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Ambassador of the Week: Melissa Aldrich

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. 

Melissa Aldrich has worked for Peoples Bank for 21 years and is currently the VP, Business Center Manager of the Viewmont location, where her mission is to provide exceptional customer service while selling to customer needs. 

Melissa is an active member in Rotary and has served as President, Secretary, and is currently Treasurer of the Hickory Rotary Club. She teaches Financial Literacy classes for the NC Bankers Association.

Melissa is also an active volunteer in the Hickory community. She also volunteers at the Hickory Soup Kitchen, Salvation Army, and Operation Christmas Child. Melissa loves the beach and enjoys traveling with her husband, Jacob. 

Why did you apply to become an Ambassador? 
To make connections, network, and help people. 
What are you looking forward to most about being an Ambassador?
Meeting new people, making new connections. 
What is your favorite Chamber event and why?
First Friday Morning Brew-energy excitement, meeting new people! Also enjoy Ribbon Cuttings to see new businesses.
Tell us a special connection you have made as a result of being a Chamber partner! 
I’ve met so many great people that I see out in the community as well. 

Lightning Round! 
Favorite restaurant in Catawba County? Fresh Chef
What are you currently reading? Lunchmeat & Life Lessons 
Favorite breakfast treat? Livermush egg and cheese
Favorite show to binge watch? Yellowstone
What is something unique we do not know about you? Adrenaline Junkie 

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