Training, Education & Community Development Division

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 of directors liaison:

Jeff Kaufman 
Erica Droge 

architects & engineers committee 

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.
goal:
  • To provide a forum for Architects & Engineers to share ideas & experiences with elected officials. 

builders, developers & realtors committee

chair: Bill Fielder, Distinctive Lighting

objectives:
  • Engage in the City of Bozeman Strategic Planning process.
  • Finalize Unified Development Code.
  • Provide recommendations for Capital Improvement Plan.
goal:
  • To provide a forum for Builders, Developers, and Real Estate Agents to share ideas & experiences with elected officials. 

business & community connections

chair: BACC Staff

objectives:
  • Business Showcase Opportunity
  • Local Economic Development Update
  • State of the City
goal:
  • Connecting Business Leaders with Community Leaders 

business & community issues

chair: BACC Staff

objectives:
  • Keep Chamber members informed regarding key community issues & opportunities. 
goal:
  • 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. 
goal:
  • 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.
goal:
  • Promote agriculture in Gallatin County through educational, social and legislative support.

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

LEAD series

Chair: Karri Clark, BACC 

objectives:
  • Being a Good Boss
  • Leading and Nurturing Great Employees
  • Leading Ourselves Through Good Choices
  • Leveraging Today’s Workforce
goal:
  • To help businesses achieve record setting improvements & individuals achieve their full potential.

leadership bozeman all class reunion

Chair: Karri Clark, BACC 

objectives:
  • Continue to provide quality leadership training.
  • Provide networking opportunity for classes 1-31.
goal:
  • Host an annual class reunion.

leadership bozeman 31

Chairs: Wytni Spranget, Stockman Bank
Co-Chairs: Leadership Bozeman 30 participants

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.


goal:
  •  Develop future community leaders.

public awareness committee

Chair: Daryl Schliem, BACC 

objectives:
  • Facilitate and promote forums on current local issues that impact local business.
  • Host quarterly meetings with State and local Elected Officials and business members. 
  • 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. 
goal:
  • Educate members about city, county & state issues that affect business. Communicate the Chamber’s position on these issues to elected officials.