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C-Falls Chamber lunch

The Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce holds its luncheon on March 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Cedar Creek Lodge, 930 Second Ave. W. Presentation is from Ryan Wilbur, NW Field Project Manager- People and Carnivores. Chamber members $15. Tickets

FYAP Espresso Yourself

The Flathead Area Young Professionals meets March 14, 8 a.m. at the chamber, 2 S. Main Street, upstairs board room. Gerri King will dispel myths associated with effective leadership and provide common sense approaches that encourage high morale and productivity in the workplace. FYAP is open to all young professionals ages 21-39 and is free to Kalispell Chamber of Commerce members and their employees. 

Retiree Workforce Brunch

My Glacier Village is holding a Retiree Workforce Brunch, March 20 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 540 S. Main St., Kalispell. 

Seniors and retirees who are interested in learning more about return-to-work opportunities are encouraged to attend this free event where coffee and pastries will be served as attendees learn about a variety of available jobs in the Flathead.

Register at: or call My Glacier Village at 406-250-8784. 

Bigfork Job Fair

The Bigfork Chamber of Commerce and Bigfork High School host the Bigfork Job Fair is March 20 at the high school, 600 Commerce St. Students are invited to attend from 1-3 p.m.; encore and retiree job seekers from 3:30-4:30 p.m.; 4:30-5 p.m. open to the public. 

Maximizing Business Potential

A presentation called Maximizing Business Potential: Aligning Growth Planning with Exit Strategies is for business owners navigating the dual objectives of scaling their operations and preparing for an eventual exit. The presentation is March 26 from 1-2 p.m. at Montana West Economic Development, 44 2nd Ave. W. in Kalispell. Participants will gain insights into optimizing business operations and enhancing value to attract buyers or successors. To register visit

De-escalation training

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce holds de-escalation training for businesses on March 20 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the chamber, 2 S. Main St., in the upstairs board room. The training with experts gives front-line and management personnel the confidence and tools to de-escalate uncomfortable situations and have resources on hand to assist those when needs arise. To register, visit