The Shelby Area Chamber of Commerce serves to promote a positive business environment as a voice and resource in partnership with business, education, agriculture, civic and community organizations throughout Shelby and Toole County.
What The Chamber Does For You!
We keep an office open, making it possible for people to make a direct contact when needing answers to questions about our town and area. To keep an office open the Chamber must pay rent, wages, phone and supplies.
We must pay dues and belong to the Montana Chamber in order to be listed as a town with a Chamber office and phone number. From that, the Montana Chamber keeps direct contact with us concerning Chamber issues.
We are a liaison between City, County, School and State of Montana, giving each of these entities a contact for projects and information.
Chamber offices are always the first contact made by people interested in relocating, doing business, or studying our area.
We also spend a lot of time doing tourism promotion and provide information to said tourists.
Why Should I Belong to the Chamber of Commerce?
Chamber is an organized effort to promote, increase and improve business in our community.
Chamber is an organized liaison between business, school, service organizations, and all aspects of the community.
Chamber is organized for the purpose of advancing the economic, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of the city and the area.
We try to encourage growth of existing business while giving proper assistance to any new firm or individual seeking to locate in our area.
We support all activities believed to be beneficial to the community and the area, and oppose those that might be detrimental.
We are the first contact made by anyone seeking information about our community when considering relocation, or traveling into our area.
Listed below are some of the events and projects the Chamber worked on for the 2015 fiscal year:
Printed and distributed the Chamber Membership Directory to local motels, restaurants, convenience stores, city offices, Visitor Information Center
Chamber Discount Coupon Book to promote local shopping
Maintained a Chamber website with a wealth of area information for relocation and tourism
Sponsored the monthly Chamber After Hours to spotlight local businesses
Organized and hosted the 4th Annual Shelby Street Fair and helped plan the Shelby High School All-Class Reunion
Organized Marias Fair Parade and Kiddie Parade
Chamber Banquet with a fundraiser auction to provide staff wages for the Shelby visitor Information Center.
Hosted the North Toole County Appreciation Picnic in Sunburst
Promote Community Events with signage at 5th Ave. & Hwy 2
Shelby Appreciation Chili Feed during Christmas Stroll
Worked with the Shelby Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) promote Shelby
Designed a new Shelby Brochure with the Shelby TBID with year round distribution
Sponsored a Shelby page within the Central Montana Planner to promote tourism in our area
Developed “Welcome Packets” for new residents
NONE of these can be accomplished without YOUR support!