Butte Legislator Education Forum Webinar – Oct. 14

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Value of Tourism for Butte 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 Butte 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 14

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, Sarah Bannon, Executive Director of Southwest Montana
  • 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.

Billings Legislator Education Forum Webinar – Oct. 15

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Value of Tourism for Billings 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 Billings 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 15

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, Brenda Maas, Visit Southeast Montana
  • Local perspective and tools to promote Billings, Alex Tyson, Executive Director of Visit Billings
  • 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.

Helena Legislator Education Forum Webinar – Oct 16

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Value of Tourism for Helena 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 Helena 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.

Friday, October 16

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, Sara Bannon, Executive Director of Southwest Montana
  • Telling the local story, Mike Mergenthaler, Helena CVB
  • Partnerships in promoting Helena, Andrea Opitz, Executive Director Helena Tourism Alliance
  • 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.

MLHA Governor’s Candidate Forum Webinar, Oct. 22

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Watch https://www.mtlha.com/ for updates.

 

Election Day – November 3

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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

National Travel & Tourism Week – May 3-9, 2020

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Celebrate how #TravelWorks May 3 – 9, 2020!

National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being.

Check back in the fall for our 2020 National Travel and Tourism Week toolkit. 

https://www.ustravel.org/events/national-travel-and-tourism-week

MT Lodging & Hospitality Fall Meeting, Oct 21-23, 2019 – Missoula

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Join industry professionals and key vendors and partners for the hospitality industry’s premiere event.

 

2019 Fall Tourism Conference & Trade Show

We want to congratulate the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula for being selected by our membership to host the 2019 convention.  Please note the confirmed dates: October 21-23, 2019  Learn more at http://www.mtlha.com/

Leadership Montana Confluence September 21-23, 2020 Red Lodge

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Our annual signature event, The Confluence is a traveling conference spanning two days in September and is open to the general public, not just alumni. A committee of local alumni identify a new location each year and plan interactive opportunities to learn from community leaders about the challenges and opportunities unique to their town. Think of it as a leadership retreat full of inspiring people who love Montana.

Program Descriptions