The proper marketing can be a game-changer for small businesses, which is why the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce and Bobcat Sports Properties, an arm of Montana State University Athletics, team up to offer one lucky company a $10,000 marketing package through Bobcat Athletics. Each year, the winner works with Bobcat Sports to devise an advertising strategy specifically tailored for their business. Reader boards, website ads, or promotions during actual games are just a few ways advertising can be done.
The contest opens on August 1 of each year, and entries must be received by October 30th. Entries are submitted via the chamber website describing how winning would be a game-changer for the business. The selection process is a group effort between MSU and Bozeman Chamber leadership. At MSU, the committee is comprised of six individuals and, from the Chamber leadership, a group of Green Coat Ambassadors and Board Members -- all who review the applicants. We ask everyone to identify their top five submissions based on the impact the marketing package and partnership with Bobcat Athletics will make on the business. Basically, how would being selected be a Game Changer for the business? Once all the committee members have submitted their top five, results are compiled and the applicant with the most votes is the lucky winner. The winners are announced at the last home Bobcat Football game and are recognized on the field.
This year, eighty entries were submitted, the most ever received. Advanced Electronic Designs (AED) was the lucky winner and will soon be advertising!
AED is a world-class electronics product development firm specializing in hardware, firmware, software, and FPGA design for embedded systems.
To qualify, you must be a member of the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce. Watch for next year’s contest announcement in August. Details can be found at bozemanchamber.com/gamechanger.