Businesses from Billings, Bozeman and Chinook are all winners of this year's Montana Family Business awards.

Five businesses, ranging in size from fewer than 10 employees to more than 50, will receive awards at the 2012 Montana State University College of Business State Farm Insurance Family Business Day, set for Friday, September 28th at the Best Western GranTree Inn in Bozeman.

This year's top family businesses in Montana are: Bear Paw Livestock of Chinook in the very small business category (fewer than 10 employees); Pine Cove Consulting of Billings in the small business category (10 to 30 employees); Air Controls of Billings in the medium business category (30 to 50 employees); and Kagy Korner and Peak Recording, both of Bozeman, with special recognition awards.

Larry Merkel, owner of The Round House Sports Center, will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon held prior to the awards ceremony at 11:30 am. A $20 registration fee is required to attend the keynote luncheon and awards ceremony. For more information or to make a reservation, call Phyllis Johnson at 406-994-6796 or email