The West Metro Chamber Ambassadors serve as representatives of the Chamber and goodwill ambassadors welcoming new businesses to the area and making our special events possible.
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Ambassador of the Month

The Southern Baked Candle Company

Debey Hancock Owner of The Southern Baked Candle and Gifts and two time St. Baldricks shavee turned her love for baking and her love of candles into an "Oscar" winning business. Their Individually hand crafted custom candles are perfect for any occasion. Their custom themed gift baskets make the perfect client and staff gifts. Her business motto is, "If you can dream it they can make it at The Southern Baked Candle Company".

The company first made national news when they were asked to include their candles in the Academy Awards Oscar nominee gift bags alongside national brands such as Diet Pepsi, Samsung, and iPad. After being twice included in these gift bags it makes designing custom candles for the stars seem old hat. Debey has been an Ambassador since 2012 helping with many events and supporting our Chamber with a wealth of creative ideas.

What is a Chamber Ambassador?

Ambassadors are special people! They represent the local community and the surrounding area and are goodwill "ambassadors" for the West Metro Chamber of Commerce. Ambassadors are usually the most outgoing, pro-active employees in their company. They project a positive image for the company they represent and for the Chamber. Ambassadors perform a wide variety of duties in the communities the Chamber promotes, but their main function is to help promote the Chamber of Commerce and make the Chamber events successful and enjoyable for everyone!

Why Become a Chamber Ambassador?

It is an opportunity for you and your employer to be in the spotlight. The local newspaper photographs each ribbon cutting for new businesses. This gives your company free publicity as a supporter of new businesses coming to the area and of the West Metro Chamber of Commerce.It is a great opportunity to have a few minutes of fun and network with other movers and shakers in the community. By volunteering at Chamber events and attending the monthly breakfasts and after hours as an Ambassador, your business is always involved and kept up to date on what is going on within the community and surrounding area. The breakfast meetings are informative and helpful to you as a business person. It takes teamwork to help create jobs and bring new business to the community. By serving as an Ambassador, you are showing you are a part of that team to infuse new life into the local economy and make our Chamber and its members successful!

What is Required of a Chamber Ambassador?

Chamber Ambassadors are asked to promote the Chamber in the community, help the Chamber Board and staff host special events, attend periodic ribbon cuttings for new businesses throughout the year, regularly attend Ambassador Planning Luncheons each year, attend the monthly Chamber breakfast meetings & Business After Hours, if at all possible, volunteer with their time and enthusiasm at the Chamber fundraising events and annual community special events, such as:

  • Good Deed Friday Charity Drive
  • Golf Tournament
  • Rhythm on the River Concert Series
  • Annual Awards Dinner & Auction
  • Glo-Ball Tournament
  • West Metro Holiday Parade of Lights

How Do I Become a Chamber Ambassador?

Complete the short form below and hit the submit button. Or, print it and return it to the West Metro Chamber of Commerce, 1006 12th Street, Cayce, SC 29033. Fax it to 803-794-6505. Or, e-mail the Chamber office at, or call us at 803-794-6504 (Toll Free: 1-866-720-5400).