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Annual 4H/FFA Livestock Auction is August 16

The annual Northwest Montana Fair 4H/FFA Market Livestock Auction will be held Saturday, August 16, at the Fairgrounds Arena. Two hundred fty animals are expected to be auctioned this year. The activities start August 14, with the UNWIND in Depot Park at 5:00 PM, which will feature the Grand and Reserve champion animals. The Fair UNWIND is sponsored by Tire Rama, Valley Bank, Western States Insurance, Crowley Law Firm, and NorthWestern Energy. This business social will include a bar-b- qued pig from Farm-to-Market Pork. On Saturday, auction activities begin with a buyers breakfast at 7:30 a.m., the sale begins at 8:30, and the event concludes with lunch at noon.

This will be the 38th year the Agribusiness Committee has sponsored this event. Chamber members are invited to come out and support these young people and buy some good meat for your family, employees, and friends.

If you would like to buy, but cannot attend that day, you don’t have to miss out. Call the Kalispell Chamber at 758-2800 we would be glad to buy for you and answer any questions you might have. Its easy and its fun!

BEAR TRACKS TO DATE: Business Visits: 218 Referrals for assistance: 136 Workforce Represented: 12,739

Just a few of last year’s winners and the great supporters who purchased them.

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Economic Outlook

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Many people are concerned about the last few months of turbulent economic news. These stories have prompted many to ask whether Montana will be hit by hard times in the coming year. We’ll be covering a lot of interesting economic data at this event. The presentation will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell from noon to 1:30 pm. There will be a lunch program this year, and $20 registration fee will be charged to cover admission and lunch. To register for the 2008 Economic Outlook Update in Kalispell, people should email the Montana Chamber of Commerce jon@montanachamber.com.

Are You Maximizing Your Membership?

Are you receiving all the benets you deserve? “I may have a small business now; but I want the opportunity to position my company and myself with the other top community business leaders of the Flathead”, said one business owner. Another owner said, “My Chamber membership is a key part of my marketing plan. The Chamber can market my business for me while I focus on delivering my products and services”. Find out if you are receiving the maximum benets of the tiered membership category you have selected by calling 758-2803, visit www.kalispellchamber.com/membership or cary@kalispellchamber.com.

Board of Director Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for general members interested in serving on the board directors of the Kalispell Chamber. The term of oce is three years and commences on January 1, 2009. Interested candidates should complete an application and receive a description of responsibilities. The deadline for submission is Friday, September 12. For further information, please contact Joe Unterreiner at 758-2800.

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