Must be a leader and possess skills that will guide new members –
– Must be able to take the initiative and be motivated to meet new members at Chamber events and at business site visits –

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