Statement of the Kalispell Chamber on the announcement of Flathead County termination of the transit agreement for Glacier National Park:
“The Kalispell Chamber remains hopeful that Flathead County and Glacier National Park can still reach an agreement on shuttle transit service in Glacier National Park for the 2020 season. Ridership has grown significantly from 138,000 in 2012 to 255,000 in 2019 along with overall visitation to the Park which exceeded 3 million again this year. As the official tourism agency for the City of Kalispell, we are concerned about the negative impacts the elimination of this shuttle service will have for visitation and accessibility to our largest tourism draw,” Joe Unterreiner, President/CEO of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitor Bureau
About the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce:
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. In 1987, the City of Kalispell named the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitor Bureau the official tourism agency of Kalispell.