The Billings Chamber is committed to assisting new and existing residents form connections to people and places. We would love to help you, or someone new to your team, connect with meaningful opportunities to find purpose and belonging in Billings. There is something here for everyone!
Whether your passion is trails, parks, and recreation; government affairs, business development, building a network, or enhancing your leadership skills the Billings Chamber offers multiple committees and networks to help meet your needs. Additional details can be found at www.BillingsChamber.com
The goals of this committee will be to work with all of our community “Trail Stakeholder Groups” to connect and improve our trail system. Specifically, this committee is a consortium of businesses, organizations, governmental bodies, and individuals devoted to developing the Marathon Loop and connecting trail amenities and our cultural assets to the Heritage Trail System managed by TrailNet. Kristi@BillingsTrailnet.org for questions.
Meets quarterly. Board composed of ten Chamber Members approved by the Chamber Board of Directors. Responsible for recommending positions to the Chamber Board that pertain to School District, City of Billings and Yellowstone County local policies and issues. Annually evaluates candidate endorsements.
Emerging professional network for people aged 21 to 39. NextGEN exists to foster relationships among young professionals, develop business opportunities, support civic involvement, and promote an overall investment in the future of our community. Steering Committee meets monthly. Open to both members of the Chamber and non-members. Steering Committee participation is through an application process.
The Billings Chamber Leadership Billings Program offers a venue for individuals to develop and maintain strong community ties which help form stronger community relationships.
Each year, dozens of local business leaders, owners and executives join the Billings Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Billings Program. This program works to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise among leaders of area businesses and organizations. Through this valuable eight-month course, participants gain clearer business climate and community perspectives. With keynote speakers, panel discussions, team-building exercises, problem solving, and site visits, participants have an opportunity to:
* Gain insight into the local economy
* Explore Billings’ history
* Interact with business, government, and educational leaders
* Build and develop individual leadership skills
* Learn more about pressing community issues
Not only do participants learn more about the ‘insides’ of the local business community and climate, but they also build relationships that in the end, can create a stronger business voice for the city. Group members explore opportunities to work together as a community, which is extremely important as the city moves forward.
The appointed D&I Network Advisory Board meets monthly. Its mission is to continuously work to identify and dismantle conscious and non- conscious systemic bias and discriminatory actions in our workplaces and within our community through education, training, advocacy, mentorship, having difficult conversations, and regularly facilitating diverse and inclusive interactions as a convener within the city’s business community.
The Women’s Network exists as a space for women in business and leadership to build connections and relationships. It offers monthly opportunities for professional and personal development and to engage with and mentor other professionals.
Meets the 1st Friday of each month at 7 a.m. Open to all members of the Chamber. The Ag Committee educates members about issues pertaining to agriculture, the region’s number one industry. Members serve on the Ag Banquet and Ag Tour planning committees.
Open to all members of the Chamber at no cost and no limit to industry. Members meet weekly to exchange business information, network and support each other through lead development, shared strategies, and best practices. Rene@BillingsChamber.com for questions.
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month (location varies, 8:30am, Noon or 4pm rotation). Open to all members of the Chamber at no cost and no limit to industry to assist businesses in creating long-term value; create relationships to benefit business; explore how interactions create opportunity for growth.