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Trusted startup advice not successfully followed, and it's my fault:


And it goes a little something like this. First rule: Stay true to the original cause, even when distractions are abundant. Second rule: Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you are. ...


Set for growth: University of Montana-based biotech firm DermaXon looks to slow age-related skin diseases:


An upstart biotech company with ties to the University of Montana got a boost Wednesday from Missoula County, with commissioners approving a state grant application to fund seven new jobs, including ...


Big Sky Resort named one of top 3 ski resorts in US:


Big Sky Resort is ranked Number two among the best ski resorts in the U.S. according to a new report. TurnKey Vacation Rentals pulled together information on more than 260 ski resorts in the United ...


Podcast - Can Do: James Scott Jr. (First Interstate Bank) And Banking As A Family Business:


The Scott family continues to run the publicly traded, 120 office, six state, $12 billion First Interstate Bank https://www.firstinterstatebank.com/ system out of Billings, Montana as if it was ...


Missoula investment company Front Street Capital Management finds success in companies that empower workers:


"We think living and working in Missoula gives us an advantage over the thousands of other mutual funds, since we are less apt to be influenced by the crazy swings and sensitivities of Wall Street. We ...


Study finds increase in women-owned businesses in Montana, nationally:


Montana has seen a 67-percent increase in the number of businesses owned by women over the past 20 years, though it remains 32nd nationally for increasing those numbers, according to a report released ...


New tech company Zinovo hopes to bring 30 jobs to Bozeman - Sales and Support of Salesforce services:


Bozeman has a new high-tech company in town. The business, Zinovo https://www.zinovo.com/ , plans to take advantage of the large reach of do-it-all cloud computing giant Salesforce.com by offering ...


Bozeman tech company AdvicePay to expand after raising $500,000 with Montana's Front Street Capital Management and Goodworks Ventures leading the funding round.:


AdvicePay https://advicepay.com/ , a Bozeman-based payment processing company for financial advisors, raised $500,000 in its initial funding round, the company announced Wednesday. Two Missoula ...


Bozeman, Montana's SiteOne Therapeutics working on alternative opioid treatment receives $1 million grant:


A Bozeman biotech company announced Tuesday it received a $1 million federal grant to continue its work developing a pain medication alternative to opioids. The company, SiteOne Therapeutics https://www.siteonetherapeutics.com/ ...


Chinese eCommerce giant strikes $300 million Montana beef deal that includes packing plant.:


A Chinese eCommerce giant, JD.com, has struck a $300 million beef deal with the Montana Stockgrowers Association, including $100 million for a new packing plant. JD.com signed the agreement with Montana's ...


From intern to CEO, Blackfoot's top boss takes charge of company's tech growth:


Jason Williams' friends, family and employees like to talk about his career trajectory from intern to CEO at Blackfoot in 15 years. "I like to think my story is inspirational," Williams said. "I started ...


Glacier Brewing Co. on the market:


Glacier Brewing Co. http://glacierbrewing.com/ is for sale, with the price recently dropped to $750,000 for the equipment, property, recipes, distribution deal and even the head brewer/founder. Dave ...


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Town Pump is matching funds for Montana Food Pantries:


The Town Pump's goal is to raise more than $3 million for food banks across Montana. Since 2002, the campaign has raised more than $26 million for food banks statewide, including about $5 million in matching ...


Puerto Rico's governor wants to end power contract with small Montana company Whitefish Energy Holdings:


Puerto Rico's governor on Sunday called for terminating a $300 million contract awarded to a little-known Montana company hired to coordinate restoring electricity on the island following Hurricane Maria. Whitefish ...


Montana Renewable Energy Companies Explore Canadian Markets:


Upcoming Trade Mission to Match Companies with Opportunities Three of the seven U.S. companies participating in a renewable energy trade mission to Canada next week will be from Montana thanks to ...


Collaboration, support keying growth for Bozeman area women-owned businesses:


As of last count, Montana was home to more than 37,000 women-owned businesses, which combined contribute roughly $4.7 billion in sales to the state's economy, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. A new ...


First Security Bank, Glacier Bancorp announce merger :


Two banks holding spots in the top-three rankings for control of the banking market in Gallatin County are merging. Intermountain Bancorp, Inc., the Bozeman-based holding company for First Security ...


Simms Fishing relocating Bozeman warehouses to Seattle:


The new warehouses in Seattle will be managed by the same company it uses for storage in its overseas companies. With the warehouse relocation, the employees that are currently in Bozeman will have ...


SBA 2017 InnovateHER Challenge - Jessica Dehn with Dino Drop In, Bozeman Winner of the 2nd place award of $20,000:


Dino Drop-In http://www.dinodropin.com/ is childcare built to fit the lifestyle of busy families and ever-changing work schedules. The U.S. Small Business Administration, today announced the winners ...


Floating Island International, Inc. - Corporate Expansion Facilitates Tremendous Growth:


Shepherd, MT - Floating Island International, Inc. (FII) http://www.floatingislandinternational.com is pleased to announce that our corporate change of direction to a more market-driven company, selling ...


San Juan mayor gets in Twitter fight with tiny Montana firm awarded controversial $300 million contract for Puerto Rico:


Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, engaged in a Twitter feud with a small Montana energy firm on Wednesday, after she and others questioned the firm's controversial $300 million contract ...


Montana Made: Wooden carvings with a nod to MT's political past - Bennion Lumber:


Most Montanans are proud where they come from, which makes using The Treasure State as a decoration pretty popular. A man in a small town outside Helena combines his passion for Montana's political ...


Puerto Rico's unusual $300 million deal with Montana firm draws scrutiny:


Whitefish Energy is based in Whitefish, Mont., the home town of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. "I'm scratching my head wondering how it all adds up." By Steven Mufson, Jack Gillum, Aaron C. Davis ...


Ideamensch - Our vision is not to create the knowledge but to share it.:


IdeaMensch is a community of and for people with ideas. Our purpose is to inspire action through the curation of our daily interviews, content, and community. Real entrepreneurs provide all of our content ...


PR pros from across the state team up to relaunch Montana Chapter of Public Relations Society of America:


The Montana Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), following a few years of inactivity, announced today it has restructured and is fully operational. The Chapter will hold a statewide ...
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Another Price Cut for Montana's 22-Acre Shelter Island:


Now selling for $22.75 million, property includes 22,000-square-foot mansion "It's almost a property you can't even describe," Ms. Maddux http://www.madduxrealestate.com/property/mt/59931/rollins/-/montana-s-shelter-island/59ea2e2119065ff160c6f227/ ...


Whitefish, Montana based Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC helping put Puerto Rican power grid back on line:


A northwest Montana company is playing a key role in turning the lights back on in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC https://www.whitefishenergy.com/ of Whitefish, signed ...


Bozeman pet toy manufacturer West Paw expands international distribution to include China:


According to West Paw https://www.westpaw.com/ CEO and Owner Spencer Williams, West Paw exports to over 35 countries already and sees a huge market for growth in China. "I think it's really an ...


Missoula Compost Collection offers curbside compost pickup :


Sean Doty just bought a big green '68 Chevy truck from a landscaper. The bed rails are so high that he's going to need a ladder to get over them. That's good, because Doty is going to need the capacity ...

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