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KALISPELL TECH COMPANY ‘HIRING LIKE CRAZY’

This year, WaterStreet Company is celebrating its 20th year of business in the Flathead Valley. The Kalispell technology company has quietly grown to include 80 local employees and software clients across the country. In 2020, they expect to eclipse the 100 employee mark. “We’re hiring like crazy,” said WaterStreet’s Vice President of Marketing Erica Schatte. Read More…

Warren Buffett sold more than $800 million worth of Apple stock last quarter

Warren Buffett sold more than $800 million worth of Apple stock last quarter, according to SEC filings published on Friday. That might seem like a massive sale, but it’s closer to a rounding error for the billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO. Berkshire is Apple’s biggest shareholder with a 5.4% stake worth $72 billion, according to Bloomberg data. Read More…

9 Montana Communities Awarded Main Street Program Grants

HELENA, Mont. – Nine Montana communities will share $118,000 through the Montana Main Street Program to support historic preservation, wayfinding, and revitalization plans for their downtowns. “Montana’s vibrant and charming towns are what attracts visitors, keeps residents and encourages downtown business growth,” Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice said. “These Montana Main Street Program grant dollars Read More…

University of Montana economists tout Billings economy during stop

BILLINGS — Economists with the University of Montana touted Billings’ economic health during a Tuesday luncheon at the Northern Hotel. Patrick Barkey, the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research director, said Billings has had good construction activity, a healthy real estate sector and financial institutions that are doing well. “Billings is the Read More…

Kobe Bryant left huge impact on business off the court

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, 41, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning in Calabasas, Calif., along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. Seven other people were on board Bryant’s helicopter and were all killed in the tragic accident. Bryant’s impact on basketball is obvious: five-time NBA champion; two-time NBA Finals MVP; league Read More…

Berkadia Secures $30M for MF in Montana

Berkadia secured $30.3 million in financing for Talus Apartments, a 288-unit garden-style multifamily community in Great Falls, MT. Seattle-based Investors Capital Group, LLC, was the borrower. The 10-year Freddie Mac loan features a full-leverage loan with partial-term interest-only. Located at 2100 26th St. S, the community was constructed in two phases from 2015 to 2018. Read More…

‘An earthquake’: The deal that changed Montana’s insurance market

Two decades ago, four Montana hospitals tried something new. They bankrolled a company to compete with the most powerful insurer in the state. The hospitals wanted to challenge what they described as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana’s “dominating presence.” So they founded insurer New West Health Services in 1998 to cover hospital employees and Read More…

Port of Northern Montana Confirms Significant Low Cost Renewable Electrical Power Availability at Shelby Data Center Development Park

SHELBY, Mont., Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Port of Northern Montana has recently confirmed that it has a significant amount of low-cost renewable electrical power available at its Data Center Development Park in Shelby. In particular, as a result of a cooperative arrangement with NaturEner USA, there is approximately 10 megawatts (MW) of renewable electrical power currently available at the Shelby Data Center Read More…

Online Advertising, Boon for Small Businesses

Online advertising is saving entrepreneurs and small business owners significant time and money, creating more efficiencies and effective uses for the limited capital they have on hand, and playing a positive role in driving new sales growth and revenues. These are the findings of a new survey conducted by TechnoMetrica for SBE Council in “The Read More…

Bozeman airport brings first direct Nashville flights to Montana

BELGRADE, Mont. – Montanans are ready for takeoff to the country music capital Nashville, Tenn. for the state’s first direct flight to Music City, USA. Montana’s busiest airport, Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, is getting ready for a new direct flight to Nashville through Allegiant Airlines. You can start booking flights now for nonstop service, with Read More…

Jeffrey Epstein scandal: MIT professor put on leave, he ‘failed to inform’ college that sex offender made donations

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said Friday that it had placed one of its tenured professors on paid administrative leave after finding that he “purposefully failed to inform MIT” that convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was source of two donations in 2012 to support the professor’s research, and that the professor got a $60,000 personal gift from Epstein. Read More…

MedTech Innovations Impacting Cosmetic & Aesthetic Procedures

NEW YORK, Dec. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures for improving the individual’s physical appearance are rapidly gaining traction owing to benefits offered by these procedures such as lower procedure time, minimal discomfort, and shorter recovery period for the patients. The rise in the popularity of these procedures is driving significant innovations Read More…

DLive Joins BitTorrent Ecosystem and Begins Migration to TRON Blockchain

Starting today, DLive and its blockchain development team will collaborate with the BitTorrent team to bolster its products and services. BLive, the live streaming platform introduced by BitTorrent in early 2019, will be merged into the DLive platform, and their team will join the DLive team. DLive will begin utilizing the BitTorrent File-Sharing System (BTFS), Read More…

ROSEN, NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS, Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Mattel, Inc.; Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100K to Contact the Firm – MAT

NEW YORK, Dec. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) between October 26, 2017 and August 8, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Mattel Read More…

Opportunities in Worldwide Recycled PET (r-PET) Bottles Markets, 2019 to 2027, by Grade, Type, Recycling Process, and Region

DUBLIN, Dec. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The “Recycled PET Bottles Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2019-2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This study tracks down the underlying growth opportunities present in the recycled PET (r-PET) bottles market for the forecast period of 2019-2027. This scope of the Read More…