Committees

Committees
Ambassador Committee
2nd Wednesday of every month @ 7:30am
Committee Chair: Curtis Finnicum, Wells Fargo Advisors
Email: [email protected]

The Great Falls Ambassador Committee is dedicated to presenting the most professional business image of the Chamber by welcoming new Chamber Members, retaining existing Members through “high-touch” Member contact and strengthening and supporting the mission of The Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. We accomplish this by representing the Chamber as official hosts at Chamber and Community Events.

Agriculture Committee
2nd Thursday of every month @ 12:30pm
Committee Chair: Bill Harp, General Mills, Inc.
Email: [email protected]

The Agricultural Committee will foster and promote a better understanding and relationship between the agricultural industry and the community, as well as promoting a strong message of community appreciation for the Ag industry overall.

Agriculture Committee
Agriculture Committee
Agriculture Committee
2nd Thursday of every month @ 12:30pm
Committee Chair: Bill Harp, General Mills, Inc.
Email: [email protected]

The Agricultural Committee will foster and promote a better understanding and relationship between the agricultural industry and the community, as well as promoting a strong message of community appreciation for the Ag industry overall.

Military Affairs Committee
Military Affairs Committee
1st Tuesday of every month @ 11:00am
Committee Chair: Matt Lynde, Health Care Service Corporation
Email: [email protected]

The Military Affairs Committee (MAC) fosters and promotes a vital military presence in our community through activities that support our military populations. The MAC works diligently at maintaining relationships with the military, showing how much the presence of Malmstrom Air Force Base, the Montana Air National Guard and the Army Guard is appreciated by sponsoring following programs and events, such as MAC Annual Appreciation Events, MAC Monthly Luncheons, MAC Annual Ball, MAC Golferoo, Co-Commanders Program, Presentation of Quarterly and Annual Awards and Sponsorship and support of Global Strike Challenge and other events.
Business Advocacy Committee
2nd Thursday of every month @ 7:30am
Committee Chair: Lewis Card, Great Falls College MSU
Email: [email protected]

The Business Advocacy Committee (BAC) identifies public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels. The BAC establishes the public policy position of the Chamber with approval by the Board of Directors. The committee’s approach includes supporting policies encouraging economic development, job growth, opposing burdensome legislative and regulatory proposals, and aids in making Great Falls more business friendly. In addition, the BAC encourages cooperation and partnerships among government, education, business and civic groups.

Business Affairs Committee
Business Affairs Committee
Business Advocacy Committee
2nd Thursday of every month @ 7:30am
Committee Chair: Lewis Card, Great Falls College MSU
Email: [email protected]

The Business Advocacy Committee (BAC) identifies public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels. The BAC establishes the public policy position of the Chamber with approval by the Board of Directors. The committee’s approach includes supporting policies encouraging economic development, job growth, opposing burdensome legislative and regulatory proposals, and aids in making Great Falls more business friendly. In addition, the BAC encourages cooperation and partnerships among government, education, business and civic groups.

BNG
Business Networking Groups
Business Networking Groups (BNG) are combinations of individuals from the business community who meet once a week to share ideas, information and ultimately exchange leads/referrals. The Chamber has six unique business networking groups and each group has it's own unique culture and meeting date/time. Each group includes one representative from a particular product or service. Business Networking Groups group may be added to your Chamber membership for $50/year.
ATHENA Committee
The ATHENA Leadership Award® was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment – qualities embodied in the ATHENA Leadership Model®. The Award is unique in both scope—local, national and international—and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based. The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented to a woman —or man— who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.
ATHENA Committee
ATHENA Committee
ATHENA Committee
The ATHENA Leadership Award® was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment – qualities embodied in the ATHENA Leadership Model®. The Award is unique in both scope—local, national and international—and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based. The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented to a woman —or man— who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.
Steering Committee
Leadership Steering Committee
Committee Chair: Kelly Donnelly, JCCS
Email: [email protected]

Since its inception in 1980, over 1,500 community leaders have graduated from our local Leadership Great Falls program. Leadership Great Falls is a community-wide program designed to identify, educate and motivate potential leaders for the betterment of Great Falls community. The Leadership Steering Committee is also responsible for overseeing the Leadership High School Program, a condensed version of the Leadership Great Falls program, offered to high school Juniors in the Cascade County area.
Montana Defense Alliance
Committee Chair: David Weissman, Subway
Email: [email protected]

The Montana Defense Alliance was initially created to advocate for both Malmstrom Air Force Base (MAFB) and the Montana Air National Guard (MTANG) with a single voice and message. The MTDA has since grown to promote all of Montana’s military and Department of Homeland Security interests. MTDA’s primary key partners include Cascade County, the City of Great Falls, Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, the Great Falls International Airport, the Great Falls Development Authority and other strategic partners.
Montana Defense Alliance
Montana Defense Alliance
Montana Defense Alliance
Committee Chair: David Weissman, Subway
Email: [email protected]

The Montana Defense Alliance was initially created to advocate for both Malmstrom Air Force Base (MAFB) and the Montana Air National Guard (MTANG) with a single voice and message. The MTDA has since grown to promote all of Montana’s military and Department of Homeland Security interests. MTDA’s primary key partners include Cascade County, the City of Great Falls, Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, the Great Falls International Airport, the Great Falls Development Authority and other strategic partners.
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