Mission Statement

The Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce, representing its membership, advocates economic vitality, high quality of life and preservation of the free enterprise system through leadership, vision, and communication.

Photo credit: Barbara Mecklenburg

Guy Sperry

Guy Sperry, known as “Mr. Bozeman,” served as Chamber Executive for 20 years. His moto, “Build a Better Bozeman,” was the foundation for community-wide efforts to enhance opportunities for all residents. Community involvement has long been inspired by Mr. Sperry’s oft-repeated admonition: “Those of us who enjoy the benefits should not just pick up the apples, but should help to shake the trees!”


Sperry Award Recipients


Bruce Grubbs

2022

Sherman Veltkamp

2020

Joe Billion

2019

Larry Aasheim

2018

John Parkes

2017

Tony Wastcoat

2016

Doug Alexander*

2015

Ron Ostermiller

2014

Carl Lehrkind III

2013

John Murdoch

2012

Robyn Erlenbush

2011

Jim Drummond

2010

Steve Johnson

2009

Steve Schnee

2008

Jerry Cashman

2007

Sue Johnson*

2006

Carroll Henderson*

2005

Dick Walter

2004

Dan Rust

2003

Steve Sparks

2002

Connie Vanderjagt

2001

Ed Hanson

2000

Gary Tschache*

1999

John Dorn

1998

Sue Leighand

1997

Harvey Larson*

1996

Al Bertelsen*

1995

John Mandeville*

1994

Bill Rolfe*

1993

Norm Wallin*

1992

Don Langohr Jr

1991

Helen Johnson*

1990

Howard Nelson*

1989

Isabel Haynes*

1988

Torlief Aasheim*

1987

Pete Waite*

1986

Dorothy Aasheim*

1985

Lou Spain Sr

1984

Wayne Gibson

1983

Deceased*


Green Coat Ambassadors


Terry Alborn

Amatics CPA Group

Jon Ayres

Opportunity Bank of Montana

Jim Bangs

Stifel Nicolaus

Kevin Black

Cook Development

Shauna Deckert

Stockman Bank - Belgrade

Rina Donaldson

Express Employment Professionals

John Dorn

Retired

Matt Ekstrom

Morrison-Maierle, Inc.

Bill Fiedler

Distinctive Lighting

Brian Gertiser

Retired

Wayne Gibson*

Retired *Honorary

Nolan Glueckert

Security Title Company of Montana

Bruce Grubbs

Retired

Steve Johnson

Propitious LLC

Matt Johnson

Stockman Bank

Vonda Laird

J&V Restaurant Supply & Design

Sue Leigland

Retired

Greg Metzger

Yellowstone Fiber

Ron Ostermiller

Retired

Paul Pahut

Stockman Bank

Bruce Parker

Retired

Vance Paulson

J&V Restaurant Supply and Design

Dan Rust

State Farm Insurance

Brian Sprenger

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Dennis Springer

Vern Veltkamp

Veltkamp Agency, Inc.

Tony Wastcoat

Retired

Steve Wheeler

Retired

Ben Yanker

Retired

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