Great Northern Development Corporation

Your compass to economic development in Northeast Montana

"It only takes one action to start a ripple effect." - Anonymous

Profit Mastery
Jul
24
to Jul 25

Profit Mastery

This two day workshop will give you insight on how to improve cash flow, understand and get the most out of financial statements, how to communicate with bankers, and much more. For my CPA’s who attend you will receive 16 NASBA Credits. Be sure to register early for this important workshop. This class is regularly $895 but is being offered for $100! Lunch is provided both days. Class will be held July 24th and 25th in Glasgow, MT at 130 5th St S. Please call (406) 653-2590 ext. 203 to register. Must register in order to attend

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Get Your Business on Google
Aug
14
5:00 PM17:00

Get Your Business on Google

Google My Business (GMB) is a free and easy tool to get businesses on Search and Maps. We recommend it as the first step when helping businesses grow–it takes about 10 minutes to set up. Come down to Doc'z and someone will provided one on one help getting your business on Google!

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Minnow Tank Finale
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Minnow Tank Finale

Great Northern Development Corporation, Small Business Development Center is hosting a business plan competition throughout a seven-county region in Northeastern Montana consisting of Valley, Garfield, McCone, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan, and Daniels.  The goal of this event is to attract new entrepreneurs and support existing businesses in Northeastern Montana by uniting communities in a common goal of economic development.   Through many generous sponsorships from local businesses and chambers of commerce in the region GNDC will award two prize packages of $5,000; one to a startup business and one to an existing business.

The Minnow Tank finale will be held September 22, 2018, at 5:00 PM at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow where fourteen finalists will present their business plan live to a panel of five judges, one judge being the audience!  Support your favorite entrepreneur by planning to attend the Minnow Tank finale on September 22nd; tickets will be available at the door or by calling GNDC.  If you are a new or existing business interested in applying for Minnow Tank, or if you have questions about the event, contact Shandy Hanks or Mark Sansaver at (406) 653-2590, or visit www.gndc.org.

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Intro to Quickbooks
Jun
27
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Quickbooks

Ø We will to setup a company from scratch

o  Setting up your Chart of Accounts

Ø We will work with the menu: File, Edit, View, Company 

Ø We will work with the menu Customers, Vendors, Banking, and Reports

Ø Navigating the Accounts Payable

Ø Navigating the Accounts Receivable 

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Powerhouse Montana Wolf Point
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Powerhouse Montana Wolf Point

Join us at the Wolf Point Airport Golf Course in Wolf Point for networking, learning and wisdom-sharing.

Facilitator(s): Shandy Hanks
Guest Speakers: Hayley Heser and Nicole Huber
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PowerHouse Montana is an online platform designed to connect Montana women to the mentors and resources they need to succeed. It is a source for entrepreneurs, leaders and change-makers alike. Register yourself or nominate another powerhouse in your community and grow your network straight from your computer.

Join us as we work to create a brighter future for Montana women and girls - because when women prosper, communities thrive! www.powerhousemt.org

The PowerHouse: Montana initiative is a series of monthly gatherings across the state of Montana. These events were created to encouraging mentorship, and networking opportunities among Montana women. #PowerHouseWolfPoint

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Homebuyer Education Class
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Homebuyer Education Class

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Homebuyer Education Class provided by Great Northern Development Corporation in partnership with NeighborWorks Montana, a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency

Friday, June 15th 9am to 5pm at Great Northern Development Corporation, 233 Cascade Street, Wolf Point

A class for potential homebuyers of all income levels. The purpose of the class is to teach potential homeowners about the process of purchasing a home. Homebuyer Education classes provide information on all aspects of homeownership with an emphasis on pre-purchase including the following: Steps to Homeownership, Mortgage Basics, Lender role/loan programs, Realtor Role/buy-sell contracts, Importance of Home Inspections & Appraisals, Affordability Analysis, Spending Plans, Homeowners Insurance & Closing your loan.

Benefits: 

Homebuyer Education teaches skills and provides tools for basic financial management including budgeting, saving, credit, and debt management. It teaches about the Homebuying process, its complexities and costs. And most importantly helps families to become successful long-term homeowners. Upon completing the course, attendees will receive a certificate of completion. 

Potential homebuyers of all income levels are eligible to attend, first time homebuyers as well as repeat homebuyers. A non-refundable fee of $40 per household is to be paid at registration.

For more information or to register please contact Housing Counselor Brianna Vine at 653-2590 ext 204 or brianna@gndc.org

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Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Jun
14
to Jun 28

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The Montana Departments of Commerce and Public Health & Human Services announce the public comment period for the 2017-2018 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER is available for public comment beginning June 14, 2018 through June 28, 2018. All comments must be submitted to Commerce no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 28, 2018. The CAPER will be available electronically at:http://commerce.mt.gov/conplan/documents, in hardcopy by request, or at select locations around the state. These locations may be found on our website:http://commerce.mt.gov/conplan/repositories.

