August 19, 2020
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Register for the Virtual Student Employment Fair (Off-Campus Opportunities)
We invite organizations from the Missoula community to meet virtually with qualified students on Thursday, August 27th from 11:00am - 2:00pm during the Student Employment Fair - Off-Campus Opportunities, for your paid, part-time, non-work-study, work-study and internship opportunities.
Please REGISTER. (You will need a Handshake account-Get Started)
Upon registration, we will review the details you submitted for approval. At the fair, you will be able to engage with students in a variety of formats including:
·   Video, audio, and chat communication with students
·   Group meetings with up to fifty participants
·   1:1 meetings scheduled in advance or after a group session
Note: During registration, you will be asked to share the number of representatives who plan to attend the fair – up to 15 representatives per employer are able to participate in the fair. Each representative you register will be able to create their own unique schedule to engage with students at the fair. To learn more about these features visit this Handshake-hosted training webinar.

Note that each representative will need to have a Handshake profile to participate.
Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
For the 5th Time, Fisher’s Technology Appears on the Inc. 5000 – 12 Montana Companies made the list Fisher’s Revenue has Grown by 55 Percent the Last Three-Years
NEW YORK, August 12, 2020Inc. magazine today revealed that Fisher’s Technology made the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“It is so fun to have been able to take an 84 year old company that operates in a flat industry and continue to grow at this rate. It is a testament to the importance of amazing people working in unison and loving what they do. Thanks to the Fisher’s team that continues to work hard for each other and for our amazing customers,” says CEO and President, Chris Taylor.
Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years. 
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 12.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2020. As always, speakers will include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.
Fisher’s manages IT environments, sells and services copiers and printers, and streamlines business operations with electronic document management and related software solutions. Fisher’s mission is to make customers extremely happy while having a great time. For more information visit

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Are you seeking to understand tax-advantaged giving strategies when you donate to a charitable organization? Learn how the new "SECURE and CARES" act can provide leveraging to you as a donor and how you can redirect your tax dollars to benefit both you and the charitable organization. 

When and Where: Tuesday August 25th from 6pm-8pm at City Life Center, 1515 Fairview Ave, Missoula

To register go to or text THRIVENT to 41444, deadline to register is Monday, August 24.

Partnering with Hope Rescue Mission, this valuable opportunity has been financially provided by Thrivent Financial and no charge to you.
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Business Adaptability grant program limit increased
The cap on the Business Adaptability grant program has been increased to $10,000. If your organization originally applied when the cap was $5,000, you can now submit additional receipts for reimbursement to reach the $10,000 maximum amount.
Montana-based, for-profit and nonprofit businesses of any size and in good standing and have incurred eligible expenses since March 1 are eligible. Eligible expenses include costs related to communication, remote work equipment, cleaning supplies, tools to enhance social distancing and sanitation, travel and hotel costs related to quarantining worker. More information and application can be found at []
  • Businesses may apply for reimbursement to this program for up to a maximum of $10,000 (Previously $5,000)
  • Businesses that have already applied during the period June 1, 2020 to July 26, 2020 may submit a second (new) application to receive the difference between their original award and $10,000. 
  • Businesses must submit all itemized receipts, invoices at the time of application.
  • Businesses that have already applied during the period June 1, 2020 to July 26, 2020 must submit new payment receipts and include the itemized receipt documentation spreadsheet included in the application. 
  • Costs must be PAID - and proof of payment must be clear and included with the itemize invoice/receipt documentation
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All Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce events and committee meetings are currently canceled or being held virtually. Please check with Chamber staff for the status of meetings or events.
Thank you to our Visionary Members!