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Community members honored at Chamber Awards Gala

 News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON – The members of the Polson Chamber of Commerce gathered on Jan. 13 to celebrate a successful 2017 and to honor members of the community who had a special impact during the past year. Awards were given to:  – Not-for-Profit Business of the Year: The Boys & Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County.  With a club in Ronan and another in Polson, the organization and its programs provide a vital service and safe learning environment for the children of the community.  – Andy Anderson Memorial Award for Community Volunteer of the Year: Joslyn Shackelford. As an owner, with her husba...


Nonprofit helps develop community, businesses Nonprofit helps develop community, businesses

RONAN – Executive Director Gypsy Ray posted one of Lake County Community Development Corporation’s newest projects on their website to help inform people of all the things going on with the nonprofit business development center. “We are putting out a monthly newsletter,” she said. ...


AERO releases agritourism development guide

News from Alternative Energy Resources Organization AERO has recently released Developing Montana’s Agritourism: A Resource Manual, the first of its kind in the state, to help Montana’s farmers, ranchers, and producers explore agritourism as a product offering and economic opportunity. The m...


Lake Bar, 101 Main closes Lake Bar, 101 Main closes

POLSON — Several downtown dining establishments are closed as of Dec. 30 after Dale Gillespie decided to close the Lake Bar and 101 Main restaurant and put the businesses and buildings that house them up for sale. Gillespie, owner of the Lake Bar for 12 years and 101 Main for three, said the decisio...


St. Luke employees donate to local food pantries St. Luke employees donate to local food pantries

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare RONAN - For more than 60 years, being a good neighbor and supporting the communities we serve has been a priority for St. Luke Community Healthcare. It’s a commitment that is rooted in our core values and lived by all of our employees.  Throughout a ...


S&K Technologies, subsidiary companies worldwide benefit tribal membership S&K Technologies, subsidiary companies worldwide benefit tribal membership

ST. IGNATIUS – Ian Rufe works at a seemingly quiet building on the outskirts of town near the old and new U.S. Highway 93 intersection and where the deer often stop to munch on the lawn around a sign labeled S&K Technologies, Inc.  Rufe is the vice president of S&K Global Solutions, whi...


Coming home Coming home

POLSON — Pop’s Grill has turned over a new leaf.  The downtown eatery was purchased Aug. 31 by Keith and Elizabeth Johnson.  Keith, a Polson-area native, and Elizabeth, who grew up in Libby, had been on the road for three years for Keith’s construction-related jobs when they...


New procedures to protect business in 2018

News from the Internal Revenue Service PHOENIX – The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry joined together to warn small businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft against employers. Small business identity theft is a big business for identity thiev...


Nominations for awards accepted until Dec. 15

POLSON — We all know them … the people and businesses that seem to go the extra mile to make Polson the vibrant community we all love. That’s why the Polson Chamber of Commerce is asking its members, along with members of the community, to nominate a special person or business for one of t...


Lake County Community Development Corporation receives four monetary awards Lake County Community Development Corporation receives four monetary awards

News from Lake County Community Development Corporation  RONAN — Executive Director Gypsy Ray announced she is very pleased to share that LCCDC was awarded a USDA Intermediary Relending Program lending award of $750,000. These funds assist new or small businesses across Lake, Mineral and Sand...


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