Business Success Symposium
May 7th at the Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula, 200 South Pattee. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m. and the conference begins at 9:15 a.m. For more information and to register go Farmersebank.com. The conference is sponsored by Farmers State Bank and Montana Radio Company.
Goals of the Conference
The Business Success Symposium is created to engage a diverse range of Montana business professionals. Join us on Tuesday, May 7th at the Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula, for one day as we explore the emerging business climate of 2013. This gathering is a rich mix of presentations; panel More >
April WNET (Women’s Networking & Entrepreneurial Training)
WNET is generally the 4th Thursday from Noon to 1:30 p.m. All WNET’s are brown bag style. Men are always welcome to join us.
On April 25th Gretchen Langton,owner of Tipi Rock Yoga and Massage, will be our WNET presenter at RCEDA. WNET will be held in the RCEDA Conference Room. The presentation will be Stress Relief through Yoga and Massage. Join Gretchen Langton of Tipi Rock Yoga and Massage to learn how to identify and tackle stress. Through a combination of breathing, stretching, self-massage, and proper diet, stress can be managed and/or eliminated.
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Montana CiderWorks North Fork cider received a Gold medal at the 2013 Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition. The blend includes hard-to-find traditional cider apples & crab apples alongside Bitterroot Valley apples.
Montana CiderWorks (MtCW) is an agricultural producer and manufacturer of mildly alcoholic cider, owned and operated by Lee McAlpine. The orchard and production facility are located on the McAlpine’s 42 acre property between the towns of Darby and Conner, Montana and have been in continuous operation since 2007. MtCW is the only commercial hard cider producer in Montana and maintains the only English/American cider-apple orchard in Montana.
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GlaxoSmithKline – Hamilton, Montana GSK Vaccines Hamilton Announces Big Sky Economic Development Grant
Hamilton, MT: In July of 2011 the City of Hamilton received a $240,000 grant from the Big Sky Economic Trust Fund (BSTF) Program to assist GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) with the purchase of equipment. Receipt of the award was contingent upon hiring of up to 32 employees through July 2013. To date GlaxoSmithKline has created 26 new jobs that are scientifically based positions working primarily in the manufacturing center of the Hamilton facility.
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Susan Boelman is a contract interior designer, creative director, author, and motivational speaker. Founder of Designversation, a creative company that designs and manufacturer’s modern home décor. Susan started the company to share her love of design and prove that four walls have the power to provide a daily kick in your attitude. Question for you: Does your interior environment motivate you? Or bore you? Susan will be our WNET presenter on March 28th at RCEDA. This is a presentation you won’t want to miss from Noon to 1:30, it is brown bag style.
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Thank you Paula, for your generous donation of time and expertise!
Paula Freston stopped by two years ago after hearing about our Building Bitterroot Business Classes. We were thrilled to hear that she had an extensive background as an award winning business professor, executive and very successful small business owner (along with a stint in the US Air Force). Having retired with her husband to Montana, she wanted to know if she could help. Not wanting to waste this great resource we immediately found a grueling, tedious task for her: creating a survey of attendees to our business planning and technology More >
Karen McNenny will be our WNET presenter on February 28th at RCEDA. This is a presentation you won’t want to miss from Noon to 1:30, it is brown bag style.
The title of Karen’s presentation is “Keep Talking: How to talk about your business so people want to hear more.”
DESCRIPTION: How many times in a week are you asked THE question; ‘So, what do you do?’ This is a moment ripe with opportunity; you should embrace it. However, do you dread what might come babbling out of your mouth? Karen will help you discover what makes your business truly unique and More >
RCEDA would like to welcome Kay Clevidence to the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority Board. Kay was recently appointed for a term of 5 years by the Ravalli County Commissioners. Kay is the President and CEO of Farmers State Bank. Kay has been in the banking business for 30 years and President of Farmers State Bank for 15 years. Kay stated that, “Farmers State Bank is as strong as our community therefore it is important for me to participate in furthering economic development in the Bitterroot and to be part of an effort that helps our businesses be competitive worldwide.”
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Exceptional Customer Service Seminar (Part II) With Steve Beck
October 29, 2012 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hamilton-Marcus Daly Hosp. Conference Room B & C
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Stevensville-Chantilly Theatre Refreshments Provided
The objectives of this seminar: Learn how to increase effective communication throughout the organization Reduce mistakes Head off tomorrow’s problems TODAY Communicate more effectively at home and work Reduce stress Understand our personal ‘style’ and how others perceive us Handle difficult or angry customers in a positive and friendly way Deal effectively with the next customer right after that ‘angry’ one
Registration Fee…. Individual cost: $45.00
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Business Classes for Small Business Owners, Managers, and Entrepreneurs! Get the basics of running and managing a successful business by attending Building Bitterroot Business classes offered by the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA) the Bitterroot College Program of the University of Montana (BCP) and the Bitterroot Job Service. Download Schedule
Business Plan I: 9-11am Thurs, Oct 4Learn how to write the narrative for your business plan, including the executive summary, operations, finances and marketing. Instructor: John Schneeberger, RCEDA
Business Plan II (Financials): 9-11am Thurs, Oct 11 Learn the basics of creating and using Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheet More >