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Business bites: A look at western Montana business news

Business bites: A look at western Montana business news

Here is a quick look at some business news happening in western Montana:

November 23, 2014 9:00 am(0)

Event planner puts together model of cooperation for Bitterroot businesses

Event planner puts together model of cooperation for Bitterroot businesses

A wedding planner and event organizer is opening her own business in the Bitterroot Valley and asking others to join the newly formed Bitterro…

November 23, 2014 7:00 am(0)

Retail sales expected to increase this holiday season

Retail sales expected to increase this holiday season

The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, is predicting retail sales in November and December to increase …

November 22, 2014 4:23 pm Related (0)

Flathead relies on skiers, skaters to boost wintertime economy

Flathead relies on skiers, skaters to boost wintertime economy

KALISPELL – Injecting out-of-state tourist dollars into Montana’s economy when it’s not summer is a challenge – but certainly less problematic…

November 20, 2014 4:51 pm Related (0)

Sign of the times: Painter renews old-fashioned trade to create mural for Stevensville grocery

Sign of the times: Painter renews old-fashioned trade to create mural for Stevensville grocery

STEVENSVILLE — Sometimes it is nice when you can find time to get back to basics.

November 20, 2014 1:02 pm Photos

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Bitterroot Valley family stakes future on innovative wood products

Bitterroot Valley family stakes future on innovative wood products

STEVENSVILLE – Sawdust and Stevensville have been part of Lindsy Bean’s family tree for at least three generations.

November 20, 2014 12:53 pm(0)

Small Business Saturday encourages local shopping for holiday gifts

Small Business Saturday encourages local shopping for holiday gifts

According to global retail marketing consultancy Simon-Kucher, the number of consumers who do a portion of their holiday shopping online will …

November 20, 2014 6:00 am(0)

Stockman Bank to build multi-story branch in downtown Missoula

Stockman Bank to build multi-story branch in downtown Missoula

The corner of Orange Street and Broadway Avenue in downtown Missoula is going to look much different in a couple years.

November 16, 2014 6:00 pm(0)

Imagination Station filling void, providing educational toys

Imagination Station filling void, providing educational toys

Imagination Station filled a couple of voids when it opened last November on Black Friday.

November 03, 2014 12:24 pm(0)

La Stella Blu adds store for baby, kid supplies

La Stella Blu adds store  for baby, kid supplies

Katie Albritton has long been in the online business of baby supplies. In June, her La Stella Blu became a tangible presence on Missoula’s Hip…

November 03, 2014 12:27 pm(0)

Great Burn Brewing brings downtown to southsiders

Great Burn Brewing brings downtown to southsiders

Great Burn Brewing touts itself as a “fun, family friendly” brewery. But for Missoula’s southsiders, it’s much more than that.

November 03, 2014 12:04 pm(1)

Good Food Store finishing up expansion of space, food

Good Food Store finishing up expansion of space, food

The Good Food Store in Missoula is in the process of putting the finishing touches on a much-anticipated expansion. It is adding more seating …

November 03, 2014 11:58 am(0)

Goal for Glass Tree owner is to pass on art form

Goal for Glass Tree owner is to pass on art form

At the Glass Tree in Missoula, owner Tyler Hughes said his goal is to pass on the art form he is so passionate about.

November 03, 2014 11:53 am(0)

Lolo Peak Brewing Co. is town’s ‘cathedral of beer’

Lolo Peak Brewing Co. is town’s ‘cathedral of beer’

Lolo Peak Brewing Company opened as the first craft brewery in Lolo earlier this past summer. Owners Patrick Offen and Al Zepeda planned for i…

November 03, 2014 11:48 am(0)

Lighthouse Espresso & Bistro has only oatmeal bar in Missoula

Lighthouse Espresso & Bistro has only oatmeal bar in Missoula

The Lighthouse Espresso & Bistro opened inside of the The Source health club at 255 S. Russell Street in Missoula earlier this summer. The…

November 03, 2014 11:43 am(0)

Laughing Grizzly Bar & Grill having fun in ‘a bit of wild’

Laughing Grizzly Bar & Grill having fun in ‘a bit of wild’

The Laughing Grizzly Bar & Grill opened last December at 2300 W. Broadway, where the Rocky Mountain Grill and then Cyrus Skinner’s once we…

November 03, 2014 11:38 am(0)

Employee of Denny’s Print makes it Mike’s Print and Copy

Employee of Denny’s Print makes it Mike’s Print and Copy

Mike’s Print and Copy – formerly Denny’s Copy stop – has changed ownership, as the new name implies.

November 03, 2014 11:34 am(0)

Olive and Iron offers stylish, mature fashions for men, women

Olive and Iron offers stylish, mature fashions for men, women

Prairie Bighorn and Mandy Birns’ new store Olive and Iron may be a little out of sight, but it’s not out of mind.

November 03, 2014 11:33 am(0)

Garden City Garden Supply on major growth spurt

Garden City Garden Supply on major growth spurt

Like most of the plants it sells, Garden City Garden Supply put on a major growth spurt this year.

November 03, 2014 11:28 am(0)

Gecko Designs settles into new location downtown

Gecko Designs settles into new location downtown

Gecko Designs, a graphic design and marketing firm, is now located downtown at 523 N. Higgins Ave.

November 03, 2014 11:30 am(0)

Freshwater Studio represents wide range of artists, print services

Freshwater Studio represents  wide range of artists, print services

Freshwater Studio brings its custom printing, framing and fine art collection to the heart of downtown Missoula with a new location at the int…

November 03, 2014 11:04 am(0)

Petco manager wants to meet every Missoula pet

Petco manager wants to meet every Missoula pet

Petco, a pet supply, training and grooming store, opened its doors in September on a new 12,000-square-foot facility at 3662 Brooks St., right…

November 03, 2014 10:35 am(0)

Several Missoula, state artists represented at Radius Gallery

Several Missoula, state artists represented at Radius Gallery

Before they opened an art gallery in August, a lifelong dream, Lisa Simon and Jason Neal were arts people. They both worked in the humanities …

November 03, 2014 10:37 am(0)

Face Club serves fine French, American, Asian cuisine

Face Club serves fine French, American, Asian cuisine

The Face Club, a new restaurant that opened in downtown Missoula this October, is noteworthy for its ambitious menu. Owners Angel and Tim Chen…

November 03, 2014 10:26 am(0)

Starving Artist Cafe and Gallery exports a bit of downtown culture to southside

Starving Artist Cafe and Gallery exports  a bit of downtown culture to southside

Paul and Susan Tiede were looking to export a bit of downtown Missoula’s ambience to the southside when they opened the Starving Artist Cafe a…

November 03, 2014 10:27 am(0)

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Missoula Mayor John Engen and UM Vice President Peggy Kuhr accept Ice Bucket Challenge

Missoula mayor John Engen and University of Montana Vice President Peggy Kuhr accepted the Ice Bucket Chall…

Montana Rail Link is BNSF's Shortline of the Year for 2013

Montana Rail Link is BNSF's Shortline of the Year for 2013

BNSF Railway has selected Montana Rail Link, Inc. as its 2013 Shortline of the Year for its …