Thursday, October 12, 2017

 

by Evelyn Pyburn

In a day when headlines are daily dismaying. When one is pushed to wonder if the whole world has gone crazy. When one hears of incident after incident of people behaving badly, you might be forgiven if you forget the greater reality of the people all around you who make our communities great.

Nothing reaffirms the true reality of exactly how great people around us are, more so than Family Business Day when we recognize people whose

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

 

 

Columbus IGA & Stillwater Family Pharmacy won the State Farm Family Business Award in the Medium Business category. The Family Business awards are presented annually by Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

The Columbus IGA and Stillwater Pharmacy is very much a family business – that of the Matovich Family. And, the family and their business are very much a pillar of the community of Columbus.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

 

American Bank of Bozeman is the recipient of a State Farm Montana Family Business Program award in the Large Business category. The awards are presented each year by the Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Tyler Erickson continues today the 70-year legacy in banking that his grandfather, Claude R. Erickson first launched with the founding of American Bank in Livingston in 1947. The company has grown to employ over 65 people

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

 

As the success of the recipients of the State Farm Family Business Award demonstrate, every business owner needs a succession plan.

Business owners are invited to learn what it takes to achieve a successful exit from, or continued success of, the business that is the culmination of your life’s work on Family Business Day, Friday, October 6, in Bozeman at the Best Western Plus GranTree Innc. The workshop is from 10-11:30 am.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

By Nancy Zalutsky, Ponderosa Advisors

If you haven’t noticed, Montana has found itself in the center of a triad of unfortunate circumstances regarding water. The state is still undergoing statewide adjudication where water users must prove their historical use, claim water for formerly exempt uses, and defend challenges to their water use. This water rights adjudication process is now taking place against a backdrop of catastrophic drought and fires.  You got it – this

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