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May 2016 President’s Message

01 May

Are you familiar with the term “geotraveler”? If you had the opportunity to attend the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Kalispell last month, or if you have kept up on Montana’s marketing efforts, then you know that the geotraveler is our target market for Montana tourism. Geotourism is a type of tourism that sustains or […]

March 2016 President’s Message

01 Mar

Our small businesses are growing strong with thanks to the ever increasing consumer awareness of how the locally spent dollar impacts the local economy. We have plenty of positive growth to be proud of in our area. But with the good news, often comes challenging news. Changes at our anchor industry, what we will now […]

January 2016 President’s Message

01 Jan

This time last year I penned a President’s message predicting that 2015 would be a strong year for our area businesses and our local communities, and (lucky for me) the year certainly delivered on my promises. In 2015, we welcomed a new medical facility, a new retail anchor, the ground-breaking of a new hotel and […]

November 2015 President’s Message

01 Nov

Greetings Chamber Members, I think it is safe to say the word is out about how wonderful our city of Columbia Falls is to do business in. With news of a long awaited hotel in the heart of town, new retail store Murdoch’s opening soon and welcome investments by multiple entrepreneurs on Nucleus Avenue, we […]

September 2015 President’s Message

01 Sep

Greetings Chamber Members, What an incredible summer we have had in Columbia Falls and our surrounding communities. Anna Stene and the Visitor Center staff have been weathering the storm of fires, smoke, road closures and media spin with positive messaging while greeting visitors at two Visitor Information Centers this year, both in town and in […]

March 2015 President’s Message

01 Mar

So far 2015’s weather has been an anomaly and I keep overhearing the question – can it be Spring already? Weather aside, the activities of our seasonal member businesses indicate that indeed, Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. Marc Ducharme, General Manager of Xanterra’s Glacier Park Lodges reported at their February […]