“fourOsix” founder to keynote Tester’s 15th Small Business Opportunity Workshop

Marketing experts Jake Cook and Jane Kober will also address Montana entrepreneurs

(U.S. Senate) – Senator Jon Tester today announced that Alex “Papu” Rincon, founder of Montana’s notable fourOsix brand will keynote his 15th Small Business Opportunity Workshop in Missoula next week.

“Eight years ago, Papu took an area code that unites all Montanans and turned it into a business, a brand, and a way of life. Now if you drive across Big Sky country you’ll see fourOsix bumper stickers, shirts and hats in nearly every community.” Tester said. “I’m pleased to announce that Papu will be the headliner at my 15th Small Business Opportunity Workshop and I know his story will help other Montana entrepreneurs hit their stride.”

“I am very honored to be a part of Senator Tester’s Small Business Opportunity Workshop and look forward to sharing my stories of struggle, success & growth in business with other Montana entrepreneurs,” said Rincon.

In 2007, Papu founded fourOsix – a Montana lifestyle brand that promotes art, music, style, forward thinking and Montana living. Papu now operates fourOsix’s retail store in downtown Helena and is expanding the fourOsix brand across the state, as well as regionally and with select international partners. Papu has been honored as a “Champion of Change” by the White House, and the U.S. Small Business Administration recently named Papu as Montana’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Tester also announced marketing experts Jake Cook of Montana State University and Tadpull Digital Marketing, and Jane Kober of Parker Hannifin will address small business owners during his workshop.

Tester’s workshop is free and open to the public. You can view all three panels of experts and an agenda of the event on Tester’s website.

Hitting Your Stride: Turning a Montana Small Business into a Montana Success
Friday, July 17, 2015
8:00 a.m. – Noon
University of Montana – University Center Theater
Missoula, MT