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TOMIS Acquires Yonder, Expanding Its Reach in the Travel Technology Sector

TOMIS, a leading customer experience and communication software company and digital marketing agency for tour operators, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Yonder, a New Zealand-based tech company specializing in sales and customer service solutions for the tourism industry.

Big Sky Passenger Rail – The Round 4 Regional Working Group Meeting Presentation

The working group meetings you have participated in over the last 18 months have played a critical role in our efforts to identify what needs to be done to restore and expand long-distance service. We want to reiterate our gratitude for your dedicated participation and significant contributions to the Long-Distance Service Study.”

Old Salt Coop Festival – 6/21-23 – Helmville, Montana

Presented by Old Salt Co-op, the 2nd annual Old Salt Festival is a food & music celebration of Montana land stewardship. We’re bringing together wood-fired cooking, Americana musicians, Montana ranchers, and Western makers to celebrate in high Montana style on the Mannix Family Ranch in Helmville, Montana.

Red Ants Pants Foundation awards $21,000 in grants in 2024

With proceeds from the 2023 Red Ants Pants Music Festival, we were able to award $21,000 in grants in 2024. Below are the 14 recipients of the Red Ants Pants Foundation’s 2024 Community Grants. Congratulations!

Solutions begin in places like Ekalaka, Montana

I want to believe that the relationship that started in that tiny bedroom in Ekalaka, Montana, and trickled down into the two oldest sons, is still the kind of relationship people want to cultivate in Montana, and in America. 

Butte Local Development Organization June 2024 Newsletter

Last fall, The Headwaters Tech Hub in Montana was selected by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as part of 31 designated Tech Hubs across the United States.

Everything You Need to Know About the Rail & Trail Projects in Santa Cruz County

The Rail & Trail projects will provide an economical way to get to work and reduce traffic. They’ll also take a chunk out of Santa Cruz County’s greenhouse gas emissions since 60% come from transportation. – Sally Arnold, Board Member, Friends of the Rail & Trail.

Landslide exposes Jackson Hole’s frailties, community strengths

The closure of a single road highlights the vulnerability of the foundation that supports a mountain community’s robust tourism and lifestyle economy.

GFDA Top Ten for 6-17-24

A whole lotta scooping going on Downtown at the new Big Dipper Ice Cream at 426 Central Avenue! Check them out seven days a week 11 am -11 pm.

MMEC Case Study – How to prepare Montana’s PDM to be attractive to potential buyers and most ready for a change of control.

Groff was starting
to think about the “third act” of his life and
career, including how to transition out of a
full-time role at PDM, as well as ownership. He
and MMEC began to have conversations about
how to prepare the company to be attractive to
potential buyers, and most ready for a change
of control.