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10 Reasons to Meet at the University of Montana

It’s no secret that Missoula is a special place. Located at the convergence of five valleys and with three blue-ribbon trout streams nearby, the Missoula Valley has been a gathering place for groups of people for years. It’s also home to one of the best locations for meetings in Western Montana — the University of Montana. With over 42,000 square feet […]

April 2, 2024

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Destination Retreat: Meet The Lodge at Trout Creek

Here is the scenario: You are a meeting planner and have been asked to find the perfect retreat location for a small think tank, executive board retreat, or leadership meeting venue. You’ve been tasked with finding something different. Let us introduce you to The Lodge at Trout Creek via this guest blog post from the […]

Is Winter a Good Time to Meet in Western Montana?

We will let you in on a little secret. In the heart of winter, Western Montana unveils its hidden charm, making it the perfect backdrop for your next meeting or retreat. While many may think of spring and fall as the go-to seasons for destination meetings, winter is our secret season of splendor. And let’s […]

Four and Five-star Meeting Accommodations in Western Montana

In meeting planners’ quest for exceptional four and five-star meeting locations, take notice of the hidden gems in Western Montana. Beyond the unique and gorgeous accommodations, the refined service and the meticulous attention to detail you seek, Western Montana’s Glacier Country offers something extraordinary: our magnificent landscapes, as well. Western Montana is not just a […]

Trends: Elevate Your Corporate Incentive Meeting in Western Montana’s Glacier Country

As the world of corporate meetings and incentives is on track to exceed pre-pandemic levels, let’s explore the trends in incentive travel and how Western Montana’s Glacier Country fits into these trends, making it the perfect destination for your next corporate incentive meeting. Trend 1: Immersive ExperiencesToday’s incentive participants usually have high expectations and are […]

How to Theme Your Meeting, Montana Style

You’re planning a meeting in Montana. And, chances are, the location is one of the primary reasons you selected Montana for your meeting destination. Your primary goal: to have a well-attended, educational, productive event. Your secondary goal is to make it a fantastic meeting that attendees will remember and talk about long after the event. […]

Sustainable Destination Initiatives in Western Montana’s Glacier Country

The research is clear: more travelers are looking for destinations that are focused on environmental sustainability for their next vacation or meeting location. Concerns about the environment rank highest among millennials, followed closely by Gen Z travelers. According to a new study by MMGY, travelers are considering the environmental efforts of companies and destinations when […]

Guest Blog: 5 Reasons to Meet in Missoula Montana

Missoula is a chameleon. It feels like a small town when I run into a neighbor in the airport TSA line, but when enjoying a rooftop cocktail before heading to see a nationally acclaimed musical artist at the KettleHouse Amphitheater, the vibe leans more hip, urban city. As a Missoula native, I feel incredibly lucky […]

Selecting Off-site Venues in Western Montana’s Glacier Country

We all know that conferences and meetings are attended for many reasons: continuing education, training, sales and networking. And for most meetings, convention centers or hotel meeting rooms are the right environment for hosting a well-organized meeting. However, a great off-site venue, especially in Western Montana’s Glacier Country, can shake things up a bit, add […]

Adding Outdoor Adventure to a Meeting Agenda in Montana

We’ve all contemplated how to boost attendance at the next association meeting or add an element of intrigue to an upcoming corporate retreat, right? We all know attendees look forward to visiting a destination that they’ve never been to or taking part in an exciting outdoor experience or activity that is part of the conference […]

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