Montana State University

Family Business Program On the Road

FBDOnTheRoadLogoOn the Road seminars to be held in 11 Montana cities this summer.

Please watch for our 2014 Family Business Program On the Road plans, coming soon!

The Family Business Program has been recognizing outstanding family run businesses throughout the state since 1994. In 2006, the program was enhanced with the On the Road speaker series. Since then, we have visited a number of Montana communities with presentations of interest to family run businesses. These presentations were well received and attendees suggested that we return to their and other communities with additional topics. We have made a commitment to helping family businesses find ways to be more successful by continuing our annual tour to 11 cities in Montana.

The On the Road program is the result of discussions held in each community on the tour. We received input from the local Chambers of Commerce, local State Farm agents, faculty members from the local universities or colleges, and business owners and community members, including former winners of the Family Business Day awards. Without their support this program would not have been possible. In addition we would like to thank the sponsors of Family Business Day: State Farm Insurance, the Montana Chamber of Commerce, and Stockman Bank. Their contributions have been critical to the ongoing success of the Family Business Day program.

For more information about the Family Business Program On the Road, please contact Phyllis Johnson, program assistant, at (406) 994-6195 in the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, or e-mail