Child Care Initiative

Our study has identified 4 Action Items and we are ready to roll up our sleeves.
Next Meeting: October 11th , 11:30am – 1:00pm
NEW LOCATION: Bias Brewing 412 S. Main St., Kalispell

Each of the 4 Action Teams will report out on their work and results from the past 3 months.
If you would like to serve on one of our action teams…..

Contact Jenn Cronk for more information and details.

Government Affairs Committee

Topic: Ballot Initiatives 11 & 12
Guest Speaker: Frank Garner

Date: October 2, 2023
Time: 12 – 1pm
Location: Chamber of Commerce and Zoom
15 Depot Park, Kalispell, MT 59901
Please contact Lorraine Clarno with your questions and Zoom link.


Workforce Flathead Summer Jobs Program

The 2023 WorkForce Flathead Summer Jobs Program concluded on August 1st with a successful summer of mentorship facilitated by Mike Lincoln with Reach Higher Montana. We had four students successfully complete the full summer program, including pre-employment essential skills training, working throughout the summer at local businesses, and attending weekly mentoring meetings.  Students worked at Park Side Credit Union, one as a teller and one in HR, at Immanuel Lutheran Communities in their dining department, and at Western Building Center in the lumber yard. Students earned while they learned and gained valuable skills and lessons that they’ll take either back to school and/or into their next steps in the workforce.   To learn more about the WFSJP, visit the website. Employer interest sign up is open HERE. . If you have questions, reach out to Jenn Cronk at 406-758-2801 or email.

Also, special thanks to MacKenzie River Pizza for their support of the Summer Jobs Program – check out the Community Night Voucher for a percentage of your meal dollars to support the summer jobs program!


Lemonade Day Youth Sign Up is Open!

Without further ado, in first place, the stand voted “Best Lemonade Stand” is –

“Berry Good Lemonade” – Karalynn K.


And our runners up are:
The Lemons – Parker & Lucy W. – 2nd place
Avalanche Lemonade – Dirk S. – 3rd place

And congratulations, as well, to the winners of the Best Tasting Lemonade, Most Unique Ingredient Lemonade, and Most Creative Name Lemonade as awarded in early June at the contest at Kalispell Center Mall:

Best Tasting Lemonade- Dirk S.
Most Unique Ingredient – Hattie D.
Most Creative Name – Bridger M.

As a reminder, there’s one more contest still open and that’s the Entrepreneur of the Year contest. If you haven’t already, make sure to upload your stand results at the following link by September 8th. Winner will be announced this fall. Upload through this link:

We hope you enjoyed Lemonade Day Flathead 2023, learned lots of lessons, made some sales, and most of all, had a lot of fun learning how to run your business! Stay tuned this fall for more information about next year’s Lemonade Day Flathead!

Thank you to presenting sponsor, Three Rivers Bank of Montana, for helping to make this year’s Lemonade Day possible!

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