June 2017
Chamber Newsletter
Events, acknowledgements, the latest Chamber news... This newsletter has it all
Upcoming Events
City Council Meetings

June 5 & June 19

City Hall


Come to a City Council meeting. Know what is happening in Big Timber and be an active participant in your local government.

Sweet Grass County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, June 14 at noon

The Grand Hotel & Restaurant


Come to the monthly meeting of the Sweet Grass County Chamber of Commerce. See what's happening in the county from a business point of view.

Two Rivers Gallery Presents Thomas English & Shirle Wempner
Friday, June 16 at 5:00 pm
Two Rivers Art Gallery

An exhibit showcasing paintings from Tom & Shirle's August 2016 trip to the northern part of France, including Brittany, Normandy and Paris.

French wine & hors d'oeuvres will be served. 
Gusts of Big Timber 70th Anniversary
June 16 & 17

Help celebrate Virgil's 70 years in business. 

Gusts of Big Timber opened its doors in 1947 (no, that is not a typo). Today, 70 years after those doors opened, you can still find Virgil welcoming customers into his wonderful shop. 
Coffee Connections
Thursday, June 22  
8:30 am to 9:30 am
Big Timber Carnegie Public Library

Sweet Grass Recycle and Republic Services will be offering information on recycling and discussing possibilities and plans for recycling in Sweet Grass County. 
Big Timber Rodeo & Sweet Grass Fest
June 23 - 24

Yay! It's summer!

Join us at Sweet Grass Fest. There will be a vendor fair, car show, kid zone, parade and live music. 

Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun at the Big Timber Rodeo both Friday & Saturday evening. 

The parade theme this year is Clownin' Around.

See the full agenda at  www.bigtimber.com/sweet-grass-fest.
2017 Spring Photo Contest
Congratulations to Loretta Hurley for winning the 2017 Facebook Spring Photo Contest. Check out the winning photo below.

A big thank you to everyone who submitted a photo and all those who voted. 

Don't miss out on fun contests in the future by liking the Sweet Grass County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page
To see photos from the contest visit  www.bigtimber.com/spring-photo-contest.
Meeting Attendance Winner
Homestead Bed & Breakfast

Located only a few blocks from downtown this bed and breakfast has four guest rooms with private bathrooms. The couple’s suite has a beautiful steam shower and large bathtub. The hostess, Nancy, creates a fun and welcoming atmosphere that will make you want to come back again and again. Stay the night or the week and enjoy a delicious home cooked breakfast in the morning. 
May Chamber Meeting Guest Speaker
Tracy Lujan with Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch joined the May meeting to talk about their Therapeutic Foster Care Program. 

Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch is licensed as a therapeutic foster care placing agency through the state of Montana. They match children up to age 18 with treatment families. These licensed families provide care, structure, support and focused mental health intervention for youth.

Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch is currently looking for families interested in becoming therapeutic foster care parents. There are currently close to 30 therapeutic foster care families with homes in Belgrade, Big Timber, Billings, Bozeman, Livingston and other communities throughout Montana. Please consider helping this program grow in our community. 

To learn more visit  www.ybgr.org
Blake Nursery Celebrates 40 Years in Business
Happy 40th anniversary Blake Nursery and congratulations on 40 years of business in Sweet Grass County. This family-owned business opened in 1977 and is located on Otter Creek Road just North of Big Timber. Blake Nursery has a reputation of having a large variety of hardy and quality plants, including Montana natives. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. 

If you haven't gotten your flowers, trees, and plants yet, visit this family-owned nursery and find all you are looking for. Visit their website today,  www.blakenursery.com.

To read more about the anniversary party check out the following article in the Big Timber Pioneer.
Business Tip of the Month
I s your website mobile friendly?

  • People are 5X more likely to leave your website if it is hard to view on a smartphone or tablet.
  • Nearly half of all visitors will leave a mobile site if the pages don’t load within 3 seconds.
  • 9 out of 10 people say they use multiple screens.

Have Your Business Featured on the Chamber Facebook Page
The Chamber wants to recognize the great businesses in Sweet Grass County by having a business featured each month on Facebook. If you would like to have your business featured, please fill out the Business Feature Questionnaire
Sweet Grass County Chamber of Commerce | (406) 932-5131 | sgchamberdirector@gmail.com www.bigtimber.com