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Missoula, Montana based Submittable Makes Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies:


Each year Inc. magazine names the nation's 5,000 fastest-growing private companies, and this year they invited Submittable https://www.submittable.com/ to the party. Submittable was launched in 2010 ...


'Difficult to realize your own home may burn': Why it is crucial to build fireproof homes:


"How do you build a log home that will not burn?" *** If it's possible to build a fireproof house, Robert Balzebre is convinced that his stunning three-story personal sanctuary perched in the ...


Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs From Montana Public Radio:


"Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs" is a podcast all about why Montana leads the nation in entrepreneurship and business startups. Host Arnie Sherman picks the brains of successful ...


Bozeman web developer launches new app that will pay you to visit breweries:


If any two kinds of startups dominate Bozeman's business scene, it's beer and technology. One local entrepreneur has taken advantage of that, creating an app that pays you to go to breweries. The app, ...


Calving Season: Video - Coming of Age on a Montana Cattle Ranch:




Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana gives $100,000 to two Helena non-profits:


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana https://www.bcbsmt.com/ announced a combined S100,000 in grants for two area non-profits. On Wednesday, the Montana Conservation Corps http://mtcorps.org/ and Healthy ...


Butte tech company, Synesis7 co-winner of $47 million defense contract, to double workforce:


Synesis7 Corp. http://www.synesis7.com/ may soon have to install new desks at its office on North Alaska Street in Uptown Butte. That's because the company will see around 25 new employees come through ...


Helena YWCA recieves $50,000 grant from Town Pump:


Monica Lindeen, Executive Director of Helena YWCA says "the Town Pump Charitable Foundation grant will ensure that women and children are supported, and given the resources needed to get back on their ...


Montana's online retailers must start collecting sales taxes for Washington; other states to follow:


Montana retailers who sell products over the Internet in Washington will be required to collect a sales tax for the state by October, the first of many announcements from the 46 sales-tax states expected ...


Montana ranks 9th in US for new business survival rate:


Montanans have a robust entrepreneurial spirit and aren't afraid to start their own companies, but there is much work to be done to ensure their businesses survive in the long-run, according to a new ...


Climbing the Company Ladder at LC Staffing:




CO Brew, Inc. - Innovative Great Falls native leads charge to cut down waste in brewing process:


Montana already rocks the local brew scene thanks to the unique spirit and atmosphere of the state. And Great Falls native, Taylor Woods, founder of CO Brew, Inc. https://cobrew.com/ in Missoula, ...


Butte's Bob Carlson now president of American Bar Association:


Butte attorney Bob Carlson was confirmed Tuesday as president of the American Bar Association, making him only the second person from Montana to lead the largest professional association of lawyers in ...


Alchemy Systems, which acquired Wisetail in Bozeman, Montana, to sell to Intertek Group for $480 million :


Alchemy Systems LP has agreed to be acquired by London-based Intertek Group in a $480 million all-cash deal. The Austin company employs about 270 people in four U.S. offices and makes software to monitor ...


My Two-Week Edible-Insect Feast:


An oft-touted emerging sector of the US food industry, projected by some market researchers to be worth $126 million by 2023 and repeatedly proposed as a solution to our impending global food crisis: ...


For better gut health, cricket-eating may be the way to go - Belgrade, Montana based Cowboy Cricket Farms :


Insects are already known to be a cheap and plentiful source of protein, that can be raised on relatively small amounts of land. If that isn't enough to get you chowin' down on the things, how about this ...


The city of Bozeman has a housing crisis, with vacancy hovering close to zero percent.:




Missoula tech company TOMIS aimed at tourism industry opens $3M investment round:


When an upstart Missoula tech company edged out an edible cricket farm to win the Montana Shark Tank pitch competition last year, its founder was happy to take home the $5,000 prize. Now Evan Tipton, ...


Owner looks to sell TV stations in five Montana towns:


Cordillera Communications, which owns two dozen small-market television broadcast stations across the country, is looking to sell off 11 of its properties, five of which are in Montana. The five ...


Montana outdoor recreation director: Industry responsible for 71,000 jobs, $7.1B in revenue:




WGM Group Recognized by Engineering Inc for Helping to Revitalize Missoula, Montana's Old Sawmill District:


A once-blighted 46-acre area near the heart of Missoula, Montana, is being transformed into a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood, thanks to local determination, private investment and city of Missoula and ...


Helena School Board adds $1.75M to school construction costs due to tariffs, saturated subcontractor market:


Facilities Director Kalli Kind told board members Tuesday that tariffs on steel are part of the reason for the increase. Three months ago, the district paid $1,100 for one ton of rebar. Now rebar costs ...


Missoula businesses fear Supreme Court's sales tax decision could slow growth, cost money:


Over the past year, Big Sky Fulfillment has grown to distribute 15,000 customer orders per month from a nondescript warehouse in Missoula. The inventory, stored here for nearly two dozen companies, ...


Montana's Hi-Line is for beer lovers:


A brewery of their own seemed a dream out-of-reach for Bryan and Brianna Shores. Sure, there was one in Wolf Point. And then Havre. But when a brewery opened in Glasgow, and later Cut Bank, suddenly ...


Trump's tariffs stifling Montana metal manufacturers, farmers; boosting lumber mills:


"We're just paying 20 percent more on the exact same product we got before," said Ron Neibauer, the plant manager for Alcom. "Unfortunately, that hurts everybody we do business with. If we see major price ...


Feds launch probe into KECI owner Sinclair for allegedly inflating TV ad prices:


The corporate owner of a Missoula television station is facing a probe by the Justice Department over allegations that it inflated local advertising prices, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The ...


Tell Us Something: Storytelling business expands from Missoula to Helena, Butte:


On the patio outside a South Avenue coffee shop, Marc Moss considered the first time he ever felt listened to. Not like a teacher listens, or even your mother, but truly heard by a silent and captivated ...


No more Mercs: New city ordinance seeks to avoid demolition of Missoula's historic buildings:


Missoula can do a better job of preserving its historic buildings - or at least of working through the review process leading up to their demolition, should there be no way to save a structure. That ...
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Taste of Missoula: International tech leaders to converge for diversified summit:


It may be a play on words but the impact is the same - hundreds of the world's top tech leaders converging on Missoula for a taste of Montana and a deep dive into what Advanced Technology Group does so ...


Burger King Plans to Build in Havre, Montana:



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