Where and When June 15 2015

Jim Kerr, President and Chief Executive Officer of D.A. Davidson Companies, will be the keynote speaker for the concluding luncheon of the Spring-Summer meeting of the State Chamber.  The luncheon will be Tuesday, June 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn Great Falls.  Kerr is President and Chief Executive Officer of D.A. Davidson Companies, an employee-owned, diversified financial services firm founded in 1935, headquartered in Great Falls and with offices in 23 states. He was elected as CEO in January, after serving as President of D.A. Davidson Companies from 2011 to 2015 and previously as President of the Individual Investor Group of D.A. Davidson & Co. from 2005 through 2011. For more information/ registration, go to http:// Events. Montana Chamber. com/ ?ee=114 or contact Stacye Dorrington at 888-442-MONT (6668) ext. 100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Billings Clinic Foundation’s 2015 Classic will feature Grammy Award-winning pop superstars The Pointer Sisters on August 29.  Proceeds from the 2015 Classic benefit the Billings Clinic Internal Medicine Residency, . Classic tickets range in price from $80-$160. The $160 ticket includes a pre-concert street party with heavy hors d’oeuvres and hosted refreshments, The Pointer Sisters concert, and a post-concert party, featuring Under the Streetlamp and the Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers. The $80 tickets include the concert and post-concert event. Tickets can be purchased by calling (406) 657-4670 or visiting the Billings Clinic Foundation at 2917 10th Avenue North.

Registration is open for the 36th Annual Heart & Sole Run on Saturday, June 20. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part. To register or for more information log on to www.heartandsolerace.org or call (406) 254-7426.

Governor Steve Bullock, BNSF’s Matt Rose, and others willl be at the 25th annual Pacific NorthWest Economic Conference  July 12-16 in Big Sky.  The Silver Anniversary will be the first time the conference has been held in Montana.  Sponsor and/or attend the five-state, five-province gathering to build the northwestern North America economy. 

Join “Montana University” of the Montana Chamber Foundation for the 10th Annual Economic Update Series.  These updates provide the latest state and national economic projections and summarize impacts to Montana communities and industries.  The theme this year will incorporate women in the workforce. It will be held in Billings on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7 am at the Billings Northern Hotel.

When and Where January 1 2015

The Montana Chamber of Commerce will present Business Days at the Capitol, January 5 & 6, 2015 in Helena. Some events are close to filling up, so go online to register now. Plan on attending this two-day event at the start of the legislative session to receive up-to-date information on federal regulations, workforce issues, healthcare, and more. Join us for the ever-popular "Lawmaker Appreciation Reception and Banquet". In addition to seminars, hear from Montana Chamber leaders at the "State of Business" Luncheon, Legislative Leaders at the "Eggs & Issues" Breakfast, and Governor Steve Bullock as he provides the "The Last Word" at the closing luncheon. Additional info/ registration is available at Events. Montana Chamber.com/? ee=106. Sponsorships are still available at Events.MontanaChamber.com/?ee=107. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 888-442-MONT (6668) ext. 100 for additional information.

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Charter Business will sponsor the holiday December event for TecNet on December 4, 5-7 p.m. at Henry's Garage, 12 Garden Avenue, Billings.
TecNet is a networking group for people who work in the technology field in the Billings area. There are no membership costs, and events are free as food and drinks are provided by sponsors. It is a casual group and new comers are always welcome. Call 839-9783 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to register.

The Montana Taxpayers Association annual meeting will be December 4, in Helena at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel. Contact Pam Hyatt at 406-442-2130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Where and When February 1 2015

TecNet, a networking group for technology professionals, will hold its next meeting on Feb. 12, 5 pm, sponsored by the Crowley Law Firm and Rocky Mountain College. The event will be held at Rocky Mountain College, Prescott Hall, 1511 Poly Drive, (off Rimrock Road, past 13th Street heading west first left turn into Campus). For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 406-839-9783

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When and Where December 15, 2014


Looking for a great Christmas present? The Montana Chamber's next international tour, to the "Emerald Isle" will be July 1 through 10, 2015. Participants will visit Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Killarney, and Clifden, flying from/to New York's JFK Airport. Roundtrip international airfare, accommodations, many meals, admissions, and motorcoach transportation are all included. For a full description/registration, go to MontanaGoesToIreland.com.

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Farm Bureau Convention Slated for November

The Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention is slated for November 9-12 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. The convention will feature speakers, informative workshops, county Farm Bureau awards and the Resolution Session.

Notable speakers at the event include Montana Governor Steve Bullock; motivational speaker Lois Olmstead, and Farm Mom of the Year April Hemmes for the Women's Leadership Committee.

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Condoleezza Rice Coming to Billings

Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State, will be in Billings on Friday, May 8, as the keynote speaker for Provision International Missions Banquet. Also featured in the program will be world-renowned vocal artist Wintley Phipps.

The event, which will be held at the Montana Convention Center, Holiday Inn, is a fundraiser for Provision International which provides food, clothing, medical care and shelter for the poor around the world.

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When and Where December 1 2014

The Montana Chamber is hosting its 6th Annual Montana Health Care Forum in Helena, Dec. 8 at the Best Western Great Northern Hotel in Helena. The forum features a day-long agenda packed with panels on key health care issues, including Care Coordination Models and Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Bending the Health Care Cost Trend, Health Care Workforce Shortages and Solutions, Coverage and Medicaid Expansion, Economic Impact of Medicaid on Montana, and a Legislative Panel on Medicaid Expansion and Reform. The forum also will feature keynotes from the State Auditor's office and Governor Steve Bullock's Administration, as well as messages from the congressional delegation. Register at www.montanahealthcareforum.org

When and Where October 1, 2014

Montana's eleventh annual Young Ag Leadership Conference is set to take place October 3-5 at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman. Young people involved and interested in agriculture, are invited to attend. This year's agenda boasts top-notch speakers, cutting-edge workshops, exciting entertainment and the popular discussion panels. For more information contact Mariah Shammel at (406) 462-5639 or paisleyprairies @gmail.com.

The Montana Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Meeting and Membership Banquet in Bozeman at the Holiday Inn on Monday, October 13. Incoming and concluding Chairs of the Montana Chamber of Commerce and the Montana Chamber Foundation will update on the past year and members can expect this next year. US Representative Steve Daines has been invited to keynote the banquet. Registration is open at http:// events. MontanaChamber. com/ ?ee=103

NACM is featuring a program on Fraud & Internal Theft, October 13, 9 am-12 pm Bank of Bozeman, 875 Harmon Stream Blvd, Bozeman. Attend to discover the latest business scams, business crime schemes in your area, financial crimes such as counterfeit money, laundering, and more. Protect your business from "It can't happen to us..Can it?" The cost for NACM members is $25. If three members from a firm attend, there will be no charge for the third. Non-member cost is $40. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 509-326-2550

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