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Minnow Tank Finale

  • Cottonwood Inn & Suites 54250 U.S. Highway 2 Glasgow, MT, 59230 United States (map)

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

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