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Glacier Bancorp increases quarterly dividend

News from Glacier Bank Glacier Bancorp’s board of directors, at a meeting held on March 31, declared a quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share, an increase of $0.01 per share.  The Company has declared 144 consecutive quarterly dividends and has increased the dividend 47 times. The dividend is payable on April 22 to owners of record on April 13, 2021. Visit Glacier’s website at http://www.glacierbancorp.com.    


SBA launches portal to begin accepting grant applications April 8

News from SBA The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8.  “Help is here for venue operat...


Montana-made true crime thriller premieres at international film festival

News from the Montana Department of Commerce MONTANA — Filmed on-location in Montana, the true-life crime thriller “Ted K” recently premiered at Berlinale, one of the top film festivals in the world. The film was largely shot in and around Lincoln, Montana, where producers held a lo...


Celebrate the first day of spring with the ‘Last Best Pale Ale’

News from Matt Leow, Director of Montana Brewers Association MISSOULA — Breweries across Montana are releasing their own unique take on the same beer, the Last Best Pale Ale. Montana brewers, hops growers and maltsters have teamed up to produce this collaboration beer. It’s a Montana craft b...


Montana Newspaper Association announces resignation of executive director

News from MNA MONTANA — Erin Leonard, president of the Montana Newspaper Association, and Jeff Martinsen, president of the Montana Newspaper Advertising Service, announced last week the resignation of Executive Director Matt Gibson, effective March 8.  Gibson was hired as executive directo...


Women entrepreneurs help drive America’s pandemic recovery

Since 1987, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated Women’s History Month to recognize the role women entrepreneurs play in building and strengthening our local and national economies. Women have transformed the face of entrepreneurship across Montana in both urban and rural communities. ...


New staff hired as LCCDC changes name to Mission West New staff hired as LCCDC changes name to Mission West

RONAN — The past year has brought a slew of new faces to Mission West Community Development Partners. The recruitment of new talent, fueled by passion for community development, is intentional, says Executive Director Jim Thaden.  “It’s a fact that the populations of the counties we...


LCCDC changes name to reflect wider service area LCCDC changes name to reflect wider service area

RONAN — The hub of economic development in the Mission Valley starts the New Year with a new name, new faces and more lending muscle. Mission West Community Development Partners (formerly Lake County Community Development Corporation) is a burgeoning non-profit, headquartered in Ronan, with four major ...


Local bank welcomes new employees Local bank welcomes new employees

News from Unity Bank POLSON — Unity Bank, a local community bank with 16 locations across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Montana is pleased to announce the hiring of Katherine “K-Ann” DeLong as a personal banker and Isaiah Dentler as a teller, both in the Polson location.  DeLong mo...


Unity Bank hires new branch manager Unity Bank hires new  branch manager

News from Unity Bank POLSON – Unity Bank, a local community bank with 16 locations across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Montana, is pleased to announce the hiring of Megan Pope as their branch manager in the Polson location.  Pope has been a resident of the Polson area for nearly 10 years. She...


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