June Newsletter
"Chamber Chatter"

Quarterly Business after Hours-Tuesday June 18th- Please plan to attend!!!

Executive Director

The Chamber will be having our Quarterly Business after Hours. Perde` Wine Bar / Art Gallery 
located at 453 N . 2nd Street  775-775-455-5914. From 5 pm to 7 pm. Food & Drinks will be provided by Perde`

One of the goals of the Chamber is to provide our members with more interaction with each other and to assist you in any way we can so that you can continue to run a successful business in Lander County.
We urge all Chamber members to attend and if you are unable please send an employee or representative so that they can share the information with you.If you know of a business that is not part of the Chamber,please bring them with you or invite them to attend to see how the Chamber can help them to grow their business too.Dont forget to bring a business card so you can get entered into out raffle.Prizes have been donated by Newmont, MI Drilling and L.C. Convention & Tourism.

Our guest speaker will be Fred Steinmann-Extension Educator, Assistant Professor
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension University of Nevada, Reno


Calendar Events

L.C.C & T. Shoshone Geo Caching Event & Movie in Elquist Park

Battle Mountain Flea Market

Movies in the Park   "The Amazing Spider Man" Sponsored by CORE CONSTRUCTION

Movies in the Park "Oz: The Great & Powerful" Sponsored by Port of Subs

BM Raceway Races

Chamber of Commerce Wine/Beer Walk Starts at the Chamber of Commerce 
06/28/2013 Must be 21 to participate. Call the Chamber for more information on how 
to sign your business up to be a stop on the map.

BM Raceway Races

New Chamber Members

We would like to Welcome our newest members to the Chamber of Commerce.
Please take the time to visit their page in the Business Directory to see what they are all about.

Lenora Booth

Slumber Parties by Lenora B
Join Date: 05/20/2013

Donna Hill
Battle Mountain Band Council-Smoke Shop
Join Date: 05/21/2013

Chris Hicks
Descent Safety Services
Join Date: 05/21/2013

Rod or Tammy Smith
Axel's Treats
Join Date: 05/28/2013

Wine / Beer Walk!!!! Final sign- up June 18th. Don't be left out!

Executive Director

The Chambers next Wine/ Beer Walk is scheduled for June 28th for 4-7 pm.
“Shop Local in your Crazy/Silliest Hat”
We have scheduled the next Wine/Beer Walk for Friday, June 28th from 4pm – 7 pm. We have several businesses signed up already for the fun event and hope to get more. If you would like to get your business on the map, please contact Paula at the Chamber office 635-8245.
The walk starts at the Chamber of Commerce, 625 S. Broad Street. All Participants will get their ID checked to make sure they are over 21.  The cost is $25 for your arm band, your glass, a back- pack for your purchases. By popular demand, the Mountain View Golf Course is bringing back the stretch Golf carts to give rides to the pickup/drop off locations. Each Chamber member will list what they are serving and what special they are having for the “Shop Local” event. Each participant must visit and have their map stamped at every business on the map to be eligible for raffle prizes. All maps need to be returned to the bar at the Golf Course where we will begin our raffle drawings at approximately 8:00 pm. The Chamber is sponsoring a gift certificate to use at one of the local businesses for $40 for the person who shows up to the Chamber with crazy or silliest hat. Winner will be announced at the Mountain View Golf Course.
After- party at the Mountain View Golf Course will include-food-music-dancing-tricycle races-fireworks show-

We have approximately 23 business already signed up. Please call me at the Office 635-8245 if you would like to sign your business up to be on the map! We typically have 100 + Wine Walk participants!
Don't miss this great opportunity to have them stop in to your business and have a look around........

About the Chamber

Executive Director

What does the Chamber of Commerce do? 

You probably have heard that question asked at one time or another, and you may have wondered
about it yourself. It is a legitimate question. A lot of people, including many to whom the Chamber is very
important, have no real concept of exactly what a Chamber of Commerce is, how it works, or what it is for.
There are, in fact, a lot of misconceptions about the Chamber. For example, there are those who believe
that the Chamber gathers statistics, prints nice brochures, answers inquiries and advertises what a great
place we have to live, work and enjoy the good life. They are right, up to a point. We do all these things,
and proudly so. All of these jobs are important. But they are not why the Chamber is here. They are fringe
benefits of the Chamber, the things we do as a matter of routine because they need doing and we are
good at them. The primary functions of the Chamber, though, go far deeper than those niceties.

"The Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst ... a common vehicle through which the enlightened mutual
interests of a segment of the business community work together for the common good of the total
A better community means better business and we are working for a better community for
everyone here. That's why we do what we do. Which brings us back to that original question, what do we
do? There is, in the final analysis, one reason for the Chamber of Commerce to exist and that is to do
whatever is necessary to keep this area's economic condition such that people will be willing to risk their
resources here in the hope of making a profit. Everything else is either a means to an end, or just the
frosting on the cake.
In any community, it is from the profitable operation of business that all other benefits are derived.
Only by succeeding in this fundamental goal can we provide the jobs and produce the wealth to finance all of the governmental, civic, cultural and charitable needs that our community is faced with everyday. We
a lot of diverse things to accomplish that primary goal.

The Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce is located on Broad Street in Battle Mountain. There, the
Chamber Executive Director executes and administers all Chamber programs and activities in
conjunction with various committees comprised of Chamber Board Members and other volunteers. The
members of the(S) Board of Directors, each serving staggered terms, and (2) alternates are elected by the membership of the organization. The Board is the policy-making or legislative arm of the Chamber.
The Board is comprised of local business leaders who volunteer their time and energies to make
sure that the many and varied programs of the Chamber are carried out. You notice it is said that they are
volunteers. The Chamber is funded by Grants and Chamber Membership Dues .. Most of the members of the Chamber are retailers, manufactures, professional individuals, colleges, etc. We have a dues structure and categories based on size, ability to invest and number of employees. Our members support the Chamber's programs every year and believe in what is being accomplished.

We are not a County entity, and therefore have our own set of By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation that we must abide by.

Each year, the Board of Directors of the Chamber approves the organization's program of work,
which highlights priority action-areas for the coming year. In order to carry out the major programs of the
Chamber, a volunteer system of committees is organized. Major areas in which committees function include trade development, organizational affairs, economic and business development, governmental and community affairs, membership and public relations, and other specific areas depending upon the need at that particular time, for example, the Movies in the Park, Wine Walks and the Parade of Lights.
Battle Mountain Chamber News - June Newsletter

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