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Breaking New Ground

Breaking New Ground

Champions for a Cause reached a significant milestone last Thursday in the Bringing Business Home initiative when Special K Ranch broke ground for construction on their new light manufacturing facility.  Montana Silversmiths currently employs Special K Ranch residents for assistance with packaging.  The new 60 by 64 foot building offers a larger, more efficient dedicated space for this specialized work.

Montana Silversmiths executive and management personnel attended the ceremony along with other community supporters of Special K Ranch.   Special K Ranch residents participated in the ceremony while Kevin Johnson, Vice President of Operations at Montana Silversmiths took the first shovel.

“We are proud and excited to take this next actionable step as a result of contributors’ support of the Bringing Business Home initiative,” says George Branca, Montana Silversmiths interim CEO. “Because of these generous donations, people’s lives are changed for the better.”

Montana Silversmiths started Champions for a Cause in 2011 as a not-for-profit organization to support groups and projects working to improve local economies.  Champions for a Cause selected Special K Ranch as its first project.  Through a series of fund-raising activities over a 5 day period, $60,000 was raised towards the light manufacturing facility which increases the job capacity at Special K Ranch.


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Thanks, Breakfast Flakes!

A big Champion “THANKS” going out to Breakfast Flakes at Cat Country 102.9 for mentioning our Champions for a Cause events on their E-mail Segment this morning!

The attached PSA went out to local/regional radio and tv broadcasters last night, so they would have them to start airing today.

Champions for a Cause
2011—Bringing Business Home

What is Champions for a Cause and the “Bringing Business Home” Initiative?
Montana Silversmiths® and Special K Ranch are working together to Bring Business Home with fundraising events August 18, 19, & 20. The goal is to raise $75,000 towards a light manufacturing facility that will offer residents of Special K Ranch revenue generating opportunities. For more information on how you can help the “Bringing Business Home” initiative, visit or call 406-322-6036

Champions for a Cause is a non-profit initiative started by Montana Silversmiths to better serve our community and state.  2011 marks the first year that Montana Silversmiths will select a local non-profit partner and create a campaign to serve the needs of our community and local economy.  With a new building especially designed for production work, Special K Ranch will be able to generate new economic opportunities, such as making Montana Silversmiths’ signature blue boxes, to complement their agriculture and horticulture businesses. Special K Ranch and this building project will represent the first of its kind.

Each year, Montana Silversmiths will identify and put forth a non-profit partnership to benefit the community. All Champions for a Cause proceeds will benefit Special K Ranch! Each night of the MontanaFair Yellowstone River Round-Up Rodeo at MetraPark, a $1 of each ticket will be donated to Champions for a Cause.