Business Buzz: Indigenous market coming up, Costco expansion, lantern tours

David Erickson

Here’s some business news in the Missoula area:

Indigenous Made Missoula, First Interstate Bank and the All Nations Health Center are hosting the First Peoples’ Winter Market on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Missoula Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Building 13. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature Indigenous entrepreneurs, a DJ, live music, raffle drawings, info booths and food trucks. The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center is sponsoring vendor booth fees, reducing a barrier of entry for 20 Indigenous entrepreneurs.

The food court at the Missoula Costco is finally open. The retail store has been under construction for the past several years for a large expansion project. 

Local sports journalist Zach Kaplan was one of the many Missoula residents excited about the ability to get pizza at Costco.

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“In an incredible development, I’m happy to report the Missoula Costco food court is finally back open after 9(?) months of renovations,” Kaplan wrote on Twitter. “Our long local nightmare is over.”

The Cognizant Foundation donated $250,000 to University of Montana programs that support the success of the

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