Congratulations to Vicki Jantzen on being selected as the February Ambassador of the Month. Read Vicki Q/A to get to know her a bit better.
Why did you choose to become an Ambassador for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce?
Upon returning to Lubbock after living in New Mexico for fifteen years, my husband Dalton, and I wanted to reconnect with the business community. Without a doubt, the best way to do that is by joining the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. By becoming an Ambassador and participating in Chamber events I have been able to stay current on what’s happening in our city and the marketplace. We’ve also had the opportunity to meet and become part of the Chamber Ambassadors, an incredible group of people.
How long have you been an ambassador?
Soon to complete 3 years.
Have you ever won this award before?
No, but I am totally surprised, blessed, and honored to win this award.
As an ambassador, what are some of your favorite events to attend?
I enjoy the Ambassador luncheons because they offer the opportunity to get to know my fellow Ambassadors better—in a more family-like atmosphere than Business After Hours. I enjoy participating in Ribbon Cuttings and in these annual events: Community Prayer Luncheon, Business EXPO, and Hub City BBQ.
What do you feel is the most rewarding part of being an ambassador?
It is very rewarding to have the opportunity to be among the first to celebrate a new business, and the milestones and achievements of established businesses. Being able to do that with a team of fellow Ambassadors enhances that reward.
Why is being an ambassador important to you?
Chamber Ambassadors have a unique opportunity to support the development of business in Lubbock. The Chamber also affords opportunity to network and develop lasting relationships with a whole new circle of friends.
Where do you work? What is your position?
I work at Salted Oats, LLC as the CAO, Chief Accountability Officer.
Salted Oats LLC is a consulting firm focused on leadership development, executive coaching, culture change, and strategy.
What all does your position entail?
Salted Oats endeavors to serve the business community by helping businesses achieve their greatest goals and potential through identifying areas for personalized improvement. We desire to do this with a standard of highest quality and excellence. My job is to see that we maintain that standard.
How long have you been with your current company?
I have been with Salted Oats since it was established upon our return to Lubbock in 2015.
Which Lubbock Chamber of Commerce event is your favorite?
My favorite event is the Community Prayer Luncheon - because I believe that any opportunity to encourage Christian business leaders to be ‘salt and light’ in the marketplace is an opportunity that affects our entire community for good.
What activities and events are you involved with the Chamber?
I have not taken on any new activities so far this year, but continue to serve on the Community Prayer Luncheon and Business EXPO committees, in addition to attending as many Chamber-related events as possible.
Outside of the Chamber, what are you involved with?
On behalf of the community, my husband and I lead monthly leadership luncheons called TW3 Lubbock. Their purpose is to equip and encourage Christians in the workplace to “be salt and light” by transforming the worker, their work, and the workplace.
On a personal note I am part of the Lubbock Christian Women’s Club, attend/teach Bible studies, and lead annual mission trips to remote places around the world.