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Top 9 for 3-3-2013

1) The ADF Group is hosting an Open House for Job Applicants for their new Great Falls Structural Steel Fabrication Plant, March 4-7, at the temporary ADF office, 1325 8th Avenue North, Suite 207 (behind Dante's). This is an opportunity for interested individuals to submit a resume, fill out an application and talk with ADF representatives. Positions include CNC machine operators, electro-mechanical technicians, flame cutters, fitters, welders, forklift operators, gantry crane and semi-trailer truck operators, overhead crane operators, plant foremen, production helpers and laborers.

2) Met with the Economic Development Administration (EDA) regional staff in Denver to seek funding for expanding Great Falls College MSU's welding and industrial trades programs. Our team included John Rogers, the new Director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, Meg O'Leary, the new Director of the Montana Department of Commerce, and Mel Lehman, Project Manager of MSU's Wind Montana program.
3) The High Plains Financial Board approved a $183,100 loan to Big Sky Auto Transport to purchase new equipment in partnership with First Interstate Bank.
4) We facilitated Thought Patterns for High Performance 3.0 for seven amazing local business leaders. This premier training is a staple of our new Growth Initiative to help fast-paced businesses grow. To join the next offering, contact Rebecca Engum
5) Had excellent meetings with companies in Calgary and St. Louis.
6) Assisted several clients with solicitations for new US Forest Service and VIPR contracts. Worked with DEQ and a local business on the potential purchase and reuse of a brownfield property.
7) We're very pleased to announce that our new MicroBusiness Loan Fund will be named the Centene MicroBusiness Fund. Thank you to Centene for committing $125,000 to the Fund!
8) Hosted a meeting of the North Industrial Area Task Force to discuss the new City transportation plan, access road alternatives, the Vick development and the ADF project.
9) The Great Falls Community Job Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2nd at the Montana ExpoPark Exhibition Hall. If your business would like to participate, contact Parker Sullivan at 791-0895 or
Congratulations to Cari Yturri of Bennett Motors for earning this year's Athena Award!
Congratulations to Carol Bronson of NeighborWorks Great Falls for winning a Community Building and Organizing award from NeighborWorks America!



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