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Governor Bullock Praises Montana Businesses for Stepping up in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Mask up with these Montana-made masks

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney visits Coaster Cycles in Bonner, Mont. which started making face shields in response to the pandemic.

Funding is available through the Montana Business Adaptation Program to help businesses mask up

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Made in Montana Tradeshow Limits Event to Wholesale Buyers

Buyer day open from 9:00-5:30, Friday March 13

Made in Montana logo

The annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food & Gifts will be limited to wholesale buyers to protect against the possibility of spreading novel coronavirus or COVID-19. 

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Categories: Market MT

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, on location in Montana!

Column by Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

Belton Bridge in Glacier National Park, courtesy of GNP

It’s not just the skiers who rejoice when snow starts to fall across Montana’s mountains, film crews are gearing up for winter car commercials that air during the holidays.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Commerce Department, SBA Celebrate a Year of Small Business Development Success

Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday

Higgins Ave. in downtown Missoula, Mont.

Ahead of Small Business Saturday on November 30, the Montana Department of Commerce and U.S. Small Business Administration released the Montana’s Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) impact for 2019.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Filling Teacups and Pasta Bowls from the Heart of Montana’s Flathead Valley

Simply 406 grows two well-known Montana brands

Polson, Montana is known for many things. It’s home to the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Flathead cherry crops, and the towering Mission Mountains. It’s also home to a locally owned food and beverage producer which crafts enough authentic Indian masala chai to fill 1.25 million cups in a year, and enough noodles for 20 million bowls of pasta.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

‘Taste our Place’ Encourages Travelers to Eat Local with Summer Campaign

Look for billboards, posters across Montana

Taste our Place Billboard

“Taste our Place,” the local food category of the popular Made in Montana program, is encouraging travelers to eat local with a summer billboard and airport poster campaign to support small businesses and agricultural producers with traveler dollars.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Cross-Cultural Small Business Wins Retailer of the Year Award at 2019 Made in Montana Tradeshow

HELENA, Mont. – Helena business Sage and Oats Trading Post and its owners, Major and Michelle Robinson, have been honored by their peers as the 2019 Made in Montana Retailer of the Year.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Belgrade Business Wins 2018 Retailer of the Year at the Made in Montana Tradeshow

Longtime Belgrade business Chalet Market of Montana and its owners Mark and Gwen Croghan have been honored by their Made in Montana peers as the 2018 Retailer of the Year.

Friday, March 23, 2018

20th Annual Made in Montana Tradeshow to Feature 154 Small Businesses

Public showcase day begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24

Vendors and wholesale buyers connect during the Made in Montana Tradeshow.

More than 650 small business owners and wholesale buyers will gather in Helena Friday and Saturday for the 20th annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Honoring the Backbone of Montana’s Economy

Small Business Week is April 30-May 6

Photo of Pam Haxby-Cote courtesy of the Montana Standard.

As a business owner myself, I know firsthand Montana is a great place for entrepreneurs. Like many small businesses, our restaurant in Butte is family owned and operated. When my husband was laid up after surgery, my daughter stepped in to keep the place running. We pride ourselves on not only running a business, but building a community, too. I know we’re not alone in this, as business owners in every corner of the state play big role in building our communities.

Monday, May 1, 2017
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