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Pam Yates enjoys being ambassador

Pam Sigler Yates doesn't feel as if she earned her award. She said it's more like icing on the cake. Tuesday night, Ms. Yates was named the Ambassador of the Year at the annual Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet.

"I keep asking everybody how do you get an award for something that's so fun?" Ms. Yates said after the banquet.

Ambassadors are chamber members who go out into the community to visit other members and to share with them about upcoming events. They also get feedback from those members and report such information back to chamber officials.

"She has been to just about every single ribbon cutting since she started," Chairwoman Angela Blair said when presenting Ms. Yates her award.

Ms. Yates said her position as an ambassador fulfills a prayer she wrote and placed in a jewelry box. Shortly after that time, she got a job as a work key specialist with East Central Georgia Work Force Development Center.

"Then I was invited to be an ambassador, and I could not be more proud to represent Thomson and McDuffie County," she said. "It's the most fun job I have ever done."

Ms. Yates is a life-long resident of McDuffie County. She has two sons, ages 15 and 20.

Web posted on Thursday, January 28, 2010

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