The Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce actively serves its members by providing business resources such as networking opportunities, education, marketing and advocacy. This section of our website is very informative and provides a wealth of information for business owners.
Business Resources and Tools
The Missoula Chamber Advocacy Center can provide you with current information about local issues, connect you with federal, state and local elected officials and provide you with voter information. The Chamber also has dedicated staff to monitor local issues that impact business and will alert you to the items that can affect your business.
Tools for Business Success is a comprehensive business resource that will provide you with forms, best practices and information specific to the industry you work in.
Business Networking Opportunities
Business After Hours is a monthly Chamber networking opportunity designed to encourage the development of professional networks. The event is held the first Tuesday of every month (with the exception of holidays) and is hosted at various Chamber member businesses. This is a fun event in which new members are introduced and everyone has a great time socializing while making new connections.
Business Development Academy of Missoula (BDAM) is a collaborative effort with Anderson Zurmuehlen to provide enhanced management skills that will improve the daily operation of any business, at an affordable price. BDAM is structured like Leadership Missoula, in that it is a ten month series of classes. Each session is only an hour and a half and a catered lunch is provided.
Business Networking Groups (BNG) are open to any Chamber member that would like to join one. BNG's are designed to facilitate referrals, mentoring and the expansion of business networks. The groups meet once a week at various Chamber member businesses. This is a great way to build lasting relationships with other business professionals.
Chamber Committees are a great way to become a part of Missoula's business voice. Chamber committees host many events and programs that provide business resources to local citizens and businesses.
Leadership Missoula (LM) is a great way to build your leadership skills while making new friends in the business community. LM has been in existence for 30 years and is one of the most prestigious educational opportunities available in Missoula. Participants come together one day a month for ten months,and enjoy dynamic presentations about a variety of topics. The current LM Chair recently wrote about his experience in this program, here is a link to the column"Leadership Missoula Creates Connections, Changes Outlook." Leadership applications are currently being accepted and the due date to apply is July 1. Download a Leadership Missoula application now!
The Governmental Affairs link will direct you to current community issues being monitored, our ongoing work in advocacy including updates from the Chamber's Governmental Relations Liaison.
Join the Chamber and add all of the above tools to your marketing kit. There are a variety of marketing opportunities available with any level of Chamber membership. Whether you have a small amount of time or can dedicate many hours a month to your membership, you will be contributing to an organization that has supported local commerce for more than a 100 years! If you are currently a member and have questions about your membership benefits, please call the Chamber office at (406) 543-6623. We have dedicated staff to tailor your benefits to your specific needs.