Family Business Program & Awards
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY STATE FARM INSURANCE FAMILY BUSINESS PROGRAM
Established in 1994 as an outreach program through Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE), The Family Business Program offers education and information to the backbone of many Montana businesses, those that are owned and managed by families of Montana. The annual seminar and awards luncheon, usually held in the fall, has reached out to hundreds of businesses and provided education and fact based information to thousands of participants. We encourage you to nominate a family business or your own business. Nomination forms can be found by clicking on the below Nominate A Family Business link.
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The program is coordinated by Craig Ehlert, M.A., teaching professor of management.
For more information, please contact Phyllis Johnson, program assistant, at:
Phone: (406) 994-6195
Fax: (406) 994-6206
Family Business Program "In the News"
MSU program honors family-run businesses
In March 2005, State Farm Insurance Companies recognized Bozeman resident Robert Jaedicke for his many years of service on their Board of Directors with a gift to the MSU Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship. The funds were placed in an endowment for the Family Business Program, providing a way to enhance the annual program and develop new outreach programs and seminars. In addition to the endowment, State Farm has provided annual funding to enhance the current program and allow growth and development of additional programs. Agents from across the state have pledged their support for the program's endowment.
Stockman Bank has joined our team, proudly underwriting the awards and providing additional support for the outreach programs. As a past winner of the prestigious award, the Coffee family and Stockman Bank realize the importance of providing information and network opportunities to family owned businesses.
In 2006, Montana Chamber of Commerce joined our team of supporters!
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