Committees



The purpose of this division is to provide new training and educational opportunities for chamber members while creating a solid revenue stream for the Chamber.

Chamber Board Liaison:

Cherie Eck, Montana State University
Karen Gordon, Zoot Enterprises

 

Architects & Engineers Committee

Chair

Clint Litle
DOWL

Co-Chair

Brad Doll
A&E Architects

Objectives:

  • Engage in The City of Bozeman Strategic Planning process.
  • Finalize Unified Development Code.
  • Provide recommendations for Capital Improvement Plan.

Goals:

To provide a forum for Architects & Engineers to share ideas & experiences with elected officials



Builders & Developers Committee

Chair

Daryl Schliem
BACC

Objectives:

  • Engage in The City of Bozeman Strategic Planning Process.
  • Finalize Unified Development Code.
  • Provide recommendations for Capital Improvement Plan.

Goals:

To provide a forum for Builders & Developers to share ideas & experiences with elected officials



Business & Community Issues

Chair

BACC Staff

Objectives:

  • Keep Chamber members informed regarding key community issues & opportunities.

Goals:

Hold informative business meetings with guest speakers.



Business Lunch Seminars

Chair

Karri Clark
BACC

Objectives:

  • Host training courses to address a variety of topics and issues pertinent to current business issues.
  • Survey members.

Goals:

Develop a series of courses designed to address the core business issues facing Montana employers.



Gallatin Valley Agricultural Committee

Chair

Kris Killorn
Insty Prints

Co-Chair

Rhonda Dove
Farm Credit Services

Objectives:

  • Continue to develop our partnership with Belgrade Chamber of Commerce.
  • Provide a scholarship to MSU Agriculture Foundation. 
  • Work with area elementary schools to fund and coordinate the annual Farm Fair.
  • Work with the Gallatin Valley Agricultural Committee to coordinate the annual FFA Breakfast when it is held in Bozeman.

Goals:

Promote agriculture in Gallatin County through educational, social, and legislative support.


Committee Files

Agricultural Appreciation Banquet Past Winners

Gallatin Valley Tournament Committee

Chair

Kevin Black
Gene Cook Real Estate

Objectives:

  • Encourage Chamber members to volunteer at these events.
  • Fundraising to support High School bids.
  • Negotiate bids for hosting High School Events.

Goals:

Promote and support High School sanctioned events in Belgrade and Bozeman.



Leadership Bozeman 30

Chair

Participants of Leadership Bozeman 29

Objectives:

  • Provide a broad overview of the opportunities facing the Bozeman Community through comprehensive learning program.
  • Provide opportunities at each session for future leaders to learn from current community leaders through field trips, presentations, and question and answer sessions.

Goals:

Develop future community leaders.



Leadership Bozeman All Class Reunion

Chair

Karri Clark
BACC

Objectives:

  • Continue to provide quality leadership training.
  • To provide networking opportunity for classes 1 - 30.

Goals:

Host an annual class reunion.



Manufacturing Committee

Chair

Daryl Schliem
BACC

Objectives:

  • Continue to expand Manufacturing Programs in conjunction with Gallatin College.
  • Research & develop a joint marketing plan.

Goals:

To address Gallatin County manufacturing needs. 



MSU Chamber Partnership

Chair

BACC Staff & MSU Staff

Objectives:

  • Assist in developing a culinary & hospitality training program.
  • Promote all Bobcat Athletic Programs.

Goals:

To foster the relationships between MSU & BACC.



Public Awareness Committee

Chair

Daryl Schliem
BACC

Objectives:

  • Facilitate and promote forums on current local issues that impact local business.
  • Identify alternative funding sources.
  • Participate in the yearly "Business Days at the Capitol" Event.
  • Serve on Montana Infrastructure Coalition.
  • Weekly legislative updates while in session.

Goals:

Educate members about city, county & state issues that affect business. Communicate the Chamber's position on these issues to elected officials.



Take the LEAD Series

Chair

Karri Clark
BACC

Objectives:

  • The Keys to Sustainable Leadership: Alignment & Emotional | Moral Intelligence
  • Leadership Flexibility: One Size Does Not Fit All
  • Leading Through Change: Getting From Here to There
  • Leading Teams: Turning Dysfunction into Cohesion

Goals:

To help businesses achieve record setting improvements & help individuals achieve their full potential.