Brenda Thomas is a long term Chamber Ambassador who has a passion for helping businesses grown and a deep love for community. As a former Chamber employee and current owner of Business Link, Brenda loves “connecting” people and businesses with what they need. As a long term Lincoln resident, Brenda has strong ties to the community and business community alike. Her experience includes a term as the Membership Chairperson for the Downtown Lincoln Association and she was previously a Senior Advertising Consultant with the Lincoln News Messenger. Brenda is active with the Bayside Single’s Ministry and is a Prayer Team Volunteer. With two adult children and 8 grandchildren, Brenda enjoys spending time with family and friends; sharing with them all the activities and events Lincoln has to offer, especially the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony and Showcase.
Brenda’s company Business Link provides industry wide array of promotional products for branding, gifts, give-away items, awards, and more. Her products include Kbbestbuys.com (catalog), Kbwindjammer.com (quarterly specials) and Companycausals.com (apparel). You can reach Brenda via email at: Brenda@businesslinkpromo.com or by phone at: 916 300 4295.
Independent Aflac Agent
Born and raised in Placer County, Cherie is no stranger to the importance of community. A graduate from Del Oro High School, Sierra College and CSUS, Cherie is a mother of 2 grown children and proudly represents Aflac in Lincoln and the surrounding areas. When she isn't educating the community about Aflac, you will find her at the river kayaking, spending time with family and friends, attending church or Chamber member since the beginning of March, Cherie quickly became an Ambassador in order to serve her local community, build her business and develop lasting friendships along the way. Recently inducted into the Soroptimists, one of Cherie's goals is to help young women acquire the tools needed to become future successful business women. After working at Heald College for 8 years and developing her desire to educate, Cherie had the opportunity to change careers and began working for herself as an independent Aflac agent. Now she provides education to the community about how Aflac can help at a time when bankruptcies from medical bills are at an all time high in our country. Cherie is looking forward to one day leaving a legacy by not only being known as the Aflac Lady, but by setting an example to her friends, family and community the importance of serving others, having a joyful heart and most importantly trusting God in all things.
Funeral Arranger, Lincoln Funeral Home
Kimberly is a long time Lincoln resident, having moved to Lincoln her eighth grade year and graduating from Lincoln High School in 1999. After obtaining her associates degree from Sierra College, she joined the United States Navy and served in San Diego aboard the USS Nimitz. In 2007 Kimberly added the best addition to her life, a little girl, and she could not wait to get home to raise her daughter in Lincoln. Always seeking a profession in which she could help people, Kimberly stumbled across a position as a funeral arranger in Roseville. Fortunately, a few short months after accepting the position in Roseville, another opportunity presented itself within the same company as the Funeral Arranger for Lincoln Funeral Home. Kimberly eagerly sought out the position and is now incredibly excited to be serving a community that she absolutely loves. One of her primary focuses in this position is to educate fellow veterans about benefits they are entitled to due to their service. She has always felt a sense of honor in having served and is dedicated to take care of her fellow veterans. Kimberly also takes great pride in the community around her and is determined to make sure Lincoln residents are taken care of with the dignity and respect they deserve. Although Lincoln has grown immensely since she moved here, Kimberly works very hard to maintain the small town feel within businesses and the community around her. This is the reason she feels honored to have the opportunity to serve as an Ambassador for the local Chamber of Commerce.
Claire is a graduate of California State University at Sacramento with a degree in Education and English. She taught until she and Vern had their first child and then spent the rest of the time as a “Stay at Home Mom” until both children were in college. During that time Claire served as a “Professional Volunteer” as she and her family moved around the Country as an Air Force Family. Once the kids were on their own, she became involved in the Chamber of Commerce and was CEO for the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce in Fairfax VA. She held that position for 17 years and so when the Luke’s moved back home to California it seemed only natural to get involved in the Chamber here.
She is involved in the community serving as a Neighbor Watch Chairman in Lincoln Hills. She serves on the Board for Lincoln Rotary and the Lincoln Community Foundation. She is serving as Chairman of the Ambassadors for the Chamber and also as the First VP for the Chamber Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
“It is important that we respect and honor the rights of our Business Community recognizing the individuality of each member. I enjoy supporting each of you in whatever way I can as a member of The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce”.
Jean served as the General Manager of the local community newspaper, the Lincoln News Messenger for the past nine years. She was promoted to Publisher of the Lincoln newspaper as well as the Loomis News and the Placer Herald (Rocklin’s newspaper) at the beginning of the year when she completed her 25th year with Brehm Communications, Inc. As the Publisher, she is responsible for the business end the public relations end and the revenue for the newspapers.
Jean graduated from Cal State Northridge with an education degree and taught for five years before entering the newspaper business when she and her family moved to Grass Valley 28 years ago.
Jean has continually been active in the community by being active in service clubs such as the Rotary and Soroptimist organizations and with the Chambers of Commerce in the communities that the newspapers serve. She was a founding member of Soroptimist International of Lincoln and served as its founding President.
