Business development program offered in Missoula

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MISSOULA – The School of Extended & Lifelong Learning at the University of Montana, together with Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce and Cascadia Business Development, now offers a program for regional businesses and organizations to learn how to grow their business.

            The P5 program shares strategies to align a company’s purpose, people, processes, products and profit. It is designed for business executives, decision makers, owners and next-generation leaders. Participants must have access to financial and strategic information to fully take part in the program.

            “We anticipate a high demand for this program,” said Roger Maclean, dean of the School of Extended & Lifelong Learning. “As a result, we will kick off new roundtables on a monthly basis throughout the year.”

            The program requires a three-hour time commitment for three months. Through facilitated, peer roundtable discussions, business leaders will learn how to grow their business responsibly. Program participants also will receive business capacity and personal strength assessments; monthly in-person coaching sessions; an industry profile outlining benchmarks, challenges and opportunities; and access to online exclusive interviews with business experts in accounting, legal matters, technology, branding, human resources and more.

            Registration costs $299 a month or $897 total and is available online at For more information call Beth Burman Frazee, School of Extended & Lifelong Learning marketing director, at 406-243-6721, email or visit   

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