Ruthven receives honor of Ambassador of the Quarter

Martha Ruthven is the first 2018 recipient of the Ambassador of the Quarter Award. The award recognizes one member of the 58-member Ambassador team each quarter that goes above and beyond in their commitment to the Chamber and its members. 

“When I think of this ambassador, I think of commitment, connection and caring,” said Maidi Thompson, 2018 Ambassador Chair. “With her dynamic personality, she makes a connection with everyone she meets, whether a fellow ambassador, a Chamber member or the Chamber staff. She is someone who genuinely cares about our community and is ready to be there when we call.” 

The Chamber’s Ambassadors have a prominent position of responsibility in the business community. They act as the Chamber’s primary liaisons for new and existing members and are highly visible at Chamber events. They assist members by introducing them to the benefits and services of membership and by as a means for members to engage in the organization.

David Jameson, Aiken Chamber President/CEO presented the award to Ruthven at the Chamber’s April First Friday Means Business breakfast April 6 at Newberry Hall. Ruthven attended the event with her employer, Congressman Joe Wilson, whom Ruthven assumed was being recognized. Wilson joined Jameson for the surprise presentation.

“Martha is an excellent communicator of the Chamber’s mission. We are proud to have her on our team and appreciate the commitment she demonstrates to promoting the Aiken business community,” said Jameson.

The Chamber’s 2018 Ambassador Program is sponsored by Bridgestone Americas Tire Opera­tions, LLC.




Martha Ruthven was named Ambassador of the Quarter at the April First Friday Means Business breakfast. Presenting the award are left to right Aiken Chamber President/CEO J. David Jameson, Ruthven, Aiken Chamber Ambassador Chair Maidi Thompson, Chamber Chair-elect Pastor Paul Bush and Congressman Joe Wilson.

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