Bitterroot Valley family stakes future on innovative wood products. Thanks very much to Perry Backus, reporter for the Ravalli Republic. This is a great article from Perry describing the innovations of a 3rd generation wood products family business. This is one of the original Bitterroot Valley wood productrs companies and companies like this are what make our communities strong. Thank you Lindsy and Nathan Bean and Jim Edinger! As an added bonus B.E. Forest Products is located in Stevensville’s Light Industrial Tax Increment Finance District.
Montana CiderWorks, Darby, Montana.
Apples return to Bitterroot: Montana CiderWorks earns more accolades. Thanks very much to Perry Backus, reporter for the Ravalli Republic. What a great story on Lee McAlpines’ cider apple orchard and award winning cidery.
Way to go Lee McAlpine and Montana CiderWorks. Lee’s ciders just received CHAMPION status in the Best of the Northwest 2014, Sip North West, Traditional category with Darby Pub Cider and for Single Varietal with my favorite Newtown Pipin. The later was made from juice that came from Frost Top Orchard in Corvallis.
- Champion: Montana CiderWorks Darby Pub
- 2nd Place: Whitewood Cider Co. Old Fangled
- 3rd Place: Portland Cider Co. Sorta Sweet
- Champion: Montana CiderWorks Newtown Pippin
- 2nd Place (tie): Finnegan Cider Semi Dry and Traditions Ciderworks Riverwood Orchard
- 3rd Place: Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Revelation Newtown Pippin
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JSEC Fall Seminar Hamilton, MT October 23, 2014 9 AM to Noon Hamilton City Hall Bedford Bldg. (223 S. 2nd St. – Hamilton, MT)
Only $40 per person with 3 or more registrations from same company or $45 per person.More >
Montanans across Big Sky Country will celebrate the third annual Montana Forest Products Week this year, October, 17-24th. Montana’s Legislature established this week in 2011 to honor our forest products industry–extending appreciation for:
Events are planned for each day of the week throughout the state to highlight the benefits our forests provide to Montana’s citizens. You will have the opportunity to visit active forest management and restoration projects, get a firsthand look at local forest products and processing facilities and engage in dialogue about More >
Save your business legal headaches and bills as well as lost productivity time – learn the basic rules of sound Human Resource Management. Course covers frequent problem areas in Human Resources: Wage and Hour Laws, Hiring Processes, Progressive Discipline, Benefits of Contractor vs. Employee, Tax Credits when hiring, On-the-Job Training, Incumbent Worker Training, Wrongful Termination, required Employer Posters, and more!
Instructor: Job Service Staff
Class date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 (more…)
Course provides instruction on building a one-page website that resonates with a specific target audience. That means creating a page which is entirely focused on the email address – the first step in making money online. Learn the essential elements: 1) the headline – you’ve got to instantly catch attention with your headline; 2) the benefits – you’ve got to tell by teasing, usually with fascinating bullet points; 3) the call to action – you’ve got to expressly tell people to sign-up, and 4) the opt-in form – you’ve got to have a way for them to sign-up. WordPress (available for free download) is More >
The Ravalli County Economic Development Authority has a small business space for lease in the Ravalli Entrepreneurship Center. Please review the information on our building features.
Small kitchen or Lab Space
The Montana Association of Planners (MAP) is an association of professional planners, from public and private entities; planning board members and interested citizens. Though most often associated with guiding future land use and development, local planning efforts also include planning for public facilities and service needs, historic preservation, environmental protection, transportation, parks and recreation, and economic development. Planning provides options and tools for communities to achieve their vision of the future. MAP takes no position for or against growth, but rather promotes planning as a positive and proactive way to address change in our communities.
MAP holds an annual conference that More >
USDA State Director Anthony J. Preite will be at the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority on Wednesday, August 13th at 11:30 a.m. Director Preite will be presenting checks to RCEDA to provide technical assistance to three local businesses. The funds are from the Rural Business Enterprise Grants (RBEG) program. A total of $59,700 is being awarded for these rural projects. The purpose of the RBEG funds is to support projects that finance and facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses.
RCEDA relies on the USDA and the RBEG program to assist the start up and expansion of businesses in the More >