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

Wednesday, February 24, 2016/Categories: Market MT, Made in Montana

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.” 

With stores in Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman and Billings, Leslie’s has become a staple of Montana holiday traditions and an avid supporter of Made in Montana products, gifts and food.

For more information on the Made in Montana program, please visit www.madeinmontanausa.com.

 

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