Montana Chamber and Governors’ Cup Golf Tournament July 28-30, Flathead

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Started as the Centennial Golf Classic during the 100th celebration of Montana’s statehood in 1989, the Montana Chamber and Governors’ Cup golf tournament annually hosts more than 400 business and government leaders and over 100 businesses from Montana, the rest of the U.S., and other countries.

This special Montana event is specifically organized to facilitate business leader contacts and to promote Montana’s growing opportunities for business and investment.  Proceeds from the event support the Montana High School Business Challenge and other Foundation programs.

The Governors’ (plural possessive is intentional and correct) Cup recognizes and appreciates the support of all Montana’s living governors, many of whom attend the tournament and serve as Honorary Hosts every year.

Montana Ambassadors Business Open August 11-12, Anaconda

Posted by: on May 23, 2016 in Upcoming Events | No Comments

MT Ambassadors and Montana Economic Developers Association will hold a joint working lunch on August 11th; the MT Ambassador Business Open will take place August 12th at the Old Works, in Anaconda.

For more information, click here



Yellowstone Celebrates the NPS Centennial, August 25, Gardiner

Posted by: on May 22, 2016 in Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | No Comments

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 7:00 pm

Gardiner, Montana

Yellowstone National Park and its partners will host a very special Centennial event to kick off the second century of the National Park Service, highlight the importance of public/private partnerships, and recognize the completion of the Gardiner Gateway Project (Phase One).

The event features a talented line-up of performers: Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Leyla McCalla, the children’s chorus The Singing Angels from Cleveland, Ohio, and Teddy Roosevelt reenactor, Joe Wiegand, with more performers and details to be announced in the coming months. Local, state, and national dignitaries will also speak at the event.

Advance Tickets Required
Tickets are free, but limited. The first ticket release will be on Sunday, May 15 at noon MT via Ticket River. Additional ticket releases will occur on June 15 and July 15. We recommend that people secure lodging before getting a ticket because lodging is limited in Yellowstone and in nearby communities.

Can’t attend in person?
You can still join this historic event by watching online. Information about how to watch at home or on your mobile device will be provided here once details are finalized. We’ll also promote any public gatherings in the region that will be broadcasting the event live.

For the safety and comfort of all attendees, no alcohol, coolers, umbrellas, or dogs will be allowed at this event. Qualified service animals are welcome; however, they must be leashed and under control at all times.

Building MT’s 21st Century Workforce Symposium 2016 September 20 & 21 Butte, MT

Posted by: on May 19, 2016 in Upcoming Events | No Comments

Montana is facing a workforce shortage across all industry sectors over the next decade. This shortage will impact all industries across the state. Now is the time to work together to move Montana’s economy forward and prepare for the future.

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry is projecting 130,000 retirees with only 123,000 Montanans between the ages of 16-24 to replace them in the workforce. The math just doesn’t add up and now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity to build our current and future talent pipeline.

To be successful in the 21st Century economy it is vital we look at work based learning and statewide partnerships as a cornerstone to address this workforce shortage including growing your business through apprenticeships and learning how to best use your Job Service Montana offices. We’ll be covering these topics along with hearing from business leaders across the state about how they are building their workforces.

Please join us for the Beyond the Classroom Symposium, September 20-21 at Montana Tech in Butte to build Montana’s economic future!Learn more here.

Leadership Montana Signature Event, The Confluence, September 22-23, Butte

Posted by: on May 18, 2016 in Upcoming Events | No Comments

Multiple day conference is open to the public, advance registration required.  More information available by clicking here.

Because Montana deserves great leaders, our vision is to be the premier leadership development organization for the state of Montana. Leadership Montana seeks to empower and energize leaders within organizations and communities to shape Montana’s future with enhanced leadership skills and a deepened knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our state

MT Lodging & Hospitality Association Tourism Conference & Trade Show, Oct. 24-26, Fairmont Hot Springs

Posted by: on May 15, 2016 in Upcoming Events | No Comments

This is the can’t miss event if you are one of the fortunate to be part of the hospitality and lodging industry in Montana.  The annual conference features professional speakers, excellent networking opportunities and the chance to work with the best industry vendors in the marketplace.  There are also Sales and Marketing professional development opportunities at the event.

