Save the Date: 2019 Awards Dinner Wednesday, November 6.

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 Wednesday, November 6 at the Northern Hotel.

Request for Nominations

You are invited to nominate a business leader you believe is worthy of recognition. Please use the form below to submit your nomination by May 17, 2019.

»» Submit your nomination online

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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 business people who exemplify leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit while raising scholarship dollars for the next generation of business leaders.

 Sarah Calhoun  Bob and Penni Nance  Bill Ballard
 Sarah Calhoun  Bob and Penni Nance  Dr. Bill Ballard


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