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Thursday, January 29 2015
KALISPELL, Mont. – Flathead Valley Community College was one of three U.S. community colleges that took home a 2015 Community College Bellwether Award, one of the highest-acclaimed community college honors, at the annual Community College Futures Assembly in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The award recognizes competitively selected leading-edge programs in community colleges worthy of replicating. ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
Thursday, January 29 2015
At the closing of their week-long visit to Northwest Montana, nine of Brazil’s top math and science students, along with their Flathead Valley Community College coaches, will deliver a presentation on their life-changing experiences through the US-Brazil Connect program. The presentation will be a testimony and homage to cross-cultural friendships and global education opportunities afforded ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Wednesday, January 28 2015
KALISPELL, MONTANA - January 27, 2015 – Snowmobiling on the National Forest System can create exciting adventures for recreationists and provide access to incredible landscapes. However, when snowmobilers venture into closed or unauthorized areas it can be damaging to habitat and wilderness characteristics. Law Enforcement Officers from the Flathead National Forest recently observed ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Wednesday, January 28 2015
Registration for Flathead Valley Community College’s 21st annual Senior Institute will kick off February 3 at 8 a.m. The program provides area seniors ages 65 years of age and older opportunities to enroll in classes designed just for them. The six-week program promotes lifelong opportunities and enables seniors to learn new information, develop new and enhance existing skills, reconnect ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, January 27 2015
DENVER –Students of Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) reunited with nine of Brazil’s top math and science students at Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Mont., Saturday. Last summer, 11 FVCC students traveled to Contagem, Brazil, to coach English as a part of US-Brazil Connect’s Conexão Mundo program. Now, the top Brazilian students from that program ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, January 26 2015
Kalispell Poised for Another Busy Year of Economic Activity Kalispell chamber lists downtown vitality, road projects as priorities for 2015 BY DILLON TABISH // JAN 26, 2015 // NEWS & FEATURES “We’re looking forward to a very busy 2015,” Diane Medler, director of the Kalispell Convention and Visitor Bureau, told the crowd of business and community leaders at last week’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic
Monday, January 26 2015
Free Workshop Open to Local Businesses WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park, Flathead National Forest and Montana West Economic Development/Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center are hosting a public workshop on government contracting on Thursday, February 5, 10 a.m. -12 p.m. at Flathead Valley Community College. The workshop will focus on how local businesses can be ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Friday, January 23 2015
The Flathead Valley Community College Book Club will meet February 19 to discuss the novel “The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. Open to the public, the group meets monthly to discuss selected novels. The only cost involved is the purchase of the books. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in room 208 inside the Arts and Technology building on campus. Refreshments will be provided. ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Friday, January 23 2015
Flathead Valley Community College is offering free adult basic education courses at its campuses in Kalispell and Libby for area residents 16 years of age and older who are not currently enrolled in high school. Classes range from preparing for the Montana High School Equivalency Diploma, formerly General Education Development (GED), to improving basic reading, writing, math, computer and/or ...read more
Categories: Education
Friday, January 23 2015
KALISPELL, MONTANA - January 23, 2015 – It is literally a historic day for the Flathead National Forest (FNF). Two sites on the FNF become designated National Historic Districts in the National Register of Historic Places today in a ceremony in Helena, MT. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of those cultural resources deemed worthy of preservation. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community
Wednesday, January 21 2015
Flathead Valley Community College’s Kalispell campus will host College Goal Montana, a program that provides students who want to attend college and their families the opportunity to obtain assistance in applying for financial aid. Free and open to all higher-education-bound students and their families of all income levels, College Goal Montana is dedicated to guiding students and their ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, January 21 2015
