Nov 17, 2017|News Alert, Press Release

Montana Chamber defends business issues in 2017 Montana Special Session

HELENA– After three days of hearings and voting on a three-part solution for the state budget, the Montana Legislature concluded the 2017 Montana Special Session started this week. Before, during, and after the unique event, the Montana Chamber actively defended and promoted the interest of the business community. “Overly-optimistic revenue estimates and catastrophic fire season expenses forced the special session,” …

Nov 17, 2017|Press Release

Transparency, cost of healthcare discussed at 11th Annual HealthCare Forum Conference

HELENA– The 11th Annual HealthCare Forum, presented by the Montana Chamber Foundation, delved into several topics including the cost of healthcare and price transparency. One of the featured guests was Montana Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale. Rosendale spoke about the cost of prescription drugs from a consumer standpoint and talked about the importance of the interim committee that is studying healthcare …

Nov 3, 2017|News Alert, Press Release

Montana Chamber partners with Council on State Taxation for study

HELENA– The Montana Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to partner with the State Tax Research Institute (STRI) of the Council on State Taxation for a review of Montana’s business tax structure and possible legislative improvements. As Montana faces a budget crisis and as state tax competition and economic development efforts increase, the Montana Chamber feels like now is the right …

Oct 31, 2017|Press Release

Montana Chamber of Commerce mourns the passing of former governor Judy Martz

HELENA — The Montana Chamber of Commerce released the following statement on the passing of former Montana governor, Judy Martz. “We are terribly saddened by the loss of former governor Judy Martz,” said Webb Brown, the Montana Chamber of Commerce’s president/CEO. “Judy worked closely with the Montana Chamber, both in the political sense as governor, but also in the business …

Oct 27, 2017|News Alert, Press Release

D.A. Davidson president highlights market trends at Montana Chamber’s Annual Meeting

For Immediate Release Oct. 26, 2017 Media Contact: Communications Director Alexandria Klapmeier (C) 406-437-4634 or Alexandria@MontanaChamber.com GREAT FALLS– The president of D.A. Davidson Co., Larry Martinez, shared what the company is seeing in market themes and why businesses should be headquartered in Montana on Oct. 26 at the Montana Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in …