January 15, 2013
“Help Sandy Support Hurricane Sandy Victims:” member turns trucking into treatment
Like all of us, Sandra Ambrose-Clark, CEO of Without a Doubt Truck & Trailer Repair and Leadership Cincinnati (Class 30) graduate, was concerned about the victims of Hurricane Sandy who had lost everything from electricity to clothing to their entire homes. But unlike many of us, she quickly began an initiative to provide real relief through her campaign, “Help Sandy Support Hurricane Sandy Victims.”
When Sandra heard about the devastation being caused by Hurricane Sandy, she launched a campaign to provide much-needed supplies and relief to those displaced by the storm. With a huge sign gracing the side of her truck, she filled the entire thing with necessary goods and transported them to the northeast, delivering the aid to the people who needed it most.
While this act of charity is an inspiration to all of us to use our expertise and power to help those in need, it’s not the first time Sandra Ambrose-Clark acted selflessly. 27 years ago, her father, Jake Ambrose, was set to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his trucking company when he unexpectedly passed away. Sandra decided to carry out her father’s dream and continue the family business, running an asset-based carrier service. Though the business soon was booming, she soon found that she was having significant troubles with the repair and maintenance of her trucks, so in 2007, she took the initiative to hire on in-house mechanics to keep her trucks in tip-top shape. While she was busy working on her own trucks, she came across customers experiencing the same difficulties, and offered her mechanics’ services. By 2011, she had expanded and dedicated the majority of the repair work to her customers – and Without a Doubt Truck & Trailer Repair was born.
When Ambrose-Clark initially joined the Chamber, she was only focused on the workers’ comp discounts available, but soon joined the Ambassador Committee and began to connect with other members. This led to a position as a judge for the Small Business Excellence Awards, lending her experience as a small-turned-large business owner to the committee of examiners. After that, she was accepted into Leadership Cincinnati’s Class 30, working with other Cincinnati USA leaders to expand her leadership skills to the rest of the community. Finally, she has joined the CEO Roundtable program, meeting regularly with other regional CEOs to exchange best practices, advice, and support.
From her initial decision to live out her father’s dream of running a successful transportation and logistics company, to her recent decision to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy make it through a tough time, Sandra Ambrose-Clark has demonstrated real commitment to those around her, from her family to her not-so-near neighbors in the northeast. The Chamber salutes her for her dedication to hard work and community support.