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Tigard woman named Chamber Ambassador of the year

LeonardA Tigard beauty consultant has been named the 2014 Shining Star Ambassador of the Year by the Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce.

On Tuesday, the Chamber announced that Emily Leonard was named the Chamber’s ambassador of the year.

The news came as part of a week of awards given by the Chamber every year.

Leonard, a beauty consultant with Mary Kay.

Ambassadors are liasons between the Chamber and its members, and promote the chamber’s activities.

Leonard has taken a strong role in the Chamber, said CEO Debi Mollahan.

“Her commitment to the team and love for the Tigard Chamber sets her apart from the rest,” Mollahan said.

“She is a great asset to the Chamber for making members and guests welcome.”

Outside of the Chamber, Leonard has supported the local community through a holiday gift basket drive for the elderly and free makeovers to women at the Good Neighbor Center homeless shelter.

Leonard's award comes a day after the Chamber announced the winners for "Volunteer of the Year" and "Chamber Volunteer of the Year."

Leonard's award will be presented with other Shining Stars awards at a special dinner and ceremony Friday, April 25, at Embassy Suites, 9000 S.W. Washington Square Road.

The 1960s-themed dinner will include a silent auction, dessert dash and more. Tickets are $35 per person.

For more information about the award and Shining Stars, call 503-639-1656.

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