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Flathead Business Watercooler

| October 1, 2023 12:00 AM

Manufacturing Month

Learn more about the Flathead Valley's many manufacturing businesses and the vital role that they play in the local economy, the variety of products created and jobs provided through events hosted by the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce. Events run throughout the month of October. For more information and to register, visit https://business.kalispellchamber.com/mfgtours

Nominations taken for business awards

Nominations are being taken for the 2024 National Small Business Week Awards, which recognize the outstanding achievements, triumphs, contributions, and resilience of SBA-assisted small businesses.

To nominate a small business owner or download related forms, criteria, and guidelines, visit sba.gov/nsbw. All nominations must be submitted electronically by 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 7. The awards will be presented during the NSBW Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., from April 28-29, 2024.

Mastering Meetings

Express Employment Professionals of Kalispell hosts a leadership development course entitled Mastering Your Most Crucial Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, 20 North Main Street, Kalispell. Discussion is on how to have effective one-on-one meetings with staff. Tickets on eventbrite.com.

Flathead Area Young Professionals

Flathead Area Young Professionals hosts Catherine Hooper Potter on Oct. 11 at 8 a.m. at 15 Depot Park, Kalispell, to talk about using adversity to level up and how to overcome challenges to reach a new level of excellence.

Bigfork Chamber of Commerce Sundowner

The Bigfork Chamber of Commerce holds its October Sundowner on Oct. 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Edward Jones, 443 Osborn Avenue, Suite 114, Bigfork. The event offers the opportunity for business professionals in the community to network and hear about upcoming events.