Sep 27, 2019|Press Release

Montana’s legal climate reaches top 10 in U.S. Chamber report

Since 2012, Montana’s state liability system has improved from 45th in the country to 7th overall this year, according to a biennial report released by the Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The ILR recently released its 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey, which included its ranking of the states. Montana ranked higher than Idaho and South …

Sep 13, 2019|News Alert, Press Release

Montana State Fund dividend recognizes commitment to workplace safety

HELENA — Montana’s improving safety culture was recognized on Friday when the Montana State Fund Board of Directors declared a $30 million dividend to policyholders that exhibit workplace safety to the highest standard. The 2019 dividend follows back-to-back $40 million dividend declarations in 2017 and 2018, and brings the total paid to policyholders since 1999 to $286 million. Dividends are …

Aug 3, 2019|News Alert, Press Release

M & C Beverage Inc., WellSky crowned 2019 Governors’ Cup Grand Champions

KALISPELL — After two days of play, M & C Beverage Inc. and WellSky were named the 2019 Governors’ Cup Grand Champions. M & C Beverage defeated Glacier Bank, the two-time defending gross net champions, by shooting a 113. WellSky won the team net category, shooting a 98.00. The winning players on M & C Beverage Inc. included Megan Model, …

Aug 1, 2019|Press Release

Workforce challenges and solutions, economics highlight 2019 Economic Update Series

KALISPELL — The Montana Chamber Foundation and the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) wrapped up the 14th Annual Economic Update Series in Kalispell. As in past years, the Economic Update included its traditional state and national economic projections. This year’s theme, ‘The Silver Tsunami: Are Montana’s Businesses Ready?’ focused on the impact of Montana’s aging and migrating workforce. …

Jul 24, 2019|News Alert, Press Release

2019 Champions Of Business Announced

HELENA — The Montana Chamber of Commerce is recognizing 27 legislators with its “Champion of Business” award for their work during the 66th Montana Legislature. Senator Jeff Welborn of Dillon was named the Montana Chamber’s “Most Valuable Policymaker” (MVP) of the 2019 session. “We are excited to recognize these lawmakers for going the extra mile to improve Montana’s business climate,” …