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News from the director’s office of the
 Montana Department of Transportation

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Transportation will host the fourth annual Small Business Summit, Takin’ Care of Business, on Feb. 12 to the 14th in Helena.

This year, the summit kicks off with a reception at Exploration Works followed by two days of business development and networking with Montana businesses. The summit will be held at the Best Western Helena Great Northern Hotel.

The primary goal of the Small Business Summit is to bring together the small business community in a supportive empowering environment to learn from the knowledge and experience of subject matter experts and each other. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to network and connect with the right people to build relationships and establish partnerships that lead to increased contract opportunities.

The Summit will feature keynote speaker Steve Beck, founder and president of Beck & Associates. He has been described as “wildly entertaining, engaging, funny, and highly motivational.” There will be breakout sessions featuring local speakers covering marketing, employee retention, contract law, cyber security, bonding and government contracting with the practical instruction for implementation.

The cost for the summit is $75, which includes breakfast and lunch. To register or view the full agenda, please visit call Shannon Hahn at 406-444-7287 or email

MDT attempts to provide accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s participation in any service, program or activity of the department. If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting, please call 406-444-7287 at least two days before the meeting.

Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request by contacting Alice Flesch, Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620; 406-444-9229; TTY 800-335-7592; or e-mail at

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