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Training, Education & Community Development Division

The purpose of this division is to provide new training and educational and leadership opportunities for Chamber members to assist in addressing 2020 opportunities and beyond.

chamber board of directors liaison:


Tony Marchi

Home Instead Senior Care




architects & engineers 

chair: Jay Fischer, Morrison-Maierle, Inc.


goal:
  • To provide a forum for architects and engineers to share ideas & experiences with elected officials.

objectives:
  • Clarification of Unified Development Code.
  • Engage in the City of Bozeman Strategic Planning process.
  • Provide recommendations for Capital Improvement Plan.




builders, developers & realtors 

chair: Bill Fiedler, Distinctive Lighting

goal:
  • To provide a forum for builders, developers and real estate agents to share ideas and experiences with elected officials.

objectives:
  • Clarification of Unified Development Code.
  • Engage in the City of Bozeman Strategic Planning process.
  • Maximize land use opportunities.
  • Provide recommendations for Capital Improvement Plan.



business & community conversation

chair: BACC Staff

goal:
  • Connecting business vision with community vision.

objectives:
  • Facilitate candid conversations between the business community and the citizens of Bozeman and Gallatin County.
  • Local and Regional Economic Improvement Plan.
  • State of the City.


business lunch seminars

Chair: Karri Clark, BACC

goal:
  • Develop courses designed to address the core business issues facing Montana employers.

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


gallatin valley agricultural committee

Chair: Carrie Taylor, First Security Bank - Belgrade

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

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's held in Bozeman.


gallatin valley tournament committee

Chair: Kevin Black, Cook Development

goal:
  • Promote and support High School sanctioned and non-sanctioned events in Belgrade & Bozeman.

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


LEAD series

Chair: Karri Clark, BACC

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

objectives:

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

  • Becoming the Employer of Choice
  • Motivating and Engaging Employees/Teams
  • Co-Creating a Culture of Success

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Lead Series class. It was informative and engaging and addressed leadership challenges we face today with the changing workforce and culture. Jeff Kaufman is an effective speaker keeping participants interested and focused on learning skills that can be applied to almost any professional role. I highly recommend; 2 hours well spent.” Amanda Hofer – Mergenthaler Transfer & Storage


leadership bozeman 34

Chair: Wytni Spranget, Stockman Bank & Crystal Fiedler, Distinctive Lighting  
Co-Chairs: Leadership Bozeman 33 Participants 

goal:
  • Develop future community leaders

objectives:
  • Provide a broad overview of the opportunities facing Bozeman and Gallatin County through a 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.


manufacturing 

Chair: Daryl Schliem, BACC

goal:
  • To address Gallatin County manufacturers needs

objectives:
  • Continue to expand manufacturing programs in conjunction with Gallatin College.
  • Expansion of Gallatin College programs and facilities to increase participation.


msu chamber partnership

Chair: BACC & MSU Staff

goal:
  • To foster the relationships between MSU & BACC

objectives:
  • Promote all Bobcat Athletic Programs.
  • Small Business Game Changer.
  • Sponsorship of MSU Football Stadium Corporate Room.




public awareness committee

Chair: Daryl Schliem, BACC

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

objectives:
  • Business Equipment Tax Elimination.
  • Facilitate and promote forums on current local issues that impact local business.
  • Local Sales Tax Option/State-wide Sales Tax.
  • Host quarterly meetings with State and local Elected Officials and business members.
  • Identify alternative funding sources.
  • Interim Liquor Licenses Study.
  • Participate in the yearly " Business Days at the Capitol" event.
  • Serve on Montana Infrastructure Coalition.
  • Tax Increment Finance District and Targeted Economic Development District.
  • Weekly Legislative Updates.
  • Workforce Training Funds.