The Flathead Valley Community College Board of Trustees is accepting letters of application to fill a vacant trustee position due to a death. The successful applicant will serve on the Board through the remainder of the current three-year term, which concludes in May, and may thereafter run for election to the Board. Subsequent terms will involve three-year periods of service to the Board. ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Wednesday, January 21 2015
Kalispell, MT – Artwork by local students is now on display at ImagineIF Kalispell. As part of MLK Read for Peace, the art was created by Russell Elementary students in kindergarten, first grade and third grade, as well as a local Girl Scout troop. Last week, after volunteers read aloud books about Martin Luther King, Jr., the students used prompts to create writings and drawings about ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Friday, January 16 2015
Flathead Valley Community College is offering an introductory course on social media marketing starting January 20. The three-credit course will focus on how to leverage social media as an effective marketing and public relations tool. Instructors Courtney Fullerton, owner of Glacier County Honey Company, and Maggie Doherty, beer ambassador and public relations for Kalispell Brewing Company, will ...read more
Categories: Education
Friday, January 16 2015
KALISPELL, MONT. – In an effort to continue access to public lands, maintain a long practiced traditional activity and provide for public safety, the Flathead National Forest is implementing strengthened regulations supporting the uphill ski traffic policy at Whitefish Mountain Resort. In 2010 Whitefish Mountain Resort (WMR), Flathead National Forest (FNF) and the public worked together to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community
Friday, January 09 2015
The Flathead Valley Community College Book Club will meet January 15 to discuss the novel “The Cailiffs of Baghdad Georgia" by Mary Helen Stefaniak. Open to the public, the group meets monthly to discuss selected novels. The only cost involved is the purchase of the books. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in room 208 inside the Arts and Technology building on campus. Refreshments will ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, January 08 2015
KALISPELL, MONT. - The Hockaday is thrilled to invite the public to its special Winter Art Maker Series. The Museum has scheduled three premier local artists to perform in-gallery demonstrations. On Thursdays in January, February, and March, one of the artists will set up an easel and paint in the Hockaday’s main gallery. Attendees will be able to observe a work in progress and benefit from ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, January 08 2015
Flathead Valley Community College is now accepting nominations for its sixth annual Distinguished Alumni Award. The award honors a graduate of FVCC for his or her career achievements and/or contributions and service to the community. Nominees must be graduates of Flathead Valley Community College. The award will be presented to the recipient at the FVCC Alumni & Ambassadors Luncheon at the ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, January 05 2015
KALISPELL, MONT. - The Flathead Community of Resource Educators (CORE), a network of individuals and organizations working together to increase awareness and understanding about the natural, historical and cultural resources of the Flathead Region, is celebrating Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 10 with several free outdoor activities. These free activities are a great way to enjoy the ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, December 30 2014
The Hockaday Museum of Art presents an exhibition of rare vintage engravings portraying the first three decades of Yellowstone National Park, January 8 - February 28, 2015. KALISPELL, MONT. - The Hockaday Museum of Art announces Yellowstone Engraved: The Art of William Henry Jackson, Thomas Moran and Others , an exhibition presenting a rare collection of vintage engravings that vividly portray ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, December 23 2014
Each year on alternate Sundays at 2:30 PM in January and February the Museum at Central School offers a chance to hear noted speakers presenting on Montana history and culture. It is an educational and entertaining way to perk up your winter. The 13 th annual John White series begins Sunday, January 11, 2:30 PM with University of Montana history professor Anya Jabour speaking on “ ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Sunday, December 14 2014
Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 6:40 pm By BRIANNA LOPER/The Daily Inter Lake Infrastructure, and how to pay for it, is shaping up to be a key topic for the 2015 Montana legislative session. During a Kalispell Chamber of Commerce lunch, Mayor Mark Johnson spoke Wednesday about hot-button issues concerning Kalispell likely to be discussed during the next legislative session, which begins in ...read more
Categories: Political, Chamber
Thursday, December 04 2014
