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Bill to protect jobs, provide full pandemic loan forgiveness for MT small businesses

News from the Senator Jon Tester   MONTANA — U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced new, bipartisan legislation to ensure that small businesses receive promised loan forgiveness for Emergency Injury Disaster Loan Advance Grants, which were distributed to provide relief to small businesses hard hit...

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...

Flathead County draws COVID enforcement Flathead County draws COVID enforcement

MONTANA — After encouraging local governments to more aggressively enforce public health orders including a statewide mask mandate, Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday, Oct. 22, that the state is pursuing enforcement measures against businesses in Flathead County that have repeatedly flouted health mandat...

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...

Polson Job Service shares work opportunities

News from Polson Job Service  POLSON — Job Service Polson is sponsoring an online Zoom meeting each Wednesday at 3 p.m.  It is called Weekly Workforce Wednesday and will feature one Lake County employer each week that will present career opportunities. Hot Jobs will also be featured afte...

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...

 MT Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund doubled

News from the office of Governor Bullock MONTANA —  Governor Steve Bullock announced he is directing $200 million in state Coronavirus Relief Funds to effectively double the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and prevent the thousands of Montana businesses who pay into unemployment insura...

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...

Small Polson business gets statewide attention Small Polson business gets statewide attention

POLSON – REcreate Designs is among six Montana businesses commissioned to create “Montana Aware” masks as part of the state’s efforts to promote safe fall and winter travel.  Creating 5,000 masks for the contract is almost second nature to business owner CarolLynn Lapotka. Aft...

Ronan bowling alley celebrates six decades of community connection Ronan bowling alley celebrates six decades of community connection

RONAN — As many Main Street businesses across the country close up shop, one family-owned establishment has managed to celebrate 60 years of success. Lucky Strike Lanes owner Tim Corbett attributes the success of his business to simple human connection. “This is not just about rolling balls do...


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