Tell us about your business and what you do.:
GVL (GlobalVetLINK) is a veterinary software platform based here in Ames IA. With the GVL software platform and apps, veterinarians have a comprehensive solution for animal movement and travel, disease testing, antibiotic oversight, diagnostic results and analysis, client communications and more. The GVL platform keeps animal owners and livestock producers connected to their veterinarians and animal health records to improve animal wellness and safety, assist in veterinarian communication and ease travel with and transportation of animals. I am the GVL Chief of Staff. I work with the CEO, Board of Directors and our executive team and lead strategic projects and business development.
How long have you been a Chamber Ambassador?
Why do you serve as an Ambassador?
I love meeting and supporting businesses and their owners here in our community. As a former small business owner, I know how important community relationships are to growing your business.
How else are you involved in the community?
Over the years I have been involved in a variety of community organizations and have served on many non-profit boards. I am currently involved with Downtown Ames, the Chamber, and Rotary. I am the International President of the Skiing Fellowship of Rotarians. (If you're a skier or snowboarder ask me about it!!)
What would you tell someone considering becoming a Chamber Ambassador or Member?
You get the benefits out of organizations like The Chamber in direct proportion to the efforts you put in. Get involved! You won't be sorry and you will see much more value in your membership. What's one of the most exciting things you see happening in Ames/Story County today? There are always so many exciting things happening in Ames. The connections we have with Iowa State University make Ames an ever-evolving and growing place. I love the big city amenities we have in our community without the big city issues.
Anything else you'd like to share?
If you are ever short on things to do check out the Chamber's community calendar or VisitAmes.com. You'll be surprised to find out all the events going on in the area that you never knew about! Go out and get involved, you be glad you did.
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