The Town Center taking shape right now has been decades in the making, according to Ryan Hamilton, project manager of Big Sky Town Center, who works with the Simkins family.
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The Big Sky community showed real fortitude this spring, according to Brian Wheeler, vice president of Real Estate and Development at Big Sky Resort. The pandemic forced thoughts of prioritization for many people and businesses – an essential step when the world faced so much uncertainty. That time also allowed for core work to be done.
No one could have predicted what would happen in Big Sky as a result of COVID-19. There were a slew of variables and moving parts. The best and the brightest of the local business world made projections, but no one predicted how squarely Big Sky would be placed on the map by the pandemic.
Candace Carr Strauss is one of the guiding forces of Big Sky, she takes her job as CEO of both Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky seriously. In fact, she loves her work – and delightedly deep dives into data and economic profiles.
The census only happens once every ten years and the data received from the count goes towards funding communities, shaping political districts and defining demographics. Thus, obtaining an accurate count is crucial.
More than 25 people gathered at Rainbow Ranch on Oct. 10 for Big Sky Chamber’s “Lunch and Learn” in which Dr. Kim Langmaid, founder and vice president of sustainability programs at Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail, Colo.
It’s Big Sky’s doorstep and current home to the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and destination marketing organization Visit Big Sky. In April, the Dolan family sold it to Michael Schreiner and his partners, organized under a pair of LLCs— Winchester Holdings and Western Mountain Investments.