Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Glacier Bancorp Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Inter-Mountain Bancorp Inc., the bank holding company for First Security Bank of Bozeman. First Security Bank provides banking services throughout Montana with 11 offices located in Bozeman, Belgrade, Big Sky, Choteau, Fairfield, Fort Benton, Three Forks, Vaughn and West Yellowstone. Upon closing of the transaction First Security Bank will become a new bank division of Glacier, and will be headquartered in

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

In May, Pima Medical Institute’s Dillon graduated its first cohort, with seven Veterinary Technician students completing the program.  A new cohort of students, who were previously enrolled in the Veterinary Assistant program are now working toward their Veterinary Technician associate degrees. Pima Medical’s Veterinary Technician program is the only one in the state of Montana. In May it, also, received its American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accreditation. Pima Medical

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Job opportunities and affordable, available housing is drawing millennials to Williston to the extent that two-thirds of the homebuyers in Williston are millennials – and many are former residents returning home. According to the National Association of Realtors, millennials make up more than a third of all homebuyers nationwide. Dickinson, ND is not far behind Williston in regard to the percentage of homebuyers who are millennials.


Triple Creek Ranch, the Relais

Tuesday, November 07, 2017



SBA’s Montana District Office has announced the federal agency guaranteed 287 small business loans in Montana last year totaling $97,260,419. 268 loans worth $86 million were made through SBA’s 7(a) Guaranty Loan Program. The remaining nineteen loans were made through SBA’s 504 Certified Development Company program.


SmartLam LLC, a Columbia Falls manufacturer of cross-laminated timber, plans to move into the former Weyerhaeuser

Thursday, October 12, 2017



The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring tours of local manufacturers to celebrate Manufacturing Month in Kalispell. Breweries, Weyerhauser plants, wineries, coffee roasters plus many more manufacturers are opening their doors during October.


A Whitefish kayaker has patented the Gilman Oar which is designed to aid fishing guides, anglers, and rafters. The ergonomically designed oar allows the rower to stroke with less