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Articles with the Tag: business

Modernizing tax code will help Montana small business

It has been 30 years since the last time our nation’s tax code has been overhauled. In that time, the tax rate we levy on businesses has become one of the highest in the world, the tax code itself has become an incomprehensible mess, and special interests have drilled it full of loopholes that benefit ...

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...

Morin excited to be back with Toys for Tots Morin excited to be back with Toys for Tots

POLSON — Mauri Morin is back for another bite at the apple, the Toys for Tots apple, that is. Morin, 83, began working with the local Marine Corps League’s Hellroaring Detachment in the Toys for Tots program in 2002, he said.  He was called back to duty this year as project coordinator...

‘Shop small’ on Small Business Saturday ‘Shop small’ on Small Business Saturday

HELENA – As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration supports small businesses and business owners every day. When our small businesses do well, our communities do, too. Therefore, as part of our annual tradition, I encourage you to join millions of America...

Polson to observe Small Business Saturday

POLSON – The Polson Business Community is promoting Small Business Saturday.  The annual event takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year. It is sponsored by American Express.  The Polson Business Community will be offering cookies and drinks from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a kiosk...

Original works, variety of artistic mediums featured at Takes Horse Gallery Original works, variety of artistic mediums featured at Takes Horse Gallery

Speaking with people from other countries, cultures and learning how art touches them has been a rewarding aspect of gallery ownership for Karee Takes Horse.  “It’s a way we can find common ground, and I think that’s really important right now,” she said. A member of the Li...

S&S Sports rebuilds after fire: ‘It’s going to be all metal’ S&S Sports rebuilds after fire:  ‘It’s going to be all metal’

RONAN – S&S Sports is rebuilding after a fire destroyed the 10,000 square-foot shop, containing recreational vehicles, watercraft, tools, and other things. On March 14, 2016 a thick plume of smoke rose up over the S&S building and moved east across U.S. Highway 93, a few miles south of Ronan...

Candy shop closing after three decades Candy shop closing after  three decades

People filled a small candy shop, known as the Hummingbird, on Saturday to say goodbye to Arlee’s longest continuously owned business. Colleen Despain traveled from Lolo to stock up on her favorite treats before the doors closed. Saturday was the last official day the store was open, although the do...

Reflections Salon celebrates 30 years, employee longevity Reflections Salon celebrates 30 years, employee longevity

RONAN —  It’s been 30 years this October since Marilyn Jette opened a hair salon, and she took time to reflect on its success last week.  Reflections Salon began in a building across from Ronan High School in 1987, but five years later Jette purchased the former Burlington Northern r...

For Pete’s sake For Pete’s sake

POLSON – After 34 years tending bar, Pete Terteling decided to put his knowledge to use as a business owner.  He and his wife, Laurie Joyce, purchased Swanee’s Bar and Grill from previous owner Scot Swan on June 1.  “He just decided it was time for him to have a place to put...


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