About Us - Our Mission

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Serving as the VOICE of Business, YOUR business, the Big Sky Chamber CHAMPIONS a healthy economy and works collaboratively with community stakeholders as CONVENER and a CATALYST to improve the overall quality of life in the region.

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Visionary; working for you to help shape Big Sky’s future

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Open; Welcoming of new ideas, new people and new ways of doing business

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Innovative; Willing to do things differently

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Collaborative; The power of partnership proves that we are better together

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Entrepreneurial; We don’t wait for solutions, we create them

“As part of our Strategic Priorities to help advocate for YOU our members and the future of Big Sky –the Big Sky Chamber is proud to unveil ELEVATE BIG SKY 2023”

 

Please Visit Elevate Big Sky 2023 page for more information

Big Sky Chamber Board of Directors 2019 - 2020

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Scott Johnson, Board Chair

Katie Grice, Vice Chair // Big Sky Resort

Ken Lancey, Treasurer // Grizzly Outfitters

Frank Acito, Secretary // Yellowstone Club

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Sarah Gaither // Big Sky Community Food Bank

Kevin Hinkle // Lone Mountain Land Company

Tim Kent // First Security Bank

Joel Nickel // Suffolk Construction

Taylor Rose // Big Sky Medical Center

Shannon Sears, Secretary // Montana Title & Escrow

Bill Simkins // Big Sky Town Center

 

Along with the work of the Board of the Directors, we have several Committees that we encourage our members to join and engage in our work.  Learn more HERE.

Meet the Team

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Meet the Big Sky Chamber staff and learn more about who is working for better business in Big Sky

Office: 406.995.3000
Candace@BigSkyChamber.com

CANDACE CARR STRAUSS

CEO

Candace brings her 25 years of experience as a business development trailblazer in the EXPERIENCE Economy to lead the Big Sky Chamber. Having held numerous positions in management, marketing and sales, and non-profit development with organizations such as Wonderful Copenhagen, The Houston Symphony, Museum of the Rockies, Destination DC, The Washington Redskins, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, and The Walt Disney Company, she now turns her focus to helping build and sustain a health economy on behalf of the Big Sky community and the organization’s 400+ members.

Office: 406.995.3000
Mobile: 406.600.5299
Anna@BigSkyChamber.com

ANNA JOHNSON

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Anna has lived in Big Sky for 15 years and is thrilled to support businesses in the greater Big Sky community in this role.  She graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in German Language & Literature and Chemistry and taught English in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship before moving to Big Sky.  Since then she has held roles in Human Resources at Big Sky Resort and in 10 years with CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange she supported seasonal businesses across Montana and the West with the J-1 cultural exchange program and was a manager of a team of Sales Representatives across the Western US selling high school study abroad programs.  Anna loves spending time with her husband and two daughters enjoying what Big Sky offers, mountain biking, rafting, camping, hiking, and cross country and downhill skiing.

Office: 406.995.3000
Lori@BigSkyChamber.com

LORI WETZEL

Compliance Manager

Lori graduated from MSU Billings with an accounting degree and passed the CPA exam that same year. She is a Montana native, spending most of her life in the Billings area. After a few years in Arizona, Lori and her husband returned to their home in the mountains to enjoy the blue skies, clean air, beautiful white snow and abundant wildlife found in Big Sky.

Office: 406.995.3000
Caitlin@BigSkyChamber.com

CAITLIN QUISENBERRY

Programming and Events Manager

Caitlin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in communication. While in Austin, she worked on large scale event management for the University of Texas’ Parking and Transportation Services. In the winter of 2015, Caitlin moved to Big Sky to pursue a more hospitality focused career path while developing a passion for mountain living.

Office: 406.995.3000
Nicole@BigSkyChamber.com

NICOLE HOM

Graphic Designer

Nicole brings with her over a decade of adventuring and creating in the southwest Montana region. A fine arts graduate of Bethany College she completed her masters degree in Museum Exhibition Design through Johns Hopkins University. Her work in the arts industry has encompassed editorial and publication design, gallery management, museum exhibition design, and freelance graphic design.

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Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visitor Information Center is staffed 7 days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Street Address

Big Sky Chamber of Commerce
88 Ousel Falls Rd. Unit A1, PO Box 160100
Big Sky, Montana 59716

Contact

406.995.3000
Toll Free 800.943.4111
info@bigskychamber.com

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