The Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce believes there are many good reasons why you should join the Chamber First, your Chamber sponsors and or supports many community events all year long, including our annual Banquet, the Montana Story Telling Roundup, Distinguished Young Women, Festival of Lights Christmas Parade and Social, Lewis and Clark Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, and many other annual events. But you may not realize some of the other projects the Chamber is involved with.
This year the Chamber worked to attract a new jewelry store to Cut Bank. Although we did not find an interested party, after months of state-wide recruiting, we are pleased to announce the opening of a new ladies boutique and gift shop in the former Myhre Building. In early 2012 the Chamber responded to the need for new playground equipment at Anna Jeffries School by donating all of the profits from our 2012 Annual Banquet to this project. Furthermore, the Chamber decided to challenge the Cut Bank Education and Alumni Association and the Cut Bank Public Schools to match our profits for this project. The effort resulted in raising $45,000 for the new playground which is currently in the planning process. In August of 2012 the Chamber listened to our member and community requests and held a Business Appreciation Days BBQ in Cut Bank in conjunction with the Chamber sponsored Shakespeare in the Parks production. To date the Chamber has issued more than $7,200 in Chamber gift certificates in 2012, which keeps the money local and promotes shopping at our local businesses.
This fall the Chamber sponsored a “Shop Cut Bank Campaign” to help promote our members. Entry boxes were placed at participating businesses. Shoppers are able to enter for a chance to win every time they made a purchase at participating Cut Bank businesses. The game encouraged everyone to make purchases from local businesses to better their chances at winning. All entries went into a drawing for a total of $800 in Chamber gift certificate. The game ran through December 31.
The Chamber once again co-hosted the Festival of Trees, in which we partnered with the Rockies Healthcare Foundation to raise funds for each organization. This year’s entertainment was provided by The New Harold Nicholls Big Band, a 17 piece Great Falls based band. We were able to raise more than $7000 for each organization.
When you are too busy to attend city, county and regional economic development meetings, we have representatives there, representing you. Every summer the Chamber also takes on the responsibilities at the Visitor’s Information Center. When inquiring minds from out-of-the area are seeking information on Cut Bank, we’re here to respond to their e-mails, letters and phone calls. For many, the Cut Bank Chamber of Commerce is their first impression of Cut Bank and we strive to make it a positive one.
Please help us help you in 2013 by renewing your membership or joining the ranks of the Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce.
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