What a year it has been. Over one hundred businessmen and women gathered to reflect on the year 2020 and looked forward to the future with great enthusiasm. The 24th annual Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Black Diamond Business Awards dinner took place on Tuesday, June 22.
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Brad Niva moved to Big Sky at such a time that he gets to experience the Big Sky we all knew before the pandemic ever happened. Or at least, a Big Sky relatively removed from some of the more obvious pandemic details.
Picture this: a pandemic happens, everyone decides to embark upon home improvement projects and couch purchases skyrocket. As the pandemic starts to seem a bit more manageable, you find yourself moving to a new town to begin the next step in your career. The problem is you do not own a couch and all couches are backordered through the summer.
Two companies that help facilitate Summer Work Travel (SWT) programs, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and InterExchange, reached out to Chambers of Commerce throughout the country, concerned about a presidential proclamation that extended the limitation of the number of J-1 visa applicants able to come to the United Stat
Many Americans have been highly adaptable to Covid times in regard to shifting to online work, especially since they got to have more creative wardrobe choices.
Big Sky Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) & Visit Big Sky (VBS) CEO Candace Carr Strauss will be departing her roles in Big Sky and heading to Sedona, Ariz. in February. She has been named President/CEO of the Sedona, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau.
"Shopping local is just more important than ever,” Kate Tomkinson, owner of Trove, said considering the complications brought on by the coronavirus. “This season could be a make or break for a lot of businesses,” she continued.
This year, Dec. 1 means more than just the beginning of winter. Eight years ago, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving also meant the start of something good – a global movement for good, in fact.
When Laura Seyfang, executive director of Big Sky Community Housing Trust (BSCHT) stood before the speakers gathered for the Chamber of Commerce Building Forum there were five and a half rental units available in Big Sky and “112 people on our waitlist desperately looking for places to rent.” She noted that median real estate prices in the area
Noting well over 100% growth in the school district in the last decade, Big Sky School District (BSSD) Superintendent Dustin Shipman credited the forward thinking members of the school board for helping position the district.