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Visit NW Montana Goes to the Governor's Conference

Visit NW Montana Goes to the Governor's Conference

The Tobacco Valley was very well represented at the recent Montana Governor's Conference on Tourism. This annual event took place at the Kalispell Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell from April 10 to 12 and was attended by many of our local businesses. VisitNWMontana and the Eureka Chamber of Commerce shared a spectacular booth, at which we gave away visors from Indian Springs Ranch and Golf Course, dog treats from Mountain Vista Veterinary Services, key rings from Cheeto's Garage and so much more. Numerous valley businesses — such as the Wilderness Club, Heaven's Peak, and Lancaster & Company — sent items along that we gave away to conference participants or added to a raffled basket of goodies.

This year, hundreds of people from Montana, other states and even other countries attended the Governor’s Conference. As well as attending break-out sessions on marketing, business, and research, conference participants could stop by booths to learn about all the great things happening in Montana. The Montana Historical Society, the National Park Service, the Small Business Development Center, and Fort Benton were just some of the groups and businesses represented. At the VisitNWMontana booth, volunteers from the Tobacco Valley as well as Naomi Wheat from the Eureka Chamber of Commerce let attendees know what a fabulous place this valley is. No doubt we will be seeing more visitors soon.

Rita Collins

About the Author: Rita Collins. I am a believer in the power of community and for now I call the Tobacco Valley home. I have lived in nine states and three counties and this community here amazes me - how people reach out to neighbors and even travelers. I've never lived in a place that demonstrates people caring for each other so well. And I've never lived in a place that has such a high percentage of talented musicians and artists. I work with the the Sunburst Community Service Foundation, a nonprofit that began in Eureka twenty years ago and now serves numerous communities in western Montana. And I just started a new business, St. Rita's Amazing Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary. I never could have imagined life being this exciting in my sixth decade.

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VisitNWMontana.com is all about inspiring, promoting and helping to build and sustain NW Montana through stories, blogs, photos and fun – one person, one business and one experience at a time.

Northwestern Montana is a charming area of quaint towns, millions of acres of state and federal land, hiking, camping, waterfalls, rock climbing, fishing and hunting, skiing and snowmobiling. We offer an impressive collection of shops, art galleries, golf courses, bed and breakfasts, spas, and restaurants not to mention annual events such as the Bull Thing, the Ten Lakes Snowmobile Fun Run, and the Eureka Montana Quilt Show. Enjoy the outdoors and the small town spirit that makes you feel right at home. Stay for a short trip, or meet with a realtor to find out about owning your own little piece of Montana real estate.

Where are we and how do you get here? Fly into Glacier National Park Airport (FCA) or Spokane International Airport (GEG). Eureka is 7 miles from the Canadian (Roosville) Border and 67 miles east of Libby or 51 miles north of Whitefish.

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