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Jun192017

Historic Helena buildings to be renovated, used for office space

The Helena Armory building is slated to reopen in fall 2018 after the completion of a $16 million rehabilitation project to make renovations and remove lead contamination. D&M Development, LLC, owned by Dick Anderson and Mark Esponda,...

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May22017

Get Your Clogs On: Missoula woman launches hot shoe business with financing from Montana & Idaho CDC

After two years spent researching shoe design and materials, Missoula native Maren Lorenz has gone all in on her new fashion business, Bean-An-Ti. The upstart venture specializes in trendy wood-bottom clogs with hand-dyed leather uppers. As a...

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Apr212017

Down payment gifts fulfill need in Missoula, across Montana

Affording a home in Missoula is not easy, and the rest of Montana and the United States aren’t much better. According to the Missoula Organization of Realtors’ recently released 2017 housing report, the median home price in...

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Mar12017

Missoula Food Bank Expanding with Help of New Markets Tax Credits

MISSOULA, Mont. – To meet growing demand for its services, the Missoula Food Bank on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, closed on financing for its new $6.6 million headquarters at 1720 Wyoming St. with the help of the...

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Feb212017

HomeNow down payment program gets big response

BILLINGS, Mont. - A program that offers to pay your down payment is getting twice the interest organizers thought it would. The Dolans rented homes for over 10 years and were the first family in Billings to receive a...

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Feb92017

Nonprofit plays behind-the-scenes role in Bozeman Development

When Abby Hetherington first decided to start her interior decoration business the Architect’s Wife in downtown Bozeman, she knew she needed money. But low on equity and without a lengthy history with her bank, Hetherington did not...

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