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 Image by Lauren Kemp Stone Glacier outdoor company in Bozeman sells to national brand Vista Outdoor closed on Stone Glacier, a Bozeman company that makes outdoor gear and supplies, in December. Stone Glacier’s CEO, Jeff Sposito said the decision to sell to Vista Outdoor was to help keep up with Stone Glacier’s rapid growth and he believes this action would not affect much of what Stone Glacier does...
Tech company specializes in serving small businesses Endpoint Utility Corporation is a small tech company in the Flathead Valley aiming to democratize access to IT services for small businesses. The founders realized that large businesses could spend lots of money on IT while small businesses are underserved and face challenges competing when they don’t have access to the same tools. Endpoint Utility tries to meet the...
MSU Winifred project to explore heating, cooling needs Montana State University is conducting research in the town of Winifred, installing boreholes and geothermal fields at the local school and at four residential homes. Norm Asbjornson, MSU alumni and founder and president of AAON, connected with associate professor, Kevin Amende to see if he had an interest in adding value to the heating and cooling world. Amende mentioned that...
Image by Amanda Spidell Bozeman's CommonFont voted among best workplaces in 2021 by Outside Magazine CommonFont, a technology company based in Bozeman prioritizes customers and community; something they hope other technology companies will follow. CommonFont’s team gives back to the HRDC and their Griffin Place project. Abby Schlatter is the CEO and Co-founder of CommonFont and she emphasizes the importance of being a part of...
 Image by Alyssa Cereck  Can the cats food drive helps keep Missoula food bank stocked This food drive is a healthy competition between Montana State University Bozeman and the University of Montana to see who can supply the most donations. The director of the Missoula Food Bank, Aaron Brock stated that the impacts of the pandemic and the rising cost of living have affected many people, making the last year and a half a...
Image by KE (Glacier National Park, October 2021) UM taking Montana technology corridor to next level The University of Montana and its Montana Technology Enterprise Center (MonTEC) are creating an innovation corridor along the Clark Fork River to support startup ventures in biosciences and other technical industries from across the state. The MonTEC business incubator is seeking developers with the vision, funding and...
Image by Andy Austin Photography New digital payment platform, Figure Pay, makes national debut in Missoula A new deposit and payment method developed by a Silicon Valley banking expert made its national debut in Missoula on Friday. Figure Pay runs through  a secured app and seeks to help young adults and immigrants build credit. Those who use the app can build credit, finance purchases and avoid the fees of some financial...
Billings-based gaming firm to be acquired in $140M deal Montana's largest operator of gaming machines, Billings-based Century Gaming Inc., has entered an agreement to sell to Illinois-based Accel Entertainment Inc. for $140 million. Century Gaming Technologies controls more than 8,500 machines in 900 locations in Montana and Nevada, including taverns, convenience stores and small casinos. Steve Arntzen, CEO of Century said in a...
Well, this is it! Get caught up on this week's business news with our last Montana Skim of 2019. We are so thankful for each of you - for reading, following and sharing The Work Spot MT with all your friends and family during this past year. It's an honor to be building this Montana resource for Montana professionals, together. Now that our Montana communities have officially kicked off the holiday season (Bozeman Christmas Stroll...
Coming off a big win for the Bobcats this past weekend and gearing up for a long holiday weekend hopefully full of delicious food and gratitude, get caught up with this week's skim of Montana business news below.  This Livingston-based, veteran-owned company Svalinn trains some of the best protection dogs in the world Sometimes, the best answer to a threat to your well-being isn’t a gun, a knife or even your fists....
Home of the free (and these breathtaking Montana sunsets)  because of the brave. To those in uniform serving and to those who have served, we honor and thank you. Find this week's skim of Montana business news below. Economic development grants awarded to six growing Montana businesses Six Montana businesses are sharing more than $600,000 in economic development grant awards to support the creation of up to 114 Montana jobs...
Take a look at these three little bears climbing in the trees of Bozeman this past week before diving into this week's skim of Montana business news below. Charmed, I’m sure: Missoula online dating start-up aims for $2M from angel investors As online dating takes over traditional in-person dating in what is reportedly a $4 billion industry, Charmed dating app co-founder Taylor Margot says the Missoula start-up aims to raise...