Looking Up – Business & Opportunity In The Crown Of The Continent – 10/17-18 – Whitefish, Montana

Thursday October 17

Grouse Mountain Lodge, doors open at 6pm

Program at 7pm

Perk Perkins, CEO of Orvis

Whitefish Mayor John Muhlfeld

Photos by Steven Gnam

Lite apps & no host bar

Free and open to the public

Call 862-6722 for information

Friday October 18

FVCC Arts & Technology building

8:30 am registration, 9am start time

Kathleen Warner – StartUp America

Robert Yow – Xanterra Vice President for
Business Development

Andrew Hagemeier –
Pathways to Prosperity Author

Panels on:

Economic Opportunity & the Great Outdoors

Innovative Solutions from Local Business

Including speakers from: Kalispell Regional
Medical Center, Kimber Arms, ZaneRay, D.A.
Davidson, Glacier Park Inc. and more
$20 all day (including lunch)

Online Registration available:

For more information: 862-6722,
[email protected], [email protected]



Looking Up: Business & Opportunity in the Crown of the Continent

First Evening, Oct. 17th: Grouse Mountain Lodge – Whitefish: Doors open at 6pm, program at 7pm
Lite Apps, No Host Bar
Steven Gnam photography
John Muhlfeld, Mayor of Whitefish
Perk Perkins, CEO Orvis

Econ Forum, Oct. 18th: Flathead Valley Community College – Kalispell Montana
Bill Berg, Cool Works as MC
Registration/Sign in: 8:30-9am

Welcome: 9-9:15
Susie Burch – FVCC

Andrew Hagemeier, Pathways to Prosperity Author & Community Planner: 9:15-9:45

Break: 9:45-10:00

Economic Opportunity and the Great Outdoors : 10:00-11:15

Moderated by Marne Hayes, Business for Montana’s Outdoors

Velinda Stevens, Kalispell Regional Medical Center – Kalispell MT
Ryan Busse, Kimber Arms – Kalispell MT
Reed Gregerson, ZaneRay – Whitefish MT
Meagan Lee, FarmTech & Meadows Ranch – Choteau MT
Jeff Hammond, Top Hand Industrial – Pincher Creek, AB

Montana Main Street, Dan Lloyd: 11:15-noon

Noon-1 Lunch: Xanterra

Kathleen Warner – Start Up America: 1:00-1:45 (Q&A until 2)

Local Econ Development: Kelli Danielson, Montana West Economic Development: 2:00-2:45

Break: 2:45-3

Innovative Solutions from Local Business: 3-4:00

Moderated by Dylan Boyle, Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council

Erick Hosek, DA Davidson
Corrie Holloway, Glacier Guides Montana Raft
Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center
Ron Cadrette, Glacier Park Inc.

Close: 4-4:30

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