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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Downtown taproom moves from idea to actuality, with LaunchPad's aid

Missoula News

Author: Madison, Davey

Earlier this year, all husband and wife Zach and Sarah Millar had was an idea: They wanted to open a taproom that would be part of Missoula’s growing craft beer scene but offer a broader range of selection than is available from a traditional brewery. The Millars, however, weren’t sure how to turn that idea into a reality. In search of some guidance, they went to the Blackstone LaunchPad on the University of Montana campus, worked with director Paul Gladen and received assistance with developing their business plan, legal advice and finding funding.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Food Manufacturers Staying Busy as Demand Grows

Flathead Beacon

Author: Madison, Davey

The cows are staying busy at the Kalispell Kreamery.

Every day, the 220 Holsteins at the 80-acre family farm on the rural outskirts of town produce roughly 1,500 gallons of milk. After being pasteurized, the milk is bottled in various forms, from creamy non-homogenized whole milk to 2 percent and skim milk, as well as heavy cream. It’s also now being made into all-natural yogurt, including honey flavors and a Greek style yogurt.

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