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Montana Business Hall of Fame at MSU Billings' College of Business

The Montana Business Hall of Fame recognizes business leaders who have been successful in private enterprise in Montana. By identifying outstanding examples of business leadership, the Hall of Fame recognizes, shares, and documents stories of success and innovation. The Hall of Fame creates an awareness of appreciation of Montana's rich heritage of business leadership.


Business leaders selected for the Montana Business Hall of Fame are recognized for their contributions to Montana within the past 25 years. Posthumous nominations are welcome. The criteria for acceptance into the Montana Business Hall of Fame include:
  • Outstanding business performance
  • High standard of ethics
  • Willingness to take risks
  • Concern for the customer and for the well-being of employees
  • Innovative business ventures
  • Contributions to their local communities and the state

Anyone interested in acknowledging the outstanding contributions of Montana business leaders may submit a nomination to the MSUB College of Business. Those selected for the honor will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at an awards ceremony held this fall.


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Meet Our 2018 Inductees


The 2018 Montana Business Hall of Fame Banquet is presented by the MSU Billings College of Business and the MSU Billings Foundation to honor Montana businesspeople who exemplify leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit while raising scholarship dollars for the next generation of business leaders.


This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are Sara Calhoun, Bill Ballard, and Bob and Penni Nance.


Join us in celebration of their exceptional contributions at the annual scholarship fundraising banquet. Sponsor a table for $1500 or purchase individual tickets for $150 each. Call (406) 657-2244 or email to reserve yours today!


For additional information or pictures, please contact Robbie Carpenter at 406.657.2244 or