Ep. 32- Shaping Leaders for Tomorrow: Leadership Flathead

Leadership Flathead is a 2-year program that helps to shape the Flathead Valley's leaders of tomorrow. In this episode, we'll learn all about this decades-long leadership program that has developed over 1000 community leaders over the years, and how the program stays current, developing local leaders for the 21st century.

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Ep. 32- Shaping Leaders for Tomorrow: Leadership Flathead

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Leadership Flathead is a 2-year program that helps to shape the Flathead Valley's leaders of tomorrow. In this episode, we'll learn all about this decades-long leadership program that has developed over 1000 community leaders over the years, and how the program stays current, developing local leaders for the 21st century.
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Ep. 30 – Mastering the Move to Montana

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Ever wondered how a leap of faith from legal practice to launching a tech business feels? Bill Moseley, CEO of GL Solutions, shares how he pivoted from the world of law and government to the tech frontier, crafting software that transforms regulatory operations. Bill recounts GL Solutions' move from Bend, Oregon to Kalispell, with first-hand insight into the trials and triumphs of transplanting a thriving business and nurturing its growth in its new Flathead Valley home.
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Ep. 29 – Big Sky Business with Todd O’Hair

Mar. 11, 2024
Join us as we visit with Todd O'Hair, the President and CEO of the Montana Chamber of Commerce, in this week's Venture Boldly episode where we dissect the multitude of strategies fueling Montana's economic engine. Todd brings a wealth of experience from his roots on a family ranch to the halls of government affairs, offering a unique vantage point on the challenges and triumphs of advocating for a thriving business community in Big Sky Country. Our discussion spans the state's urban-rural divide and the Chamber's pivotal role in shaping a robust economic landscape through the Envision 2026 plan.
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Ep. 28 – Steady as She Grows: Analyzing the Flathead Valley Economy & Housing Market with James Williamson of Sage Appraisal and Strategy

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Dive into the hidden dynamics of the Flathead Valley's economy and housing market as we team up with James Williamson from Sage Appraisal and Strategy. With James's expert analysis fresh from a presentation at the University of Montana's local BBER presentation, we dissect the local economic trends that show a slight deceleration yet maintain an upward momentum. We discuss local population growth, revealing its impact on the economic pulse of Kalispell and the Flathead.
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Ep 27 – Venturing Boldly in 2024

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Ep. 26 – A Game Plan for Sports Tourism, with Evan Eleff

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Evan Eleff from the Sports Facilities Companies joins us to dissect potential impact of a tournament-quality sports facility in the Flathead Valley. We'll touch on the economic, social, and community benefits that such a development would entail—not just a mere venue for sports, but a powerhouse for local businesses during shoulder seasons and a catalyst for stronger community ties.
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Ep. 25- Banking on Montana with Mike Smith, Glacier Bank

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Ep. 24 – City Management & Emergency Response Funding with Doug Russell, Kalispell City Manager

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Ep. 23 – Behind the Airwaves: Dive into the Radio Industry with John Hendricks of KGEZ, the 2023 Small Business of the Year

Nov. 28, 2023
John Hendricks is the dynamic owner of KGEZ Radio and proud winner of the 2023 Kalispell Chamber Small Business of the Year Award. We delve into his extraordinary career, gain insider wisdom on navigating the radio industry, discuss grasping the wave of technological change and reenergizing a local radio station.
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Ep. 22 – 2023 Flathead Legacy Award Winners: Joe & Colleen Unterreiner

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Ever wondered what it takes to earn the coveted Flathead Legacy Award by the Discovered Kalispell Chamber? This episode of Venture Boldly is where you'll find out! We sit down with the 2023 winners, Joe and Colleen Unterreiner, a couple whose inspiring journey from Washington DC to Montana's Flathead Valley has left an indelible mark on the business community in Kalispell.
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Ep 21 – Exploring the Crossroads of Sustainability and Innovation in Northwest Montana’s Timber Industry

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Ep 20- Redefining Recruitment and Retention in Manufacturing: A Conversation with Dorothy Meyer

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Ep 19 – Unraveling Workforce Trends in Flathead County: A Conversation with Laura Gardner from Job Service Kalispell

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Are you curious to uncover the hidden dynamics of workforce trends in Flathead County, Montana? Today, we're giving you an exclusive seat at our table as we talk with Laura Gardner from JobService Kalispell. With her robust 40 years of experience with the Job Service, Laura brings forth fascinating insights into how reduced business hours, low unemployment rate, and population influx are shaping the local labor market.
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Ep 18 – Innovative Strategies in Workforce Development and Career Discovery with FVCC

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Ep. 17 Innovation in Education: The Transformational Learning Initiative

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Ep. 16 – Rising Star of Leadership: Adam Cebulla on Millennial Challenges, Team Dynamics, and Crafting a Five-Star Customer Experience

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Ep. 14 – Daily Inter Lake with Anton Kaufer