More details available at MLHA Webpage.


2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism & Recreation April 10-12, Kalispell

Posted by: on Dec 30, 2015 in Upcoming Events | No Comments

The Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation is Montana’s premier tourism industry event.

The 42nd annual conference will be right outside of Glacier National Park in Kalispell, MT.  This city and its surrounding communities will be a center of attention through the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service.

Agenda Highlights

  • Greater Kalispell area tours
  • Welcome reception
  • First-time attendee breakfast
  • Three feature presentations • Four breakout session tracks
  • 15 breakout sessions
  • Two Montana-grown luncheons
  • Montana Tourism Awards banquet
  • Four exhibit-area networking breaks

Excellent sponsorship opportunities exist to connect and with over 400+ tourism and recreation professionals.

To learn more, contact RMS Management Services Phone: 406-443-1160 Fax: 406-443-4614

MT Chamber of Commerce Announces Business Days January 13-14

Posted by: on Dec 30, 2015 in Upcoming Events | No Comments

Governor Steve Bullock will speak at the Lawmaker Appreciation Banquet during Business Days at the Capitol 2016.  The talk is scheduled at the end of the first day of Montana’s business organization’s premier event, January 13-14.

“We’re thankful Governor Bullock is taking time out of his busy schedule to address the Treasure State’s leading business people,” said Webb Brown, President/CEO of the Montana Chamber of Commerce.  “With the opening of campaign filing season the next day, he’ll also have lots of candidates in town to hear what he has to say.”

Brown will present the “State of Business” address at the opening luncheon earlier that day on January 13. The afternoon will feature sessions on infrastructure and regulations.  The Reception begins at 6 PM and the Banquet immediately afterward will conclude the first day.

The popular “Eggs and Issues” breakfast, with comments from the Montana State Legislative leadership, will open the second day of Business Days, January 14.  Morning sessions will focus on workforce, labor law, entrepreneurship, and exports.

Montana’s US Representative Ryan Zinke will have “The Last Word” at the concluding luncheon of the 2016 Annual Business Days at the Capitol.  The Montana Chamber’s largest event will be held at the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel January 13-14.

The Montana Chamber of Commerce encourages early registration and room reservations to secure space. Sponsor opportunities are available and sponsors may reserve full tables for the luncheons, banquet, and breakfast.

To register go to


Manufacturing and International Trade Day, May 29

Posted by: on May 2, 2014 in Upcoming Events | No Comments

The Montana Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Manufacturing & International Trade Day, May 29, at the Holiday Inn Bozeman.

Governor Steve Bullock is scheduled to attend and present awards including  Exporter of the Year and  Manufacturer of the Year. U.S. Senator Jon Tester is also scheduled to speak.

For more information and to register visit the Chamber’s Manufacturing and International Trade Day event page.

Since 2012, travel has been our nation’s #1 service export with nearly 67 million international arrivals to the U.S. and international traveler spending (export receipts) totaling almost $130 billion that year.

To see how the nearly $370 million spent by international travelers to Montana in 2012 compared to our state’s commodity exports that year, check out our fact sheet, 2012 MT Exports Summary (Mar 29, 2013).

For the first time, tourism was formally recognized, along with environmental consulting and computer services, as one of Montana’s top service exports in the Main Street Montana Project report published April 4. Check out our latest e-update for more information at Voices Industry e-Update for April 2014.






Legislator and Candidate Breakfast Roundtable in Kalispell, May 22

Posted by: on Apr 28, 2014 in Upcoming Events | No Comments

Are you a state legislator or candidate in the Kalispell/Flathead area and want to learn more about our state’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry?

Do you have a stake in the health of our state’s tourism industry and want to help educate and shape perceptions of tourism?

Voices of MT Tourism, along with other leading tourism organizations, will hold a roundtable discussion in Kalispell, Thursday, May 22, 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 am, at the Hilton Garden Inn.

In the coming weeks, you can expect additional information about this event including our guest speakers & presenters, participating & sponsor organizations, as well as how you might RSVP.

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