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Foundant’s Grant Assistance Comes Full-Circle

Based in Bozeman, Montana, Foundant Technologies offers affordable cloud-based software solutions to help community foundations, foundations, and n...

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Gallatin Valley Vision Brings Eye Care to Three Forks

Dr. Jessica Lemons purchased Gallatin Valley Vision, located in the Gallatin Valley Mall, in 2016. Since then, she and her family moved to Three Fo...

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Longtime Friendship and Experience Leads Excel Pump and Well, Inc. to New Ownership

Tyler Christofferson and Colton Baertsch’s friendship began in fourth grade; today, they are business partners and co-founders of Excel Pump and We...

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Grotto Meats Expands Its Charcuterie Production

In 2018, Chef Nic Bryce discovered a new way to channel his culinary talents by making dry-cured meat products as a side project of his Rendezvous ...

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BizTech Solutions: Your Boutique IT Provider

Ashley and James Hodges launched BizTech Solutions in 2018 to relieve the stress of operating complicated IT infrastructures for regional businesse...

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Sweet Chili Asian Bistro Remains a Main Street Staple

After falling in love with Montana while on vacation, Fei and Jian Zhang made the move from China and opened the Sweet Chili Asian Bistro in 2010. ...

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Bridger Aerospace Adds Niche Jobs to the Gallatin Valley

In 2014, Bridger Aerospace began conducting aerial surveillance with a twin commander aircraft. The company quickly recognized it could use its exp...

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By the Books Financial Services Pays It Forward by Helping Others Pay Themselves

Several years ago, Lisa Prunty took Prospera’s Power Up: Create your business, financial, and marketing plan workshop to help guide her with a busi...

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Carpet One Celebrates New Ownership and 70 Years in the Gallatin Valley

Gallatin Valley Furniture/Carpet One has been a staple in Bozeman, Montana since 1946, until its recent division into two separate companies. Havin...

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Complete Body Offers Wellness Support in Its New Location

Since 2005, Nina DeGidio Haarer has been providing diversified wellness services at Complete Body. Having survived a recession and recognizing what...

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The Corral in Gardiner, MT, Serves Mouthwatering Burgers and Expands Lodging Options

Operating a successful restaurant in a rural tourist town presents unique challenges. In places like Gardiner, it is almost a necessity to provide ...

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Altitude Gallery Brings Art to Customers

When you live at high altitudes, you learn to prepare for frequent and unexpected changes in weather, and the Altitude Gallery lives up to its name...

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Daniels Gourmet Meats & Sausages Feeds the Community with Local Products

When third-generation butcher and sausage maker Austin Daniels and his family moved to Montana, he noticed a resurgence of interest in small, artis...

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PIE Brings More Businesses Together with Its Expanded Workforce

Profitable Ideas Exchange (PIE) established itself as a business development partner to large consulting firms in 2001. Based in Bozeman, Montana, ...

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Farmented Sustains Local Produce with Fermented Foods

“It’s not food waste–it’s food that will be wasted,” said Vanessa Walsten of Farmented’s business model. Walsten and Farmented co-owner Vanessa Wil...

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XY Planning Network Plans for Growth

Alan Moore launched XY Planning Network (XYPN) with partner Michael Kitces in 2014 as a side project. XYPN’s platform provides entrepreneurship opp...

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Whole and Nourished: Delicious Meals Delivered To You!

Heather Babineau-Z dreamed of owning a business that helped busy people cook and eat healthy food. In 2017, Babineau-Z launched Whole and Nourished...

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Eating Disorder Center of Montana Continues Judgement-Free Services in Its New Space

Finding a void of eating disorder–specific options in the state of Montana, Jeni Gochin co-founded the Eating Disorder Center of Montana (EDCMT) in...

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Customized Job Placements with Career Concepts

In 2016, two years after taking a part-time administrative position at Career Concepts, Terri Barber found herself owning the business. Career Conc...

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Treeline Coffee Roasters

Treeline Coffee Roasters –Natalie Van Duren’s vision for the perfect coffee business began in 2013 when she founded Little Red Wagon Coffee Roaster...

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Nova Cafe

Elena deDiego owned a restaurant in West Yellowstone, MT for the past 10 years, where she served cuisine from her native country of Spain. In Octob...

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Gibson

Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than...

