Best Montana business events in November


Montana Business Hall of Fame at MSU Billings’ College of Business

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 5:30 PM | MSU Billings

The Montana Business Hall of Fame recognizes business leaders who have been successful in private enterprise in Montana. By identifying outstanding examples of business leadership, the Hall of Fame recognizes, shares, and documents stories of success and innovation. The Hall of Fame creates an awareness of appreciation of Montana’s rich heritage of business leadership.

Business leaders selected for the Montana Business Hall of Fame are recognized for their contributions to Montana within the past 25 years. Posthumous nominations are welcome. The criteria for acceptance into the Montana Business Hall of Fame include:

  • Outstanding business performance
  • High standard of ethics
  • Willingness to take risks
  • Concern for the customer and for the well-being of employees
  • Innovative business ventures
  • Contributions to their local communities and the state

Join MSU Billings in celebrating Bartlett, Selover and Simkins at the annual Montana Business Hall of Fame Banquet on Nov. 6 at Northern Hotel in Billings. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., attendees will enjoy a VIP reception to meet current and former Hall of Famers. The formal program to recognize these exceptional entrepreneurs begins at 7 p.m.

Sponsorships and individual tickets to the Montana Business Hall of Fame Banquet are on sale now. Major sponsorships for $5,000, corporate table sponsorships for $1,500, and individual tickets for $150 can be purchased online at A portion of the banquet net proceeds funds scholarships to College of Business majors at MSU Billings.

“This event is unique in that it honors Montanans because of their success in business, but also their support for the community and the state,” said Ed Garding, interim dean of the College of Business at MSU Billings. “As an added benefit, table sponsorships pay for new scholarships for some of our 600 College of Business students. We have College of Business alumni in more than 140 Yellowstone County businesses, and we are proud to provide them with qualified graduates.”

The Montana Business Hall of Fame recognizes business leaders who have been successful in private enterprise in Montana. By identifying outstanding examples of business leadership, the Hall of Fame recognizes, shares and documents stories of success and innovation, creating awareness of Montana’s rich heritage of business leadership. The annual banquet honors the Montana business leaders selected for the award who exemplify leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.

For additional information or to sponsor tables and purchase individual tickets to the Montana Business Hall of Fame Banquet, please contact Adam Liberty, the MSU Billings Foundation’s vice president of development, at (406) 657-2332 or

Purchase ticket here.


November Networking Social

November 6 | 7:30 am – 9:00 am | Treeline Coffee


Once a month Bozeman BPW members are offered a FREE informal, intimate, and low-pressure time to connect with like-minded Bozeman professionals. The networking socials are designed to bring together women in discussions to support good relationships; to exchange knowledge; to develop the capabilities of businesswomen, and to support a new generation of business women. The November social will be at Treeline Coffee at The Lark! If you are a member please RSVP, or if you would like to come and check out the event as a guest purchase a guest ticket here.

Great Falls

Business 4 Breakfast

November 12, 2019 | 7:00 – 8:30am |Easterseals-Goodwill


The Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Business-4-Breakfast is pure networking to help you promote your business. This program is for everyone but gives consideration for those who are not able to go to the luncheon or Business After Hours. Business-4-Breakfast is designed to allow you to network early in the morning so you can participate and then get to work in time to start your day. In order to help you prepare the best marketing tool you can utilize anywhere (your elevator speech), we have established some guidelines we will apply at the breakfast.

1. Each person will have 30-seconds to present their commercial.

2. You may promote one or more businesses during this time. However, it would be to your benefit to concentrate on one activity during that 30-second period.

3. You may market something other than your business.

a. This could be another business you are trying to assist.

b. A testimonial of products or services you have received from another member.c. An event or fundraiser you are promoting.

d. We do NOT recommend you utilize this time for political or advocacy statements.

KINX will be doing a live remote at this event.

Easterseals-Goodwill 425 1st Ave N (downtown location)

*Meters are free until 9:00 am. November 12, 2019 7:00 – 8:30am
Cost:$12 Members & $18 Non Members RSVP Here! Breakfast Catered by Double Barrel.


Business After Hours at the Holter Museum of Art

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 4 PM – 6 PM | Holter Museum of Art

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The Holter Museum inspires, connects, and heals our community through contemporary exhibitions and innovative arts programming.
The museum brings national and international exhibitions into the region, providing a much-needed venue for local and regional artists. The Holter Museum of Art also collects and preserves regional artworks in its permanent collection. The Holter is committed to promoting participation of diverse audiences through outreach, innovative educational programming, and collaboration with other organizations.

Hosted by Helena Area Chamber of Commerce and Holter Museum of Art.



Thursday Nov 14, 2019 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM MST | HILTON GARDEN INN


For 115 years, the Kalispell Chamber and its Foundation have worked to move the Flathead forward by growing jobs and the economy.  Join the Chamber at this year’s Grand Event where they will award top business leaders as the 48th Great Chief, Businessman and Businesswoman of the Year, and fundraise for pro-business policies and activities that will create jobs and grow the economy. Proceeds from this year’s event will lay the groundwork for the Kalispell Chamber and its Foundation’s 2020 efforts to Further develop and attract new high-wage, high-growth, high-tech businesses. Strengthen programs to support the current and future education and workforce needs of our community so that Northwest Montana can compete and lead.

Cocktails 5:00pm – Dinner 6:30pm
Silent Auction, Live Auction, Great Chief Award, and Business Awards
The Blue Canyon will be open following the Grand Event

Plated Entree Dinner Featuring
Mixed field greens salad with maple balsamic or ranch dressing
Filet mignon topped with lobster bearnaise, served with parmesan mashed potatoes and butternut squash/baby kale/asparagus medley 
Butternut squash rigatoni with mascarpone cheese, sliced walnuts, and pink peppercorn
Flourless chocolate torte with orange creme glaze
Wines courtesy of Fun Beverage

Please advise the chamber of all names of those attending, meal selections, and any dietary considerations (shellfish, lactose, gluten free, nut allergy, etc) by NOVEMBER 1st

Register here.


The Empowered Leader

Thu, Nov 7, 9 AM | Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce

Know How to Empower People to Do Their Best & Make Performance Interventions That Work.

. Understand how to actualize the foundations of Leadership: Self-Awareness and Self-Knowledge.
. Learn how to assess a person’s TALENT MIX to influence performance behaviors toward success.
. Apply FOCUSING AND COACHING BEHAVIORS to inspire and empower employees to perform.
. Implement the four Paths of Empowerment for more Engagement, Production, and Job Satisfaction.

Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
Address: 825 E. Front St. Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 543-6623

Register here.