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

Full Circle Foundation

Erica Droge

Dry Hills Distillery


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 Fiedler, 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.

“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 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

Chair: 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.

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