Every community needs a catalyst – leaders who rally people to support each other and make the world a better place. At the end of the day, we’re all capable of coming together and being a part of something big, something important, something meaningful.
At the Billings Chamber of Commerce, we are proud to play a role that sparks significant and sustainable changes and inspires possibilities in our community.
AS A CHAMPION, WE FIGHT TO BUILD A STRONG, THRIVING COMMUNITY.
We advocate for policies that will benefit our businesses, our community and our quality of life. We push for smart planning. We form strategic partnerships to tackle our most-challenging issues, from workforce training and public safety to air service and convention-center needs. We work every day to promote a supportive environment for businesses to thrive. Billings’ role as a center of commerce is worth fighting for.
OUR VOICE IS THE VOICE OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.
The Billings Chamber is working toward a post-pandemic community where businesses thrive; its resident-workforce is healthy, happy and successful; and a place where families and individuals want to relocate. Our priorities focus on addressing issues that grow our economy and workforce and create greater quality of life for all. Many across the country may be looking to relocate to communities that are healthy, safe, accepting and less crowded destinations. Being under the Big Sky can be a motivating factor, but it’s not enough. These priorities require immediacy, investment and allocation of significant Chamber resources.
2020 AND BEYOND PRIORITIES
COVID-19: Improving the Health of Business—The Chamber exists to support local businesses, and how we do that is evolving rapidly.
Equality of Opportunity—“Open and Safe” is only a start to recovery. To become nationally competitive for talent and entrepreneurship, Billings must be “Open for All.” The path forward requires our community to intentionally identify diversity and inclusion as a priority.
A Safer Billings—Public safety in a community (real and perceived) is an important determining factor of resident quality of life and relocation. It directly impacts consumer motivation and there are many contributing factors and potential solutions to crime and safety.
Policy and People Matter— The people we elect to set policy will go on to act on business, community and societal issues. Selecting business-friendly candidates to serve as elected leaders is the first step to developing business-friendly policies.
YOUR CHAMBER IS HARD AT WORK FOR YOU
No one business or organization can solve the problems we face. But working together, we can. There is strength in numbers. There is strength in the Billings Chamber of Commerce. We push for sensible policies that foster growth. We provide resources to develop and attract the best and brightest workforce and move our community forward. And our members, who believe in the quality of our community, our workforce and our surrounding environment, receive great benefits to grow their business.