12 min

Using Events to Drive Income and City-Wide Economic Support: Glasgow, MT Chats With Chambers

    • Business

Glasgow is a smaller community and economic hub in NE Montana. They are branded as the “middle of nowhere” because they are 4.5 hours in any direction from any metropolitan area of more than 75,000 people. The chamber was established in 1917! They are very event driven.  Agriculture and tourism are the primary industries. The ag industry is thriving because they are coming out of a drought.

They run a walleye tournament that has been around for 35 years. They typically have around 200 teams that participate! The event gives out more than $125,000 in cash and prizes.

Their biggest challenge is workforce. With COVID those close to retirement retired early and so they lost a big part of their workforce. They’re working on incentives and helping businesses with ways to recruit.

Lisa’s tip is keep your membership dues down. Because they are an event driven organization they pull in their income from that. As a small community of only 3,400 people they have 200 members.

Questions We Asked:
What is the Glasgow Area Chamber all about? [1:21]
What are some wins? [5:14]
What are challenges you face? [6:37]
What is your tip and trick to pass on to other chambers? [8:20]
How can you learn more about Glasgow? [9:22]

Full transcript & more info:  Nonprofitbootcamponline.com

Follow the Chats With Chambers Podcast: https://nonprofitbootcamponline.com/podcast/

About Chats With Chambers:
Chats With Chambers brings the power and ideas of chambers from across the country to you! Each episode features a new Chamber Executive as they share their wins and tips in the areas of recruitment, fundraising, retention of members and more. Check out these quick 15 minute episodes and find new strategies to make your Chamber even more successful.

Glasgow is a smaller community and economic hub in NE Montana. They are branded as the “middle of nowhere” because they are 4.5 hours in any direction from any metropolitan area of more than 75,000 people. The chamber was established in 1917! They are very event driven.  Agriculture and tourism are the primary industries. The ag industry is thriving because they are coming out of a drought.

They run a walleye tournament that has been around for 35 years. They typically have around 200 teams that participate! The event gives out more than $125,000 in cash and prizes.

Their biggest challenge is workforce. With COVID those close to retirement retired early and so they lost a big part of their workforce. They’re working on incentives and helping businesses with ways to recruit.

Lisa’s tip is keep your membership dues down. Because they are an event driven organization they pull in their income from that. As a small community of only 3,400 people they have 200 members.

Questions We Asked:
What is the Glasgow Area Chamber all about? [1:21]
What are some wins? [5:14]
What are challenges you face? [6:37]
What is your tip and trick to pass on to other chambers? [8:20]
How can you learn more about Glasgow? [9:22]

Full transcript & more info:  Nonprofitbootcamponline.com

Follow the Chats With Chambers Podcast: https://nonprofitbootcamponline.com/podcast/

About Chats With Chambers:
Chats With Chambers brings the power and ideas of chambers from across the country to you! Each episode features a new Chamber Executive as they share their wins and tips in the areas of recruitment, fundraising, retention of members and more. Check out these quick 15 minute episodes and find new strategies to make your Chamber even more successful.

12 min

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