November 10th 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bitterroot River Inn Please feel free to join us for any portion of the event or all of the celebration!
Thanks to our generous sponsors there is no cost to attend the event.
EVENT SPONSORS: JCCS (Junkermier, Clark, Campanella, Stevens), Farmers State Bank, B.E. Forest Products, Bitterroot Tool & Machine, First Security Bank, Thrivent Financial, First Interstate Bank, Trail West Bank, AV8-ORR
We are gathered to celebrate the partnerships and collaborations that give our businesses a leg up and to show appreciation for the good jobs provided by the businesses in our community.
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Copyrights and Trademarks: a cost–effective way to put an IP stake in the ground
Patents are often held out as the innovation industry ‘gold standard.’ However, copyrights and trademarks can be a cost–effective way to put a vital Intellectual Property stake in the ground by way of building value for your company and products.
- Basics about identifying and registering company-owned trademarks and copyrights, as differentiated from patents.
- Strategic decisions on how those impact company and product brand development and future value.
- Steps companies need to take, not only to deter infringers, but also to avoid infringing on the copyrights and trademarks of others.
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USDA Rural Development Montana and Ravalli County Economic Development Authority to Host Small Business Workshop
Making Energy Work for Your Business & Funding Business & Community Projects
For many businesses, energy costs are among their highest variable expenses. Session A of the workshop will introduce the Rural Energy for America Program and will spotlight how businesses from western Montana have realized a return on their investment as a result of energy efficiency improvements or a renewable energy system.
In addition, USDA Rural Development has programs to help small businesses and communities to secure financing to meet business goals. Session B of this workshop More >
- *Discover personal accountability & its rewards
- *Frame interactions with others that create action
- *Exceed expectations. . . rise above the circumstances
- *Explore the power of resistance, when left below the surface, it gains momentum – which leaves everyone impaired
- *Understand how to win results through accountability leadership
- *Learn how to mindfully shape a workplace culture
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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 >
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 >
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or calling 375-9416. The maximum class size is 20.
You will learn:
• Why you need a business More >
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 >
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.
Susan is passionate about giving back to the More >