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March -April 2019 Chamber News

233 13th Street East Box 312 Columbia Falls, MT 59912 406-892-2072


IN THIS ISSUE Chamber Celebrations ............... 2 Upcoming Events ...................... 3 Chamber News........................... 4 New Members ............................ 4

We had over 45 businesses in attendance at our February Job & Career Fair. Thank you to all the businesses who participated. Also, a big thank you to our Chamber’s Education Committee for putting on such a fantastic event!

Eat & Educate ........................... 4 NEW Advertising Opportunity . 5 Member Flyers ........................... 6-7 Board of Directors ..................... 8 Join Our Chamber ..................... 8

CHAMBER CELEBRATIONS! Help us congratulate Colleen Finberg, Park Side Credit Union, as being voted in as our 2019 Ambassador Chair. We are excited to have her as our chair and look forward to the positive impact she will have on the program and our members! We also want to congratulate Shari Ruiz, Complete Restoration, on being named Ambassador Secretary. Her

Collen Finberg Park Side Credit Union

enthusiasm and organization are vital to our programs success!

2019 Chamber Ambassadors: Andrea Robinson, Linda Bailey, Char Sherman Noreen Hanson, Chelsea Hagen, Sam Hood, Sarah Grace, Colleen Finberg, Shari Ruiz, Debi Hood, Tim Olson, Jesse McCafferty, Troy Knutson, Kimberly Wortman

Thank you to all our Ambassadors for your willingness to support our Chamber and members!

2019 Ambassador Chair

MEMBER SHOUTOUTS Glacier Bank, Freedom Bank & Whitefish Credit Union: Thank you for sponsoring our Ambassador vests! Montana West Economic Development and Glacier National Park: Thank you for your informative presentations at our January and February General Membership Luncheons. Montana Coffee Traders: Thank you for the delicious meals at our Chamber luncheons! The Nite Owl/Back Room Restaurants: Thank you for allowing us to do our Economic Meetings and Board Meetings at your restaurant. We always leave fed and happy!

Shari Ruiz

Glacier Adventure Guides & Berube Physical Therapy: Thank you for hosting our January and February Business After Hours!

Complete Restoration 2019 Ambassador Secretary


IS YOUR MEMBER DECAL ON DISPLAY? Our Ambassadors have been busy the last few months. They have been out and about hand delivering your 2019 Member Decals and Directories. Be sure to display your 2019 decal proudly on your front door or window. Let us know if you haven’t received your delivery!



Tuesday March 26th, 2019

5:30-7:00pm—638 Nucleus Ave, Suite 102, Columbia Falls See their brand NEW office!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 6:00. Operating since 1985, we are Montana’s largest independently owned staffing firm. We pride ourselves on matching top talent with our local employers We’re moving people forward.

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 5:30-7:00pm—906 9th Street West, Columbia Falls OrthoRehab has 9 Physical Therapy Locations in Montana. It is the mission of OrthoRehab to provide patients with high quality, professional and caring services to meet their physical therapy and related needs.

March 2019: March 5th: 5:30-8:00pm Annual Board Strategic Planning Meeting Freedom Bank Conference Room March 12th: 11:45-1:00pm General Membership Luncheon NVH Community Room 235 Nucleus, Columbia Falls March 19th: 7:15-8:00am Economic Development Meeting Nite Owl/Back Room March 26th: 5:30-7:00pm Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony LC Staffing 638 Nucleus Ave, Suite 102 Columbia Falls

April 2019: Business After Hours Glacier Adventure Guides January 29th, 2019

MARCH-APRIL LUNCHEONS Time: 11:45-1:00 Location: NVH Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave March 12th, 2019

RSVP for lunch by Friday, March 8th

Click Link to RSVP: chber-general-membership-luncheon-9/ Presentation: School District 6—Discussion of proposed building projects Caterer: Earth Angel Organics April 9th, 2019 Presentation: Susan Nicosia, City Manager and City Officials will provide an update on City activity including development, growth policy review, legislation, and other topics of interest

Caterer: Earth Angel Organics

April 1st-15th: Chamber Food Drive! April 2nd: 7:15-8:00am Board of Directors Meeting The Nite Owl/Back Room Restaurants April 9th: 11:45-1:00pm General Membership Luncheon NVH Community Room 235 Nucleus, Columbia Falls April 16th: 7:15-8:00 Economic Development Meeting Nite Owl/Back Room April 23rd: 5:30-7:00pm Business After Hours OrthoRehab Physical Therapy 906 9th Street West, Columbia Falls April 30th: 11:30-12:30 Eat & Educate with the Chamber NVH Community Room 235 Nucleus, Columbia Falls



FREE to attend


Open to the public and Chamber members

NVH Community Room

Our Chamber is proud to announce we have partnered with the Hungry Horse News to create a BRAND NEW magazine!

“Explore Columbia Falls to Glacier National Park” Discount on pricing if you are a Chamber member! See the next page for advertising prices, details and information! 

20,000 copies printed and distributed

Put your business on a local map!

Event Calendar

Business Stories

& More!

Presentation: “Creative Leadership: Everyone Has What it Takes” Speakers: Columbia Falls Toastmasters Group—Don Bennett, Kathy Anderson, Colleen Konopatzke and Kristi Hatfield


Bring your own lunch.

WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS          

The Highline Apartments One Care Flathead Pest Solutions Glacier Jeep Rentals Compass Construction Trailhead Realty Group & Keller Williams Realty NW Montana Silver Bullet Bar Copper Mountain Coffee Montana Build Heavens Peak Healthcare

CHAMBER UPDATES Stock our visitors center with your pamphlets, brochures, menus and rack cards. Bring them to our next Chamber luncheon or event.  Email us your flyer to be inserted in our May Chamber news. $25.00 will be billed after.  Our 2019 Business After Hour dates are FULL! Book your After Hours for 2020 before they are gone! 



2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers: President: Mark Johnson, Glacier Bank Vice President: Trevor Kjensrud, F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Treasurer: Christie Dunn, Reclusive Moose Cabins Secretary: Cameron Johnson, Freedom Bank

JOIN OUR CHAMBER Overview of Member Benefits: Promotional Opportunities Business Opportunities Educational Opportunities Networking Sponsorship Community Involvement Business Visibility

Past President: Phil Carl, NXGEN Directors: Susan Nicosia, City of Columbia Falls Scott Gaiser, School District 6 Victoria Lee, Glacier Distilling Company ~ OR ~ Visit our website or join us at any Chamber event for more detailed benefit information and membership rates.

Katie Elletson: LC Staffing Charla Weber: Whitefish Credit Union

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Cindy Goodwin: Re/Max Mountain View Mireille Bierens, Berube Physical Therapy Executive Director: Laura Gadwa

Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Box 312 233 13th Street East Columbia Falls, MT 59912 Phone: 406-892-2072 E-mail: Website:

Chamber Mission: To foster and promote the prosperity and growth of its members and the civic, commercial, industrial and agricultural interests of the community in a way which maintains a small town, family oriented character.

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