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A few Montana Chamber of Commerce team members – and a few board members! – participated in another exceptional Montana Association of Chamber Executives (MACE) conference last week.
 
Regardless of Chamber size or geographic location, the underlying theme was that chambers are devoted to the success of the Montana’s business community through collaboration on several innovative programs. Here are just a few examples:
  • The Belgrade Chamber partners with their local school district on the BOSS Program, a new program designed to increase business professionals’ engagement in the schools, specifically through monthly substitute educator opportunities.
  • Jackie Haines, the Executive Director of the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District showed how businesses can use economic data to make better-informed workforce decisions.
  • The Kalispell Chamber is utilizing data obtained through a child care study to develop solutions for their community.
  • The Montana Exports program through the Montana Department of Commerce offers guidance to Montana manufacturers looking for international opportunities – along with a host of other services.
Have questions on these programs or other aspects of the MACE spring conference? Let us know!

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