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Aid to business clinics focuses on resources

Companies looking for advice on resources to improve their operations can attend an upcoming Assistance to Business Clinics (ABC) sponsored by Job Service Kalispell, Job Service Polson and the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

The clinic will be held on Tuesday, September 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 1140 US 2, Kalispell.

Assistance for Business Clinics offers new and established employers, accountants, bookkeepers, human resources professionals, and attorneys the opportunity to meet with state workforce development experts to learn about state and local resources. available for businesses including: Montana Minimum Wage, Unemployment Insurance, Workers Compensation Act, Use of Independent Contractors and Construction Contractors, Overtime Regulations, Labor Law Posters , Labor Market Data Use, Montana Registered Apprenticeship, and Montana Employment Service.

Clinics also offer continuing education credits to participants.

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CF Room Breakfast

The Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce will hold its September Luncheon on September 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cedar Creek Lodge, 930 2nd Ave W, Columbia Falls. The event is led by Amber Barnes with Servpro of Flathead County. The cost is $14. Visit

Networking of Kalispell chambers

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce is hosting its after-hours UNWIND event on September 13 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Clark Auto Group-Nissan and Hyundai. The networking event is free.

Whitefish Room Networking

The Whitefish Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Gone Fishin’ event hosted by Tamarack Cannabis on September 15 from 5-7 p.m. The free networking event will take place at 151 Business Center, Loop, Ste C, Kalispell.

Round table on public procurement

The Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center will host a roundtable on Thursday, September 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. designed to help small businesses navigate and profit from business relationships with the federal government and large federal contractors. Representatives from Northrop Grumman Corporation, Honeywell and 4M Research will introduce large federal contractors and small businesses that currently do business with Northrop or subcontractors. Also joining Jayce Blood, Director of Business Operations/Small Business Specialist at Malmstrom Air Force Base. The event is free, for more information visit

How to Submit to Business Journalists

The Daily Inter Lake will publish, free of charge, brief announcements of business openings, promotions, moves, ownership changes, certifications and awards.

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