Trade show highlights Montana-made products

Nolan Lister

Montana’s entrepreneurial spirit was on full display Friday afternoon at the annual Made in Montana Trade Show.

More than 100 vendors from across the state are displaying their wares in the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds exhibit hall Friday and Saturday. Friday was wholesale buyer day, but the show opens to the public Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 98 W. Custer Ave. Admission is free.

Missoula-based company Just My Type attended the 2023 Made in Montana Trade Show, hosted at Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday. The company sells unique journals made from recycled materials such as old leatherbound law books.

Nolan Lister

“We’re one of the best states when it comes to promoting Montana products,” said Mandy Rambo, acting deputy director of the Montana Department of Commerce, which hosts the trade show and created the Made in Montana brand nearly 40 years ago. “It speaks to the character of Montanans. They want to support their small town businesses.”

Those small town businesses were out in force, with one vendor traveling

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