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‘Buster’s Mal Heart’ Filmmakers Return to Montana for Screenings, Scouting

HELENA, Mont. – Filmmakers who shot “Buster’s Mal Heart” in the Kalispell area will return to Montana this weekend for screenings of the film and for scouting locations to shoot future projects.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Governor Bullock Announces Tourism Grants for 10 Montana Communities

Awards to boost tourism through digital projects, events and infrastructure

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $226,200 in funding for development and enhancement of tourism infrastructure in 10 Montana communities.

Monday, May 15, 2017
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WATCH: Commerce, Ag Directors Raise a Glass to Montana’s Craft Beer Industry

National Craft Beer Week is May 15-21

Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana

Montana’s craft beer industry continues to grow, pumping more than $100 million each year into the state’s economy.

Monday, May 15, 2017
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Horse Racing Season Opens with Targeted Ad Campaign by Department of Commerce

Marketing Campaign Aims to Bring More Visitors to Miles City for Races

HELENA, Mont. – A digital marketing campaign by the Department of Commerce is focused on bringing out-of-state visitors to Miles City for May horse racing events.

Friday, May 12, 2017
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Montana Tribal Tourism Businesses Court International Clients

HELENA, Mont. – Five tribal tourism businesses last week traveled to North Dakota to sit down with international tour operators interested in bringing more visitors from overseas to Montana’s Indian Country.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Dinosaurs a Big Draw for Visitors to Montana

Dinosaur Trail visitation increases 15 percent

HELENA, Mont. – Dinosaurs may be Montana’s oldest tourist attraction, but they’re more popular than ever. Families across the country are building their vacations around dinosaur-themed attractions, and museums in communities across the state are welcoming them in record numbers.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
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Honoring the Backbone of Montana’s Economy

Small Business Week is April 30-May 6

Photo of Pam Haxby-Cote courtesy of the Montana Standard.

As a business owner myself, I know firsthand Montana is a great place for entrepreneurs. Like many small businesses, our restaurant in Butte is family owned and operated. When my husband was laid up after surgery, my daughter stepped in to keep the place running. We pride ourselves on not only running a business, but building a community, too. I know we’re not alone in this, as business owners in every corner of the state play big role in building our communities.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Montana SBDC Lead Center Marketing and Public Relations Specialist Wins National Award for Excellence

HELENA, Mont. –Montana’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Marketing and Public Relations Specialist Rebecca Ziegler has been named the 2017 Montana “State Star,” a national award recognizing outstanding performers from America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Governor Bullock Announces 2017 Montana Ambassador Awards

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the 2017 Montana Ambassador Awards honoring individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to economic development in Montana.

Monday, April 24, 2017
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Helena SBDC Regional Director Wins 2nd Place at Business Startup Challenge

The SBDC would like to congratulate Helena Regional Director Brandon Orr, hosted by Helena College, for taking home second place at the 28th annual statewide John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge last week. His business, Ryffit, creates custom sheet music books, and Orr plans to leverage YouTube influencers with large audiences and generate revenue for both parties through the books. Orr beat out 14 other competitors for the second place win of $7,500, only surpassed by Cowboy Cricket Farms, SBDC Shark Tank second place winner in March.

Friday, April 21, 2017
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