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Black Dog Farm

Kira Jarosz and Tim Anthony started Black Dog Farm in 2017 out of a desire to raise food in a humane way for themselves, and this ambition quickly ...

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Amsterdam Meat Shop

Outside of Manhattan, Montana, Amsterdam Meat Shop’s windmill welcomes local customers. The shop offers local products such as bacon, ham, and beef...

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Ambient Air

For more than ten years, Ambient Air Solutions has served the heating, air conditioning, and ventilation needs of homes and businesses in the beaut...

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Clear Brew Technologies: Customer-Focused Lab Testing

Clear Brew Technologies lab partners Jessica Spinney and Lauren Russell realized there was a need in the region for lab testing and analysis for th...

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A Divine Inspired Journey with Camino Spice

After adventures in Spain and Mexico, Sasha Woods is sharing her experience with international flavors by bringing unique products to Montana. Cami...

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Our Yoga

"Being sad, angry, and overthinking isn’t worth it anymore,” reads the sign that greets people as they enter Our Yoga’s bright and colorful studio....

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Kelly Jean Snacks

Champion for Healthy Snacking

Kelly McKitrick admits that she has a sweet tooth. In order to provide her young family with an easily accessi...

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Blink Rides

In October 2018, Lana Kitto attended a conference in San Diego, CA. Venturing out in her business attire, high heels included, Kitto discovered ren...

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406 Massage + Spa

Passionate about helping people, therapeutic massage was a natural fit for Alishia Zemlicka. She found the physically active community of Bozeman a...

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The Marketing Hat

Combining her experience as an outdoor guide with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Public Relations, Katie Smith started the Marketing ...

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Cleaning by Sunflower

Sunflower Phon’s love of cleaning originated from growing up in Cambodia where the belief that a clean house brings luck. Sunflower understands tha...

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Ghost Town Coffee Roasters

After 11 years of roasting beans for wholesale, Bozeman locals Chad Kimm and Clarissa Englehart worked with Prospera Business Network to open a 5,0...

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Greater Gallatin Contractors

Greater Gallatin Contractors has been a go-to in the Gallatin Valley for landscape and irrigation installation and
maintenance for over a deca...

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The Coffee Pot & Mountain Arts Pottery

Walking into The Coffee Pot in Four Corners is like entering the wardrobe in Chronicles of Narnia, an alternate Universe complete with rich, tantal...

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Northgate Barber Shop

As a career Airforce man, fourteen years ago Chris Gibson was asked by his current day business partner, Del Crabtree, ‘What are you going to do wh...

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Zinovo

Sales…the oil, the chi, the lifeblood of any business. You may feel as an employee that you are NOT a sales person, but truthfully, we all should b...

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Dry Hills Distillery

The Droge family homesteaded the Dry Hills area of Gallatin County in 1905. Today, this fifth-generation farming family continues to operate the sa...

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Dart Zone 406

Gallatin Valley's first and only indoor Nerf arena! Owner Kirstin Baker, mother of both a ‘tween’ and ‘teen’ was inspired while visiting friends at...

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Foster Creek Farms

Meandering past the Bozeman airport, admiring the sturdy mountain ranges surrounding me, the road suddenly curved to reveal the majestic Foster Cre...

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Marina Kessler Jewelry + The White Room

For anyone with a passion, translating that passion with a clear vision and action into a bonafide business is not always a seamless practice. For ...

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Feed Café

After ten years of perfecting the award-winning Nova Café in downtown Bozeman, Serena Rundberg was ready to create another gathering place, this ti...

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Cowboy Crickets

Imagine asking to rent a warehouse to raise “bugs”. But not just your ordinary bug, a carefully tended, organically fed and nurtured cricket whose ...

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Montana Canning Co.

Montana was ranked fourth nationwide for craft breweries per capita in 2015, with 6.5 breweries per 100,000 adults over the age 21, according to th...

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Montana Instruments

Simply stated, optics and photonics are the science and technology of generating, detecting and controlling light. However, the technology made pos...

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Riverside Hardware

The character of a town is often defined by the residents who live there. For Livingston, Montana, no one better exemplifies a true local than Dan ...

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Classic Skin

With a nod to her family history in the Gallatin Valley and an approach tailored to her clients, Seine Tucker opened Classic Skin in Bozeman’s mod ...

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Boot Camp Bozeman

Richelle Koffman encourages her fitness clients to participate in a community of people who want to be fit and live a healthy active lifestyle; inc...

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