What is Ambassador Enterprises?
Aug09

What is Ambassador Enterprises?

Who are they Ambassador Enterprises is a philanthropic equity firm. They are active partners assisting leaders in optimizing for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Known for their incredible mission, team and culture, it is no wonder Ambassador Enterprises earned a spot on the 100 Best Places to Work in Indiana list. The Mission Their approach is rooted in the idea of building a better community by combining the efforts of public, private and nonprofit partnerships. “We do this by optimizing our investment partners through customized assessments, leader development retreats, training and consulting. Once a company is equipped with the tools needed to achieve their mission, they can successfully develop their own circle of influence in the community in which they operate.” The Team Staffed with individuals who share a desire to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually, Ambassador is committed to investing in their employee’s success. “Our goal is to ensure that everyone does work that they see as meaningful and to offer an environment where learning happens every day.”   The Culture Ambassador Enterprises is full of skilled professionals who demonstrate integrity and have a desire to serve others. They’re not just a group of individual contributors; but are a team built on the belief that relational effectiveness drives organizational performance. That is why they are deeply committed to creating a work environment that provides collaborative learning opportunities and is safe for people to share perspectives openly and take risks. Individual & Team Development Learning time Every Friday, all team members gather together to reinforce Ambassador’s commitment to lifelong education and growth. Conversations are led by members of the leadership team, nonprofit partners, our affiliates and missionary partners and span a variety of topics and training experiences. Special events Ambassador hosts a variety of events for team members and their families. Past activities include a 5k fun run, company picnic, Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle and Fall Festival and lake day, Thanksgiving luncheon and Christmas are also celebrated in the office. Individual improvement plans All team members create an individual development plan to grow personally and professionally. Employee match Programs Team member donations given to nonprofits in their communities are matched dollar-for-dollar through the Employee Match Program. Library A selection of books are available for team members to read, lend or provide as a gift. Lunch café Their lunch café and outdoor patio sets the stage for personal connections and employee interaction. Service Programs Team members are eligible for one week each year to invest in their community through the Corporate Service Program. Collaboration All team members participate on optimization teams, designed to serve other departments and be faithful stewards of...

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What in the world is Buskerfest?
Jul05

What in the world is Buskerfest?

What is Buskerfest? It’s the name of a traveling festivals of buskers which are street performers. Buskers in the festivals visit a series of host cities each summer. Host cities often shut down one of more blocks of a prominent downtown street for the festival. By definition, a busker is a person who performs music or other entertainment in the street or another public place for monetary donations. While you don’t have to pay these entertainers, the entertainment they provide is worth more than the few dollars or scents that someone would normally throw their way if they were just on the street. Fantastic Patrick What’s a street festival without a unicycle? Traveling all the way for Los Angeles, Fantastic Patrick showed a large crowd what it’s like to be great at his talent! If it wasn’t for the help from his trusty Fort Wayne assistants, Greg, John, and Craig, Patrick wouldn’t have made it onto the unicycle. From comedy to magic even to juggling a battle ax while on fire, Patrick amused the crowd off all ages! From what it seems, Patrick loves visiting Fort Wayne because who wouldn’t love this amazing city! What was your dream job growing up? My dream job growing up was a lot of different things at different times. I remember wanting to just travel on a motorcycle across the USA like my Uncle. I think I wanted to be a priest at one point then finally settled on just being an actor haha. Where is your next show? My next show is at Comic Con in San Diego! super excited about this one. It’s my first time working that convention and should be very interesting to say the least. What’s the best city to Busk in? The best city to busk in in the USA is a toss up between Boulder, CO and Boston, MA. Both have there advantages and disadvantages. Do you plan on coming back next year? I really hope I can come beak next year. I have to say Fort Wayne has some of the best crowds I have ever worked for. I am not just saying that either you guys are super nice and are just down to play along. Who is your biggest idol? My biggest idol is Trey, the front man of the band Phish. Reason being is they created a devoted fan base without going into the main stream and remain very true to their art. Always elevating the crowd to new levels. very cool stuff indeed! If you could busk with one celebrity who would it be and why? I would busk with Steve Martin...

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