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Join fellow members of the Missoula Midtown Association at the Big Dipper Ice Cream shop located at 2700 Paxson Street Suite F.

Enjoy appetizers, ice cold drinks and networking with other folks in the area by attending the September Mixer!
In June of 1995, Charlie Beaton began producing Big Dipper Ice Cream in the back of the newly opened Kettle House Brewery. A used ice cream machine, -20 degree blast freezer and quality ingredients were about all it took to make the great gourmet ice cream that people are still enjoying today. With just wholesale business in mind, Big Dipper quickly captured the wholesale market selling to restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores. Within a year, Charlie along with new wife Barbie and long-time friend Dale Bickell moved the operation to the corner of 5th and Higgins and began a retail store along with the existing wholesale business. Dale sold his shares of Big Dipper in 2002 and is now CAO of the City of Missoula.
Big Dipper became a household name in Missoula and beyond, winning Best of Missoula awards yearly as well as garnering national attention in Food and Wine, Budget Travel, USA Today and numerous other publications. In 2010 Big Dipper was recognized in USA Today as one of America’s favorite ice cream shops. In 2013 the Beaton family appeared on Good Morning America representing Big Dipper for America: Best Ice Cream Ever!

Big Dipper operations have grown as well; in 2010 Big Dipper opened its first franchise store in Helena, MT and rolled out “Coneboy”, their ice cream truck. “Coneboy” is a partnership with longtime manager, Bryan Hickey. Along with Hickey, Big Dipper has opened a kiosk in the Adams Center at the University of Montana as well as a store in Billings, Montana. Charlie started an offshoot of its brand called Big Dipper Select in 2016. Big Dipper Select is manufactured in Missoula as well as in St. George, Utah, providing ice cream supplied to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and other accounts throughout the West. Most recently Big Dipper opened its 2nd location in midtown Missoula across from the AMC theater in the summer of 2020.

The Missoula Midtown Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, enhancement, and accessibility of the midtown area as it relates to businesses, residents and the community. Its goals are to provide resources and information related to the success and growth of a healthy business community and to enhance the quality of life and quality of place for visitors and residents alike.

We hope to see you there!

It’s summertime in Missoula, and that means the Western Montana Fair is just around the corner! The festivities are back this year with a fresh new look following several renovations and improvements to the Missoula County Fairgrounds throughout the past couple of years, while many of your classic attractions including fair food favorites, carnival rides, live music, dirt bike racing, and rodeos will give everyone something to enjoy!

This year’s event has been dubbed, “The Hoedown in Midtown” and will feature live entertainment each evening, along with a FREE Barn Dance every night starting at 9 PM.

The Western Montana Fair operates from 11am-11pm daily, August 11-15, and as in years past, ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL!

Public parking opens 7:30am. There is one lot for handicap parking (South Ave entrance) and one lot for public parking (Russell St).

The mission of the Missoula County Fairgrounds is to promote agriculture, education, culture, recreation, community connection and to reflect the beauty of Western Montana.

For full Fair Exhibit & Show Schedule, click here


Enjoy appetizers, ice cold drinks and networking with other folks in the area by attending the August Mixer!
Cornerstone Dental Missoula started in 2015 when Dr. Lindsay Rogers acquired a small dental office from a retiring dentist that had been part of the Missoula community for over 30 years. The practice relocated to 3111 Grant St in 2020 and grew its team to 14 including the addition of Dr Fisher in 2021. 
At Cornerstone Dental, our goal is to provide outstanding dental care with warmth, friendliness, and a touch of humor. We love what we do because we love helping our valued patients understand and enjoy the benefits of a smile that is both healthy and attractive.  Cornerstone Dental is proud to provide some of the best technology available in dentistry today in their new state of the art facility. From same day crowns to chairs that are self cleaning. Our office is open 5 days a week with the ability to schedule appoints online with any one of our 4 hygienists. 
Click here to find out more! cornerstonedentalmissoula.com

The Missoula Midtown Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, enhancement, and accessibility of the midtown area as it relates to businesses, residents and the community. Its goals are to provide resources and information related to the success and growth of a healthy business community and to enhance the quality of life and quality of place for visitors and residents alike.
We hope to see you there!

JOIN US AT FIRST SECURITY BANK

JUNE 1, 5-7PM, AT 2601 GARFIELD STREET

Join fellow members of the Missoula Midtown Association at First Security Bank on Garfield.
The event starts at 5pm and is hosted by the Missoula Family YMCA and First Security Bank.

Enjoy appetizers, ice cold drinks and networking with other folks in the area by attending the June Mixer!

The Missoula Family YMCA has served the greater Missoula community since 1967! From youth sports and summer camp to group fitness classes and child care, we offer programs that help each Missoulian reach their full potential. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Find out more about the YMCA by clicking HERE

First Security Bank first opened its doors in downtown Missoula in 1972. Quickly growing to a family of seven full-service branch locations, we also established full-service locations in the nearby communities of Corvallis, Hamilton, Plains, Thompson Falls and most recently, Stevensville.First Security Bank offers a full-range of banking products and services providing individuals and businesses with the help necessary to achieve their financial goals, today and throughout their lives. We operate our own management teams in the towns we know well, because we live here too! We value being an integral part of our many communities and are proud to serve friends, neighbors and local businesses not only with superior banking products and services, but with considerable investments of our own time and effort to help non-profit and community organizations wherever we are. In fact, we support more than 400 local community organizations every year. Visit their website by clicking HERE

The Missoula Midtown Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, enhancement, and accessibility of the midtown area as it relates to businesses, residents and the community. Its goals are to provide resources and information related to the success and growth of a healthy business community and to enhance the quality of life and quality of place for visitors and residents alike.

We hope to see you there!

First In-Person Event of the Year!

Join fellow members of the Missoula Midtown Association at the Missoula Fairgrounds at the new historic plaza and commercial building. The event starts at 5pm and is hosted by The Missoula County Fairgrounds, Farmers State Bank and Great Burn Brewing.

Enjoy appetizers, ice cold drinks and networking with other folks in the area by attending our first LIVE event of the year!

Missoula County Fairgrounds hosts an ever-increasing variety of public events during the year, and is the largest such facility in Western Montana. The Fairgrounds offers a variety of facilities, both indoor and outdoor, for business meetings, trade shows, concerts and equestrian events, and can also provide all of the necessary support services for such events. Visit their website by clicking HERE

Great Burn Brewing was originally established in April 29, 2013 by family and friends. The ¾ -part family business, consists of the Howard Brothers Mike and Greg, and Diana Garrett, Greg’s wife. They were later joined by friend Jennifer Wright to add the fourth partner to the company. Together, with our unique skill sets we have started and operated this craft beer business. This business was brain child of the Howard Brothers in honor of their fallen brother Chad Howard. Click HERE for more information.

Farmers State Bank has been a locally owned community bank since 1907. With 7 branches from Darby to Missoula and an all new location in Helena, they have faithfully serviced its communities with their financial needs for 110 years and continually strives to offer innovative products, superior service and knowledge, all with a small town feel. Farmers State Bank is a 4th generation (5th generation growing!), locally owned, all Montana bank. Learn more by visiting their website HERE

We hope to see you there!