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 Tim Zimmerman, Chairman 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 moterbiking, 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, Jim Mathis, the Reinvention Pro, Patrick Barkey of the University of Montana Bureau of Business presenting his annual state and national economic forecast, Montana Commissioner of Banking Melanie Hall, and presenters from Crescent Mortgage, Co., ICBA Securities, and eFinancial Insurance. 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 our ever popular Rafting Trip, which will be on the Clark Fork River this year.  Other activities you can reserve on your own are the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, the Missoula Carousel, the “M” trail on Mountin Sentinel, the Missoula Art Museum, local breweries, and much, much more.   Descriptions of these activities can be found here  and also here http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/montana/hilton-garden-inn-missoula-MSOGIGI/attractions/index.html

The MIB convention is frequently mentioned by our vendors and bankers as their favorite event of the year due to its warm, informal, and stimulating atmosphere. Our convention attendees mingle savor excellent food and mingle with their banking friends at our convention’s many social activities, which 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 start of the next 50 years of Montana community banks with us!

Hotel Reservations

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

The Hilton Garden Inn Missoula is conveniently located within minutes of Missoula International Airport and downtown Missoula. Our hotel, an ideal base for outdoor activities, is just moments away from the area’s top golf courses, ski areas and world-class fly fishing.  Our spacious guest rooms have complimentary WiFi and a large, flexible work space for keeping up with work.

Swim laps in this Missoula, MT hotel’s indoor swimming pool or relax in the whirlpool. Our fitness center has cardio machines and weights and the hotel offers Stay Fit Kits® for working out in your room. Begin each day with a cooked-to-order breakfast from the Garden Grille & Bar® or walk a few steps from the lobby and enjoy creative American cooking at The Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern. The 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® provides snacks and refreshments. Keep up with work in the 24-hour Business Center.

The Hilton Garden Inn Missoula is conveniently accessed from Interstate 90 and State Route 93. Located midway between Missoula International Airport and downtown Missoula, the hotel is minutes away from attractions such as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Visitors Center, the University of Montana and the Ranch Club Golf Course.

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 Hilton Garden Inn — Missoula by calling (406) 532-5300 and mentioning “Montana Independent Bankers.” Or you can click here to reserve your room online

All rooms will be released on June 26, 2018, so be sure reserve your room before this date.  If the Hilton Garden 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 2018 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.