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

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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.


Bozeman Tourism Business Education Roundtable – Oct. 27

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

Join Us!

Bozeman Tourism Business Education Roundtable

Thursday, October 27 2016
7:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
The Grantree Inn
1325 N. 7th Ave.
Bozeman, MT  59715
You are cordially invited to a breakfast forum to discuss and learn more about our state’s tourism industry with Yellowstone Country and Bozeman businesses and leaders.

Breakfast service will begin promptly at 7:15 a.m. with opening remarks starting at 7:30 a.m. We hope to see you there!!

Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, October 18
Submit RSVP or Regrets to:
Dax Schieffer
Voices of Montana Tourism

Why you should attend: Because policy decisions affect our state’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry and it is important to be informed of the facts around the value of tourism for all Montana families.  Many industries directly and indirectly benefit from a healthy and strong tourism industry.  Your attendance lets you hear from people in your community on the importance of tourism and for you to share your thoughts on solutions for all Montanans.   

This event sponsored in part by:
– Bozeman TBID
– Big Sky Western Bank
– Montana Restaurant Association
– Yellowstone Country
– Montana Lodging & Hospitality Association
– Big Sky Resort

Voices of MT Tourism to provide Value of Tourism Keynote at Dillon Rotary November 30

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MT Chamber of Commerce Announces Business Days January 2-3, 2017

Posted by: on Oct 13, 2016 in Uncategorized, 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


2017 Montana Governor’s Conference on Tourism & Recreation March 12–14, 2017

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National Travel and Tourism Week May 7-13, 2017

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Manufacturing and International Trade Day, May 29

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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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Leadership Montana Signature Event in Helena, Sept. 26-27

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Registration is still open for the 2013 Leadership Montana Signature Event in Helena on September 26-27! Visit the Leadership Montana website to learn more about the event and register!

Leadership Montana is a collaboration of business leaders, community members, higher education and government coming together to form a strong partnership for the betterment of Montana. Leadership Montana offers participants a program that develops leadership skills and offers personal growth and reflection. Participants gain an awareness of state issues and build powerful personal connections with their classmates and a network of committed alumni.


Montana Economic Development Summit: Sept. 16-17

Posted by: on Jun 5, 2013 in Upcoming Events | No Comments

Senator Max Baucus is hosting the 6th Montana Economic Development Summit September 16th and 17th in Butte, Montana. Keynote speakers include Sheryl Sandberg, Jim McNerney, Safra Catz, Elon Musk, and Ryan Lance, and the event is expected to attract 3000 business, community, organization and thought leaders.

The goal is simple: boost our state’s economy by finding Montana solutions for Montana jobs. By working together toward this common goal we can find the solutions necessary to make Montana an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

Full details are available on the Montana Economic Development Summit website.