Meeting Recap, New Newsletter
Ruby Valley Chamber logo

In With the New

Hello Members!

Here we go again -- this time it's a new newsletter and mailing system that hopefully will deliver into more mailboxes. The old mailing list is gone, so anyone who may have "unsubscribed" to the original "Chamber Updates" newsletter--is going to have to unsubscribe again. There's a link at the bottom that will take you off the list. 

I need your help to assess whether or not this is an improvement. Even if you don't have time to read the whole thing, a click will register to confirm that the newsletter ended up where it was supposed to. Thank you in advance.




This year we are trying to wrap up the bulk of member renewals by February 28. If you haven't renewed yet, we encourage you to either follow the link in the renewal email (best way), use the blue payment button on the Member's page, or put a check in the mail to GRVCCA - PO Box 134 - Twin Bridges, MT 59754. As always, I'm more than happy to help if needed:, or 842-7748.


If you haven't already seen the pilot for our new promotional "Local" video spotlight series introduced at the 2018 Annual Meeting, you can see it here.


Isaac and Anna Ingram of Happiness Captured Creative are providing up to 6 FREE video spotlights of 1-2 minutes for Chamber members chosen from a simple application process. Download the Business Spotlight application, or pick one up at the bank in Sheridan, or at BHHS in Twin Bridges. The same application is used for the web spotlights we've done in the past. Members who are up-to-date on their membership renewal / or new member as of February 28 will have priority. Read more about the project in the new web post below.

2018 Member Meeting

Membership Meeting 2018 Recap

excerpt...A Total of 173 Members in 2017 Enjoyed the Following Benefits:

  • Continued improvement and updates of the web site – – all members are listed with a brief business profile, pictures and a link to their website.
  • Membership directory mailed out annually with members business names and phone numbers.
  • Chamber paid advertising for events and businesses in Madisonian and KDBM-AM /KBEV-FM radio, plus Chamber ad in the Loop Magazine and Fly Fish America promoting the Ruby Valley, Chamber businesses, and the website.
  • Memberships – Southwest Montana Country (formally Gold West Country), and, maintain a listing at, Montana's official tourism site.
  • GRVCCA Buy Local Expo – FREE booth fee for Chamber members.
  • Maintain a Facebook presence and activity on Facebook
  • Sheridan Days & Twin Bridges Floating Flotilla – participated, and provided financial support of $500 each.
  • Christmas Strolls – Sheridan and Twin Bridges –provided support of $500 for each stroll.
  • continued on full post.

...Isaac has also stepped up the activity on the Chamber's Facebook page and has increased followers by 30% in less than 2 months. The pilot video, "Meet the Directors" has received over 1,650 views, and been shared 22 times since being posted February 6th.