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

Join MSU Billings in celebrating Bartlett, Selover and Simkins at the annual Montana Business Hall of Fame Banquet on Nov. 6 at Northern Hotel in Billings. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., attendees will enjoy a VIP reception to meet current and former Hall of Famers. The formal program to recognize these exceptional entrepreneurs begins at 7 p.m.

Sponsorships and individual tickets to the Montana Business Hall of Fame Banquet are on sale now. Major sponsorships for $5,000, corporate table sponsorships for $1,500, and individual tickets for $150 can be purchased online at msubfoundation.com/shop. A portion of the banquet net proceeds funds scholarships to College of Business majors at MSU Billings.

“This event is unique in that it honors Montanans because of their success in business, but also their support for the community and the state,” said Ed Garding, interim dean of the College of Business at MSU Billings. “As an added benefit, table sponsorships pay for new scholarships for some of our 600 College of Business students. We have College of Business alumni in more than 140 Yellowstone County businesses, and we are proud to provide them with qualified graduates.”

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, creating awareness of Montana’s rich heritage of business leadership. The annual banquet honors the Montana business leaders selected for the award who exemplify leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.

For additional information or to sponsor tables and purchase individual tickets to the Montana Business Hall of Fame Banquet, please contact Adam Liberty, the MSU Billings Foundation’s vice president of development, at (406) 657-2332 or adam.liberty@msubillings.edu.

 

Meet Our 2019 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.

 Marilyn Bartlett  George Selover  Larry Simkinds
 Marilyn Bartlett
George Selover Larry Simkins

 

For additional information or pictures, please contact Robbie Carpenter at 406-657-2332 or robbie.carpenter@msubillings.edu.

Past Inductees