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Dave Simkins of Leslie’s Hallmark & Montana Shop Selected as Inaugural Made in Montana Retailer of the Year for 2015

Governor Bullock and Dave Simkins

Dave Simkins of Leslie’s Hallmark has been named the first-ever Made in Montana Retailer of the Year for 2015.

For more than three decades, Leslie’s Hallmark has provided Made in Montana products as well as greeting cards, gifts, decorative items and much more.

Mr. Simkins received the award due to his longstanding commitment in supporting Montana small business by selling authentic products that are made in the state, according to Made in Montana program representative Lonie Stimac. “This is a case of one Montana entrepreneur helping another to succeed,” she said. “Dave has not only sold Made in Montana products, he offers help and advice to new producers.” 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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Montana Pavilion: Department of Commerce Connects Montana Businesses with Export Opportunities

Montana Pavilion at the ISPO sporting goods show in Munich, Germany

In January 2016, the Montana Department of Commerce’s Office of Trade and International Relations organized a Montana Pavilion at the ISPO sporting goods show in Munich, Germany.

ISPO Munich is one of the largest sporting goods shows in Europe. Five Montana companies highlighted their products in a Montana Pavilion in the winter section: Eggbar Vise, CleanWaste, Salient Technologies, ColdAvenger, and Pikka Handbags. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016
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Montana Entrepreneurs Encouraged to Enter “Shark Tank” Style Competition at Small Business Conference

Applause in Meeting Room

The Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is encouraging entrepreneurs to submit their business ideas for consideration at the third annual “Shark Tank” style live pitch competition coming this spring.  The competition will be held at the Montana SBDC Invest in Success small business conference on March 15–16 in Havre.

Friday, January 15, 2016
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Registration for 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation Open

Event to Be Held April 10–12 in Kalispell

Governor's Conference on Tourism Registration

HELENA – Registration has opened for the annual gathering of Montana’s tourism industry.

Friday, January 15, 2016
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