About Lewistown Area Chamber of Commerce

Candyce Shirey: Executive Director

Image of Candyce Shirey at Chamber Office

Candyce Shirey started as new Chamber Director April 5 and brings a wealth of experience in event coordinating to the position. She looks forward to working with members, vendors, train passengers and the community as a whole, one she's been grateful to be part of the last 14 years.

Now Hiring: LACC Executive Director Assistant/Train Coordinator

The Lewistown Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for a positive, energetic full-time employee to manage passengers and preparation for the Charlie Russell Chew Choo and North Pole Adventure, organize events such as the Chokecherry Festival and work directly with the Chamber Director, orchestrating newsletters, email blasts, managing volunteers, entertainers, caterers, vendors and more.

Interested parties must be task-oriented, able to meet deadlines and be comfortable working under pressure. The prospective employee must also have the ability to perform basic bookkeeping, maintain accurate files, work well with the public and have knowledge of modern office procedures, including Microsoft Office and social media marketing tools.

Benefits include vacation and sick leave. The wage range is $13 - $15 per hour depending on experience. For more information call the Lewistown Area Chamber of Commerce at (406) 535-5436 or email lewchamb@midrivers.com.

2022 Chamber of Commerce Board

Executive Board
Dennis Descheemaeker, President
Todd Smith, Vice President
Abbey Wichman, Secretary
Jeff Whitcraft, Treasurer
Kim Ferrell
Ralph Mihlfeld
Ronda Jensen
Pam Vosen
Kristi Taplin
Chad Williams

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.

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.

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.