The 21st annual Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship State Farm Insurance Family Business Day Awards Luncheon is Friday, October 10 at the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn in Bozeman. Thre will be a Keynote Speaker Presentation, Luncheon, and Awards Ceremony honoring eight businesses.

2014 Family Business Day - Best Western Plus GranTree Inn (1325 N 7th Ave, Bozeman)

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Keynote Speaker Presentation, Luncheon, and Awards Ceremony


Gruber Excavating of Clancy, Very Small Business Category (fewer than 10 employees)
Country Foods of Polson, Small Business Category (10-30 employees)
Nxgen of Whitefish, Medium Business Category (30-50 employees)
Gary and Leo’s of Havre, Large Business Category (more than 50 employees)
Weaver Cattle of Big Sandy, Old Business Category (at least 50 years)
Project Meats of Billings, New Business Category (operating 10 years or less)
Add-A-Tudez of Great Falls, Special Recognition
Clark’s Fork of Bozeman, Special Recognition

Robert “Bob” Nystuen, market president of Glacier Bank based in Kalispell, will be the keynote speaker. Nystuen’s presentation, “Your Family Business—Is it in Your DNA?,” will focus on how his family values have molded him and his career. Nystuen will also discuss his priorities, as well as big and little things, that have created a measure of success for him, his teammates at Glacier Bank and their many stakeholders.

A $20 registration is required to attend the keynote luncheon. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Phyllis Johnson at 994-6796 or email