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July 2019

Marketing Tricks to Win Government Contracts

July 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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August 2019

GFDA Board Meeting

August 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Great Falls College Montana State University, 2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405 United States
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The Small Business Webinar Series: Insurance for Small Business

August 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Development Coffee

August 2, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
TD&H Engineering, 1800 River Dr N
Great Falls, MT 59401 United States
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Boots to Business

August 7, 2019 @ 8:30 am - August 8, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Airmen and Family Readiness Center Great Falls, MT 59403 United States + Google Map
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The LaunchPoint: A Pre-Business Workshop

August 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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GFDA Executive Committee Meeting

August 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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September 2019

GFDA Board Meeting

September 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Great Falls College Montana State University, 2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405 United States
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The Small Business Webinar Series: Rethinking Innovation in Montana

September 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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Presenter: Barnett Sporkin-Morrison, Great Falls Food and Agriculture Development Center (FADC) Director

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Development Coffee

September 6, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
TD&H Engineering, 1800 River Dr N
Great Falls, MT 59401 United States
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Join GFDA at TD&H as we chat with fellow and potential investors for monthly Development Coffee.

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The LaunchPoint: A Pre-Business Workshop

September 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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Have you been thinking about an idea and always wondered if you could make it a business? Are you a business owner but not a business school graduate? Are you passionate about the thing you do and don't know how to turn that passion into profit? Join GFDA and the Great Falls Small Business Development Center for The LaunchPoint, a business planning and strategies workshop that will walk through the key structures, available tools and why money is important before,…

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How to do Business with the State of Montana – Workshop

September 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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The State Procurement Bureau is touring the state again this summer, conducting outreach to vendors and potential vendors. Representatives from the State Procurement Bureau will be presenting on a number of topics, including: How to register as a vendor in eMACS Goods & Services vs. Construction contracts Who buys what? Where to find bids and proposals Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE program) Where to find useful resources How to respond to solicitations/events

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GFDA Executive Committee Meeting

September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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October 2019

Downtown Visioning Charrette

October 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Great Falls Civic Center, 2 Park Drive S
Great Falls, MT 59401 United States
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Join Neighbors, Developers, Property Owners, Resource Providers, and more on Wednesday, October 2nd for a visioning session on what we hope our downtown can be! We will focus our efforts on blocks that are ready to transform! Pizza and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Please RSVP so we know how much to bring!

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GFDA Board Meeting

October 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Great Falls College Montana State University, 2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405 United States
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High Plains Financial Board Quarterly Meeting

October 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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The Small Business Webinar Series: Promote Your Business with LinkedIn

October 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Topic: Marketing on Linkedin Linkedin hosts over 590 million professionals who represent the largest group of influential, affluent, educational people anywhere. Find out what content to share, which products suit your needs, and how much time you'll spend daily or weekly to ensure your brand stays in front of the people who matter most to your business. This is a 30-minute webinar from 11-11:30am Mountain Time. Presenter: Tyler Menzel, Great Falls SBDC Marketing Advisor. This training event will be presented online…

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Development Coffee

October 4, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
NeighborWorks Great Falls, 509 1st Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59401 United States
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Join GFDA as we chat with fellow and potential investors for monthly Development Coffee

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The LaunchPoint: A Pre-Business Workshop

October 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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Have you been thinking about an idea and always wondered if you could make it a business? Are you a business owner but not a business school graduate? Are you passionate about the thing you do and don't know how to turn that passion into profit? Join GFDA and the Great Falls Small Business Development Center for The LaunchPoint, a business planning and strategies workshop that will walk through the key structures, available tools and why money is important before,…

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Miracle Mile Community Re-Use Input Meeting Planning

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Loy Elementary School, 501 57th St N
Great Falls, MT 59405 United States
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Great Falls Development Authority would like to invite you to a strategic visioning and planning session from the gates of Malmstrom Airforce Base along 2nd Ave N to 57th St N). We are asking neighbors and interested citizens to help plan the future use of this stretch of land. During this process participants will be able to share their ideas and identify top priorities. Refreshments will be provided.