Mountain Madness Airshow celebrates $51,057 in non-profit organizations donations Airshow’s 800 volunteers give invest in local community KALISPELL, Mont. (Dec. 4, 2014) – The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce announced today that the 2014 Mountain Madness Airshow donated $51,057 to 48 local non-profit organizations for the help provided by 800 volunteers. The funds were earned through ...read more
Categories: Air Show, Community, Chamber
Monday, December 01 2014
KALISPELL, Mont. - The Black Friday sales at big retail chains have passed. But, today is about the sales at local businesses. Small Business Saturday aims to encourage people to do their holiday shopping locally. This year marks the second year for participating businesses in Kalispell, and more than 60 businesses are signed up. Most of those businesses are retailers, others are restaurants. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, November 18 2014
Larsons Recognized for Lifetime of Community Service Duane and Bev Larson earn Kalispell’s oldest and most prestigious honor, the Great Chief Award BY DILLON TABISH // NOV 14, 2014 // NEWS & FEATURES Few couples have devoted themselves to serving a community quite like Duane and Bev Larson in Kalispell. For nearly 60 years, the husband-and-wife duo has helped shape the community through ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Saturday, November 08 2014
Food Manufacturers Staying Busy as Demand Grows From creameries to breweries and distilleries, the demand for local food products continues to surge BY DILLON TABISH // OCT 27, 2014 // NEWS & FEATURES The cows are staying busy at the Kalispell Kreamery. Every day, the 220 Holsteins at the 80-acre family farm on the rural outskirts of town produce roughly 1,500 gallons of milk. After being ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic
Saturday, November 08 2014
Stability and Growth for Manufacturing Businesses in the Flathead continue to gain contracts and expand BY MOLLY PRIDDY // OCT 30, 2014 // NEWS & FEATURES Share in Share Print Email Kaylin Grove paints a carbon fiber stock at Proof Research on Oct. 27, 2014. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon SHOW CAPTION GREG LINDSTROM | FLATHEAD BEACON As the Flathead Valley continues to gain momentum after ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article
Sunday, October 19 2014
MONTANA FOREST PRODUCTS WEEK Timber Tour planned Thursday Montana Forest Products Week Timber is harvested at the FireWise Forest Demonstration Project near Kalispell. Active timber harvests and niche markets will be showcased during the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce Timber Tour on Thursday. (Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation photo) Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:50 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article
Thursday, September 18 2014
Speaker rails against ‘growing regulatory state’ By JIM MANN/The Daily Inter Lake | Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:00 pm For anybody concerned about having a “regulation nation,” a vice president for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce paints a bleak picture, outlining an overall assault on energy in particular. William Kovacs, senior vice president for the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Political
Thursday, September 18 2014
Kalispell Chamber announces 2014 Manufacturing Day set for October 3 Flathead Valley’s 2014 Manufacturing Day offers local manufacturers opportunity to build awareness KALISPELL, Mont. (September 18, 2014)— The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has begun recruiting participants for the Flathead Valleys’ 2014 Manufacturing Day. Scheduled for October 3, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Thursday, July 31 2014
By AARIC BRYAN/The Daily Inter Lake | Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:27 pm A strong start to the tourism season and an increase in commercial construction have local business owners looking forward to the second half of 2014. In the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce midyear survey of 205 Northwest Montana business owners, 30 percent expect to add employees during the second half of the year and 73 ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber
Tuesday, July 29 2014
KALISPELL, Mont. (July 29, 2014) — The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce today announced the findings of its mid-year business survey indicate Kalispell businesses anticipate strong growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2014. Data for the mid-year survey was collected from 205 owners and managers of businesses in Northwest Montana. Key findings include: 30% expect to add employees through ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, July 15 2014
KALISPELL, Mont. (July 17, 2014)— The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce today announced it will begin taking registrations for the Spring 2015 Chamber International trip to Athens, the Greek Isles, and Turkey. The adventure begins March 27, spans nine days and eight nights, and returns April 4. Beginning in Athens, home of the Olympics and the historical capitol of Europe, tours of the city ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber