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Kalispell chamber meets Sept. 20

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce will hold its business matters luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell, 1840 U.S. 93. The luncheon features candidates for the Montana House and Senate. To register, visit or call 758-2806.

Email marketing workshop

The Small Business Development Center of Montana is holding an introduction to email marketing workshop on Sept. 21 from noon to 12:30 p.m. The free workshop will discuss how to effectively use email marketing as a tool for attracting new customers and bringing previous customers back. To register, visit

Safety workshop

The Montana State Fund presents a free safety workshop Plan, Prevent, Prosper on worksplace safety looking at accidents and steps that organizations can take to prevent them. The workshop is 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sept. 22 at the Hampton Inn, 1140 U.S. 2, Kalispell. To register, visit

Fall job fair Sept. 28

The Daily Inter Lake, Job Service Kalispell, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell Chamber of Commerce & Workforce Flathead are holding the 2022 Fall Job and Veteran Opportunity Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 2:30-6 p.m. The fall job fair will be held in the Expo Center at the Flathead County Fairgrounds. Space is limited. Employers can signup at

Workshops looks at attracting international visitors

Glacier Country Tourism is partnering with Discover Kalispell on informative workshops on how to market to the international visitor by working with International Inbound (Receptive) Tour Operators. Get essential tips on working with this lucrative market, along with tools and best practices to attract international visitors to businesses year-round. Workshops are free, but only 30 spots are available for each workshop. Workshops are 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at Homewood Suites, 195 Hutton Ranch Road, Kalispell. To register, visit

Nominations for Small Business Person of the Year

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Montana District Office is accepting nominations for the 2023 National and District Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year Award. Visit the SBA’s website at [] to download forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a nomination. The Montana District Nomination Guidelines and district awards categories can be found on the district’s website at

The Montana District Office must receive all nominations by electronic submission only to the District’s BOX account no later than 1 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Dec. 8.

To obtain additional information or receive a copy of the National/Montana District Nomination Guidelines, contact