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Triangle Pitch Night

October 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cut Bank Creek Brewery, 315 East Rail Road
Cut Bank, MT 59427 United States
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It’s a few hours on a Thursday night at Cut Bank Creek Brewery designed to give Golden Triangle dreamers, thinkers, makers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and community members the space to share ideas, pitch crazy stuff, and meet like-minded peeps. If you have a business idea, want to meet other entrepreneurial minded people, want to hear ideas and see how you can be part of something, network with doers, or just drink CBCB’s Penguin Piss, then come participate in the first ever…

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GFDA Executive Committee Meeting

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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Win the Bid: How to Prepare a Proposal

October 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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$25

This workshop walks businesses planning to bid on local, state, or federal contracts with a governmental agency through the process of writing a winning proposal. As a result of participating in this workshop, you will be able to: Identify contract opportunities that are realistic for you. Understand how the government describes what it needs. Prepare responsive and effective proposals. Improve your chances at winning government contracts.

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November 2019

Development Coffee

November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
NeighborWorks Great Falls, 509 1st Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59401 United States
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Join GFDA as we chat with fellow and potential investors for monthly Development Coffee

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QuickBooks

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Great Falls College Montana State University, 2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405 United States
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$79

For those new to bookkeeping and experienced folks alike! This QuickBooks Basics course is designed to help entrepreneurs and business managers understand how to best manage their money. And isn't it all about maximizing your profit? QuickBooks Pro Advisor Wendy Weissman, owner of Wendy J Weissman, CPA PC in Great Falls, will take you through the basic elements of QuickBooks Accountant 2018 so you're more efficient in entering revenue and expenses, and better able to communicate with your accountant come…

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GFDA Board Meeting

November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Great Falls College Montana State University, 2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405 United States
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Boots to Business

November 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am - November 14, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Airmen and Family Readiness Center Great Falls, MT 59403 United States + Google Map

This is a pre-business workshop for transitioning military service members at Malmstrom Air Force Base as part of the Transition Assistance Program. Active duty military, veterans, and military families are welcome. Please inquire about eligibility prior to registering at JNitschke@GrowGreatFalls.org.

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Downtown Visioning Unveiling

November 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Great Falls Civic Center, 2 Park Drive S
Great Falls, MT 59401 United States
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Join Neighbors, Developers, Property Owners, Resource Providers, and more for the unveiled vision on what we hope our downtown can be! After a visioning charrette and input from the entire community, LPW Architecture took these ideas and created renderings that will be presented to developers – RSVP and be the first to see!

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Downtown Visioning Unveiling

November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Great Falls Civic Center, 2 Park Drive S
Great Falls, MT 59401 United States
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Join Neighbors, Developers, Property Owners, Resource Providers, and more for the unveiled vision on what we hope our downtown can be! After a visioning charrette and input from the entire community, LPW Architecture took these ideas and created renderings that will be presented to developers – RSVP and be the first to see!

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The LaunchPoint: A Pre-Business Workshop

November 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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Have you been thinking about an idea and always wondered if you could make it a business? Are you a business owner but not a business school graduate? Are you passionate about the thing you do and don't know how to turn that passion into profit? Join GFDA and the Great Falls Small Business Development Center for The LaunchPoint, a business planning and strategies workshop that will walk through the key structures, available tools and why money is important before,…

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GFDA Executive Committee Meeting

November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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Gather Round Great Falls

November 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elevation 3330, 410 Central Avenue, Suite 201
Great Falls, MT 59403 United States
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When was the last time you thought about Great Falls? To live? To work? Maybe it’s time! If you're coming back to Great Falls for the Thanksgiving holiday, there's one event you can't miss. On Thanksgiving eve, several area companies are coming together to convince you that it's time to take another look at your hometown. We’ll even buy your first drink! Gather Round Great Falls is a casual, professional networking event. At this event, several Great Falls companies, with…

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December 2019

The LaunchPoint: A Pre-Business Workshop

December 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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Have you been thinking about an idea and always wondered if you could make it a business? Are you a business owner but not a business school graduate? Are you passionate about the thing you do and don't know how to turn that passion into profit? Join GFDA and the Great Falls Small Business Development Center for The LaunchPoint, a business planning and strategies workshop that will walk through the key structures, available tools and why money is important before,…

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GFDA Board Meeting

December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Great Falls College Montana State University, 2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405 United States
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The Small Business Webinar Series: Start Your Side Hustle

December 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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This webinar will address turning a hobby or passion into a side business. We'll talk about the lean approach to business planning and innovating to solve real world problems of your customers.

