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Lexicon Branding President David Placek Discusses the Power of Branding at the Market Montana Symposium

Lexicon Branding is behind some of the world's most recognizable brand names, from Pentium to Swiffer. At the Market Montana Symposium on Sept. 12, company President David Placek provided a glimpse into the creative process and psychology behind branding while highlighting the importance of using a brand to build anticipation. Following Placek's keynote, Department of Commerce partner Destination Analysts continued the brand discussion by sharing preliminary insights into its Montana Brand research project.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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"Lentil Underground" Author Dr. Liz Carlisle Opens the Market Montana Symposium

Missoula's own Dr. Liz Carlisle addressed a full crowd at the opening keynote of the Market Montana Symposium, Sept. 12 in Missoula. The author of "Lentil Underground" recounted the book's history of Montana farmers who started an agricultural revolution by turning sustainable farming practices into a successful business - through the power of lentils. Dr. Carlisle is a lecturer in the Food Systems program at the University of California, Berkeley, and in the Thinking Matters program at Stanford University.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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Montana SBDC Network Welcomes New Kalispell Regional Director

HELENA – Stephanie Juneau has joined the Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network as Kalispell Regional Director. The Kalispell Regional SBDC, based out of Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC), serves Lincoln, Flathead and Lake counties.

Friday, September 9, 2016
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Lt. Governor Cooney Celebrates Preservation of Affordable Housing in Manhattan

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney joined Department of Commerce officials Aug. 25 for a ribbon cutting at the Gallatin Forks Apartments in Manhattan.

Monday, August 29, 2016
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Department of Commerce Announces New Tourism Marketing Agency to Combine Services, Maximize Return on Investment

HELENA – Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary today announced the award of a new marketing agency contract for the state’s tourism promotion programs. The contract brings multiple services under a full-service agency to provide comprehensive and integrated marketing solutions.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Support Film Production in Montana, Strengthen Local Economies

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $500,000 in grants to support the production of 11 new film and multimedia projects taking place in Montana, stimulating local economies and providing job opportunities for Montanans.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow Montana's Innovation Economy and Create High-Wage Jobs

Helena, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $919,358 in grants to nine research projects in Missoula, Billings, and Bozeman to encourage innovation, cutting-edge research, and high-wage job creation.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Lt. Governor Mike Cooney Highlights Improvements to Stevensville Wastewater Treatment Plant

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney joined Stevensville officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house July 21 to recognize improvements to the town's wastewater treatment plant.

Stevensville has received $750,000 from the Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) to support the project, which has removed health risks to employees and the public and provides the town a renewed DEQ permit to meet water quality requirements.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Governor Bullock Listens to Panelists Discuss Montana's Future at the Recent Innovate Montana Symposium

The Innovate Montana Symposium, July 13–14 in Billings, was the second offering of the Main Street Montana Project Peer-to-Peer Symposium Series and focused on highlighting change and innovation in Montana's small business climate.

Monday, July 25, 2016
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Tourism Grant Program Opens for Fiscal Year 2017

HELENA – Applications have opened for the fiscal year 2017 cycle of the Tourism Grant Program at the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development (MOTBD).

Thursday, July 7, 2016
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