Pizza and Planning, Wednesday, July 24th at the RCEDA. Pro-active Planning Without a Formal Business Plan
Arguably every business needs a business plan, but who has time? This workshop is designed to get you over the hurdle of getting started on the critical ongoing planning that is essential to business success. There will also be a short presentation on how to get some helpful market size information from free government websites. Seats for this opportunity are filling quickly. Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 375-9416. The maximum class size is 20.
You will learn:
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– Darby Pub Cider: Gold & runner-up for Best of Show. – North Fork Traditional: Silver. – Montana CiderWorks: Best Small Cidery.
Lee’s year began with Gold medals for Montana CiderWorks when her North Fork Cider received a Gold medal at the 2013 Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition!
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.
The BSTF program is a Montana Department of Commerce funded program designed to aid in the development of good More >
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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