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Development Coffee

December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
NeighborWorks Great Falls, 509 1st Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59401 United States
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Join GFDA as we chat with fellow and potential investors for monthly Development Coffee.

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GFDA Executive Committee Meeting

December 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Great Falls International Airport, 2800 Terminal Dr
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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Triangle Pitch Night

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coyote Club, 141 Main St
Shelby, MT 59474 United States
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Triangle Pitch Night is designed to give Golden Triangle dreamers, thinkers, makers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and community members the space to share ideas, pitch crazy stuff, and meet like-minded peeps.  If you have a business idea, want to meet other entrepreneurial-minded people, want to hear ideas and see how you can be part of something, network with does, or just sit back and have a good time, then come participate in the second Triangle PITCH NIGHT on December 19th at 6 pm at…

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Get Back to Great Falls

December 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Front Brewing Co., 215 3rd St NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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Let's convince your classmates, kids and grandkids that it's time to Get Back to Great Falls! Get Back to Great Falls is a casual networking event where your kids who no longer live in Great Falls can connect with local businesses with fantastic career opportunities. We'll even buy their first drink.

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January 2020

GFDA Board Meeting

January 2 @ 8:00 am
Great Falls College Montana State University, 2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405 United States
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Development Coffee

January 3 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
GFPS Skyline Preschool, 3330 3rd St NE
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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Join GFDA as we chat with fellow and potential investors for monthly Development Coffee.

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Webinar: Quick Cybersecurity Tips to Keep Your Company Safe

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

This webinar will give actionable tips to better protect your business from cyberattack. This is a 30-minute webinar from 11-11:30am Mountain Time. Presenter: Justin Jones, AVP, IT Risk Manager

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Ignite 2020

January 10 @ 7:30 am
Meadowlark Country Club, 300 Country Club Blvd
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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$15

Ignite 2020 Presented by PayneWest Insurance is an excellent opportunity to gain insight on the year ahead! The format is simple and quick - five minute presentations on business startups, business expansions, real estate developments and institutional capital projects that will either start or open in 2020.

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Executive Committee Meeting

January 15 @ 8:00 am
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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Livability Launch

January 22 @ 4:30 pm
The Hub at Great Falls High School, 1900 2nd Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405 United States
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Join us as we launch the Great Falls talent attraction effort with our Livability Magazine Launch.

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The LaunchPoint: A Pre-Business Workshop

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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Have you been thinking about an idea and always wondered if you could make it a business? Are you a business owner but not a business school graduate? Are you passionate about the thing you do and don't know how to turn that passion into profit? Join GFDA and the Great Falls Small Business Development Center for The LaunchPoint, a business planning and strategies workshop that will walk through the key structures, available tools and why money is important before,…

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February 2020

GFDA Board Meeting

February 6 @ 8:00 am
University of Providence University Center, 1301 20th St S
Great Falls, MT 59405 United States
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Development Coffee

February 7 @ 7:00 am
GFPS Skyline Preschool, 3330 3rd St NE
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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Join GFDA at Skyline, the GFPS Preschool as we chat with fellow and potential investors for monthly Development Coffee.

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Business Transition Readiness Workshop

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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The Great Falls MMEC Business Adviser, Doug Roberts, assisted by Montana’s first and only certified exit planning adviser, Alistair Stewart, will help owners identify action steps to begin “de-risking” their businesses, increase value, and improve their transition outcomes. Transition readiness is “just” good business, and owners who commit to becoming more transition ready will enjoy greater financial success, better legacy outcomes, and increased personal fulfillment. Business owners will learn what transition readiness is, why it matters, and how to improve…

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Executive Committee Meeting

February 19 @ 8:00 am
Great Falls Development Authority, 405 3rd Street NW
Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
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