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Advocacy at the State Capital

MLHA works for your best interest when the Montana Legislature is in session.  MLHA is your voice in speaking against efforts to divert tourism promotion dollars for other purposes, unnecessary government intrusion, cumbersome labor issues and punitive taxes.

AHLEI  provides working hospitality professionals with education and training. AHLEI's hospitality solutions include online learning, professional certification, and resources for high schools, colleges, and workforce agencies.

Their Guest Service Gold®: Tourism Training and Certification applies seven guest service "golden opportunities" to the broad spectrum of tourism.  Click here for more information.

Avitus Group

Avitus Group Services 

We are excited about our partnership with Avitus Group, a business solutions company that offers a very unique set of services  to not only help your business succeed, but to secure its future.  With their help, you can start focusing more on growing your company, and less on dealing with administrative  hassles.

Avitus Group offers the following:

  • Payroll
  • Bookkeeping 
  • Human Resources
  • Training
  • Tax Planning and  Preparation
  • Business Planning and  Growth
  • Co-employer Relationship
  • Recruiting
  • Business Valuation
  • Risk and Safety
  • Online Marketing
  • IT Services

Avitus Group’s sales  professionals are an informative and helpful resource; they are not there to waste your time or theirs.  They would like the opportunity to explain  what they do and to ask questions so they can understand your needs and  situation.

As a member of MLHA, you will receive discounted  rates on Avitus Group services.  For more  information, see or  contact the  Avitus Group at 406.255.7470 or 800.454.2446. They are located in downtown Billings in the Wells Fargo Center at 175 North 27th Street, 59101.  You can also email [email protected] for additional information.

National Purchasing Partners 

National Purchasing Partners (NPP)

MLHA has partnered with NPP to provide members discounts on many products and services including Verizon Wireless service, office supplies, maintenance and repair, tech devices and more.

Click here to start saving! VerizonStaples


Heartland Payment Systems 

MLHA endorses Heartland Payment Systems to provide credit card and payroll services, gift card and check verification programs -- all at discounted prices for members.


You have access to a Hearland manager in your community.  An HPS representative will review your current credit card and payroll situation and offer you solutions that will make your business more profitable.


For more information about Heartland, click here.

Smith Travel 

STR (Smith Travel Research, Inc.)

STR is the recognized leader in providing accurate, actionable information and analysis to the lodging industry.  STR can provide credible benchmarking reports. construction pipeline information, profit and loss comparisons and lodging database listings throughout the state.


Read more about the offers from STR for MLHA members.  To learn more about STR, click here.


To visit with a representative, call 615-824-8664, ext. 3420 or email.

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PayneWest  Insurance

PayneWest Insurance, a Montana-based company, has been endorsed by MLHA.  Their hospitality specialists have created discounted insurance products specifically for MLHA members. Products include workers’ compensation, property and liability, and MEC (Minimal Essential Coverage) plans to cover your employees under the ACA (Affordable Care Act).


To discover more about the savings available to you contact Doug Jensen at 800-877-0115 or by email.


To learn more about the MEC plan and/or enroll your group, click here.  


Or visit PayneWest Insurance's website by clicking here.

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Employee Discount Program.

The Employee Discount Program is a voluntary program and is a great way to honor and retain your valuable employees.

Search participating properties.  

Contact Charlotte at the MLHA office if you would like to provide a discount at your property: [email protected].



MLHA partners with Hcareers to assist members with employee recruiting via the Internet. Hcareers helps employers increase the number of applicants while reducing costs and shortening the hiring process. If you would like to start posting jobs, please contact

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Travelers for Open Land

Travelers for Open Land

Partner with others in the Montana hospitality industry to preserve Montana's natural beauty and irreplaceable landscape for present and future generations.

Learn more about this program, including how to receive free collateral pieces for use at your property by visiting the Travelers for Open Land website.

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Northwest Energy

NorthWestern Energy

In an era of increased attention to energy issues and related costs, more and more businesses are looking for ways to manage energy consumption. That is why NorthWestern Energy created the Efficiency Plus (E+) brand to signal ways that the consumer can reduce their use and seize the savings. Click here for more information on E+ programs for your business.