Intero Real Estate Services
Dalene grew up in the Loomis area and graduated from Del Oro High School in Loomis. She moved to Lincoln after she married and raised her kids here. At that time, Lincoln was still a small community where everyone knew everyone and a place where a person was proud to live and call home. She was involved with many of the youth programs as the kids grew up and met many wonderful people in Lincoln.
In 2009 when the economy fell and after a long career in the glass industry, she needed to decide what she was going to do. For years she had been told that she would be great at real estate and she thought about it as a career for herself, so she felt that was the right time to find out.
Dalene works full time as a Real Estate Agent with Intero Real Estate Services to help family, friends and others find their perfect home. She wants her clients to achieve a smooth dream experience when buying or selling real estate. Her love of home is what drives her passion; she wants everyone to have a home that they love too.
She became an Ambassador at the suggestion of her broker in the interest of growing her business. Not only does she feel this experience is helping grow her business, but she has met so many wonderful people and has made some lasting friendships. She feels everyone involved is so kind and welcoming.
"YOUR REAL ESTATE ADVOCATE"
My passion is people! I have worked in the home building industry from land acquisition to occupancy of new homes. The real estate industry is where my expertise and passion for people come together!
Rather than someone who helps clients buy and sale homes, I consider myself the Realtor who ADVOCATES for those who are looking to buy or sale a home!
I would be honored to team up to find your dream home or assist in finding the perfect, qualified buyer for your property!
Call me, I WILL ANSWER, and earn the privilege of being "your realtor for life".
Jerry entered this life on Sept 20, 1937 in Willits Ca. and was raised in Covelo Ca., which was a self- sufficient small country town. He had the same teacher for his first 4 years in school and another for fifth to eighth grade, almost like a little 2 room school house. In high school, he participated in all sports and band, and was Student Body President. His parents had a ranch with about 1,000 pigs and various other animals. They put up their hay crop with a pitch fork (no bailing machine) and he moved a lot of irrigation pipes before and after school, along with many other ranch chores. There were also great hunting and fishing opportunities. His parents also owned the Hotel Covelo, Buckhorn Bar, Chevron Service station, and the Bulk Distributorship for Standard Oil, and their service station was the Volunteer Fire Department! He loved driving the fire truck whenever he had the opportunity. He had the opportunity to help in all of these family businesses, a fantastic education in itself.
His parents “ran him out of town” when he graduated and told him to go to college because they did not want him to grow up to be a pig farmer and work all those businesses for 14 hours a day , 7 days a week.
He was the first in his family to attend college and also graduated with an AA, BA an MA and his Teaching and Administrative Credentials. He taught school in Santa Rosa for about half of his 32 professional years and the other half served as Principal.
He moved to Lincoln in Sep. 2000 and has volunteered since 2004 as an Ambassador and a couple of years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Chamber, also as a Citizen On Patrol with the Lincoln Police Department. He spends about a week to 10 days each month at their family retreat near the headwaters of the Eel River and Mendocino National Forest, where he has built a home with lumber made on their saw mill from their own trees. He started the Lincoln Business Network (LBN) in his living room about 12 years ago, and he has been substitute teaching in all Lincoln Schools and the Rocklin Academy. He really likes how the textbooks have improved over the years , how teachers are better prepared , how most students are better and more serious today and that parents are more involved.
New Vision Realty Group
I like being a chamber ambassador because I live in the City of Lincoln, and enjoy meeting fellow Lincoln Families and to help them in any way I can, to enjoy this great city. I became an ambassador so that I can help other Lincoln business owners and residents to be more active in Lincoln and get involved with the city and what it has to offer for everyone.
Kim started her Insurance career in 1997, working for Farmers Insurance as a licensed Agent representing both personal and commercial lines. In 2004 she formed her own Commercial Insurance Brokerage, Kimberly Davy Insurance.
Kim’s earlier work with the State of California DMV, managing a Central Phone Unit, helped develop her focus on Customer Service. About her uncompromising dedication to great customer service, Kim says it best herself, “Your customer is your best business asset, you can have a great looking office, a high tech computer system, but without the customer you have nothing. A happy customer will continue to bring you new business year after year”.
Owning a successful business requires passion and dedication, but just because you have the passion to turn out the most fantastic pizza does not mean you understand the potential liabilities or Insurance needs of a Pizzeria. That is why Kim says, “Every Business owner needs a Trusted Insurance Advisor to help them get the best coverage at the lowest possible cost”.
Kim’s dedication to the business community is further shown by her work within the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Her leadership has been recognized three times since 2007 with awards for “Ambassador of the Year”. As a member of the Lincoln Leadership class of 2015 she worked with a core group of her class to complete a major renovation project at the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce office, originally the Beermann’s family home constructed in 1924.
Although her primary focus is her Insurance business, Kim also works as a partner with her husband in their B2B Energy Efficiency business, ARIS Enterprises LLC. Together they provide Energy Efficiency services for local businesses seeking to save money on their utility bills and improve their environmental footprint.