2023 Business Days at the capitol

The SOLD OUT 2023 Business Days at the Capitol event was a big success. It included an engaging evening of power networking at the Lawmaker Appreciation Reception.  For details regarding the 2024 event, please email [email protected]

Monday/Tuesday - January 2-3, 2023
12:00 p.m.—12:25 p.m. Opening Remarks & Welcome
Todd O’Hair, President/CEO—Montana Chamber of Commerce
Courtney Kibblewhite, Chair of the Board—Montana Chamber of Commerce
12:25 p.m.—1:15 p.m. Seminar: Civil Litigation Issues Affecting Business in Montana & Around the Nation
Lee Mickus, Partner—Evans Fears & Schuttert LLP
Moderator: Aimee Grmoljez, Partner—Crowley Fleck PLLP
1:15 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Seminar: Ballot Initiative Reform
Jessie Luther, Attorney/Principal—Taylor Luther Group
Mark Truax, President—Pac/West Strategies
Moderator: Paul Hopfauf, Director of Strategy Planning & Growth—MDU Resources
2:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:30 p.m.—3:15 p.m. Keynote: State of Energy in Montana and the U.S.
Meghan Marino Thacker, Consultant—Consumer Energy Alliance
3:15 p.m.—3:30 p.m. Special Guest
Christi Jacobsen, Montana Secretary of State
3:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m. Seminar: Manufacturing in Montana: Improving Montana’s Business Climate
Glenn Oppel, Policy Director—Governor’s Office
Travis Byerly, Owner—Hi-Country Snack Foods
Brad Reid, President/Owner—Diversified Plastics
Bryan Wood, President—Wood’s Powr-Grip
Steven Thompson, President—Thompson Precision
Moderator: Scott Sehnert, Vice President-Sr Commercial Lender—First Security Bank
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Lawmaker Appreciation Reception at Helena Civic Center

7:30 a.m.—9:00 a.m. Eggs & Issues: Legislative Leadership 
Jason Ellsworth, Senate President 
Pat Flowers, Senate Minority Leader 
Matt Regier, Speaker of the House 
Kim Abbott, House Minority Leader 
Moderator: Taylor Brown, President—Northern Broadcasting System 

9:00 a.m.— 9:30 a.m. Networking Break 

9:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m. Are You At the Table or On the Menu 
David Smith, Executive Director—Montana Contractors Association 
Jean Branscum, Executive Vice President—Montana Medical Association 
David Bell, President & CEO—ALPS 
Bob Story, President—Montana Taxpayers Association 
Brian Bird, President & CEO—NorthWestern Energy 
Moderator: Cary Hegreberg, President/CEO—Montana Bankers Association 

11:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Fireside Chat: Cutting the Red Tape 
Kristen Juras—Lieutenant Governor 
Moderator: Nancy Schlepp, VP Communications—Sandfire Resources America 

11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Fireside Chat: Across the Aisle 
Mark Blasdel, Economic Development Director—Governor’s Office 
Moderator: Tony Rosanova, President/CTO—Zoot Enterprises, Inc. 

12:00 p.m.—12: 15 p.m. Networking Break 

12:15 p.m.—12:30 p.m. Healthy Workforce 
Dr. Nich Pertuit, President & Founder—Healthy is Wellness 
12:30 p.m.—1:00 p.m. The Last Word Closing Luncheon 
Greg Gianforte—Governor 

  • Business Days at the Capitol
     January 2, 2023 - January 3, 2023
     12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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