Membership Committees




The purpose of this division is to increase Chamber membership.

Chamber Board of Directors Liaison: 
Vern Veltkamp, Veltkamp Agency, Inc.
Penny Zacharisen, Family Allergy & Asthma Care of Montana, PLLC

 

4:44 @ 4C

Chair

Karri Clark
BACC

Objectives:

  • Opportunity for Four Corners businesses to showcase their business to BACC members.
  • Hosted as requested.

Goals:

Provide a business networking outlet for all BACC members.



Assistance for Business Clinic

Chair

Stephen Griswold
BACC

Objectives:

  • Provide up-to-date business practices at the one-day workshop.

Goals:

Organize and promote a one-day workshop to business owners providing up-to-date information on employment, tax laws, tax credits & MT BEAR Program.  



Business After Hours

Chair

Karri Clark
BACC

Objectives:

  • Showcase business to BACC members.
  • Host 12 per year.

Goals:

Provide a business networking outlet.



Business Before Hours

Chair

Karri Clark
BACC

Objectives:

  • Showcase business to BACC members.
  • Host 12 per year.

Goals:

Small business networking opportunity.



Chamber Annual Banquet

Chair

BACC Staff

Objectives:

  • Introduce incoming chair & new board members.
  • Recognize outgoing chair & retiring board members.
  • Recognize Sperry Award winner.
  • Recognize Green Coat of the Year.
  • Networking opportunity for 400+ members.

Goals:

Provide year end review & preview of upcoming year.



Classic Chamber Golf Outing

Chair

Shauna Deckert
Stockman Bank

Objectives:

  • Continue to maintain 34 teams.
  • Secure major sponsor.

Goals:

Opportunity for businesses to come together along with a fun-filled day of golf.



Evolving Professionals Committee

Chair

Megan Inman
Fire Suppression Systems

Co-Chair

Carissa Wardinsky
Big Sky Western Bank

Objectives:

  • Bridge Building - Across generations & groups
  • Community Engagement - Issues that matter
  • Gateway - Information & connections
  • Growth - Career, personal growth
  • Network - Connectivity, peer2peer

Goals:

To provide professionals with the resources, tools & education for a successful professional career. 



Green Coat Ambassadors

Chair

Tony Wastcoat
Retired

Objectives:

  • Support and attend Blue and Red Ribbon Cuttings, Grand Openings, 4:44 @ 4C, Business After Hours, Business Before Hours, Groundbreakings, and other Chamber events.
  • Welcome new members and encourage participation in Chamber activities through the mentoring program.

Goals:

To promote good will and community awareness of Chamber activities.


Green Coats Roster

Leads Groups

Chair

Moderators change on quarterly basis.

Objectives:

  • Continue to grow leads groups & number of leads exchanged.
  • Provide structured non-competing business leads exchange. 

Goals:

To build economic vitality one relationship at a time.



Membership Services Committee

Chair

Shauna Deckert
Stockman Bank

Co-Chair

Jessie Smith
Farmers Insurance, Carey Leep Agency

Objectives:

  • 4:44 @ 4C registration table.
  • Assist with Chamber Annual Banquet
  • Business After Hours registration table.
  • Business Before Hours registration table.
  • Organize the annual Operation Thank You Event.
  • Volunteer Appreciation Event.

Goals:

Assist the Chamber team in developing programs to encourage member participation in Chamber events.



Special Projects

Chair

Karri Clark
BACC

Objectives:

  • Expand YouTube presence.
  • Media/Marketing in Bozeman Daily Chronicle Business Journal, KMMS Radio & TV Interviews.
  • Populate Community Calendar.
  • Produce a Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Map.
  • Produce an annual Bozeman Area City Map.
  • Produce an annual Bozeman Tear-Off Map.
  • Produce an annual Membership Directory.
  • Produce an annual Visitor | Relocation & Business Guide.
  • Promote New & Renewing Business Members in KBZK 7, Bozeman Daily Chronicle Chamber Corner, BoZone Entertainment.
  • Small Business Game Changer Promotion.

Goals:

Creates venues to promote Chamber businesses to the general public.