FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 23, 2012
CONTACT: Paul Lloyd-Davies
City of Great Falls Civic Center
2012 Made in Montana Marketplace Presents Awards
(GREAT FALLS) – Four exhibitors were recognized for the quality of their booths in the first day of the 2012 Made in Montana Marketplace trade show Friday, March 23, in the Mansfield Convention Center at the Great Falls Civic Center in Great Falls.
The show continues Saturday with Public Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with admission only $3 per person 12 years of age and older. Hundreds of products in the show include gourmet chocolates, jewelry, gourmet snacks, wine, organic body products, huckleberry and honey products, felt handbags, wool hats, whole grain and gluten-free food products.
On the first day (Wholesale Buyers’ Day) of the two-day trade show of Made in Montana products, awards were given to
Toni McClue of Montana Sweetgrass Etc. (Brady)
Best in Show
Exhibit Booth (#601)
Sandra and Jeff Rumney of SG Design (Cascade)
Best Exhibit Booth (#412)
Lynn Nemeth of Woolynn Purses (Whitehall)
Exhibit Booth (#714)
Juliana Stevens of Juliana’s Jammin’ (Columbus)
Best First-Year Booth (#407)
The two-day Marketplace features 106 exhibitors from across Montana in 111 booths.
Find a list of vendors at the Marketplace website
Follow Marketplace activities on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MadeinMontanaMarketplace) and Twitter (#MMM2012) (@montanamarket) to follow the conversation. The Tweeting is presented live by Fatmoose Media – a Marketplace partner and sponsor for a third year.
The Montana Department of Commerce and the Montana Department of Agriculture started the original Made in Montana Food & Gift Show in 1998. In 2004, funding for the show was cut. The Schweitzer Administration restored funding to help sponsor the rebirth of the show in 2005. In 2006, the City of Great Falls assumed production of the show and renamed it the Made in Montana Marketplace. The Department of Commerce remains a primary partner and sponsor of the Marketplace. The Department of Agriculture and Montana Arts Council are contributing partners.
The Department of Commerce is a primary partner and sponsor of the Marketplace. The Department of Agriculture and Montana Arts Council also contribute. Business sponsors include PPL Montana, the Great Falls Tribune, First Interstate Bank, Great Falls Tourism Business Improvement District, Big Sky Commerce, Slingshot Creative Group, Fatmoose Media, Pepsi, AlphaGraphics Bozeman, Small Business Development Center, and Great Falls Development Authority.