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Bill Payne’s celebration of life “the Grandfather of Angel Investing” honored the man who had the largest impact on angel investing

One of those who attended the sharing of memories event in Nevada was Liz Marchi, a mutual friend whom I have described in several columns as the “queen of angel investing in Montana,” where Payne spent his summer months.

GFDA Top Ten for 1-28-24 – Great Falls is the 10th best city in the nation for retirement

1) Great Falls is the 10th best city in the nation for retirement and the only city in Montana ranked in the top 50 according to an in depth ranking by Consumer Affairs!

World Trade & Investment Day – 5/22 – Montana State University

Come join us to celebrate Montana’s successes on the global stage, learn about untapped opportunities, and gather together in celebration of world trade month.

Science Says Using This 4-Word Phrase Instead of ‘Thank You’ Will Make You a Better Leader

It will also improve work relationships and help workers become more productive.

Honoring the Legacy of William H. Payne Angel Investor, 1941-2023

Bill and Ann spent summers of the past 2 decades in Whitefish, MT where he also frequently enjoyed fly fishing; one summer catching and releasing over 300 trout.

Montana’s Governor Gianforte among GOP governors pushing back against electric cars

According to a December 2023 fact sheet released by the White House, under Biden “EV sales have tripled and the number of publicly available charging ports has grown by nearly 70%.”

Census projects U.S. population bust by 2080 – Some cities see migrants as a ‘lifeline.’ Policy could follow, experts say

A former top national immigration official recently offered a proposal: Fund basic help for migrants at the border and in destination cities, send them where they’re wanted and can get jobs, and make quick decisions on asylum to discourage mass entry.

GFDA Top Ten (+6) for 1-21-24

GFDA has earned the 2024 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid, the nation’s leading source for information on nonprofit organizations. We continue to be proud of this mark of distinction, putting us at the top of non-profit transparency.

Montana State receives $10 million grant to establish initiative to help underserved communities in 6 state

At a Jan. 19 event on campus, officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Montana State University will receive at least $10 million to establish a regional partnership to help communities and tribal nations in six states address environment- and energy-related priorities.

Video – Great Falls Montana Tourism unveils master plan

Looking towards the future.