Comments may be submitted to the address or email below: 

Montana Department of Commerce
Community Development Division
Attention: Con Plan
301 S. Park Avenue
P.O. Box 200523
Helena, MT 59620-0523
CDDConPlan@mt.gov

In addition, the Departments would like to invite you to participate in the public hearing for the 2017-2018 CAPER for program year April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018. This public hearing will provide an overview of the CAPER requirements, affected programs, public participation process and report as well as solicit input from attendees regarding the report on the use of funds to assist communities with housing, infrastructure, and economic development. 

The CAPER public hearing will be on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at 301 S. Park Avenue, Room 228, Helena, MT. If you are unable to attend in person, a webinar has been set up to allow for distance participating in the public hearing. To register for the webinar, follow the link below, and sign up at least 15 minutes prior to the start. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

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May
16
5:00 PM17:00

GNDC Pint Night at Busted Knuckle

Stop by Busted Knucle for a pint, and to meet the staff of GNDC - your local Certified Regional Development Corporation! We will be celebrating the CRDC program's contribution to Montana's economy, raffling off some great prizes, and enjoying delicious beer from one of our favorite small businesses!

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May
9
5:00 PM17:00

GNDC Pint Night at Doc'z

Stop by Doc Z's for a pint, and to meet the staff of GNDC - your local Certified Regional Development Corporation! We will be celebrating the CRDC program's contribution to Montana's economy, raffling off some great prizes, and enjoying delicious beer from one of our favorite small businesses!

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Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Powerhouse: Wolf Point

PowerHouse Montana is an online platform designed to connect Montana women to the mentors and resources they need to succeed. It is a source for entrepreneurs, leaders and change-makers alike. Register yourself or nominate another powerhouse in your community and grow your network straight from your computer.

Join us as we work to create a brighter future for Montana women and girls - because when women prosper, communities thrive! www.powerhousemt.org

The PowerHouse: Montana initiative is a series of monthly gatherings across the state of Montana. These events were created to encouraging mentorship, and networking opportunities among Montana women.#PowerHouseWolfPoint

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Innovate Montana Symposium 2017
Jul
12
to Jul 13

Innovate Montana Symposium 2017

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The Innovate Montana Symposium is Montana's signature annual business and networking event, connecting innovative ventures from diverse industries with economic opportunity. Over the course of two days, we'll provide the insights, tools, and collaboration that foster thriving businesses and communities in our state. The event's high impact speaker series will be paired with focused breakout sessions so inspiration is directly channeled into action plans. Brain dates and social events will make sure the right people are in the room for creating new ventures and powerful partnerships.

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Real Colors Personality Workshop
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Real Colors Personality Workshop

Date: Wednesday, October 19th

Time: 1-4pm

Trainers: MSU Extension Agents Roubie Younkin & Ardis Oelkers

Location: GNDC Conference Room

Cost: $20.00

Contact: Lorene Hintz, 653-2590 or sbdc@gndc.org

PLEASE RSVP BY OCTOBER 7TH

 

What You Will Learn

 

Real Colors personality testing helps people:

- Learn to work together

- Break down organizational silos

- Increase work productivity

 

Real Colors is:

- A fun, interactive workshop

- Will provide you with skills to understand human behavior

- Will provide skills that are easy to incorporate into everyday life

 

The basis of this workshop is the Real Colors Personality Instrument:

-  A user-friendly, intuitive tool

- Identifies four personality types common to all people

- Gold, Green, Blue and Orange

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MEDA 2016 Fall Conference
Oct
12
to Oct 14

MEDA 2016 Fall Conference

"Working Toward the Future - Sustainability and Culture in Economic Growth"

Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) 2016 Fall Conference Features:

Welcome by CSKT Tribal Vice-Chairman and Yamncut Drum Group
Economic Development and Native American Tribes - How it Works
Entrepreneur Assistance and Success Stories
How do they do it? Government Contracting
Table talks with agency representatives & hot topics
MEDA Awards Luncheon
Get Outside!
State Legislative Leadership update (invited)
Gubernatorial Forum (invited)
Working it Out - Multigenerational Workforce
Closing by Polson Mayor Heather Knutson

Main Contact:
Gloria O'Rourke
Phone: 406-563-5259
Email: gloria@medamembers.org

Click Here for Agenda

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You think you’re just a drop in the ocean...but look at the ripple effect one drop can make!
— Anonymous