HELENA, Mont. – The Made in Montana program at the Department of Commerce is bringing five of its member businesses this weekend to the Billings Market, where they will sell their products to wholesale buyers from across the region and the country.
The businesses will be featured together as part of a Made in Montana pavilion. Commerce is covering most of the costs associated with exhibiting at the tradeshow, and Made in Montana program staff will be on hand to provide technical assistance.
Sponsored businesses applied for the opportunity to be part of the pavilion and were required to exhibit at the Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts before advancing to the Billings Market.
“The Made in Montana Tradeshow is a great opportunity for member businesses to test the waters of exhibiting at a wholesale tradeshow before expanding to a larger show like the Billings Market,” said Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote. “As we help to prepare them for success, it’s exciting to see our members mature and pursue new opportunities to get their authentic Montana products into stores and restaurants around the country.”
The sponsored businesses are Big Sandy Organics (Kracklin’ Kamut), Farver Farms of Scobey, MT Brand Apparel of Stevensville, Red Root Herbs of Browning and Stonefly Studio LLC of Billings.
Another 15 Made in Montana members will set up their own booths at the event.
The Billings Market is Sept. 15–17 at the MetraPark Expo Center in Billings.