Archive for July, 2010

More business classes offered at Entrepreneurship Center

In March of this year RCEDA started “building Bitterroot business” with its first session of Business Basics classes. The classes have been very popular and the RCEDA is suggesting people sign up for the August classes early to reserve a space.

The classes include a superior group of professionals including a local marketing expert, CPA, attorney, and a bank branch manager. The course provides well over $1,000 worth of private consulting.

RCEDA also has engaged the support of its two tenants in the Ravalli Entrepreneurship Center: the Bitterroot Job Service and the Bitterroot College Program of the University of Montana.

The classes include More >

Baucus talks economy at Hamilton stop

Ravalli Republic July 7, 2010 by Jeff Schmerker

Sen. Max Baucus told a group of county residents Tuesday that erasing federal government deficits would likely be done by balancing spending reductions with tax raises.

Additionally, Baucus told a group of about 40 gathered at the Ravalli County Entrepreneurship Center, he’d back a series of changes to tax law to benefit small businesses and self-employed individuals through payroll deductions and speedier property devaluations. | MORE > link to full Ravalli Republic article |

Lawmakers make stops in Hamilton

Ravalli Republic July 7, 2010 by Perry Backus

Ravalli County residents will have a couple of opportunities to talk with Montana’s congressional delegation this week.

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus will hold a community meeting today in Hamilton to discuss economic development in the Bitterroot Valley.

On Thursday, Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg will host a general listening session at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.

Baucus’ meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. at the Ravalli County Economic Development Office located at 274 Old Corvallis Road in Hamilton. Julie Foster, executive director of the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority, said this will be Baucus’ first More >