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North Dakota lenders recognized for small business loans

Eight North Dakota lenders have earned the 2016 Director’s Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration North Dakota District Office, honoring their participation with SBA in supporting the growth and expansion of small businesses in their communities. The winners are: Dakota Certified Development Corp., U.S. Bank, Capital Credit Union, Choice Financial, VISIONBank, Starion Financial, Town Read More…

Family Business Day honors tight-knit Montana entrepreneurs

A pair of local businesses were honored as part of the 23rd Annual Family Business Day hosted by Montana State University’s Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship. Bozeman baked goods company Elliotts of Montana and retailer Wild West Shirt Company were among the six businesses awarded at Friday’s event. Busted Knuckle Brewery in Glasgow, Read More…

Burger Dive wins at ZooMontana, advances to World Food Championships

Burger Dive’s “I’m Your Huckleberry” is the People’s Choice at the the Zoofari burger competition at ZooMontana on Friday night. The very first Zoofari brought burgers, brews and bands for a big party and fund raiser. The Montana Beef Council sponsored the competition. Callaghan Enterprises, Grille 406 out of Bozeman, Stacked, a Montana Grill and Read More…

Owners of former Stimson mill site give tour of business activity

BONNER — When Steve Nelson and Mike Boehme bought the former Stimson lumber mill site in Bonner in 2011, they saw potential in the blighted, polluted industrial area. Recently, the duo gave a tour to showcase the business activity going on there. Today, 10 separate businesses employing roughly 250 people occupy the 170-acre site, including Read More…

AlphaGraphics Billings Announces Top 10 Sales Award

At the AlphaGraphics Annual Conference in New Orleans, AlphaGraphics of Billings owners Jake Eaton and Dustin Frost were presented with the AlphaGraphics 2015 Top 10 Sales Award, recognizing the locally owned center’s annual sales volume as 10th highest among the nearly 300 AlphaGraphics business centers worldwide. AlphaGraphics of Billings, a full service print communications company, Read More…