The Big Sky Chamber of Commerce was originated in the early 1980s and has grown to include a collection of over 370 local, regional, statewide and national businesses that support our growing organization. We offer different levels of membership to meet your business needs as well as different degrees of involvement for you and your business.
The Chamber offers a variety of promotional opportunities, referral incentives, local discount opportunities and relationships with regional and national business organizations that are focused on stronger business and greater working relationships. Download the membership form and begin your relationship with Big Sky’s fastest growing business organization today. Contact our membership coordinator with any questions, and to find out how to tailor our services to your business.
What's in it for me?
Promoting your business...improving our community's economic climate and quality of life...getting involved...making a commitment...networking...and even if you don't have the time to become actively involved, you can see that your investment pays for itself.
Your Chamber Membership Investment:
Strengthens your ability to reach new customers
Provides unlimited access to great networking opportunities
Creates a voice for your business
Places you at the forefront of responsible business growth
Helps you become involved in the community
Gives you an opportunity for continued education
Presents unique possibilities for Member 2 Member business
Business Exposure - Things just look better from up here!
You will be the first to know of the unique marketing opportunities that the Chamber offers, including the Official Visitor Guide to Big Sky, area map, street light banners, Visitor Information Center and more. Sponsorship of local events and special programs puts your name in front of hundreds of potential customers. Build your company brand and awareness with print, broadcast, Internet, display and event exposure. Let everyone see how visible you are in your community while we do the work for you.
Referrals - What a great way to drive business to your door!
The Chamber receives hundreds of requests each year for recommendations on services and goods provided in Big Sky and our surrounding communities, along with basic information on tourism and relocation businesses. As a Chamber member, your business is referred upon request of the visiting public. Whether the referral is over the telephone, via email or a hand written letter, we take great pride in thoroughly answering all questions regarding Big Sky and the Gallatin Valley.
Chamber Website - Online, on target!
Thousands of people navigate the Chamber’s website each day in search of relocation, tourism and community information. Through your membership to the Chamber, your business will have a listing on the Chamber website with a direct link to your business website.
Networking Opportunities - Who you know does make a difference!
As a Chamber member, you can host and/or attend monthly Business After Hours and other networking events. These networking events provide an excellent opportunity to share business cards and make connections with fellow business members. The Chamber also offers you a chance to promote your business with different sponsorships at our various events. These events provide you with the opportunity to meet others within your industry, compare practices, formulate strategies and develop profitable business relationships.
Health Insurance - Let's get covered!
Montana Chamber Choices is available to our Big Sky Chamber of Commerce small businesses with 2-99 employees. The plan provides Montana employers and employees with affordable health insurance options. This program has been a huge success since its inception four years ago, with new benefits being added annually.
Business Workshops and Seminars - Continued education!
Featured speakers or activities each month with topics centered around business development and growth. How do I plan for the future? How can I better manage my time and money? How do I hire good employees? These are just a few of the topics discussed at our business workshops. Hear from the experts in a variety of business-related fields and keep education as a key sector of your business success
Tourism Marketing - Capture your target market!
With a membership to the Chamber of Commerce, the marketing opportunities offered to you exceed those of your competition by granting you access to all of the tourism inquiries and convention leads we receive at the Chamber office. This access provides your business with direct contact to those that have already expressed interest in Big Sky and exposes your business to the targeted market you’ve been working for.
Member 2 Member Incentives - Buy local...buy Big Sky!
The Member 2 Member purchase incentives program was designed with your business in mind. This program will promote your business and stimulate the local economy in the community of Big Sky. The program encourages Chamber members to buy locally through discounts offered on products and services to members from members. This is a great way to do more business with your local partners.
SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business) - Invaluable expertise!
SCORE provides resources and expertise to maximize the success of existing and emerging small businesses. The unique services offered by SCORE are based upon the idea of giving back to the community—in this case, the local business community. Businessmen and businesswomen with successful careers and entrepreneurial ventures join SCORE to volunteer their time and expertise to help new businesses start and existing businesses grow and succeed. The Big Sky Chamber of Commerce has access to a dozen SCORE volunteers from Bozeman who travel to Big Sky in an effort to assist our local business community.