Missoula Legislator Forum Webinar – September 25

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Value of Tourism for Missoula and Montana

Jobs, Community, Economy – Tourism is a leading industry for Montana strengthening small businesses and supporting thousands of jobs. While Covid19 has been a great disrupter for the global economy, now is the time to consider how tourism will be part of Montana’s story of recovery.

By understanding the past, we can steer our path to the future. While we’ll adapt to a new world, future opportunities will present themselves and we want to be ready for them with the right partners in place.
In other years, Voices of Montana Tourism would host a legislative candidate lunch with a panel of business leaders to provide education on tourism. By moving to this online format, we want to offer our candidates a forum to share their perspective. All pre-registered candidates will have an opportunity to speak and respond to questions. The webinar will be open to Missoula voters, businesses and tourism stakeholders.

Voices of Montana Tourism is an independent non-profit that provides education and does not advocate for political candidates, legislation or policy.

Click HERE to attend via zoom.

Agenda:

  • Introduction by Dax Schieffer, director of Voices of Montana Tourism
  • The role of Destination Marketing Organizations for Montana communities, Racene Friede, executive director of Glacier Country
  • Local role of DMO by Barb Neilan, executive director of Destination Missoula
  • Legislator panel questions as presented by Stuart Doggett, executive director of Montana Lodging & Hospitality Association
  • Legislator candidate panel presents
  • Facilitate question and answers for panelists
  • Adjourn by 1 p.m.

Flathead Legislative Forum Webinar – Sept. 28

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Value of Tourism for the Flathead and Montana

Jobs, Community, Economy – Tourism is a leading industry for Montana strengthening small businesses and supporting thousands of jobs. While Covid19 has been a great disrupter for the global economy, now is the time to consider how tourism will be part of Montana’s story of recovery.

By understanding the past, we can steer our path to the future. While we’ll adapt to a new world, future opportunities will present themselves and we want to be ready for them with the right partners in place.

In other years, Voices of Montana Tourism would host a legislative candidate lunch with a panel of business leaders to provide education on tourism. By moving to this online format, we want to offer our candidates a forum to share their perspective. All pre-registered candidates will have an opportunity to speak and respond to questions. The webinar will be open to Flathead voters, businesses and tourism stakeholders.

Voices of Montana Tourism is an independent non-profit that provides education and does not advocate for political candidates, legislation or policy.

Click HERE to attend via zoom.

Agenda:

  • Introduction by Dax Schieffer, director of Voices of Montana Tourism
  • The role of Destination Marketing Organizations for Montana communities, Racene Friede, executive director of Glacier Country
  • Local role of the DMO by Diane Medler, executive director of Discover Kalispell and Dylan Boyle, executive director of Explore Whitefish
  • Legislator panel questions as presented by Stuart Doggett, executive director of Montana Lodging & Hospitality Association
  • Legislator candidate panel presents
  • Facilitate question and answers for panelists
  • Adjourn by 1 p.m.

Bozeman Legislator Forum Webinar – Oct. 1

Posted on Sep 13, 2020 in Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | No Comments

Value of Tourism for the Bozeman area and Montana

Jobs, Community, Economy – Tourism is a leading industry for Montana strengthening small businesses and supporting thousands of jobs. While Covid19 has been a great disrupter for the global economy, now is the time to consider how tourism will be part of Montana’s story of recovery.

By understanding the past, we can steer our path to the future. While we’ll adapt to a new world, future opportunities will present themselves and we want to be ready for them with the right partners in place.

In other years, Voices of Montana Tourism would host a legislative candidate lunch with a panel of business leaders to provide education on tourism. By moving to this online format, we want to offer our candidates a forum to share their perspective. All pre-registered candidates will have an opportunity to speak and respond to questions. The webinar will be open to Bozeman area voters, businesses and tourism stakeholders.

Voices of Montana Tourism is an independent non-profit that provides education and does not advocate for political candidates, legislation or policy.

