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Ambassador of the Week: Daniel Barkley

From April 22 through August 12, we will be recognizing each one of our Ambassadors on Fridays! Learn more about this highly visible public relations team and how they are responsible for engaging, encouraging, nurturing, and expanding relationships on behalf of The Chamber.

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Daniel Barkley, Director of Special Events and Operations for the Hickory Crawdads. Daniel has been a part of the Crawdads organization since 2015, where he started out as an intern. Daniel has served as an Ambassador since October 2019.

Why did you apply to become an Ambassador?
To grow my network and to build my connections with business leaders across the county.
What are you looking forward to most about being an Ambassador? 
Building and fostering connections that not only benefit business but also builds friendships.
What is your favorite Chamber event?
Ribbon Cuttings. I love seeing the support for new businesses across the county.
Tell us about a special connection you have made as a result of being a Chamber partner!
Connecting with The Chamber leadership is special. You can really tell how much they care about the community and what they can provide to help everyone grow!

Lighting Round! 
Favorite restaurant in Catawba County? 
El Paso
Favorite sign that spring has arrived? Baseball
What was your first job you received a paycheck for? Basketball Scorekeeper
Favorite hidden gem in Catawba County? L.P. Frans Stadium
Favorite TV show to binge? The Office


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