Board of Directors
The Chamber is now accepting applictions for the Chamber Board of Directors elections.
Please fill out the application and call the Chamber office to schedule an interview with Julie Simon, President and CEO. Applications and interviews must be complete by April 15th at 5:00 p.m.
The chair of the Chamber's board of directors the 2012-2013 fiscal year is Alisa Engler. She is the Branch President of the Bank of Gillette. View the Chamber's 2012-2013 Board of Directors here. For more information about the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, contact Julie Simon, IOM, Chamber president and CEO, at (307) 682-3673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can enhance your membership, expand your business network and help to improve the business environment in Campbell County by volunteering for one of the Chamber’s committees. Check out the committees listed below to determine which committee suits your interests. Don’t see a committee that works for you? Additional committees and task forces can be formed upon approval from the Chamber Board of Directors. Contact President Julie Simon, IOM, for more information at (307) 682-3673 or email@example.com.
Business Advocacy Committee
The Business Advocacy Committee (BAC) helps to determine the direction to be taken by the Chamber in local, county and state government, on behalf of more than 650 members. The committee compiles the annual Advocacy and Legislative Principles that outlines the Chamber’s position on the issues affecting the businesses in the community that is provided to the County’s state legislators prior to the upcoming legislative session. The BAC also hosts the Eggs & Issues breakfast held the first of the year, which provides an opportunity for the community to meet with state representatives and learn the issues on the plate for upcoming legislative sessions.
The BAC meets the second Wednesday of each month at noon in the Chamber Board Room. For more information about, contact Kacey Klein, communications and marketing specialist, at (307) 682-3673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Energizer Committee serve as the primary liaisons for the organization to its members. Highly visible in the business community, Energizers serve as a conduit for members to engage in the organization, as well as welcome them at Chamber functions. Energizer responsibilities include networking at Chamber events, attending ribbon cuttings and supporting projects in the business community. The Energizers meet the first Thursday of the month at noon – location varies. Application process and additional membership fee required. For more information, contact P.J. Burns, investor relations manager, at (307) 682-3673 or email@example.com.
Gillette Area Leadership Institute (GALI) Steering Committee
The Gillette Area Leadership Institute (GALI) Steering Committee sets the agendas and schedules of business for the GALI program. GALI Steering Committee members must have been through the program to sit on the committee. The GALI Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Chamber Board Room. For more information, contact Gail Lofing, IOM, vice president of finance, at (307) 682-3673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
North East Wyoming Contractors Association (NEWCA)
If there is a bid or a project being built in the area, North East Wyoming Contractors Association (NEWCA) is the place to hear about it. The committee hosts the annual NEWCA Home Show, and honors industry businesses with the NEWCA Awards. This committee also offers a NEWCA Scholarship Program. Application process and additional membership fee required.
NEWCA meets the first Thursday of the month at noon in the Chamber Board Room. For more information, contact Katie Alo, communications coordinator, at (307) 682-3673 or email@example.com.
Local retailers and media are the volunteer members that make up the Retail Committee. This group of dynamic individuals helps the Chamber market member retailers, promotes shopping locally and good customer service, as well as encourages the expansion of retail businesses in the area. The committee runs the Gillette is the Place to Bee program, which features a holiday promotion and the Customer Service Certification program.
The Retail Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at 8 a.m. in the Chamber Board Room. For more information, contact P.J. Burns, investor relations manager, at (307) 682-3673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gillette Area Leadership Institute
The Gillette Area Leadership Institute (GALI) is a nine-month program designed to promote a better understanding of the community, build and enhance leadership skills, and develop a strong network of community leaders. The program provides Gillette and Campbell County with informed, dedicated individuals prepared to assume positions within the community and enhance quality of life for all. As the future leaders of Campbell County, GALI graduates frequently serve on boards and committees for organizations throughout the community. Participation in the program requires an application, tuition and review process— are available at the Chamber office beginning in May each year. For more information, contact Gail Lofing, IOM, vice president of finance, at (307) 682-3673 or email@example.com.
Chamber Participants for the 26th Gillette Area Leadership Institute Class
Matt Baker, Wells Fargo Bank
Tara Beard, First Interstate Bank
Cory Bryngelson, Pacificorp, Wyodak Power Plant
P.J. Burns, Campbell County Chamber of Commerce
Tonja Cale, First National Bank of Gillette
Richard Cisneros, Powder River Heating & Air Conditioning
Kendra Como, Campbell County
Jordan Fischer, Jordan’s Fine Western Dining
Ryan Gross, Security State Bank
Vicki Gunderson, Cloud Peak Energy
Chrissy Herrera, Town of Wright
Molly Hoon-Hanks, Daly, Davidson & Sorenson, LLC
Cheryl Kenitzer, Casey Peterson & Associate, Ltd
Donna Lhotak-Crippen, Joint Powers Fire Board
Shilo Lundvall, Arch Coal Inc.
Tami Maher, Above The Line Certified Public Accountants
Anthony Miller, Collins Communications Inc./ Energizers
Romona Nolan, Gillette College
Holly Schamber, Powder River Dental Associates
Paula Steiger, Shuck Bennett & Weber, LLP
Jim Wenzel, City of Gillette
Chamber Graduates 25th Gillette Area Leadership Institute Class
The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce recognized 19 graduates of the Gillette Area Leadership Institute (GALI) with certificates at a Graduation Luncheon on June 20, 2012. Guest speaker Steven Riss, a GALI graduate and owner of The Hair Gallery, reminded graduates that, “leaders are not afraid to fall,” and encouraged them to serve on boards and committees for organizations throughout the community. The luncheon was sponsored by Powder River Dental.
2011-2012 GALI graduates are:
• Laura Besler, First Interstate Bank
• Cheryl Chitwood, Campbell County Government
• Ashlie Coker, Daly, Davidson & Sorenson, LLC
• Joseph Fischer, Gillette Optometric Clinic
• Faith Harvey, Powder River Dental
• Dr. Patrick Love, Powder River Dental
• Shane Miller, Collins Communications
• Jody Mills, First Interstate Bank
• Ashlee Mills-Fischer, Gillette Optometric
• Donna Morgan, YES House Foundation
• C.J. Griffith, Powder River Energy Corp.
• Aaron Rodriguez, Wells Fargo Bank Wyoming, N. A.
• Constance Scigliano, Campbell County Government
• Cindy Staskiewicz, City of Gillette
• Taezia Storbeck, Powder River Dental
• Bridget Vanderpool, Campbell County Memorial Hospital
• Karissa Viergets, Campbell County Memorial Hospital
• Tatyana Walker, YES House
• Lacy Woodard, Powder River Dental