Posts tagged Bitterroot Businesses
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: email@example.com. All questions and responses will be shared to all competitors in writing.
Wild West Machine received a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant for technical assistance, with the assistance of the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA). The grant includes help with new technology and marketing. Wild West Machine products, including the popular GrainMaker®, are manufactured by Bitterroot Tool & Machine (BTM).Wild West Machine LLC is owned by Bonnie Jones which has a business to business relationship with BTM. Both companies provide good paying jobs in Ravalli County.
The GrainMaker® is a quality, hand-operated grain mill designed to make quick work of grinding grains of all types. The GrainMaker® is the size of a More >
Business Classes for Small Business Owners, Managers, and Entrepreneurs! Get the basics of running and managing a successful business by attending Building Bitterroot Business classes offered by the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA) and the Bitterroot College Program of the University of Montana (BCP).
Hamilton, MT: The City of Hamilton has received a $240,000 grant from the Big Sky Economic Trust Fund (BSTF) Program to assist GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) with the purchase of equipment and is contingent upon hiring of up to 32 employees through July 2013. The majority of new hires will be 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 paying jobs for Montana residents to promote long-term stable economic growth in Montana. In order to qualify as a recipient More >
Notes from the meeting with Victor business owners, the citizens and the Montana Department of Transportation were sent out to all those that attended the meeting and provided an email address. In addition the Notes are posted here. RCEDA will continue to assist by posting updates to the notes and further information on our web site. A newsletter is in the works. If you have not provided your email address at a meeting and want to receive information please contact RCEDA or Mary at the Hamilton House in Victor. Thank you to the MDOT folks for attending the meeting, providing answers to More >
Community members and business owners please remember that Victor is open for business. Construction going on in and around Victor for the past two years along with our economy has put a damper on business patronage in Victor. I used to stop in Victor frequently until the most recent bought of construction, then I, like many others began taking the Eastside Hwy around the construction. I’m grateful for the recent calls from a few of the Victor businesses to let RCEDA know that business was slow as it was also a reminder that the services I value and have taken More >
R&R Conner, Inc. of Conner, MT is one of seventy five (75) “Blue Ribbon Small Business” Award winners competing for the national U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Dream Big Award” in Washington, D.C.!!! Please cast your VOTE for the ONLY Montana business to qualify and be recognized! Your vote will help them reach the Community Excellence Award level and beyond. The business with the most votes by the close of business on Friday, March 11, will be presented with the award by U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, during America’s Small Business Summit. The winner will also receive a More >