2019 MIB Convention & Tradeshow

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JOIN US FOR MIB’S 52nd Annual State Convention!

52 years of serving Montana’s community banks and still going strong! Founded in 1967, MIB is the only association in Montana dedicated exclusively to serving community banks and the only assocition affiliated with the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA).

MIB’s  annual Convention & Tradeshow, will be held July 25-27th, 2019 at the Copper King Inn located in Butte, Montana.

This year, we have the great privilege to be joined by Rebeca Romero Rainey, President and CEO of the ICBA.  In keeping with our Evel Knievel theme, our keynote speaker is Mike Patterson.  Mike is the curator of the Evel Knievel museum located in Topeka, Kansas.  In addition, convention favorite, Jim Mathis, the Reinvention Pro, will once again be joining us. 

As always, you will have the opportunity to personally interact with your community banking peers and colleagues during multiple functions, including the Thursday Welcome Reception and Friday Night Vendors Night Reception.  Our Friday Night reception theme will be motorbiking, so wear your leathers or other associated biking gear.   








You can read the details of our tentative agenda here.


Other fantastic convention speakers include: Jim Nowak, Vice President of Risk Management, UBB, presenting on “The Transition Year”; long-time favorite, Patrick Barkey of the University of Montana Bureau of Business presenting his annual state and national economic forecast; Montana Commissioner of Banking Melanie Hall;  Bill Whitsett, USS Montana Committee, Supporting the Commissioning of SSN 794; and presenters from Shazam, ICBA Securities, and Anderson ZurMuehlen, Helena. Speaker biographies are found here.

Our Butte location offers unlimited family-friendly attractions you are welcome to enjoy during your Friday and Saturday afternoons. Friday sponsored events include our annual golf tournament at the Butte Country Club, a 4.5 star rated course by Golf Digest, and a new activity, trap shooting.  In addition, we are offering a bus tour of Butte, which includes a visit to the Montana Mining Museum, a tour of the Headframe Distillery, and a view of the Berkeley Pit.  Other activities you can reserve on your own are a trip to Fairmont Hotsprings, or a hike up to the Lady of the Rockies and much, much more.   Descriptions of these activities can be found here   

The MIB convention is frequently mentioned by our vendors and bankers as their favorite event of the year.  This is due to our convention’s warm, informal, and stimulating atmosphere. Our convention attendees savor excellent food and mingle with their banking friends during the various convention social activities.  These activities include the Thursday Welcome Reception, the Vendor’s Night Reception and Awards Night (with loads of prizes), the Saturday MIBPAC Silent Auction and Reception, and the Presidents’ Banquet. Relationship building is a high priority at Montana’s only community banking convention.

These are just a few reasons to attend this annual event. You come for the fun, but you leave armed with valuable information, strengthened relationships, and a game plan for business success. 

Come Celebrate the next 50 years of Montana community banking with us!

Hotel Reservations

Guests at the Copper King Inn  enjoy a home away from home in Butte. 

Situated in Butte, Montana ” The Richest Hill On Earth” , the Copper King Hotel and Convention Center is all new, having re-opened after a total restoration in May 2017.

The Copper King may be in a small town but it features luxury “resort town” amenities. Montana’s Rib and Chop House is on-site, as is Flawless Spa. The King has an indoor pool, hot tub and sauna, fitness facility and a beautiful outdoor patio space with a fire pit.

The Place for Events

The Copper King is the region’s most high tech and sought after venue for events in Southwest Montana. We feature over 17,000 square feet of private meeting space,

MIB is subsidizing a selection of the rooms ($10/room/night) to give you the excellent rates of $169.00 plus taxes and fees, and these reduced rates will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.  Reserve your room at the Copper King Inn — Butte by calling (406) 565-5001 and mentioning “Montana Independent Bankers.” Or you can click the link below to book your room online.  


All rooms will be released on July 9, 2019, so be sure reserve your room before this date.  If the Copper King Inn is full at the time of your reservation, let us know, and we can refer you to other area hotels.  


View and download the 2019 MIB Convention Brochure here! To register, select the appropriate or preferred option below:

Exhibitor Information 


 MIB-PAC Silent Auction

Help support community banking in Montana by donating an item to the MIB-PAC Silent Auction! This fun event is always a highlight at our convention, and it is the sole means for raising funds for MIB’s political action committee. We use this money to support state candidates from both parties who are friendly to community banking, ensuring positive legislation for Montana’s banks.

What Can I Donate?
Auction items can be anything! Popular donations include hunting/fishing/outdoor gear, travel/vacation packages, jewelry and accessories, gourmet wine and food packages, electronics, Made-in-Montana goods, and any unique items from your area!

How Do I Donate?
Simply complete this form and return it to Jim Brown at MIB. Be sure to indicate whether you intend to mail the item to MIB’s office or hand-deliver it to the convention registration booth at Hilton Garden Inn — Missoula. Donated items can be mailed/delivered to MIB at 30 S Ewing Street, Helena, MT 59601 before July 21st, or dropped off at the registration desk at the MIB Convention & Trade Show. Don’t know what to donate but still want to contribute? You can also send a personal check to be used to defray the cost of the auction. Montana’s community banks thank you for your support!

NOTE: Montana law prohibits corporate donations to PACs. All contributions, including donated items, must be purchased with PERSONAL FUNDS.