Three Forks Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Newsletter
April, 2020

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In This Issue:
Letter from the Chamber Vice President
Famous Inspirational People

Welcome our new members!
GCC Trident Plant: Highlighted Member
First Security Bank: Highlighted Member
Gallatin College: Highlighted Member
Imerys: Highlighted member
Bozeman Health: Highlighted member

Three Forks School Bond
Thank you Renewing Members
Good News

Unapproved April Meeting Minutes


Hello Three Forks!

When I accepted the position of Vice President of the Three Forks Chamber of Commerce for 2020, I had no idea what a year this would be.


I recently opened a community calendar and saw day after day of nothing scheduled. 
This seemingly small act struck me hard.

I wondered how many of us could use ways to connect with other people in our community and have things to look forward to!


Summer is coming, there are many incredible events that the chamber helps create and these community events are as important as ever! They give us a reason to communicate and collaborate and give us something to look forward to.


The visitor information center will open and we are hiring! 
Our Farmers Markets will be extraordinary this year, as we bring together more local farmers, crafters, bakers, ranchers (and more) selling local goods.  And, of course, our Infamous Rodeo Dayz!  
As we move towards planning these important community events, we need and want your input.  What are your favorite parts of these events and what could we do differently to make it better?


One thing we can do right now is email, call, gather information and have virtual meetings to make these summer community events be the best they’ve ever been. This will also help keep us focused and hopeful on things we love, that we will get to do this summer.


To send in ideas on how we can make our Farmer’s Market better, EMAIL HERE.

To apply to work part time in our Visitor Information Center, EMAIL HERE.

To participate and volunteer for Rodeo Dayz, CLICK HERE.


And please join us for our monthly chamber meetings where we discuss and vote on all ideas presented, the Second Monday every month. 

Your opinions matters.



Julia Caruana

Cowgirl Creativity


A little light to shine...


Isabelle Johnson

(April 23, 1901 – May 13, 1992)

Isabelle was born on a sheep ranch in Absarokee, Montana. She studied painting and sculpture at  Columbia University and was selected in 1946 by Henry Varnum (American Artist and Architect) to participate in the first class of his experimental Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. 

"Old Willows Winter"

Afterward she moved back to the Johnson family ranch in Stillwater County, Montana.  She taught at MSU - Billings from 1949 - 1961 and served as department head from 1954 to 1961. As a teacher of art in Montana, she taught Modernism  and she spent most of her life painting the Stillwater River Valley. 

"East Fidler creek'

She lived and painted through 2 world wars, the Great Depression, from horses to cars, and from phone booths to computers. She donated her ranch to MSU and then also Peter and Cathy Halstead, who developed it and adjacent land into the


"Coming in for Grain"

"Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy."
Albert Einstein

*Information from The Billings Gazette, The Missoulian, Wikipedia and Tippet Art Center.

Our Newest Members!

Welcome Headwaters Ranch

~Montana Vacation Destination and Wedding Venue~
Check out their incredible website here!
What started as a dream to establish a small farm where they would cultivate hops, wildflowers, and honeybees turned into a 500 acre secluded dream place with such beautiful views that it seemed like the perfect space to put a true Montana wedding venue.

Gourmet cuisine, lodging packages, retreats and many ranch activities are available.

Their extraordinary cuisine can come right to your door. 
Offering a food & alcohol delivery service to Three Forks, Manhattan & Belgrade.

The special menu is HERE.

Welcome Headwaters Ranch and Cinnamon & Sage catering and delivery to the Three Forks Chamber of Commerce!


Please welcome Buffalo Jump Rentals
A short term, furnished rental located on Buffalo Jump Rd in Three Forks.
Family coming in for a week or two?
Home away from home! 

2200 sq ft home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath with a quarters pool table, ping pong table top, dart board, horseshoe pits and washer & dryer.

Check out the FB page  HERE:
406-600-6358 for bookings


Our Highlighted Members

GCC Trident Plant
4070 Trident Rd
Three Forks, MT 59752

Check out their Website

Cement Plant

Did you know?
GCC Trident plant has operations in 9 different states and 2 countries:

Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, South Dakota and Texas and Mexico!


