Nine Montana Family Businesses to be Honored on October 11
Nine businesses will receive their Family Business Day awards at the 2013 Montana State University (MSU) Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE) State Farm Insurance Family Business Day, set for Friday, October 11, at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman.
The 2013 Family Business Day award winners are: Steamboat Dry Goods of Wolf Point, Very Small Business Category (fewer than 10 employees); Buffalo Restoration of Bozeman, Small Business Category (10-30 employees); Spika Welding and Manufacturing of Lewistown, Medium Business Category (30-50 employees); Langlas and Associates of Billings and Bozeman, Large Business Category (more than 50 employees); Tri-County Implement of Sidney and Clausen and Sons of Havre, Old Business Category (at least 50 years); and Drange Apiary of Laurel, New Business Category (operating 10 years or less). Special recognition award winners are: Big Sky Business Journal of Billings, Special Recognition—Business Communications, and Laundry Loops, Inc of Bozeman, Special Recognition—Innovation.
Teresa McKnight, executive director of MSU’s Innovation Campus in Bozeman, will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon held prior to the awards ceremony. McKnight’s presentation, “You Can, I Can, We Can—We’re all in this Together,” will present on the changing business environment that is shaping the backbone of the global economy. McKnight will discuss the results of working together in order to develop and expand business opportunities—from family-owned businesses to university-related research parks.
A $20 registration is required to attend the keynote luncheon. For more information or to make a reservation, call Phyllis Johnson at 994-6796 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Montana Family Business program is in its 20th year. The MSU JJCBE and State Farm Insurance, in honor of Robert Jaedicke, host the program. Stockman Bank underwrote the awards, with additional support for the program provided by the Montana Chamber of Commerce.
This event can be found on the MSU calendar here: http://calendar.msu.montana.edu/events/9923.