A Business Plan for Montana by Montanans

For Montana by Montanans
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Led by Taylor Middleton, President and General Manager of Big Sky Resort, and Rhonda Fitzgerald, Owner and Operator of the Garden Wall Inn, the Tourism Key Industry Network (KIN) will be asked to identify both opportunities for and challenges to growth in Montana's tourism industry. Members of this KIN will discuss and formulate goals and objectives that will facilitate growth and prosperity in the industry.

Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Reports:

Tourism KIN Final Recommendations

09/24/15 Meeting Agenda

02/09/15 - Meeting Agenda
02/09/15 - Meeting Minutes

10/14/14 - Overview and Next Steps
10/14/14 - Meeting Minutes
10/14/14 - Meeting Agenda

KIN Resources:

Montana Tourism & Recreation Strategic Plan (2013 - 2017) | Montana Office of Tourism, Montana Department of Commerce

Report: 2013 Nonresident Visitation, Expenditures & Economic Impact Estimates | Institute for Tourism & Recreation Research, University of Montana

Discovering the Montana Brand | Montana Office of Tourism, Montana Department of Commerce

Presentation: Economy in the Big Sky | Census & Economic Information Center, Montana Department of Commerce

Report: Labor Day Report 2015 | Department of Labor & Industry

KIN Membership:

Rhonda Fitzgerald, Garden Wall Inn, Whitefish (Co-Chair)

Taylor Middleton, Big Sky Resort, Big Sky (Co-Chair)

Melissa Alder, Free Heel and Wheel, West Yellowstone

Eric Becker, Geyser Whitewater, Gallatin Gateway

Bill Berg, Coolworks, Gardiner

Evan Bowser, Bowser Brewing, Great Falls

Pat Carloss, Tupelo Grille/Haskill Station, Whitefish

Cris Coughlin, Glacier Guides/Montana Raft, West Glacier

Colin Davis, Chico Hot Springs, Pray

Jim Devine, Beaver Creek Brewery, Wibaux

Pete Donau, Delaware North, Bozeman

Marc Ducharme, Xanterra Glacier, Columbia Falls

Hillary Folkvord, Sacajawea Hotel, Three Forks

Shelia Matt, KwaTaqNuk Resort/S&K Gaming, Polson

Bill McGladdery, Town Pump, Butte, MT

Darrell Norman, Lodgepole Gallery, Browning

Cindy Ognjanov, Glacier Park, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

Nick Polumbus, Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish

Stacey Schnebel, Stonefly Lounge, Coram

Mike Scholz, Buck's T-4, Gallatin Gateway

Dan Vermillion, Sweetwater Travel, Livingston

Stephen Wahrlich, Best Western Plus Clocktower Inn, Billings

Sharon Walker, Canyon Ferry KOA, Townsend

Andrew Wilcox, National/Alamo, Missoula