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| March 5, 2023 12:00 AM

Disaster preparedness seminar

The upcoming online seminar "Disaster Preparedness Planning for Businesses" aims to help businesses in Northwest Montana prepare for and prevent natural and human-caused disasters. The talk is being hosted by Audrey L. Walleser, a Montana Disaster and Emergency Services Western District Field Officer, who will provide participants with resources and information to create a tailored disaster preparedness plan, identifying potential risks, establishing communication plans, and implementing emergency procedures. The event is online and free, March 8 from 1-2 p.m., with limited space available. Email jill@dobusinessinmontana.com to register.

Columbia Falls chamber luncheon

The Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a membership luncheon on March 14 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Cedar Creek Lodge. The event is open to both chamber members and the public, and attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other members and make business connections. The luncheon will feature a presentation by Travis Dyson of Flagstar Bank, who will provide practical solutions for homeownership and business in today's environment, including insights on the "up and down" cycles of the economy. The cost of attendance is $15, which includes a catered lunch from House of S&M Tacos.

Bigfork chamber Sundowner

Bigfork Chamber of Commerce is hosting its monthly networking event on March 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at TCB Design's location on 253 Montana 83. This event offers business professionals in the community the opportunity to network with each other and learn about upcoming events. Attendees are also encouraged to participate in a raffle for a chance to win prizes. The event is free and open to the public.

Job fair

The largest job fair in all of Northwest Montana, the NW Montana Job and Opportunity Fair, is returning to the Trade Center at the Flathead County Fairgrounds on April 6, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This year's fair will include a morning career fair focus for over 800 high school juniors and seniors from the Flathead Valley and beyond, providing employers with the opportunity to engage with their future workforce. Employers are encouraged to register with scarlon@dailyinterlake.com early as the job fair is expected to sell out.

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