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Kalispell Chamber's Monthly Luncheon Series To Feature Top Education Leaders, 3/14

March 8, 2016View for printing

The Future of the Flathead: Kalispell Chamber's Monthly Luncheon to Feature Top Education Leaders

The March installment of the Kalispell Chamber's Monthly Luncheon Series will feature the Flathead's top education leaders for a report on how they are meeting our valley's current and future educational workforce needs. The luncheon will take place Tuesday, March 14 from 11:45 to 1:00pm at the Kalispell Red Lion Hotel.

Kalispell Public Schools Superintendent Mark Flatau will discuss the most up-to-date information on the school system. Kalispell Public Schools has seen a steady increase in enrollment and is over capacity in grades K-5 and moving towards capacity in grades 6-12.

A Facility Planning Committee, comprised of over 40 people has met 7 times and is proposing a new elementary school and middle school on property located south of town. There is also a possibility of a second new elementary school north of town. Flatau will conclude with information regarding future bond and levy requests to make the new schools a reality.

Flathead Valley Community College President Jane Karas will give an update on the college addressing the newly approved student housing, new academic programs and the continued expansion of four-year degree options on the FVCC campus. She will also discuss future college initiatives including the possible development of a student center and fitness center on campus to better serve students and the community.

The luncheon program will also highlight chamber events and happenings, introduce new members, and announce a new program and partnership with Google.

Reservations are required for those who would like to attend. Please contact the Chamber by 5:00pm Friday, March 11 at (406)758-2803 or to make a reservation. Tickets are $19/person or $148/table of 8.

About the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau

Since 1904, the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau has been a leading voice in strengthening our community and the business climate, with the goal of making Kalispell and the Flathead Valley an ideal location to live and work. The Chamber consists of 700 businesses and organizations, which employ over half of the workforce in Flathead County, Montana.

Kate Lufkin, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce

Convention & Visitor Bureau

15 Depot Park | Kalispell, MT 59901

(P) 406-758-2801 (F) 406-758-2805

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