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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.
– 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!
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.
RCEDA received a More >
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 >
This is a reminder of the upcoming important public information meeting for the proposed Tax Increment Finance District in the Old Corvallis Road area. The meeting is Friday, September 7th, from 8:30 am. to 10:30 a.m. at the Bedford Building, 223 South 2nd Street, Hamilton. The HANDOUT and Power Point Presentation for the meeting.
Meeting Sponsors and Participants
Montana Community Development Services – Janet Cornish – TIFD Consultant Bitterroot Board of Realtors Government & Economic Affairs Committee Chair – Teri Polumsky Ravalli County Economic Development Authority – Julie Foster Nancy Ballance – Meeting Facilitator
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions | Julie and Nancy 8:40 a.m. Re More >
The RCEDA Board of Commissioners and staff invite you to attend a USDA ribbon cutting celebrating four recently funded Rural Development projects. Come meet with USDA program managers, enjoy some light snacks, meet project recipients and network!
Tuesday, July 24th, 11am at the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority 274 Old Old Corvallis Rd in Hamilton. For more information call 375-9416.
11am Arrival 11:15am Welcome and Short Presentations
• Julie Foster, welcome and introduction of the four projects • Arni Fishbaugh and Cindy Kitteredge, MT Artists in Business and MAP Micro Loan • Pat Hulla, Region 1 Director, MT Dept of Labor • More >
A new Food Network series is looking for FOOD ENTREPRENEURS. Specifically, people who have left their previous career to start a new restaurant (or similar business). Must have little-to-no prior professional culinary experience. Must be planning to open a brick-and-mortar space where there will be walk-in customers (restaurant, bakery, sandwich shop, etc.). Must be aiming to open between now and autumn 2012.
Those chosen will receive culinary & business coaching from Bobby Flay (a chef, restaurateur, and fixture on the Food Network) as well as invaluable national publicity. Those interested that fit the guidelines please email the following: Outline your timeline, More >
Jeannine Cramer had a dream to open a resale clothing store featuring quality name brand clothing and childrens sports equipment. With the help of a micro loan from RCEDA, Jeanine will be opening Chic Boutique on Monday, October 31st just across the street from the Post Office on 4th Street in Hamilton. Resale or “used” clothing stores are becoming quite popular and this market is becoming very competitive. We are betting on Jeannine because of her business plan, customer and business connections, and her drive and determination. We are confident that Chic Boutique will be a successful addition to downtown More >