Discover Kalispell and the Kalispell Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID)

Discover Kalispell is a Destination Marketing and Destination Stewardship organization. We serve to build a strong year-round tourism economy which supports local businesses and to participate in a multi-stakeholder approach to maintain the cultural, environmental and economic integrity of Kalispell.

This is accomplished through the following strategies:

Thriving with Intention – strategic marketing campaigns, shifting visitor services to meet the needs of today’s traveler and our community, and supporting diversity and inclusivity for all travelers to Kalispell.

Community Stewardship – shifting away from the traditional role of solely marketing the destination, grant program to support local events and development of community assets, and promoting local business and guided adventures.

Stronger Together – partnerships to promote 18-hour vibrancy and walkability through the heart of the city, partnerships with public land and recreation managers for cohesive messaging to visitors, and advocacy for the hospitality and tourism industry.

Recreate Responsibly – build an inclusive outdoors, make it better – volunteer, donate and advocate for the outdoors, respect and protect the land, water, wildlife and Native communities, be a kind and responsible traveler.

VIEW THE FY24 MARKETING PLAN

Kalispell Lodging Members

  • Aero Inn
  • America’s Best Value Inn
  • Best Western Flathead Lake Inn & Suites
  • Best Western Kalispell Glacier Park West
  • Clark Farm Silos
  • Econo Lodge
  • Greenwood Village Inn & Suites
  • Hampton Inn
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Kalispell Grand Hotel
  • Marriott Springhill Suites
  • Montana Basecamp RV Park
  • Motel 6
  • My Place Hotel
  • Quality Inn
  • Red Lion Hotel
  • Sherman Lodge
  • Six40 Lofts
  • Switchback Suites
  • Super 8
  • Travelodge

TBID Board Of Directors

Board ChairBryce Baker, General Manager, My Place
Vice ChairRobert Hall, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express
TreasurerZac Ford, General Manager, Hampton Inn Kalispell
Board MemberBritta Joy, Assistant General Manager, Marriott SpringHill Suites
Board MemberSkyler Rieke, Best Western Plus Flathead Lake Inn & Suites
Board MemberBrandon Brookshire, Assistant General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn
Board MemberHaley Wilson, General Manager, Super 8

2024 TBID Meeting Schedule

  • January 24 – Annual Meeting, Hampton Inn Kalispell
  • February 28
  • March 27
  • April 24
  • May 22
  • June 26
  • July 24
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 23
  • December 11

Meetings are 3:00 – 5:00 pm, location published on agenda posted prior to meeting.

Indoor Sports Facility Market Opportunity Report

Exploring the feasibility of a best-of-class indoor sports facility to serve the needs of local sports user groups in Kalispell and the Flathead Valley, and to enable Kalispell to attract sports tourism to bolster the local economy year-round.

The Kalispell TBID contracted with the Sports Facilities Companies through a competitive RFP process to gather community input and perform analysis for a Market Opportunity Report and Facility Program and Opinion of Cost report.

These reports are the start of the process to bring the needs for an indoor sports facility to fruition which will require partnerships, funding and vision. If interested in more information or to be involved in the next stages of the process please contact Diane Medler at [email protected].

Episode 26 of the Venture Boldly Podcast: Evan Eleff with Sports Facilities Companies shares his insights on how sports tourism, and a purpose-built tournament quality indoor facility will benefit the local economy and youth and adult sports enthusiasts. Listen