First Security Bank is a division of Glacier Bank, which is owned by Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (GBCI), a regional bank holding company headquartered in Kalispell, Montana.

You can invest in First Security Bank!
Glacier Bank is a NASDAQ traded company: GBCI

And First Security Bank invests in us!
They are deeply committed to the prosperity of the places where they conduct business and support charitable causes in donations and sponsorships!.

First Security Bank WEBSITE
320 South Main St. Three Forks, Montana
(406) 285-3291


Gallatin College
16 Railway Avenue 
Three Forks, MT 59752


Gallatin College Website

Gallatin College MSU is Southwest Montana’s two-year college,
offering associate degrees and one-year professional certificates. 



Small class sizes, hands on training, evening courses and more!


Did you know?
Imerys has locations in 40 countries around the world and over 16,000 employees!
Check out the map

Imerys is the world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, delivering high value-added, functional solutions to a wide variety of industries, ranging from process manufacturing to consumer goods.

If you haven't visited their website, it is worth looking at.

Check out the "YOUR MARKET" tab and see all the ways their minerals are in our day to day lives. Imerys supplies the wollastonites for Ceramic ties in our homes!

A list of minerals they mine and craft:

Ball Clay
Calcium Carbonate
Diatomaceous Earth
Feldspar & Pegmatite

Imerys Talc America
767 Old Yellowstone Trail Three Forks, Mt 59752


From a beginning of a single hospital...
Bozeman Health now has over 40 locations in the valley, 7 Primary Care locations, 2 Women's Centers, 3 Pediatric Locations and a cancer center. They have a list of services from Allergy & Immunology, Behavioral Health, Cosmetic Surgery, Diabetes, Endocrinology and so many more. CLICK HERE for a full list of services.

There is a Belgrade Urgent Care Clinic and Health Center, as well as a Big Sky location! CLICK here for all locations.

They offer Student and volunteer opportunities as well as many other employment opportunities.

Their focus can be summarized by three basic purposes:
  • Continue to improve community health through education and prevention
  • Improve convenience and access to healthcare in communities across our region
  • Promote quality, accountability and reliability across our entire integrated health system

They are a nonprofit healthcare provider governed by a community board of directors responsible for overseeing the entire health system. We are the largest private employer in Gallatin Valley with over 2,000 employees.

Thank you Bozeman Health!


~Members Renewing~
We now take credit cards for your annual membership renewals and more!
Email us HERE for an invoice with a credit card link!

First Baptist
Headwaters Trail System
Three Valleys Insurance Agency
Sausage Equipment & Supply
Wheat Montana


 We want you to celebrate your Senior!!

~Class of 2020 Strong~

Thank you to our wonderful local businesses for quickly putting together this celebration of our graduating high school seniors!

Buy a sign for your Lawn!



The Red Signs are ordered through Christina Kamps and Main Street Office. Thank you Christina!
Prices for the red signs are $15 with the customized name & picture

$12 for the non-customized sign (no name or picture - will say "I support a" instead of "Home of a").

You can order by private messaging Christina her on Facebook or calling 285-4556, Main Street Office.

Order by April 29th; Ready about May 4.


The Black signs are ordered through Julia at Cowgirl Creativity at  Thank you Julia!
Send picture, grad's name or indicate Wolf or other preference. Once Julia has a group of 10 orders she'll submit and signs will be ready in about 4 days.

Price for black signs, customized with a your own picture (in the black space) and Name or with the Three Forks Wolves logo is $10.
Contact Julia at Cowgirl Creativity by emailing


Order by April 29th; Ready about May 4.
Signs are corrugated and come with the metal lawn stakes.

If you or anyone you know cannot afford one, please let Ranee Berg at Chiropractic Clinic know.
Thank you Ranee!

~Actions like these that make our community exceptional~

Three Forks
Chamber of Commerce: Unapproved Minutes

April 2020

 Read the Minutes Here:

Next Three Forks Chamber of Commerce Meeting
 Monday, May 11th, 2020 @ 12 Noon.

Stay tuned  - we will announce the location if it can happen.
We now take credit cards for your annual membership renewals and more!
Email us for an invoice with a credit card link!
Three Forks Chamber
(406) 285-4753


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