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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Prospera Business Network receives two grants in economic development project

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Author: Madison, Davey

Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary awarded Prospera Business Network two of seven grants for economic development and business planning projects in Montana.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mom, daughter combine salon, boutique

Billings Gazette

Author: Madison, Davey

Mom likes boutique fashion. Daughter is a hair stylist. Both want to run their own business in downtown Billings.

Why not put the two businesses together in the same space?

It’s working for Deanne O’Donnell and her daughter Melissa O’Donnell. The pair run the Meow Salon and Boutique at 219 N. 29th Street downtown.


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Friday, December 5, 2014

A Decade of Roasting Coffee

Flathead Beacon

Author: Madison, Davey

When Lindsay Macdonald started Colter Coffee Roasting 10 years ago, he had a shop in Evergreen, a roaster capable of handling five pounds of beans, and an old espresso machine.

Now, Macdonald has three locations, the one in Evergreen now dedicated solely to roasting and packaging coffee for his two coffee shops in Kalispell, as well as the wholesale orders that make up half his business.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Stonehouse Distillery opens in Winston

Independent Record

Author: Madison, Davey

About three and a half years ago John and his wife Snezhi were on vacation when they ordered what was supposed to be a high-end cocktail. But it failed to impress. The husband-wife team figured they could do better.

They’ve been planning ever since, and a few weeks ago the Stonehouse Distillery in Winston held its grand opening.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Forbes features Butte business, branding

Montana Standard

Author: Madison, Davey

Branding Butte has been a hot topic over the past few months. The Butte Local Development Corp. will launch a new marketing campaign using film content from the “Orphan Girl” project, and the county recently received a report from a Texas-based company they paid $67,000 to figure out how to better pitch the town.

Forbes, a leading national business magazine, has picked up the scent. On their website they featured Courtney and John McKee, owners of Headframe Spirits and drivers behind the "Orphan Girl" film, to discuss how they integrate their own marketing campaigns with Butte’s identity.

Check out the Forbes post, titled “The Three Imperatives Of Authentic Branding," at 

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