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See highlights from the 2016 Annual Member Luncheon: The Power of Partnerships

Thursday, May 19th


Featuring Dan Wenk, Superintendent,
Yellowstone National Park

Empowering entrepreneurs is what we do

From moral support to small business loans,

we have your back

A balanced blend of financing for those craving quality lending

Just one of our specialties

Injections of expertise are essential to advancing your organization

Together we can mold your workforce for success


Area Statistics

Gallatin County remains healthiest in Montana
For the seventh year in a row, researchers at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute have named Gallatin County as the healthiest county in Montana. Despite the cause for celebration on many fronts such as having the lowest premature death rate in the state, study findings related to "severe housing problems" and above-average rates of excessive drinking remain as challenges for the area.

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Bozeman number 4 on list of the 25 best small college towns recognized Bozeman in the top five of its ranking of cities with less than 150,000 residents that are home to at least one four-year college or university. The rankings evaluated economic and quality-of-life factors and limited the results to two cities per state. Helena earned ninth place on the list.


Business Pulse

New planning coordination committee endorsed by Gallatin County
The advisory committee will provide a formal mechanism for representatives from Gallatin County and the cities of Bozeman and Belgrade, as recommended by a 2014 Gallatin Triangle Planning Study. Bozeman's City Commission and Belgrade's City Council will take up similar measures in the coming weeks.

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Montana State University shrinking faculty pay gap
Since 2011 MSU has reached one strategic plan goal of raising professors' average pay from 76 percent to 80 percent of the national average. MSU has invested $2.1 million in market, merit, equity, promotion and retention raises over and above the Legislature's pay plan in the last three fiscal years. Meanwhile, university administrators are earning just 69 percent of average.


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