Posts tagged Bitterroot Businesses
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
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 >
Montana Women’s Business Center Newsletter. With the assistance of the Montana Women’s Business Sub-Center at the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA), in Hamilton, Montana CiderWorks is currently experiencing exponential growth and has designs in place to double production. Read this story and more on the newsletter.
– 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!
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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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 >
Harvest Moon Bakery opened its doors on September 27th to an enthusiastic response from the community. Harvest Moon got a Micro Loan from the RCEDA for start-up.
Eileen and Dave Roiter have been very pleased with the response to their new retail bakery right next to the high school in downtown Corvallis. Things were selling out quickly, but don’t worry they are making more. “We pride ourselves on making everything from scratch” says Eileen, with a selection that includes deserts and pastries, artisan breads and specialty cakes. Dave’s desserts are already well know around the valley, having been very popular More >
Attached is the Request for Proposals to provide a coffee/concession type service (kitchen plan) at Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Complete proposals are due to RML by 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2011. Any proposals received after that will not be considered. Proposals may be hand delivered, emailed, mailed or delivered by courier. Confidentiality of unsealed proposals cannot be assured. Please send any questions you may have to me in writing at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions and responses will be shared to all competitors in writing.