Business succession planning
Montana West Economic Development in partnership with Merit Financial Services holds a seminar on business succession planning options on Nov. 7 from 1-2 p.m. at its offices, 44 Second Ave., Kalispell. Many companies have little or no succession plan in place. When a founder or primary shareholder leaves the business there can be significant negative consequences for the company and the employees. An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a type of retirement plan that allows companies to transfer ownership of the company to employees. Joshua Mersberger and Bryce Stacy from Merit Financial Services will provide and overview of the topic. The session is free, but RSVP is requested. For more information, visit https://dobusinessinmontana.com/seminars/
Kalispell Chamber Grand Event
The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce holds its Grand Event Nov. 8 at the Wachholz College Center, 777 Grandview Dr., beginning at 5 p.m. The event includes dinner and annual awards presented by the chamber including Flathead Legacy Award, small and large business, nonprofit, businessperson, educator and community spirit. Tickets are available through the chamber at https://business.kalispellchamber.com/.
C-Falls Chamber coffee
Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce holds its coffee with the chamber on Nov. 7 at 8:30 a.m. at Edward Jones – Schuler Tudor, 830 Third Ave. W., Columbia Falls.
Bigfork Chamber Sundowner
The Bigfork Chamber of Commerce monthly Sundowner is Nov. 9 at the Bigfork VFW, 8098 Montana 35. The event co-hosted by Black Diamond Mortgage provides the opportunity for networking and to learn about the VA Loan program.
C-Falls Chamber lunch
The Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly luncheon on Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Cedar Creek Lodge. Meeting includes a featured presentation from Jeff Streeter, Partner with B2B CFO. Members $15, non-members $20. To register, visit https://www.columbiafallschamber.org/
Glacier Country Tourism seeks board applicants
Glacier Country Tourism, the official tourism marketing, management and stewardship organization for Western Montana, is seeking applicants for positions on its volunteer board. Applicants must live in Flathead, Glacier, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli or Sanders counties, and work in a tourism-related business or organization.
Those interested can find more information and online applications at https://partners.glaciermt.com/board-of-directors.
Glacier Country is recognized by the Tourism Advisory Council and the state of Montana as the official marketing and management organization for Western Montana. Glacier Country is funded in part by the state accommodations tax (bed tax) and by private membership funds. Geographically, Glacier Country includes Flathead, Glacier, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli and Sanders counties.