The Chamber's New Board Chair

July 28, 2021

The new Chair of the Chamber's Board of DirectorsNichole Mehling joins us to introduce herself, talk about her role at the Chamber, where she see's Billings' economy headed, and the challenges she hopes to tackle.

Marya and Jack's answers to this week's Rorschach questions:

1. What is your favorite thing to do in MT in the summer?

Marya: Backpacking, fly fishing, and attending all of the amazing summer events that happen in our community.

Jack: Mostly get out of the heat - I definitely prefer the cooler months, but I do love gardening, and going to the farmer's market, and taking advantage of all the other outdoor events that happen in the summer.

2. What are some words or phrases you live by?

Marya:  “Elevate others, humble yourself.” “What don’t I know about this person?” “Saying Yes to something is saying No to something else.” “Little right things done over a long period of time reap big rewards.”

Jack: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." "Never question a man's motives. Question his judgement."

3. What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday morning?

Marya: Sitting on my back deck with a cup of coffee and my dog, and then going to church.

Jack: Waking up with most of the chores already done, grabbing a cup of coffee, and getting outside with the dogs.

4. What is your biggest fear?

Marya: Bees! Jumping off high things. Not being known for who I really am.

Jack: Losing one of the incomes in our two-income household. More broadly, the US losing the stability and high standard of living that we take for granted; that's part of why I do what I do.