First Interstate Bank hosted their fourth consecutive fall Missoula Member Reception on the sixth floor of its downtown building on November 29. Members and guests from Bozeman, Columbia Falls, Kalispell, Helena, the Bitterroot Valley, and Rocky Boy, gathered to meet and share hors d’oeuvres. Photos by Slikati.
CONNECT: Alliance members brave winter weather to meet in Missoula
iResponse Archaeologist Justin Moshelle chats with University of Montana representatives, guests, and other Alliance members at the reception. iResponse’s database allows tribes to do effective and efficient Tribal 106 consultations. iResponse is based in Rocky Boy.
PROMOTE: TOMIS founder gives a lighting talk about his growing business
TOMIS Founder and CEO Evan Tipton gives a lighting talk about his growing company, which provides a SaaS marketing intelligence/automation platform in addition to managed marketing services for outdoor tourism companies.
TOMIS was named a 2018 High Growth Company to Watch and is a recipient of the Big Sky Trust Fund to hire additional employees in Missoula. Tipton told reception attendees to be on the lookout for exciting TOMIS news in 2019.
ACCELERATE: Tech leaders and UM officials discuss successes and challenges for collaboration
The University of Montana and the Montana High Tech Business Alliance coordinated a meeting between university officials and Missoula-area tech companies. Attendees included Audience Awards, Oracle, TOMIS, iResponse, Blackfoot, onX, Inimmune Corp., DermaXon, Workiva, LMG Security, LumenAd, ATG, and Submittable.
Representatives from the University of Montana, Missoula College, and Missoula Economic Partnership also attended the meeting, and conversations continued at the member reception upstairs. Watch for a writeup about the discussion.