Aug 2, 2017|Press Release

Economic Update hits on Montana’s growth and infrastructure

HELENA—The Montana Chamber Foundation (MCF) wrapped up its summer 2017 Economic Update series last week in Kalispell. Starting July 25, MCF traveled to seven cities, focusing on infrastructure and updating the state’s economic projections. “We put on the annual Economic Update to keep track of Montana’s economy,” MCF Executive Director Webb Brown said. “We confirmed this year that the economy …

Aug 2, 2017|Headlines, Press Release

Chamber Foundation awards $2,000 to MSU senior

KALISPELL – On July 27, the Montana Chamber Foundation awarded the Kelly Kuntz Memorial Scholarship to Montana State University senior Jace Holyoak. The $2,000 scholarship is in memory of former Foundation board member Kelly Kuntz, and Holyoak, 23, said he was honored to win the award. “It’s such a blessing,” Holyoak, a business marketing major said. “I’m so grateful. It …

May 1, 2017|Press Release

Legislative Session Wrap-Up: Chamber Records Several Victories in 2017

The 65th Legislative Session of the Montana Legislature adjourned Sine Die this morning on the 88th legislative day. Guided by our ten-year strategic plan, Envision 2026, we recorded several victories by advancing business-friendly legislation and defeating proposals that would harm Montana’s business climate. Major policy change was overshadowed by the budget this session, leaving much undone and setting the stage …

Mar 25, 2017|Press Release

Fuel Tax Bill Advances in the House

HELENA – The Montana House of Representatives voted in bipartisan fashion yesterday to pass HB 473, sponsored by Rep. Frank Garner of Kalispell, on Second Reading by a vote of 56-44. The bill now goes to House Appropriations for action and eventual Third Reading on the House Floor. Deemed the Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability Act, HB 473 proposes …

Mar 6, 2017|Press Release

Chamber Backs Gorsuch

By: Ed Barlett, Board Member, Montana Chamber of Commerce After careful consideration, the Montana Chamber is supporting the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. We thank US Sen. Steve Daines for his commitment to vote to confirm. We urge our members – and all Montanans – to contact Montana’s United States Senator Jon …