March Monthly: Emergency Loans Now Available for Small Businesses


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March 2020

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Governor Bullock Announces Emergency Loans Now Available for Small Businesses in Montana

Governor Steve Bullock on Tuesday announced that small businesses across Montana impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are now eligible to apply for emergency loans through the Small Business Administration.

“We are monitoring the impacts of coronavirus in real time – both from a public health perspective and an economic health perspective,” Governor Bullock said. “Ensuring that small businesses in Montana have access to capital and resources that will allow them to weather temporary closures and bounce back from critical quarantine efforts is paramount to my administration.”

Businesses may now apply directly to the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program here:


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Eastern  Montana Business Named Retailer of the Year

We are thrilled to announce our 2020 Retailer of the year, Prairie Unique!  Dale and Kathy Galland were honored by Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice during Wholesale Buyer Day at our Made in Montana Tradeshow on Friday, March 13.

“Montana’s storefronts and small businesses fuel our state’s economy,” Director Rice said. “Prairie Unique helps to power the town of Terry and draws visitors from the region who are looking for authentic Made in Montana products. Small business owners like Dale and Kathy Galland showcase the best of what it means to be Made in Montana”

Prairie Unique sells authentic Made in Montana products at its store which is located along the Yellowstone River and near the Terry Badlands. Owner Dale Galland says every product that carries the Made in Montana logo is exceptional.

“We carry Made in Montana items, because it means dealing with professionals,” Galland said. “These are not craft or hobby items. Made in Montana members have chosen to make a living this way, and if they believe in the product – so do I, and we are proud to support them.”

Made in Montana members and local businesses nominated and voted for Prairie Unique to receive this distinct honor. 

See the full story and other 2020 award winners on the blog

Tradeshow Refunds

Because the 2020 tradeshow was limited to a single wholesale buyer day to protect against the possibility of spreading novel coronavirus or COVID-19, all Made in Montana Tradeshow vendors for the 2020 show will be reimbursed for half of their booth fee. More details will be provided in the coming days and weeks. Thank you in advance for your patience. 

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