We are thrilled to announce Smith Banfield as nglccNY’s August Ambassador of the Month. Smith is the founder of Clear Space and as she puts it, “a master organizer, having transformed the homes (and lives) of thousands of people.” She is “intimately conscious that our wellness directly connects to our environment, whether in our homes or the world. Her ability to visualize and create inspiring spaces and to bring consciousness to the choices we make about our ‘stuff’ generates genuinely magical results.”
Smith says when she found out she could become a nglccNY ambassador shortly after joining the chamber six years ago, she realized how beneficial it would be for meeting more members. “In my other networking groups, I was always matchmaking and this gave me a way to use those skills while making people feel welcome.”
She says the Ambassador Program is an important catalyst for any member because “we provide a direct point of contact to get questions answered and offer guidance when needed. Joining any type of membership can be daunting. Connecting with an ambassador is the best way to learn how to navigate the chamber, gain a comprehensive understanding of all the wonderful benefits of membership, create business alliances, and meet great people. Peter Krask, one of the first members assigned to me ended up editing my book years later. The way our professional introduction led to a creative project and ultimately a lovely friendship is one of the reasons the nglccNY is so important to me. The depth of our chamber membership is truly special.”
Phyllis Mehalakes, Chair of The Ambassadors Committee shared glowing words about Smith’s dedication to the chamber: “Smith is yet another one of our senior Ambassadors, having volunteered on the Ambassador committee for the past 5 years. Upon meeting her, people immediately connect with Smith's positive energy and engaging personality. Smith's creativity and wonderful listening skills provide our membership with unique perspectives and meaningful introductions. Her fellow nglccNY volunteers enjoy Smith's easy-going and upbeat attitude. Smith is a joy to work with and a great asset to our team.”
Congratulations, Smith! Thank you for your service!