Archive for September, 2009

Sep 24 2009

Women in Business get a Boost in Bozeman

Published by Admin - Rick under Bozeman, Montana

Prospera Business Network has been awarded a $750,000 grant to establish the Montana Women’s Business Center in Bozeman, with satellite offices across the state, Prospera and the Montana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced.
Complete News
By Tribune Staff • September 16, 2009
Great Falls Tribune

Simple Tags: business assistance resources, economic development organizations, entrepreneurial assistance, [...]

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Sep 23 2009

University of Montana – Research = Money, Jobs, Prestige

Published by Admin - Rick under Missoula, Montana

UM brings big dollars for research in to Missoula and Montana in general.  That research trickles down into the economy and creates jobs and new opportunities for the state’s residents.
Here is an interesting article about this from the Montanan – UM’s Magazine about the university.
The Ideas Market
UM research brings money, jobs, innovation to state
By Jacob [...]

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Sep 18 2009

Montana Cooperative Development Center Receives Government Funding

Published by Admin - Rick under Great Falls

A Great Falls-based nonprofit that provides technical assistance to cooperatives was awarded a $200,000 grant Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The grant to Montana Cooperative Development Center, Inc., was part of approximately $4.8 million in grants announced by Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan.  Keep Reading Article
By Tribune Staff • September 16, 2009
Publisher:  Great Falls [...]

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Sep 17 2009

National Restaurant Chain Investing in Montana

Published by Admin - Rick under Helena

A national restaurant chain known for chicken wings, beer and sports on television is advertising for employees for a new Helena location with an eye toward a February opening.
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar is looking for managers for a new store here. The restaurant is headed for the development between Shopko and Lowe’s on [...]

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Sep 16 2009

Sweet Harvest for Montana Sugar Beet Growers

Published by Admin - Rick under Montana

Profits are at a 28-year high — with prices nearing $50 a ton — thanks in part to a world sugar shortage. Mike Hoffer with Western Sugar Cooperative says farmers in the Billings area are seeing a bumper crop, with an average yield of 31 tons per acre.  Complete Story
Published September 14 2009
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Sep 15 2009

Gov. Brian Schweitzer makes more Wind for Power news

Published by Admin - Rick under Montana

Schweitzer said the trip yielded new opportunities and investments in Montana for wind projects in the state.
“It was a great opportunity to build and grow energy business in Montana and create more high-paying jobs for workers in our state,” Schweitzer said.
Schweitzer said European companies are interested in investing in Montana because the state has “some [...]

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Sep 11 2009

Montana Wind for Profit

Published by Admin - Rick under Great Falls

Great Falls man harnesses wind power for business
Posted: Sep 9, 2009 06:06 PM
Matt Austin Reporting for KRTV
You don’t have to drive to a wind farm to see Montana’s potential energy future – in fact, you may just have to look over at your neighbor’s yard.
Scott Palmer founded Wind Power of Montana, a wind turbine business [...]

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Sep 10 2009

A Bozeman’s Couple’s Simple Idea Hits the NFL

Published by Admin - Rick under Bozeman

Who says there are no more simple profitable ideas.
Bozeman couple’s ice boot scores with NFL teams
By GAIL SCHONTZLER Chronicle Staff Writer
Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest.
A Bozeman couple has invented a neat solution to a problem faced by millions of athletes n how to hold ice on an injured ankle or foot in a [...]

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Sep 01 2009

Missoula keeps making the News – Good Luck Bipen!

Published by Admin - Rick under Missoula

Tipu’s Tiger Chai Tea hitting the big time
Bipen Patel is all smiles these days after a group of investors have stepped in to market his Tipu’s Tiger Chai Tea globally. MICHAEL GALLACHER/Missoulian

Missoula can no longer boast about having the best and most unique tea in the country because Tipu’s Tiger Chai Tea is on [...]

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