Member Development and Events

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The Big Sky Chamber of Commerce is committed to bringing value to YOU our membership and community through annual programming and events that speak to our four strategic pillars.

Member Services & Networking

Business After Hours (BAH)

Held on the third Tuesday of each month, BAH provides a local business the opportunity to promote itself to its fellow members and to host the community at its place of business.

Ribbon Cuttings

The Big Sky Chamber gets the privilege to introduce new businesses to the Big Sky business community via Ribbon Cuttings.  With the assistance of the Big Sky Chamber Ambassadors new business owners cut the commemorative red ribbon as the official indication that they are “open for business

Shred Day

Each year after the April 15th tax filing deadline, the Big Sky Chamber hires a reliable and secure document shredding service to come to Big Sky to provide on-site paper-shredding, and document and hard-drive destruction for local businesses.

Advocating for Our Members

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Facilitating Local Governance

Eggs & Issues

Gallatin-Madison Joint County Commission Meetings

For Advocating Our Members & Facilitating Local Governance the event “Eggs & Issues | Gallatin-Madison Joint County Commission Meetings” which is bi-annual meeting is a two-part forum. First, Eggs & Issues brings to light a specific issue challenging the Big Sky Community within the Big Sky Chamber’s Strategic Priorities.  Immediately following, the Gallatin-Madison Joint County Commission Meeting is held wherein Big Sky leaders inform the community’s two local governing bodies about relevant and timely issues to facilitate better local governance.

Montana Chamber of Commerce

Business Days at The Capitol

This event is held in Helena every January.  During odd numbered years the event coincides with the opening of the biennial Legislature.  During even numbered years the event coincides with the opening of ‘Campaign Season’ – the first day of filing for political office.  It brings together business leaders and government officials to talk face-to-face and participate in a variety of educational and networking events. This is a terrific opportunity to speak directly with elected officials and to learn about the current business climate in Montana

Creating a Positive Business Climate

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Small Business Saturday

A holiday shopping tradition and nationwide movement driven by millions of individuals, Small Business Saturday celebrates the impact that small businesses have on local communities, and encourages consumers to SHOP LOCAL.  In association with American Express, the Big Sky Chamber supports this program on the Saturday following Thanksgiving by creating one day only, exclusive deals from local merchants and compiles them in an easy to use shopping guide for residents and visitors.

Big Sky Chamber Young Professionals

This professional development program was created to foster growth and community engagement within the next generation of local leadership, and includes but is not limited to, a bi-annual mentorship opportunity with a pool of extremely successful business leaders.

Encouraging Community Infrastructure Investment

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Community-Building Forum

A town hall forum in which community stakeholders such as the Big Sky School District #72, Big Sky Medical Center and Big Sky Community Organization, as well as local Developers share insights into the growth occurring in the Big Sky community and to learn about plans for the future.

Big Sky Chamber Signature Events

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Annual Fore-0-Six Golf Tournament

The hottest networking event of the summer for local business leaders. Big Sky Chamber member businesses are given the opportunity to sponsor a hole and/or to provide specialized giveaways to get their businesses in front of those who walk the fairways in this much anticipated tournament

Black Diamond Awards Dinner & Annual Members’ Meeting

This annual event highlights the Big Sky Chamber’s program of work successes of the past fiscal year, speaks to the year ahead, facilitates the election of new board members, and recognizes significant contributions by the area’s top performing businesses and individuals.

For more information about these events and how to get involved, please contact Caitlin Lundin

Programming and Events Manager, at Caitlin@BigSkyChamber.com or 406-995-3000

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