The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce has several volunteer committees that members can be a part of. One of the most visible is its Board of Directors, which oversees the Chamber’s yearly budget, as well as its direction year-to-year.
We asked Steve Laakso why he’s served on our Board of Directors since 2017.
“I like to be involved in what is going on in the community from politics to new business. This helps me ‘sell’ our great City of Gillette when I meet with clients who are moving in to town. Being on the Board allows me to stay on top of what is going on in our community and so that I can represent Gillette to clients that may be here for job interviews. I like being kept aware of bills that can change our community during the Legislative sessions, as well.
“In my time on the Board of Directors, I hope to keep the Chamber moving in the right direction, promoting local businesses, as well as helping attract new ones. I like to explain to local businesses the benefits of being on the Chamber. The promotion a business receives from mixers, banquet, monthly newsletter and monthly luncheons is very beneficial.
“What I’ve learned about the Chamber that I didn’t know before I started volunteering here, is I now know more about the Convention Center & Visitor’s Bureau, as well as Economic Development, and what they both bring to Gillette. ”