The Kaycee Area Chamber of Commerce is a community agency designed to promote business and community growth and development. It is a voluntary non-profit organization of businesses, professionals, organizations and interested individuals who join together to advance commercial, financial, industrial, and civic interests of the community. It is a civic clearinghouse, a public relations counselor, a legislative representative at the local, state and national levels of government, an information bureau and a business promotion medium.
We have over 100 members, 1 year-round part-time Chamber staff, 3-5 part-time Visitor Center staff, a budget of $20,000 and many active volunteers. We are run by a Board of Directors, consisting of 7 businessmen and women, representing all segments of the economy.
The Chamber helps to build Kaycee and the surrounding Area, its economy and quality of life, through its efforts toward economic development, positive business climate, business assistance, community events, tourism and leadership. We are always working hard to make Kaycee a visitor destination and to stimulate community involvement through our events.
In addition to events, we encourage our members to participate in Chamber Coffee. This is a great way to showcase our new businesses, their merchandise, or just to network with others in the community. Our quarterly coffees are open to anyone who would like to come in to our Visitor Center and share suggestions, ask questions, or voice concerns. We also hold special meetings featuring speakers from local businesses to special interests to help provide local businesses with important information, as well as helping to network within our community.
Not only do we work hard to promote the growth of our town, and to accomplish our objectives, but we also partner and participate with many groups on a variety of goals:
- Kaycee Town Council
- Buffalo Chamber of Commerce
- JOCO First
- Forest Service
- Wyoming Fish and Game
- Bureau of Land Management
- Johnson County Tourism Association
- Northeast Wyoming Workforce Partnership
- WYDOT- Wyoming Department of Transportation
- SBA- Small Business Administration
- Wyoming Business Council
- Christmas Lighting Contest
- Other local organizations
- State and U.S. elected official
The Kaycee Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center should be one of your first stops when visiting Kaycee and Southern Johnson County. Here you can obtain driving and hiking directions beyond those available on this website, weather forecasts, a current schedule of local events and programs, Wyoming tourism booklets, and information on area services including lodging, dining and other attractions.
While at the Visitor Center you can sit and rest awhile and enjoy our free WiFi along with friendly conversation with our helpful and knowledgeable staff.
Trying to plan your visit? Questions? Comments? Stop at the Visitor Center where our staff will be happy to accommodate you. The Kaycee Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is open every day during the months of June through October 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. We are closed November through May.
Visitor Center Statistics
Each year the Visitor Center staff keeps track of the number of people visiting Kaycee, the phone calls they answer and emails requesting info. This information includes Chamber business when the Visitor Center is closed. Please follow the links to the PDF files for statistics. The 2016 data will not be finalized until January 2017.
The Chamber is developing a Business Center, located in the Visitor Center building, to assist local businesses and new businesses. We work closely with the Small Business Development Center to bring news and educational opportunities to our area. Keep in touch through the Chamber Chat in the Kaycee Community Voice and Chamber Coffee, on the Calendar. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Chamber.
Board of Directors
The Kaycee Area Chamber of Commerce (KACC) Board of Directors dedicate their time and expertise to shape the future of the Chamber, a nonprofit organization, through board service. Board members provide the critical intellectual capital and strategic resources to power the KACC success and strengthen the Kaycee community.
The Board is composed of seven members whose length of service, or term, varies from two to three years. Executive members (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer) are voted on by written ballot, and it is the Board that has responsibility for the government and policy-making responsibilities of the Chamber.
|Kaycee Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members|
|President||Rhoni Stafford||3 years 2016-2019|
|Secretary||Carrie Ford||2 years 2016-2018|
|Treasurer||Meg Schmitt||2 years 2016-2018|
|Director||Marianne Knapp||2 years 2016-2018|
The Kaycee Area Chamber of Commerce is a community agency designed to promote business and community growth and development. The Chamber staff assists the Board in its efforts to build Kaycee and the surrounding area, its economy and quality of life, through its efforts toward economic development, positive business climate, business assistance, community events, tourism and leadership. Chamber staff works hard to make Kaycee a visitor destination and to stimulate community involvement through our events.
Chamber staff is responsible for the Visitor Center and continuity of Chamber business throughout the year. While not large enough to accommodate full-time employment, the Chamber Board has achieved the funding necessary for a year-round part-time position, while maintaining funding for 3-5 part-time seasonal staff. Membership recruitment and retention is a primary part of all jobs at the chamber. As a membership organization, it is essential that all staff be well versed and prepared to present membership information to all members and prospects.
Theresa Miller is the part-time staff member that supports the Chamber throughout the year. The role of this position is to insure the effective operation of the Chamber office and Visitor Center; the timely and accurate completion of all financial and payroll duties; and working with the appropriate committee chairs to meet their annual plan of action. As such, the elements of this role are to insure the effective internal operations of the Chamber and provide quality customer service.
This position reports to the President and assists the President and Board. This position may be assigned to staff certain committees. This position is responsible for the budgets of assigned committees and with the President for the annual budget.
Visitor Center staff is hired for part-time seasonal positions at the KACC Visitor Center. Stella Brock longtime resident of Kaycee was the lead Visitor Center staff member in 2016 and has assisted the Chamber in greeting many visitors over the years. Responsibilities for these positions include: Greet and assist visitors as appropriate; Serve as primary receptionist for the KACC Visitor Center with duties including but not limited to answering incoming calls, directing callers to outside sources, providing information to callers, getting information from callers. Be alert to things that need to be done and, without being asked, take initiative to see that they are done. Keep the Visitor Center supplied with visitor information. Maintain supplies of area information. Coordinate, respond to and track all requests for tourism information. Serve as liaison and support to community groups involved in promoting attractions to visitors.