The Montana Manufacturing Association is holding the Montana’s Manufacturing Conference, the biennial Compete Smart on October 5-7 at Fairmont Hot Springs. Janyce Fadden, Executive-in-Residence for the College of Business at the University of North Alabama, keynotes this year’s conference. Other speakers, sponsors, booths, showcases, and more highlight Compete Smart. https:// www. eiseverywhere.com/ ehome/ competesmart/

TecNet Billings Group, a networking opportunity for those interested in or working in technology endeavors, will hold its next event on September 29, at the St. Vincent Healthcare Mansfield Center, 2900 12th Avenue North 30. Hosted by St. Vincent’s, the event begins at 5 p.m. featuring a local brew from Thirsty Street, food and door prize drawings. Anyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge. RSVP by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 406-839-9118.

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