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Whitefish, Montana based Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC helping put Puerto Rican power grid back on line:


A northwest Montana company is playing a key role in turning the lights back on in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC https://www.whitefishenergy.com/ of Whitefish, signed ...


Bozeman pet toy manufacturer West Paw expands international distribution to include China:


According to West Paw https://www.westpaw.com/ CEO and Owner Spencer Williams, West Paw exports to over 35 countries already and sees a huge market for growth in China. "I think it's really an ...


Missoula Compost Collection offers curbside compost pickup :


Sean Doty just bought a big green '68 Chevy truck from a landscaper. The bed rails are so high that he's going to need a ladder to get over them. That's good, because Doty is going to need the capacity ...


Made in Montana: Homegrown filmmakers salute the land, the writers:


Once again Montana stars on the big screen, with its mountains reveling in their purple mountain majesty in "Walking Out." This made-in-Montana movie was crafted by Montanans Andrew and Alex Smith, ...


Delivery Cookies Come to Missoula, MT - 'That's One Hot Cookie':


That's One Hot Cookie (http://thatsonehotcookie.com/) just opened its doors as the first delivery service, completely devoted to cookies in Missoula. Currently, they have ten different cookies to ...


Montana's Next Frontier Capital Announces First Close of Fund II:




12 Million Nonresident Travelers Spent $3.04 Billion in Montana Last Year:


The 2016 economic contribution of nonresident travelers to Montana was $3.04 billion spent by 12.4 million visitors, according to new figures released by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research ...


Missoula, Montana based Cobrew turns Co2 produced during brewing into $ - Saving the world, one beer at a time.:


A single barrel of beer releases up to 12 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere and that same barrel consumes another 12 pounds of CO2 for finishing and packaging. The problem is breweries are unable ...


That's One Hot Cookie - Missoula Cookie Delivery:




Warm Springs Productions named one of best workplaces in western MT:


Warm Springs Productions http://www.warmsprings.tv/ currently has over 125 employees in Missoula and Manhattan. CEO Marc Pierce says that he creates a healthy social culture and it's one of their ...


Montana-based 'Off-the-shelf wetlands pollutant extraction' firm Floating Island International poised for worldwide growth:


More than 7,000 of these pollutant extracting man-made islands -- they like to call them "off-the-shelf wetlands" -- have been sold around the world. The islands are used mainly for removing nutrients ...


SmartLam Expanding Headquarters, Operations to Weyerhaeuser Site in Columbia Falls:




Family aiming to open Harlowton, Montana's first modern brewery in December:


A Harlowton family with deep roots is opening the town's first modern brewery in December. Drew Galahan and his sister, Shanda Speed, are renovating the old Montana Bar building to open Gally's Brewing ...


Butte BioScience location closes doors; 10 jobs lost:


The days of volunteering to have your hands swabbed by a lab technician for some extra cash are now a thing of the past in the Mining City. This is because BioScience Laboratories Inc. -- a Bozeman-based ...


Blue Cross cuts back on Medicare Advantage for 7,500 rural Montanans:


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana sent notices to nearly 7,500 residents in 30 counties statewide saying it will no longer offer Medicare Advantage in 2018, with officials citing lack of service and costs. The ...


News and Events for Montana Manufacturers October 2017 :


October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the theme for this week is Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone's Business. Below are links to some important resources for lowering your ...


Blackfoot and T-Mobile to Bring the Un-Carrier to More Montana and Wyoming Customers:


Blackfoot has entered into a definitive agreement with T-Mobile to provide fiber back-haul services to T-Mobile tower sites throughout Montana and Wyoming. With Blackfoot's fiber back-haul services, ...


Governor Bullock Celebrates Montana as #1 in the Nation for Manufacturing Growth:


Manufacturing Day recognizes Montana's manufacturing sector and economic growth Governor Steve Bullock recognized today as "Manufacturing Day" in the state of Montana and celebrated the state's manufacturing ...


Governor Bullock: Coal is big part of Montana's energy future:


Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday in Billings that coal will be part of the energy future and technology needs to be used that will make coal less intensive on the environment. Bullock, a Democrat, ...


Friesen Foods Wants to Build Slaughterhouse Near Great Falls:


A Canadian company wants to build what would be Montana's largest slaughterhouse and meat processing plant on the outskirts of Great Falls. Alberta-based Friesen Foods has filed a special use permit ...


There are 29 Manufacturing Day events planned in Montana in 2017.:


What's happening near you? Montana's manufacturing sector is the fastest growing in the nation! We are joining Governor Steve Bullock, today, to celebrate #NationalManufacturingDay across Montana. "Not ...


Can Do Podcast: How Edible Crickets Fuel This Montana Business :


"It was during the time of the bug buffet at MSU. I was seeing all these people there having fun trying these insects, they were eating them. So went home and I said, 'James, I want to start a cricket ...


University of Montana Born Wholesome Food Calculator Guides Meal Planning for Groups :


Launched last year, https://wholesumfoodcalc.com/ has slowly found a following, landing subscribers that include the Wild Rockies Field Institute, the Grand Canyon Trust, Lewis and Clark Trail Adventures, ...


A Rising Tide of Outdoor Recreation in Montana:




Blackfeet designer Belinda Bullshoe shines at Paris fashion show:


Blackfeet designer Belinda Bullshoe's designs were featured at a Paris fashion show last week. Bullshoe says the show went well, and that she felt accomplished after seeing her dream come true in the ...


Under the Big Sky - Stories of people and places that make Montana a wonderful place to call home.:


“Montana means a lot to me and it means a lot to the other million people that share this state as their home.” – Dean Folkvord (Wheat Montana Founder) There has always been something special ...


Montanans probe for piece of Chinese tourism market:


Busloads of Chinese tourists stop at Big Sky Resort and Katie Grice wants to be ready. "They're either leaving or heading into one of the national parks and stay with us for one or two nights," Grice ...


Livingston, Montana's Jeff Reed using technology to improve water usage in farming:


Jeff Reed predicts that with more data accumulated, it will be possible to more accurately manage farming and make more precise predictions about, for example, how much water is optimal and the best ...


MarCom buys MSE lab equipment, plans to absorb five employees:


There's finally some good news about the MSE Technology Applications complex just south of Butte. MarCom LLC announced Friday it has purchased all lab equipment at the 53-acre site and plans to absorb ...


Montana Food Show on Oct. 10 in Bozeman - We're all booked up for vendors, but we're looking for buyers to join us!:


Join us for the first annual Montana Food Show! This tradeshow will provide opportunities for food buyers and food producers to connect and find ways to get more Montana foods on Montana plates. ...

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