Saturday, February 09, 2019

Helena’s new City Manager, Ana Cortez, is from El Salvador. Being a mountain person she is very excited about being picked from over 100 applicants for the Helena job.


Bozeman’s Gateway shopping center is expecting several new buildings. There is a new building near Kohl’s which will house Advanced Electronic Designs Inc. Also planned are a 30,000 square foot building and a 5 story mixed-use building which could house stores and high end apartments.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019



Dependent on federal government labeling laws, business for brewers in Montana is dead in the water waiting for government to resume business. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has stopped taking applications for new beer labels, and before local breweries can sell beer nationally they are required to have a federally approved label. Most impacted are those who are opening new breweries or initiating a new line. It’s an example of the risk

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Western Building Center’s truss and wall plant recently opened in Columbia Falls. The new 24,000-square-foot facility was needed as demand for housing and commercial framing continued to grow. The new facility is the home for the wall and floor trussing operation. Roof trusses are made in a nearby building. The company started out in the truss business several years ago and has steadily grown since then. The Columbia Falls facility employs 23 workers and 12 office staff.

Friday, December 21, 2018


For many organizations, the annual company Christmas party is the biggest event of the year for many businesses. it is an opportunity for celebration a project that most employees don’t mind being a part of. For many businesses it can mean employees and guests join other employees a nice meal, adult beverages and perhaps a gift exchange. office. Here are a few good rules to adhere to: • Workplace policies still apply. It is still a company-sponsored event. Workplace

Wednesday, December 05, 2018



In 1938, 23 lovers of forests and mountains, formed the business that became Recreational Equipment Inc. and then, simply, REI. REI opened its third Montana store in Kalispell on November 9. It will employ approximately 50 people.and will not sell fishing equipment or firearms.