Small Business and Downtown

Led by Sarah Calhoun, Owner of Red Ants Pants, and Scott Brown, Owner of the Base Camp, the Small Business and Downtown Key Industry Network (KIN) was asked to identify both opportunities for and challenges to growth in Montana’s small business sector and downtown communities. Members of this KIN discussed and formulated goals and objectives to facilitate growth and prosperity in the industry.

Small Business and Downtown KIN Recommendation Report

Thank you to the KIN members:

  • Scott Brown, The Base Camp (Co-Chair)
  • Sarah Calhoun, Red Ants Pants (Co-Chair)
  • Charlie Beaton, Big Dipper Ice Cream
  • Brandon Cartwright, Faster Bassett Coffee and Crepe House
  • Nick Checota, The Top Hat Lounge
  • Tami Christensen, Tri-County Implement
  • Maggie Doherty, Kalispell Brewing Company
  • Mike Dowling, DSArchitects, PC
  • Nick Kujawa, Hennessy Market
  • Courtney McKee, Headframe Spirits
  • Alex ‘Papu’ Rincon, fourOsix
  • Serena Rundberg, Nova Cafe
  • Jim Stanger, Helena Motors and Helena Auto Center
  • Betty Stone, Cottonwood Inn
  • Al Swanson, A.L. Swanson Gallery
  • Anita Taubert, Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters
  • Robert Thaden, Tongue River Vineyard and Winery
  • Paige Williams, Film Spur and Porch Productions