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The Daily Inter Lake delivers the news to thousands of subscribers throughout the Flathead and beyond. Its papers include the area’s signature daily, the Daily Inter Lake, as well as the Hungry Horse News, the Whitefish Pilot, and the Bigfork Eagle. We'll discuss how the Daily Inter Lake has evolved over time with changes in technology and how the news is delivered and consumed, as well as how the paper is an active part of supporting the Flathead Valley community as well.
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Ep. 13 – Lemonade Day Flathead, June 24th

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Lemonade Day is a program of the Kalispell Chamber that promotes entrepreneurship to youth in Kindergarten through 8th grade, one lemonade stand at a time. This year’s lemonade day program is bigger than ever, spanning the entirety of Flathead County, and it happens on Saturday, June 24th. We’ll learn more about the program and how kids can participate to become the next generation of Flathead entrepreneurs.
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Ep. 12 – Glacier National Park – Dave Roemer, Superintendent

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Glacier National Park is a crown jewel of the National Park System. Its over 1 million acres, located in Northwest Montana and situated just outside of Kalispell in the Flathead Valley, In this episode, we talk with the Glacier National Park Superintendent, Dave Roemer about visiting the park, visitor access, construction, and more.
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Ep. 11 – Discover Kalispell – Diane Medler, Executive Director

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As the snows of winter fade in the Flathead and tourism to the valley picks up as we head toward summer, Venture Boldly takes time to talk with Diane Medler, the Executive Director of Discover Kalispell, a destination marketing and stewardship organization as part of the Discover Kalispell Chamber. With top tourism destinations such as Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, and Whitefish Mountain Resort in our backyard, tourism and its related dollars represents a significant industry in the Flathead Valley.
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Ep. 10 – Three Rivers Bank of Montana

Apr. 17, 2023
Three Rivers Bank of Montana is a key community bank in the Flathead Valley. Founded in 1973 by Jack King along with 11 local businessmen, First Security Bank of Kalispell, now Three Rivers Bank of Montana, has established itself over nearly five decades as a community bank that is deeply invested in the local community.
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Ep. 9- Nomad GCS

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Nomad GCS is a growing and flourishing premier Flathead Valley manufacturer of mobile operations centers. With over 200 employees, they build these specialty vehicles, trailers, and more and ship them to all 50 states and internationally. Join us for an interview with Clay Binford, one of the co-founders of Nomad GCS, as he shares more about the history of the company's founding, and how they're growing today and into the future.
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Ep. 8 – 2023 Montana Legislative Update- Rep. Courtenay Sprunger

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In this episode we’re diving deeper into specific legislation in this 68th Montana Legislative Session in our interview with Representative Courtenay Sprunger. Representative Sprunger, who is a former chair of the Kalispell Chamber board and is also the CEO and founder of Big Sky Public Relations, has sponsored a number of bills that have gained traction this session.
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Ep. 7 – Montana Legislative Update

Mar. 06, 2023
Learn more about current legislation that the Chamber is closely following right now on behalf of the business community with guest, Erica Wirtala, Chair of the Chamber's Government Affairs Committee. Erica will also share more about the Government Affairs Committee itself and how the chamber advocates on behalf of the business community.
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Ep. 6 – Flathead Legacy Award Winner – Dr. Jane Karas -Flathead Valley Community College

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Visionary. Leader. Innovator. These are words often used when describing our podcast guest, Dr. Jane Karas, President of Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC). Dr. Karas was awarded the Kalispell Chamber’s highest honor, the Flathead Legacy Award, for her outstanding contributions to the Flathead Valley community through her work at FVCC. Dr. Karas has been President of FVCC for over 20 years, helming the college through a variety of economic climates while steadily growing the college’s programming, facilities, and campus.
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Ep. 5 – Educator of the Year 2022 – Micah Hill – Kalispell Public Schools

Feb. 06, 2023
Join us for this podcast with Micah Hill, the award-winning Superintendent of Kalispell Public Schools. As the leader of the largest school district in northwest Montana, Micah has deftly navigated the waters through Covid and is helping to usher in transformational education for the district.
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Ep. 4 – Nonprofit of the Year – Immanuel Lutheran Communities

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Ep. 3 – Early Childhood Education

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Quality child care is a critical need throughout the country and it’s no different for Kalispell. The Kalispell Chamber initiated a child care study in 2021 and has been facilitating conversations about and growth in the availability of licensed child care locations. Corinne Kuntz is an innovative, entrepreneurial founder and owner of The Birds Nest – Early Learning Village which was recently awarded a $1 million grant to expand her business for caring for and educating young children in Kalispell.
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Ep. 2 – Small Business Season with Gabe Mariman of Bias Brewing

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Ep. 1 – Venturing Boldly with the Discover Kalispell Chamber

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In this episode we're talking about the Kalispell Chamber, its core programs, and its Venture Boldly initiatives.

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