About

Jo McCauley, Executive Director

Jo McCauleyJo McCauley began serving as the director of the Lewistown Area Chamber of Commerce in January 2020.  Jo, her husband and their dog Heidi moved to Montana from West Virginia and are looking forward to establishing roots in the Lewistown community. Raised in Central Pennsylvania, Jo has lived in nine states and enjoys the challenges and learning that new experiences bring. Jo and her husband (retired - Army) have an adult son who recently followed them to Montana to make his home. Jo’s extended family is still in Central Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Charlie Denison, Charlie Russell Chew Choo Train Coordinator

CharlieDennison

Charlie Denison signed onto the Chamber of Commerce in June of 2020 to take on the position of Charlie Russell Chew Choo Train Coordinator. Also a musician, Denison regularly provides musical entertainment on the train.

Formerly the senior reporter at the Lewistown News-Argus, Denison has fallen in love with central Montana and is grateful to serve the community as a Chamber representative.

2020 Chamber of Commerce Board

Executive Board
Kevin Myhre, President
Dennis Descheemaeker, Vice-President & Immediate Past President
Abbey Wichman, Secretary
Jeff Whitcraft, Treasurer
Kim Ferrell
Ralph Mihlfeld
Lonnie Mannin
Todd Smith
Laurie Huber
Ronda Jensen
Jo McCauley, Director

Download Board member application here

Download 2021 Chamber Membership application here

Our Mission
The Lewistown Area Chamber of Commerce, with broad support of the community, shall provide focused, cohesive leadership in Central Montana in order to achieve positive development and growth in the areas of business, agriculture, service, information, image, and the enhancement of the cultural, economic, social, recreational, and educational opportunities for all.

Our Purpose
The Lewistown Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, voluntary organization of business and professional people in Central Montana. These people have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic, commercial, and industrial progress of our community:

1) To promote the free enterprise system,

2) To provide a healthy business climate in Central Montana,

3) To develop new programs to generate growth, and

4) To provide continuing leadership and cooperation in Central Montana.

Member Benefits
Broad membership committed to the area, working for commerce as Central Montana is Headed for the Future!

Your Business
While the greatest strength of the Chamber is its “Strength through Unity,” there are a variety of direct benefits to members as well.

A Better Bottom Line
This is accomplished through workshops, assistance and materials to improve your financial position. When the Chamber is contacted for referrals, only Chamber member names are given. Chamber members are also encouraged to do business with other Chamber members.

Visibility
Members are encouraged to advertise their goods and/or services through the Chamber office. Provide your business cards, brochures, or other materials to the Chamber staff, and we will provide them to potential customers. Through visitor information, tourism/relocation packets, and special advertising options, you will reach a greater market for your business. Members are also frequently named in Chamber advertising.

Quality of Life
The Chamber works hard at providing the best services in Central Montana, whether recreation, transportation, education, or other important needs. We cooperate with the various federal, state, and local agencies on everything from highway designation to senior services. We want to keep Central Montana the best place for you to call home.

A Voice
In the decisions affecting your business, whether on a local, county, state, or national level, the Legislative Luncheons, updates, and surveys give you a voice, while representatives from the Chamber attend meetings and address those issues you can’t.

Keeping You Informed
Members receive the monthly newsletter, with committee activities, business briefs, bulletins, and notices. Speakers, forums, and meetings focus on providing the latest info. The Chamber has census information, economic forecasts, and other data to keep you prepared.

Credibility
Chamber of Commerce members are recognized as progressive, committed businesses and individuals in the area. As a Chamber member you tap into the network of business in Central Montana. The membership plaque on the wall and sticker in the window says you belong.

Your Connection
Your participation in the Lewistown Area Chamber makes for a stronger economy. The Chamber is working hard to promote a home-town shopping concept, in every Central Montana community, keeping Central Montana dollars in Central Montana. We’re also working hard to bring new dollars in. Whatever your business, we’ll help keep you Headed for the Future!

Credit Card Payments Accepted
The Lewistown Area Chamber of Commerce can now accept payment by credit card over the phone for Special Events and Membership dues! Please call the Chamber at 406-535-5436 for more information.