Nominate someone now for ‘20 under 40’ recognition

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Nominate a young professional making a difference here in the Flathead for “20 Under 40” recognition.

Young professionals can be nominated through an online form hosted on, and The nomination period closes on Friday, April 26.

To be eligible, nominees must work and live in Flathead County and be under 40 as of March 1, 2019. As a nominator, this is a chance to honor a peer, a young mentor or someone in the community you admire.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges comprised of local community leaders who will review all nominations and any accompanying supporting documentation. The judges will select winners who best represent a cross-section of professions, industry, gender and background that mirrors the Flathead Valley’s business sector.

Judges are looking for a compelling story about an area business or community leader who has achieved demonstrated success in recent years. The best nominations demonstrate a nominee’s path to success, unique talents and achievements, community involvement and more. Community members are welcome to nominate more than one “20 Under 40” nominee.

The top 20 nominees will be honored at a special Kalispell Chamber of Commerce lunch celebration in June at the Red Lion in Kalispell.

For more information, contact Anton Kaufer, advertising director of the Daily Inter Lake, at 758-4410, or Kate Lufkin of the Kalispell Chamber at 758-2801.

Whitefish High School job fair is April 26

Whitefish employers are encouraged to meet students looking for summer employment and fill seasonal job openings during Whitefish High School’s fifth annual student job fair on Friday, April 26, in the school’s Black Box Theatre.

The job fair runs from 8:30 to 10 a.m. To participate, email Christian Bitterau at or call 862-8600.

New book a guide for women facing adversity

Pearl Galbraith of Whitefish has released the book “Lemon Crushers; A Working Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Adversity.” A book launch party will be held 4 to 8 p.m. at Glacier Sun Winery on U.S. 2 north of Kalispell on Thursday, April 25.

Part inspiration and part practical advice, “Lemon Crushers” addresses the challenges women face professionally and personally, showing readers how to thrive in adversity.

The book offers case studies of 29 working women who faced challenges ranging from health, finances, relationships, career issues and circumstances.

“Lemon Crushers” is available at Amazon, Kindle and select book shops.

Galbraith is a financial adviser, motivational speaker and founder of Inspired Women Inc., a nonprofit organization that connects, celebrates and empowers working women.

Whitefish named one of top 10 active towns

Whitefish has made the list of North Outdoors’ 2019 list 10 Great Active Outdoor Towns. North Outdoors recognizes towns that embrace and embody the northern outdoors scene. North Outdoors highlighted Whitefish’s unrivaled access to Glacier National Park, hiking and mountain exploring. Whitefish’s relaxed vibe and lack of pretense was also noted.

North Outdoors is an online resource that covers lifestyles and destinations in the North, ranging from the Northern Rockies to New England. The list is at

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