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Bretz RV & Marine CEO is SBA Small Business Person of the Year - Awards Luncheon for SBA Small Business Leaders April 25th:


Mark Bretz, president and CEO of Bretz RV & Marine, Missoula, has been named Montana SBA Small Business Person of the year for 2017. This annual award from the U.S. Small Business Administration ...


Great Harvest Bread of Dillon, Montana hopes to go big with big data:


Great Harvest Bread Co. https://www.greatharvest.com/ is hoping to harness the power of big data to become more competitive on the national stage. Annie Pentilla anne@pentilla@mtstandard.com Full ...


Not Digging It - Montana's Roddie Inc. and Montana Trenchless:


Roddie Inc. http://www.roddieunderground.com/ and Montana Trenchless http://www.montanatrenchless.com/ continue expansion of business across the globe, selling locally made trenchless line replacement ...


Podcast - Secure Your Legal Data! - Sherri Davidoff - Missoula-based LMG Security:


New and improving technology, like voice enabled software or the internet of things, are really cool and may help out at your law firm, but they also introduce a new need for security. In this report ...


ZAF Energy Systems expanding development of cutting-edge battery technology from Columbia Falls facility:


ZAF Energy Systems http://zafsys.com/ , a technology firm located along the thriving entrepreneurial corridor of U.S. Highway 2, is striving to develop the next generation of battery technology that could ...


The Sip-n-Dip in Great Falls, Montana Encourages Channing Tatum to Be a Merman and Have a Dip in Its Pool:


If actor Channing Tatum is going to play a merman in a remake of “Splash,” he might as well get his fins wet first at the Sip ’n Dip Lounge. The legendary local tiki bar at the O’Haire Motor Inn has ...


Just like in North Dakota, Montana energy and ag struggle :


North Dakota is not the only state that has seen dramatic effects from the decline of oil and gas revenues. Montana, too, is grappling with substantial decreases in revenue from energy production, ...


Flathead Lake's Legendary Lodge:


For the last 70 years, the Averill family has welcomed guests from around the world, including celebrities and dignitaries, to the classic Montana dude ranch http://flatheadlakelodge.com/ along the ...


Native Teaching Aids of St. Ignatius, Montana:


Native Teaching Aids develops, creates, and produces educationally entertaining Indigenous language material, that incorporates culture and history, for schools, communities and families. Games your ...


Ennis business owner named Montana retailer of the year - 'My Home in Montana':


Ennis business owner Tammy Haas of My Home in Montana https://myhomeinmontana.com/ has been awarded Retailer of the Year at the 2017 Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food & Gifts reception. Haas opened ...


Montana Made: Love of Montana and pets spark success for Bozeman's West Paw Design:


Montanans love their pets. So if you've bought a toy or pet bed for your dog in the last few years made by the West Paw Design company you're in good company. For the past 20 years, Bozeman-based ...


Amid rapid growth and development, what's in store for Kalispell and the Flathead Valley?:


"When I graduated high school, most people had to leave. Staying in town was not an option ... Now we're getting to be a more diverse economy. We've experienced breakneck growth. Boy, things are booming ...


Wild Propaganda - Spreading Art and Truth Around the World:


Wild Propaganda™ was founded by Montana artist and wildlife filmmaker Rob Whitehair as a worldwide campaign to use art and clothing to call attention to the massive impact humans have on Earth's ...


Outfitting and dude ranch big business in Montana:


It's not unusual for tourism-related businesses to combine services, such as the dude ranch stays, pack trips and guided hunting trips offered by JJJ Wilderness Ranch out of Augusta, said Norma Nickerson, ...


GatherBoard Launches New Marketing Site and Demo Video:


Does your community need an amazing, free-standing events calendar? Try GatherBoard. Missoula startup, GatherBoard, stepped up their marketing presence this February with a new Marketing Website ...


VOTE MONTANA TODAY - We think Montana should be considered as a destination for the Outdoor Retailers Show. Do you agree?:


Along with many of our colleagues and partners in Montana and across the west, we saw the news regarding the Outdoor Retailer show's decision to move away from Utah. In addition, we have read about ...


Advanced Technology Group sees continued growth in Missoula :


Nearly six years have passed since Tom Stergios opened a small technology solutions center in downtown Missoula, a venture that started with one other employee in a modest Main Street office. Now, ...


Forest Operations Engineering LLC launches new website!:


Mechanized Forest and Fire Operations http://ForestOperationsMT.com Visit us online for insightful, helpful information and examples of using forestry machines for wildfire, fuels reduction and ...


Made-in-Montana Entertainment - Horowitz and Townsend Productions:


New production company hopes to help put Montana on the map for television, film, and books Their first venture is a reality television series already being filmed called "Earth Angel: Montana Medium," ...


Missoula area data center looks to add 80 high-paying jobs:




Glo European Windows Wins Coveted 2016 USGBC Sustainability Awards:


Glo European Windows http://www.glowindows.com has won the USGBC Products and Processes Merit Award as well as the Special Jury Award for Raising the Bar in Fenestration. The USGBC Montana Chapter created ...


Corvallis, Montana-based Starry Knight Design, Inc. - Mom turns hobby into successful shoe business:


It's safe to say kids fashion has taken off. You see trends daily on social media and in stores across the country. One of those trends can be found in the Bitterroot Valley, as a woman is creating ...


Business for Montana's Outdoors Issues Statement on Confirmation of Ryan Zinke - Sounds Alarm on Public Lands Funding Cuts:


Business for Montana's Outdoors issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Ryan Zinke to serve as the next Department of Interior Secretary. Montana's ...


Chilton Skis Kickstarter Video Release Party, 3/3, Missoula, Montana:


At 8 PM, we're screening the video that will serve as the centerpiece of our Kickstarter campaign. The campaign, when it launches in April, will be an effort to raise funds for a first production ...


Missoula Builder Steve Loken Re-envisions the home of the future:


Much of the work his construction company--Loken Builders--has taken on over the last 40 years has been the transformation of old, ugly, highly inefficient houses into new, attractive, efficient dwellings ...


Save the Date, Montana SBA to Host Annual Awards Luncheon April 25, Fairmont Hot Springs:


Please join us as we celebrate excellence in business across the state at the Montana SBA Annual Awards Luncheon hosted by the Butte SBDC at Headwaters RC&D and the Montana Small Business Administration. ...


Ironwood Manufacturing: Missoula company builds furniture for places all over the US:


Ironwood http://www.ironwoodmfg.com/ is an example of how important manufacturing is to the Missoula economy, and how sometimes it often is overlooked because the company ships its products out-of-state ...


Herberger's starts a new initiative called "Close to Home" in which select stores would begin offering items made by local vendors.:


Herberger's in the Butte Plaza Mall on Harrison Avenue was one among 45 stores to take part in the initiative. "It helps us achieve our mission of being the best hometown department store," said ...


Workforce shortage: Missoula's Adventure Life travel company offers paid maternity leave to keep workers:


Adventure Life http://www.adventure-life.com/ general manager Jonathan Brunger and CEO Brian Morgan have realized that because their company of 25 employees is 80 percent female - including many mothers ...


Manufacturing in Montana: Gains in productivity don't match gains in employment:


The manufacturing industry in Montana has experienced a much more robust growth than the industry overall in the U.S. since the Great Recession that started in late 2008. Between 2009 and 2015, manufacturing ...

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