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Scavenger hunt comes to Polson on Small Business Saturday Scavenger hunt comes to Polson on Small Business Saturday

News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce  POLSON — The Chamber of Commerce and Polson Business Community have joined forces to launch the Find Frosty’s Hat Scavenger Hunt, a community event designed to encourage people to shop locally this holiday season and help Frosty find his missing hat before the holidays officially arrive. “Well, it came to our attention that our good friend Frosty the Snowman accidentally lost his hat during a recent visit to his favorite lakeside town,” said Chamber of Commerce director Ian Withrow. “Fortunately, the Chamber and PBC were able to locate a series of clues that will hopefully shed some light on the situation. ...


Remember to shop Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a relatively new American tradition. While Black Friday has been an informal holiday for more than 60 years, it wasn’t until 2010 that the Saturday after Thanksgiving earned its official title, designating it as a day to shop local and support hometown retailers. In a year...


Small Business Saturday supports community

LAKE COUNTY — On Nov. 28, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, many local businesses will have their doors open for Small Business Saturday with special sales and giveaways.   Business owner Carol Lynn Lapotka of handMade Montana in Polson said shopping at small businesses is vital to the local eco...


Local shoppers show up for Small Business Saturday Local shoppers show up for Small Business Saturday

POLSON — Mission Valley residents rallied together to get some holiday shopping done while supporting local retailers and their employees on Saturday. For the past decade, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has become officially known as Small Business Saturday. The annual event encourages shoppers to ...


Food supply chain is broken

News from the Montana Farmers Union MONTANA — The problem of food security is nothing new. “I found it to be very stressful when going to the store,” said Sheena Annala who is a mother of three from Great Falls. Just like many consumers Annala experienced a threat to food security duri...


St. Luke Community Healthcare receives cardiac recognition award St. Luke Community Healthcare receives cardiac recognition award

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare St. Luke Community Healthcare was recognized with the Cardiac Recognition Award at the Montana Hospital Association’s annual virtual meeting in early October. The Cardiac Recognition Award is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Health Program within the state he...


Revenue potential of taxation on recreational cannabis considered

News from UM Bureau of Business, Economic Research MONTANA ­— The Montana economy could receive a significant boost in revenue, if it were to tax the sale of legalized recreational cannabis, according to a new study released by researchers at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the...


$237K to be invested in rural business development

News from the U.S. Department of Agriculture RONAN — The Trump Administration announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is investing $237,000 in business development in rural southwestern Montana and across the state. USDA awarded the grants through the Rural Business Development ...


Providence St. Joseph Medical Center receives award Providence St. Joseph Medical Center receives award

News from the Montana Hospital Association HELENA — The Montana Hospital Association named Providence St. Joseph Medical Center the winner of the association’s 2020 Excellence in Behavioral Health Service Award. The award recognizes a healthcare organization that demonstrates vision and e...


CSKT accepting business relief grant applications

News from CSKT PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Economic Development Office is now accepting applications for coronavirus business relief funds.  The CSKT Small Business Relief Grants program offers over $1 million in federally allocated financial assistance to qualified...


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