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May 2020

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ExportMontana Hosts Training

Join us for summer export training! The ExportMontana team hosts Riddle of the Exporter training in Billings on July 28 and Kalispell on July 30. The training is free and will help members learn about and prepare for export markets. 

Register for training here: 

For questions, contact Angelyn DeYoung at 406-841-2783 or

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Montana Food Show - Hosted by Montana Department of Agriculture

The  4th annual Montana Food Show is Monday, October 26 in Missoula at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Early bird registration is now open!  This is a wholesale show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., there are no public hours.  Learn more at  

Important Dates

  • Early bird registration and pricing - $175.00 until July 8th.
  • Registration and pricing after July 8th - $225.00
  • Deadline to sign up for Montana Food Show - September 7th

Contact Marty Earnheart for more information. 406.444.9126 |

The Dept of Agriculture continues to plan the MT Food Show and is closely monitoring the current public health situation.  If the show has to be canceled or postponed for public health reasons, all booth fees will be refunded.

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Marketing During a Crisis

Amplify Digital in partnership with Lee Montana Newspapers co-hosted a webinar for Made in Montana Trade Show exhibitors in April.  The materials for the webinar are now available for all Made in Montana members.

Topics covered:

  • Media consumption during a crisis
  • The psychology of a crisis and how to shape messaging
  • Craft a plan: Position, Communicate, Act

Crisis Marketing - Action Items for Now and after COVID 19

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Montana Beverage Show - November 9

Montana beverages require a show of their own – especially Montana wine, cider, craft beer, and spirits. The Montana Beverage Show, hosted by Montana Department of Agriculture, will highlight those beverages along with tea, juice, mixers, and coffee.

The show will be held at the Delta Hotel Helena Colonial in Helena on Monday, November 9, 2020.

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Save the Date - July is Independent Retailer Month 

For more information, including resources to promote your business and ideas for sharing your message with customers visit

Governor Bullock Announces $123 Million Available in Emergency Grants

Guided by more than 1,400 public comments and his Coronavirus Relief Fund Advisory Council, Governor Bullock is making $123,550,000 available in the first round of emergency grants funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

Beginning Thursday, May 7, Montanans out of work, families with limited resources, small businesses, non-profits and others can apply for financial relief for things like rental and mortgage assistance, business and non-profit grants, grants to serve seniors and those living with a disability, food banks and local food producers.

A comprehensive information resource and application portal is available at COVIDRELIEF.MT.GOV. To prepare for the application, businesses and non-profits should have their tax ID, proof of business registration, a brief description of how the grant will be spent, and a brief description of how COVID-19 has impacted operations. Homeowners and renters should have bank account information available and verification of job or income loss.