Membership Committees

The purpose of this division is to increase Chamber membership:

chamber board of directors liaison:

Vern Veltkamp

Veltkamp Agency, Inc.

Penny Zacharisen

Family Allergy & Asthma Care of Montana, PLLC

4:44 @ 4C

chair: Karri Clark - BACC

  • Opportunity for Four Corners businesses to showcase their business to BACC members.
  • Hosted as requested.
  • Provide a business networking outlet for all BACC members.

assistance for business clinic

chair: Stephen Griswold - BACC

  • Provide up-to-date business practices at the one-day workshop.
  • Organize and promote a one-day workshop to business owners providing up-to-date information on employment, tax laws, tax credits & MT BEAR Program.  

business after hours

chair: Karri Clark - BACC

  • Showcase business to BACC members.
  • Host 12 per year.
  • Provide a business networking outlet.

business before hours

chair: Karri Clark - BACC

  • Showcase business to BACC members.
  • Host 12 per year.
  • Small business networking opportunity.

chamber annual banquet

chair: BACC Staff

  • Introduce incoming chair & new board members.
  • Recognize outgoing chair & retiring board members.
  • Recognize Sperry Award winner.
  • Recognize Green Coat of the Year.
  • Networking opportunity for 400+ members.
  • Provide year end review & preview of upcoming year.

classic chamber golf outing

chair: Shauna Deckert - Stockman Bank

  • Continue to maintain 34 teams.
  • Secure major sponsor.
  • Opportunity for businesses to come together along with a fun-filled day of golf.

evolving professionals committee

chair: Megan Inman - Fire Suppression Systems
co-chair: Carissa Wardinsky - Big Sky Western Bank

  • Bridge Building - Across generations & groups
  • Community Engagement - Issues that matter
  • Gateway - Information & connections
  • Growth - Career, personal growth
  • Network - Connectivity, peer2peer
  • To provide professionals with the resources, tools & education for a successful professional career. 

green coat ambassadors

chair: Tony Wastcoat - Retired

  • Support and attend Blue and Red Ribbon Cuttings, Grand Openings, 4:44 @ 4C, Business After Hours, Business Before Hours, Groundbreakings, and other Chamber events.
  • Welcome new members and encourage participation in Chamber activities through the mentoring program.
  • To promote good will and community awareness of Chamber activities.

leads groups

chair: Moderators change on quarterly basis.

  • Continue to grow leads groups & number of leads exchanged.
  • Provide structured non-competing business leads exchange. 
  • To build economic vitality one relationship at a time.

membership services committee

chair: Shauna Deckert - Stockman Bank
co-chair: Jessie Smith - Farmers Insurance, Carey Leep Agency

  • 4:44 @ 4C registration table.
  • Assist with Chamber Annual Banquet
  • Business After Hours registration table.
  • Business Before Hours registration table.
  • Organize the annual Operation Thank You Event.
  • Volunteer Appreciation Event.
  • Assist the Chamber team in developing programs to encourage member participation in Chamber events.

special projects

chair: Karri Clark - BACC

  • Expand YouTube presence.
  • Media/Marketing in Bozeman Daily Chronicle Business Journal, KMMS Radio & TV Interviews.
  • Populate Community Calendar.
  • Produce a Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Map.
  • Produce an annual Bozeman Area City Map.
  • Produce an annual Bozeman Tear-Off Map.
  • Produce an annual Membership Directory.
  • Produce an annual Visitor | Relocation & Business Guide.
  • Promote New & Renewing Business Members in KBZK 7, Bozeman Daily Chronicle Chamber Corner, BoZone Entertainment.
  • Small Business Game Changer Promotion.
  • Creates venues to promote Chamber businesses to the general public.