Kalispell Chamber of Commerce
In additional chamber awards, Debbi and Dave Waldenberg were named businesspeople of their year, and Clint Ekern was named chamber member of the year.
October is Manufacturing Month, and the Kalispell Chamber has dedicated this year’s events to educating the workforce about manufacturing jobs
Annual Flathead Timber Tour To Highlight Impact Wood Product Manufacturing Has On Flathead Economy – 10/25
The tour, which started in the 1990s, is the Flathead Valley’s celebration during the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s Montana Forest Products Week.
The Kalispell Chamber Board of Directors believes the 6 Mil levy is good for the welfare of all Montana communities as it keeps education affordable, which helps establish a skilled workforce for the state.
The Great Chief Award is the oldest and most prestigious award given by the Chamber, dating back to the early 1970’s. The award honors an individual who has continued to create a legacy for the Flathead Valley through their civic and volunteer spirit.
This luncheon will feature presentations from Kalispell Chamber staff on eight weeks of manufacturing programming and events this fall, before kicking off a panel of local manufacturing experts who have successfully addressed workforce challenges by implementing internship and apprenticeship programs.
The event, which will take place from 11:45am to 1:15pm, will highlight the new school’s 21st-century learning environments, which are better equipped to best educate students both now and into the future, as technology rapidly changes.
The City of Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana Department of Transportation, and Kalispell Chamber of Commerce have all come together to work congruently and develop a competitive application for the award estimated between $12-15 million.
During the weeklong event, the public will be able to share how they think the rail trail from Woodland Park west to Meridian Road along the former Great Northern Railway right-of-way should be designed.
The event will focus on tourism, its impacts on Flathead County’s economy, and activities and organizations working to increase tourism year-round.