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Social Media Influencers to Promote Winter in Montana

Ski Lifts

This winter, Montana is inviting influential photographers and skiers to experience the winter product.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Categories: Market MTTourism

Dave Simkins of Leslie’s Hallmark & Montana Shop Selected as Inaugural Made in Montana Retailer of the Year for 2015

Governor Bullock and Dave Simkins

Dave Simkins of Leslie’s Hallmark has been named the first-ever Made in Montana Retailer of the Year for 2015.

For more than three decades, Leslie’s Hallmark has provided Made in Montana products as well as greeting cards, gifts, decorative items and much more.

Mr. Simkins received the award due to his longstanding commitment in supporting Montana small business by selling authentic products that are made in the state, according to Made in Montana program representative Lonie Stimac. “This is a case of one Montana entrepreneur helping another to succeed,” she said. “Dave has not only sold Made in Montana products, he offers help and advice to new producers.” 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Montana Pavilion: Department of Commerce Connects Montana Businesses with Export Opportunities

Montana Pavilion at the ISPO sporting goods show in Munich, Germany

In January 2016, the Montana Department of Commerce’s Office of Trade and International Relations organized a Montana Pavilion at the ISPO sporting goods show in Munich, Germany.

ISPO Munich is one of the largest sporting goods shows in Europe. Five Montana companies highlighted their products in a Montana Pavilion in the winter section: Eggbar Vise, CleanWaste, Salient Technologies, ColdAvenger, and Pikka Handbags. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Department of Commerce Certifies 11 Development Organizations

Signing Papers

The Montana Department of Commerce (DOC) has completed a competitive RFP process to award 11 Certified Regional Development Corporation (CRDC) contracts.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Categories: Market MT

Five Companies Ready to Expand After Completing ‘ExporTech’ Export Assistance Program

Meeting Room

Department of Commerce (DOC) Director Meg O’Leary on Monday joined five companies in celebrating their completion of the ExporTech program at a graduation event in Bozeman.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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