2022 MIB Convention & Tradeshow 2022

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JOIN US FOR MIB’S 55th Annual State Convention!

55 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 Montana community banks and the only association affiliated with the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). MIB’s 55th Anniversary Annual Convention & Tradeshow will be held July 27-29, 2021 at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake Whitefish, Montana.
This year, we have the great privilege to be joined once again by great speakers including Melanie Hall, Patrick Barkey, and more.
Steve Beck, inspirational speaker will join us for “How to Have a Great Day Every day!”

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As always, you will have the opportunity to personally interact with your community banking peers and colleagues during multiple functions, including the Wednesday Welcome Reception and Thursday Night Vendors Night Reception. 

Our Wednesday Night reception theme will be honoring our 55th Anniversary with a year 55 theme.

Sammy Hager’s I Can’t Drive 55

 

 

 2022 Agenda coming soon

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Other fantastic convention speakers include: Bill Elliott, presenting on “cannabis banking”; long-time favorite, Patrick Barkey of the University of Montana Bureau of Business presenting his annual state and national economic forecast; and Montana Commissioner of Banking Melanie Hall.  In addition, we will have presenters from Keenan and Partners.   2021 Speaker biographies are 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 Wednesday Welcome Reception, the Vendor’s Night Reception and Awards Night (with loads of prizes),  MIB PAC Silent Auction. 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 past, present, and future of Montana community banking with us!

Hotel Reservations

THE FIREBRAND HOTEL

 

  

 Adventurers, foodies, art explorers, golfers, skiers, paddlers… no matter your interest or passion the town and landscapes around Whitefish are the setting on which your next great story can be written. Make The Firebrand Hotel your home base and take full advantage of all the area has to offer!

Over 600 miles of trails lead to Glacier National Park’s alpine lakes and rugged peaks. Take in the spectacular vistas with a red bus tour or embark on a boat cruise on Lake McDonald, St. Mary’s or Two Medicine Lake.

Explore Whitefish Lake with evening cruise on The Lodge at Whitefish Lake’s 31’ classic cruiser, “Lady of the Lake,” rent a ski boat or personal watercraft, or explore the frozen expanse on snowshoes in winter.

Local events including a weekly farmer’s market, art fairs, professional theater productions, microbrew festivals, and race events are only some of the reasons that Whitefish is always alive and active.

Individual Reservations:
Please have guests call 406.863.4055 or toll free 844.863-1900 for their individual room reservations on or before Friday, May 27, 2022. Guests must identify themselves as being with the Montana Independent Bankers 2022 Annual Conference in order to receive the group rate.
The first night’s room and tax will be collected at time of booking to guarantee the reservation. 14 days prior to arrival the remaining balance due on the entire stay will be deducted from the credit card on file. If the reservation is made within 14 days of guest arrival the entire balance due will be collected and reservation will be considered non-cancellable.
On-Line Reservations:
Guests may book from the group room block online by utilizing the groups login at http://firebrandhotel.com/groupslogin/
Group ID is: MIB2022
Group PASSWORD is: FIREBRAND
Please note bookings outside of the contracted dates or for room types not available in the group block will require calling to reserve. Please have guests call 406-863-4055 or toll-free 844-863-1900 to speak with a reservations agent.

 

 

 

 The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

 

Located on the shore of Whitefish Lake, this Montana lodge boasts an award winning restaurant, a full service spa, and a gym. Along with free WiFi, all guest accommodations include a fireplace. With large windows offering views of the surrounding forest and lake, all spacious rooms at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake are comfortably furnished. Warmly decorated in wood, leather and plush linens, all rooms include a flat-screen TV with cable. Microwaves and mini refrigerators are also included. Lakeside suites are available. Offering a variety of treatments, The Spa at Whitefish Lake is located on-site at the hotel. Guests can enjoy a massage, body treatment, facials, and more. The relaxation lounge offers complimentary teas and fruit-infused water, and a steam room and hot tub are available for use on the day of the spa service. Motorized watercraft rentals are available at the property’s marina, along with paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes. Waterskis, wakeboard, and tube rentals are also available. Serving dishes such as pan seared beef tenderloin tips and veal osso bucco, the Boat Club Restaurant offers signature martinis as well as their famous Boat Club chips. Guests can dine inside in front of a crackling fire or opt for deck side seating to enjoy a sunset along with their meal. The Boat Club Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Lodge at Whitefish Lake also offers Tiki Bar & Grill and Viking Falls Grill & Bar, both open seasonally. A coffee bar is also located on-site, offering grab-and-go options. Skiing is available at the Whitefish Mountain Resort 6 miles from the lodge. Glacier National Park is 35 miles away
Individual Reservations:
Please have guests call 877-887-4026 for their individual room reservations on or before Monday, June 27, 2022. Guests must identify themselves as being with the Montana Independent Bankers 2022 Annual Conference in order to receive the group rate.
  • For Main Lodge, Viking Lodge & Lakefront Condominiums, one night’s room and tax will b.e collected at time of booking to guarantee the reservation. Fourteen (14) days prior to arrival the remaining balance due on the entire stay will be deducted from the credit card on file. If the reservation is made within fourteen (14) days of guest arrival the entire balance due will be collected and reservation will be considered non-refundable and non-transferrable.
    On-Line Reservations:
    Guests may book online by visiting our website at https://lodgeatwhitefishlake.com/groupslogin, and enter the following details:
    Group ID is: MIB2022
    Group PASSWORD is: LODGE
    Please note bookings outside of the contracted dates or for room types not available in the group block will require calling to reserve.
    Any rooms not reserved 30 days prior to arrival date will be returned to general inventory. Any reservations after this period will be on a space available basis.

 

 

 

 

 

The Place for Events

MIB has locked in room rates at 135.00 per night for king and queen guest rooms.  Classic King suites are 185.00.   These reduced rates will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Reserve your room at the Northern — Billings by calling (406) 867-6767 and mentioning “Montana Independent Bankers.” Or you can click the link below to book your room online.  

http://www.northernhotel.com/

All rooms will be released on June 20, 2021, so be sure to reserve your room before this date.  If the Northern Hotel is full at the time of your reservation, let us know, and we can refer you to other area hotels.  

Registration

View and download the 2021 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 1812 11th Ave, 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.

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