Tester announces ‘Industry Support’ panelists for upcoming Small Business Workshop

Senator’s next workshop to be held March 7 in Helena

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester today announced the participants for his “Industry Support” panel at his upcoming Manufacturing Small Business Opportunity Workshop in Helena on Friday, March 7.

Tester’s 14th small business workshop will connect national manufacturing industry leaders with Montana businesses to expand economic opportunity and create jobs in the Treasure State. RSVP at www.tester.senate.gov/rsvp.

Tester’s three “Industry Support” panelists include:

• Ronda Coguill – Lab Manager – Montana Tech’s Materials Testing Lab, which supports the Montana Center for Manufacturing Technology in Butte
• Cary Hester – International Trade Specialist – Montana U.S. Export Assistance Center, which advises businesses on exporting and global marketing from office in Missoula
• Todd Daniels – Field Engineer – Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, which works with Montana Commerce Department to advise manufacturers on streamlining and growing their business.

Tester’s workshop will be held on March 7 at Carroll College’s Campus Center – known as ‘the Cube.’

“Montana’s manufacturers know how to make the products that America and the world need, but our businesses also have support to get their products to market around the world,” Tester said. “This workshop will put business owners in touch with folks who can help them grow their businesses and create even more jobs.”

Tester’s morning workshop, which runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. Montanans interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP at www.tester.senate.gov/rsvp.

Tester’s Helena workshop builds on the success of his 13 previous small business workshops held across Montana. More than 2,000 Montanans have attended Tester’s workshops.