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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Five on Black owner eyes new Bozeman restaurant as economy shows promise

NBC Montana

Author: Madison, Davey

A newly released jobs report shows enough job growth in the United States to help bring the unemployment rate down to 5.4 percent, the lowest it's been since May, 2008. NBC Montana spoke with one Missoula entrepreneur who is playing his own part in the recent trend.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Experts highlight importance of bike tourism to Montana economy


Author: Madison, Davey

The Missoula to Lolo trail, a planned bike path that will connect Missoula to a longer existing path that travels along U.S. Highway 93 in the scenic Bitterroot Valley, will become a statewide – and perhaps even a national – destination for cycling tourists when it is completed at the end of next year.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Rip curl river! Surfer swaps ocean swells for Big Sky Country to ride waves on landlocked Montana's waterways

Daily Mail UK

Author: Madison, Davey

Montana conjures up enormous mountains, sweeping skylines and the wild west. But surfing? 


A thrill-seeking surfer has ditched the conventional rip curls of the ocean to catch waves in secret river hot spots in America's 'Big Sky Country'. 

Paolo Marchesi, 45, discovered the unlikely locations while on a photo shoot in Missoula, Montana, USA.

Having been told about the locations by a local surf shop owner, Paolo, from Turin, Italy, went searching for them in nearby rivers.

River surfing requires a special kind of board, which is wider, shorter and fatter than those used in the ocean.

Due to the high frequency of waves and shorter distances surfers have to travel to get to such rivers, Paolo said he was impressed with how river surfers get far more surf time during while on location.

He said: 'River surfing is different, friendly people, full of camaraderie, encouragement - a refreshing change.

'On top of that they are shaping their own boards specific to river surfing and they are ripping on them.

'These guys are taking river surfing to a new level, they are revolutionising the sport.'


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tourism official details industry's importance to Missoula, state economy


Author: Madison, Davey

Tourists spent $280 million in Missoula County last year – $258 million of that within city limits – and that money benefited more businesses than those frequented by visitors, the executive director of Destination Missoula said Wednesday.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rivertop Renewables Expands Team to Support Commercialization

Rivertop Renewables

Author: Madison, Davey

Rivertop Renewables , a Montana-based producer of novel chemicals, has expanded its team by more than 50 percent after hiring 11 new staff members over the past six months. This followed a successful $26 million investment from Cargill, First Green Partners and existing investors. The new hires come as Rivertop prepares to begin commercial production of its glucaric acid-based products for consumer and industrial markets.

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