Click HERE to attend via zoom.

Thursday, October 1

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Agenda:

  • Introduction by Dax Schieffer, Director of Voices of Montana Tourism
  • The role of Destination Marketing Organizations for Montana communities, Robin Hoover, Executive Director of Yellowstone Country.
  • Introduction of Convention & Visitor Bureau Partners in the Region
  • Legislator panel questions as presented by Stuart Doggett, Executive Director of Montana Lodging & Hospitality Association
  • Legislator candidate panel responses
  • Facilitate question and answers for panelists
  • Adjourn by 1 p.m.

Great Falls Legislator Forum Webinar – Oct. 7

Posted on Sep 12, 2020 in Upcoming Events | No Comments

Value of Tourism for Great Falls and Montana

Jobs, Community, Economy – Tourism is a leading industry for Montana strengthening small businesses and supporting thousands of jobs. While Covid19 has been a great disrupter for the global economy, now is the time to consider how tourism will be part of Montana’s story of recovery.

By understanding the past, we can steer our path to the future. While we’ll adapt to a new world, future opportunities will present themselves and we want to be ready for them with the right partners in place.

In other years, Voices of Montana Tourism would host a legislative candidate lunch with a panel of business leaders to provide education on tourism. By moving to this online format, we want to offer our candidates a forum to share their perspective. All pre-registered candidates will have an opportunity to speak and respond to questions. The webinar will be open to Great Falls voters, businesses and tourism stakeholders.

Voices of Montana Tourism is an independent non-profit that provides education and does not advocate for political candidates, legislation or policy.

Click HERE to attend via zoom.

Wednesday, October 7

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Agenda:

  • Introduction by Dax Schieffer, Director of Voices of Montana Tourism
  • The role of Destination Marketing Organizations for Montana communities, Rebecca Engum, Executive Director of Great Falls Montana Tourism
  • Legislator panel questions as presented by Stuart Doggett, Executive Eirector of Montana Lodging & Hospitality Association
  • Legislator candidate panel responses
  • Facilitate question and answers for panelists
  • Adjourn by 1 p.m.

Montana Re-Opening Resources

Posted on Jun 30, 2020 in Media, News & Archives | No Comments
Montana Re-Opening Resources

Reopening Plan for Montana, full document here

Reopening FAQ for Businesses –  document

Public Lands, Parks, Forest Opening Updates here.

Yellowstone National Park Re-Opening Plan

Tourism Advisory Council – October 5-6, 2020

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https://marketmt.com/TourismAdvisoryCouncil

 

MLHA Fall Conference & Trade Show, Helena, Oct. 22

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Election Day – November 3

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https://vote.gov/

MT Chamber of Commerce Business Days January 4-5, 2021 – Helena

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BUSINESS DAYS AT THE CAPITOL

Montana Chamber of Commerce Business Days at the Capitol brings together business leaders and government officials to talk face-to-face and participate in a variety of educational and networking events. This is a terrific opportunity to speak directly with elected officials and to learn about the current business climate in Montana.This premier summit is always held in Helena in January. During odd numbered years the event coincides with the opening of the biennial Legislature. During even numbered years the event coincides with the opening of ‘Campaign Season’ – the first day of filing for political office.

Business Days at the Capitol includes a Lawmaker Appreciation Reception and Dinner, providing sponsors and business leaders with a networking opportunity. Other highlights include legislative leadership discussing top legislative priorities–both during the session and the interim–and seminars on emerging issues.

Business Days at the Capitol

 

National Plan for Vacation Day, January 22, 2021

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National Plan for Vacation Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January, is a day to encourage Americans to plan their time off.

Thanks for celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day! Happily, inspiring vacation planning doesn’t begin and end on on January 28. It’s something that can be done throughout the year. If you haven’t already, use the Vacation Planning Tool to map out your days.

Check back in the fall for our 2021 National Plan for Vacation Day toolkit. 

https://www.ustravel.org/events/national-plan-vacation-day