Montana Business Hall of Fame at MSU Billings' College of Business
Located in Billings, the hub of business in Montana, the Montana Business Hall of Fame recognizes exceptional business leaders who have added to the growth of business 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. Recognition is given to business leaders who have been successful in private enterprise in Montana.
Business leaders who are selected for the Montana Business Hall of Fame are recognized for their contributions to Montana. 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
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The nomination season for the class of 2014 has expired. Nominations will reopen in January for the 2015 class.
Evening with Rudy Giuliani
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The first five hall of fame members will be honored during the Evening with Rudy Giuliani dinner event, where Joe Heins, of Heins Creative, will present them with portrait watercolor paintings.
Giuliani, the evening’s keynote speaker, is a successful businessman and attorney who served as New York's mayor from 1994 through 2001. Giuliani also ran in 2008 for the Republican Party's bid as its presidential candidate.
Tickets for the ceremony are $75 per person. Those interested in meeting Giuliani and taking a photo with him can make a $1,000 tax-deductible gift to the foundation to join the Chancellor's Society. Seating is limited.
MSU Billings announces its inaugural Hall of Fame class of 2014
Founder, Computers Unlimited
Founder, Zoot Enterprises
Chairman Emeritus, Davidson Companies
Founder, Oftedal Construction
Founder, Wendy's of Montana