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Friday, January 29, 2016

Angie Dickinson

Style Alley

Author: Davey Madison

When Angella Dickinson put out the word that her women's clothing store, Style Alley, would be opening the doors following Forsyth's Parade of Lights, shoppers showed up in droves. With the nearest women's apparel 40 miles away, women were anxiously waiting for the day her doors opened in Forsyth. "It was wonderful," Dickinson said of her opening.  "Everyone was so excited to have a women's clothing store.  Who knew I was filling a need in the community."

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Shalon Hastings

Taco Del Sol & HUB Coffee

Author: Davey Madison

Having spent her early years in Lewistown, Roundup, and Helena, Montana, Shalon Hastings became familiar with Big Sky Country’s incredibly diverse landscapes and community cultures.  She cites a deep pride in the fact that both sets of grandparents homesteaded in Montana (Utica and Grass Range), and a “huge feeling of gratitude my family chose Montana - and that I have that legacy behind me.” As time goes by, Shalon’s affection for this place and its people only grow stronger, and inform her decisions as a community-centric entrepreneur.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Rachel Anderson


Author: Davey Madison

Rachel Anderson grew up in Minnesota, but her parents’ roots in Circle, Montana allowed her to spend a great deal of time in Big Sky Country during her formative years.  With every family visit, Rachel fell deeper in love with Montana’s wide open spaces, vibrant communities, and welcoming people.  By the time Rachel was a senior in high school, her affection for Montana was so strong that she only applied to one college - Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Justin Bigart


Author: Davey Madison

Justin Bigart grew up in Missoula, Montana, and studied finance and computer science at the University of Montana (UM).  When he graduated from UM in 2000, he took a job working for a high profile tech firm in San Francisco and made the move to California.  As he recalls, “it took about a month of being there to realize I wanted to be back in Montana.”

By 2002, he and his wife had made the move back to Montana, choosing to put down new roots in Bozeman.

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Livingston business owner to speak at Innovate Montana Small Business Roadshow

Park County Community Journal

Author: Davey Madison

Rachel Anderson, President and Founder of Markouture, a marketing and promotional services company based in Livingston, MT, has been asked by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to present as a Small Business Champion at two of their upcoming Innovate Montana Small Business Roadshows on November 17th in Harlowton and November 18th in White Sulphur Springs.

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