TOURISM BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
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About the Livingston Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID)
 

The mission of the Livingston TBID is “to enhance the economic vitality of Livingston by generating room nights for the city’s lodging facilities through effective sales and marketing strategies, building collaborative partnerships and promoting Livingston as a year-round visitor, convention, and event destination."
 
The Livingston TBID is funded by a flat fee of $2 per room night on individuals staying at lodging facilities within the Livingston city limits. In addition to planned marketing, grant funding is also available for events and programs that promote visitation and tourism within Livingston as specified by the Livingston TBID Board of Directors.​

The Livingston TBID currently meets via Zoom or a hybrid of Zoom and in-person at rotating locations the second Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am (except July and December.)

 

Meetings are open to the public. If you would like to give public comment, please email us two weeks prior to the meeting and let us know if you would like to comment on an agenda item, or comment on an item not on the agenda, so that we may adjust the agenda to accommodate for this added time. Please note that due to scheduling constraints, public comment is limited to 5 minutes for each commenter, as we endeavor to keep meetings to one hour and cover all monthly TBID business. We will be in touch to confirm with you and send you the Zoom link or location.

TBID GRANTS
 

Event Grant Application Qualifications and Process

The Livingston Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID)'s goal is to support events, conventions, festivals, tournaments and sporting events that make Livingston a desired destination and projects that enhance Livingston's cultural assets and economy.

 

TBID’s mission is “to enhance the economic vitality of Livingston by generating room nights for the city’s lodging facilities through effective sales and marketing strategies, building collaborative partnerships and promoting Livingston as a year-round visitor, convention, and event destination.” The Livingston TBID is directed by a Board of Directors representing lodging, and is funded by a $2 per room night flat fee paid by guests at lodging facilities within Livingston City limits. Funding is dedicated to bringing international, national, regional and repeat visitors to Livingston hotels and motels.

 

Requirements:

  • The event must generate hotel-motel room nights in the City of Livingston.

  • Guests should be drawn from a region of 100 miles or greater to promote lodging stays.

  • The event must be appropriate for a wide audience (i.e. no political candidate promotion), comply with local public health and safety regulations, and may not discriminate based on race, gender or religion.

  • A detailed event budget, including all income and expenses, and post-event report are required.

  • Marketing includes: TBID logo, TBID support cited, website explorelivingstonmt.com, the words Livingston, Montana.

  • If planning your event at a City of Livingston facility, street, trail or park, you must secure a permit. Review and complete the process here.

Recommendations:

We’ll review all events that create overnight stays, but the following characteristics will improve grant consideration.

  • The project brings a sporting event or tournament to Livingston.

  • Preference will be given to events that are in the 'shoulder season' from September to June.

  • The event is large in size.

  • The event is multi-day.

  • The event is not weather-dependent.

  • The event organization requesting funds is a non-profit.

  • The event is family-friendly, attracts a diverse age group or demographic likely to return to Livingston.


Process:
A. Submit:

1) Grant application

2) Project budget with all income and expenses

3) Supporting documents

(business plan, marketing plan, organization annual budget, ad materials, etc.)

B. Grant application timeline:

Applications will be reviewed by the Livingston TBID at monthly meetings held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except July and December).

Grant applications are due the 2nd Tuesday of those ten months.

C. Grant/Award winners must provide a follow-up report with receipts, report of event participation numbers, and samples marketing assets within 30 days after the event.

Failure to do so will disqualify the organization from future funding.
 

All funded events must comply with local public health and safety regulations, and may not discriminate based on race, gender or religion. Failure to comply with the criteria listed may require full repayment by the awarded organization of the TBID grant. Award money is not retroactive (marketing/promotions/obligations/other contracted services for the event prior to the grant awarded aren’t included). Regulations, policies, and procedures of grants are at the sole discretion of the TBID Board.

Project Grant Application Qualifications and Process

In addition to supporting events that bring guests to stay in hotels, the Livingston Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) also supports projects that enhance the visitor experience and encourages those staying in Livingston lodging to stay longer, spend money at Livingston businesses, and return for future visits.

 

Requirements:

  • The project enhances the experiences of hotel-motel guests in the City of Livingston.

  • The project serves to engage visitors in Livingston, encouraging longer stays and return visits. 

  • The project must be appropriate for a wide audience (i.e. no political candidate promotion), comply with local public health and safety regulations, and may not discriminate based on race, sexual orientation, gender or religion.

  • A detailed event budget, including all income and expenses, and post-project report are required.

  • Marketing includes: TBID logo, TBID support cited, website explorelivingstonmt.com, the words Livingston, Montana.

Process:
A. Submit:

1) Project Grant application

2) Project budget with all income and expenses

3) Supporting documents (business plan, marketing plan, organization annual budget, ad materials, etc.)

B. Grant application timeline:

Applications will be reviewed by the Livingston TBID at monthly meetings held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except July and December).

Grant applications are due the 2nd Tuesday of those ten months.

C. Grant/Award winners must provide a follow-up report with receipts, report of event participation numbers, and samples marketing assets within 30 days after the event.

Failure to do so will disqualify the organization from future funding.
 

All funded projects must comply with local public health and safety regulations, and may not discriminate based on race, sexual orientation, gender or religion. Failure to comply with the criteria listed may require full repayment by the awarded organization of the TBID grant. Award money is not retroactive. Regulations, policies, and procedures of grants are at the sole discretion of the TBID Board.

Our logos to include on event and project marketing:

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TBID BOARD MEMBERS

Current Board Members

Executive Committee:
Chair - Kathleen Kaul

Vice Chair - pending
Secretary/Treasurer - pending
​Executive Director - Kris King

Board Members:
Kathleen Kaul, Chair, Owner - The Historic Murray Hotel

(term 2019 - 2022)

kathleenmariekaul@gmail.com

Alex Reichert, General Manager - Fairfield Inn & Suites

(term 2022 - 2025)
alex.reichert@ldhg.com

Cassandra Harris, Assistant General Manager, Econo Lodge
agmeconolodgemt@gmail.com

Zoe Randall, The Historic Murray Hotel
(term 2022 - 2025)
zrndll3@gmail.com

There are currently vacancies on the board.

If there is a Board vacancy and you are the owner or designee of a hotel/motel owner in Livingston City limits, please fill out an application and email it to info@explorelivingstonmt.com.
All board applications must be approved at Livingston City Commission meetings.

MEETING AGENDAS
MEETING MINUTES
CONTACT THE TBID

​Contact

Mail: PO Box: 348, Livingston, MT 59047
Phone: 406.222.4848
Email: info@explorelivingstonmt.com