March 15, 2023
2023 CAPITOL CONNECTION ROUNDTABLE
TUES, MAR 14 - Montana's 68th Legislative Session
BACK FROM TRANSMITTAL AND BACK AT IT

Up-to-the-minute 'Legislative Tracker' with Chamber Priority Bills - Supported Bills - Opposed Bills and Watch List is available on our website.

JOIN US - VIRTUALLY: Tuesdays at 12 pm throughout the Session
The Montana Chamber: DELIVERING FOR MONTANA BUSINESSES!
Governor Gianforte Delivers Montanans Largest
Tax Cut in State History
Monday, March 13, 2023
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: Registration closing at 12 noon TODAY
DONT MISS OUT on the manufacturing event of the year!

Manufacturing & International Trade Day brings together Montana's exceptional business leaders from across the state who are tackling the industry's - and business' - biggest challenges. It showcases the record level of investment happening in Montana, and how we’re expanding our trade presence overseas, all while creating rewarding careers to keep people gainfully employed and our Montana students entering the workforce here in The Last Best Place.

Attendees will also hear from companies and organizations like Accelerate Montana, Applied Materials, Biosqueeze, Boeing Helena, Bridger Brewing, HCR, Inc., Hi-Country Snack Foods, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, Media Training Center, Missoula College, Montana Silversmiths, Montana State University Innovation Campus, New Horizons Studio // Hyundai Motor Group, Nomad Global Communications Solutions, Spika Design & Manufacturing, TowHaul (Federal Signal), Simms, West Paw, and Wood’s Powr-Grip.
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COMING SOON: International Market Research Workshop 
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Montana State University - Billings |  McDonald Hall, 1230 N Broadway

Early bird registration is $175, due April 29, 2023
Remote learning options are available.
YWant to Find More International Customers?
This workshop is designed to create a collaborative and interactive environment where you will learn market research skills and resources that will help you be more efficient with your international sales. Make sure you have solid information for your global business!

You will leave knowing how to:
  • Classify your product using export codes
  • Identify top markets for your products by size and growth
  • Find and analyze import and export statistics to identify top foreign markets
  • Research specific information on individual countries
  • Calculate tariff and shipping rates
  • Plan market entry strategies that fit your business
  • Avoid scams and common pitfalls when exporting

This event is brought to you by the U.S. Commercial Service's Rural Export Center.
CHAMBER SIGNATURE EVENTS
SAVE THE DATE: Inaugural CONVERGENCE to Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week
WED-FRI, MAY 10-12 | PARADISE VALLEY, MT
Established in 1983, National Travel & Tourism Week is an annual tradition when the industry comes together to celebrate the power of travel as an economic driver for the U.S. economy. This year's event happening from May 7-13 is the 40th Anniversary and the theme is 'Travel Forward.'

To recognize one of our state's leading industries, the Montana Chamber of Commerce will
celebrate #NTTW, as well as tourism's intersection with the film and outdoor recreation industries, as vehicles to harness the power of place, #TheLastBestPlace, as an economic driver at our Inaugural 'Convergence" event on May 10-12, 2023. Tickets for the NTTW23 celebration Luncheon on Thursday, May 11 from 11:30 am - 2 pm are available separately from the full three-day event.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
Contact: Candace Strauss - VP, Marketing & Communications
candace@montanachamber.com | 406.640.1331
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture was founded in 1948 to promote business in Beaverhead County. Over the last 75 years, a great deal has changed, but the one constant in all that time is that our focus has remained the same – championing the economic prosperity and quality of life in Beaverhead County.

Our mission:  The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is committed to the promotion of Beaverhead County through activities that increase awareness of its many diverse businesses and resources.
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