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Flathead Business Watercooler

| May 19, 2024 12:00 AM

Kalispell Chamber Lunch

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce holds its Business Matters Luncheon on May 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, 20 N. Main St. The topic for the month is tourism. Diane Medler, executive director of Discover Kalispell, will share industry trends and a few highlights from the '25-'26 strategic plan for bolstering tourism and visitor spending in our shoulder seasons. Jim Elser, the director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station, will share how the station’s research, education, and monitoring serve the state and beyond. Dillon Tabish, regional information and education program manager with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, will discuss new and changing recreation access and conservation initiatives. To register, visit

Lakeside/Somers Chamber Bash

The Lakeside/Somers Chamber of Commerce is holding its May BASH event on May 21 at 4 p.m. at Volunteer Park. The business networking event is sponsored by Blacktail Law Group. 

Kalispell Chamber Coffee Connect

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce will hold its Coffee Connect on May 24 at 8 a.m. at the Conrad Mansion. The event offers networking and the opportunity to hear updates from business leaders. 

De-escalation training

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce is hosting a de-escalation training on May 28 from 3-4:30 p.m. The training is designed to provide employees with the tools to de-escalate situations with grace and empower them to help provide assistance to those who need to access community resources. The training takes place at the chamber office at 2 S. Main St., in the upstairs conference room.

Evergreen Chamber lunch

The Evergreen Chamber of Commerce High Noon lunch is May 31 at 11:30 a.m. at the Moose Lodge in Evergreen. Evergreen Schools Superintendent Laurie Barron will speak about school-based health and community services for students and families. For information, visit