Tester announces Montana panelists for his May 17 tourism workshop

Senator's ‘Big Sky Advantage’ panel showcases successful tourist-friendly companies

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester today announced the participants for the “Big Sky Advantage” panel at his upcoming Tourism Small Business Opportunity Workshop in Bozeman on Friday, May 17.

Tester’s 13th small business workshop will connect national tourism industry leaders with Montana businesses to expand tourism opportunities and create jobs in the Big Sky State.

Tester’s workshop will be held on May 17 in the Strand Union Building’s Ballroom A at Montana State University.

Tester’s four “Big Sky Advantage” panelists will showcase Montana companies that benefit from tourism in Montana. They are:

  • John Herzer – Blackfoot River Outfitters, a fly fishing guide company based in Missoula
  • Randy Roberson – Yellowstone Vacations, a travel company providing customized itineraries, including transportation and lodging, in and around Yellowstone National Park
  • Kaleigh Brook – When in Rome Pizza, a Bigfork restaurant offering authentic Mediterranean fare
  • Benjamin Bennett – Massive Studios, a Bozeman marketing agency with a number of Montana tourism industry clients

Tester’s workshop, which begins at 9 a.m., is free and open to the public. Montanans interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP at tester.senate.gov/rsvp.

Tester’s Bozeman workshop builds on the success of his 12 previous small business workshops held across Montana. More than 2,000 Montana companies and individuals have attended the sessions.