July 29, 2014
CONTACT: Terri McCoy, (406) 444-2807
McCulloch Recognizes CSKT Tribal Council and Member-Owned Business for Impact on Economy in State
PABLO, MT – Secretary of State Linda McCulloch acknowledged the significant role of small businesses in Montana and the impact of business programs on the Flathead Indian Reservation by presenting Ron Couture, CSKT enrolled Tribal member and owner of Jitterbug Weed & Pest Control, LLC with a Secretary of State’s “Certificate of Good Standing” during a CSKT Tribal Council meeting at Tribal headquarters.
During the meeting, McCulloch honored CSKT Chairman Ron Trahan and the Tribal Council for its commitment to support businesses owned and operated by Montana Tribes and enrolled Tribal members, and provided details about some of the tools and resources available to help every business grow and succeed in today’s economy.
“Small businesses are critical to the economic vitality and wellbeing of Montana, and yet less than half of all small businesses survive the first five years of operation,” Secretary McCulloch said. “Chairman Trahan and the Tribal Council are committed to helping businesses on the Flathead Reservation beat the odds, and Mr. Couture of Jitterbug Weed & Pest Control represents the throng of business owners that have benefitted from the Tribe’s support.”
Jitterbug Weed & Pest Control, LLC has been registered with the Secretary of State’s Office since 2013. Ron Couture purchased the business, which was first registered in 2007, with help from a grant he received from the CSKT.
“Montana is a great place to do business both on and off the reservation, and the information, grants and assistance that are out there, are all there to be utilized,” Secretary McCulloch said. “Businesses that are fully engaged and take advantage of the available resources increase their chances of success.”
McCulloch invites all businesses that wish to celebrate a significant milestone or another occasion to contact the Secretary of State’s Office at (406) 444-2034. She says her business program not only honors business owners, but also the communities that support them.