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Tom Egelhoff

I’ve has been the host of "Open for Business," a business and consumer talk show on KMMS since 2004. I’m the author of "How to Market, Advertise and Promote Your Business or Service In Your Own Backyard" (Wiley), and "The Small Town Advertising Handbook: How to Say More and Spend Less," and "How to Market, Advertise and Promote Your Business or Service In A Small Town.” All Available on Amazon. One of my books has been a textbook at the University of Alaska and Missouri State University. I’ve appeared on MSNBC's "Your Business" with JJ Ramberg, featured in Costco Connection Magazine (twice), Target Market Magazine, Emerging Business, Business Adviser, and magazines in China, India and Turkey. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn or Web Site: Call the show at (406) 522 - 8255 – Text 266-7617 Email me at
Trader Joe's Open New Store In Miami Area
Shoppers lineup as they wait for the grand opening of a Trader Joe's on October 18, 2013 in Pinecrest, Florida. Trader Joe's opened its first store in South Florida where shoppers can now take advantage of the California grocery chains low-cost wines and unique items not found in other stores. About 80 percent of what they sell is under the Trader Joe's private label. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

What’s Missing in Bozeman? Trader Joe’s

One Name Stands Out — Trader Joe’s. If you’ve ever been traveling and saw a Trader Joe’s there’s an irresistible impulse to go in and check it out.

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Fistful Of Credit
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State Attorney Generals Asking Equifax To Disable Fee Monitoring

Montana AG Tim Fox is joining with AG’s from other states requesting that Equifax disable it’s fee based monitoring system in response to the breach.

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No sweets for me for holidays
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When The Label Says “Easy” — It’s Not

One of the most overused words in the English language today has to be the word easy. Because it almost never is.

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Apple Fans Await iPhone 7
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What Would You Give up for a Year?

Are you addicted to the Internet or your smart phone? Might be really hard to give either of those up if they’re a major part of your daily life.

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Snowmobiles in Yellowstone
Brad Duddleston snowshoes near Old Faithful February 10, 2001 in Yellowstone National Park. While snowshoing may be a favorite pastime to many who use the park in the Winter, it does not compare to those who use snowmobiles. About 55,000 snowmobiles enter the park each winter causing environmental damage. The National Park Service will phase out snowmobile use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks over the next three years. (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

What Would You Do If Yellowstone Blew?

Depending on the severity of the eruption I’d probably have just enough time to tell the wife I love her before being vaporized or buried in burning ash.

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What Makes Something Good?

A good movie, good book, a good car or a good dish. What common denominator makes something good?

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September 11 Retrospective
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: (SEPTEMBER 11 RETROSPECTIVE) A firefighter breaks down after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed September 11, 2001 after two hijacked airplanes slammed into the twin towers in a terrorist attack. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Where Were You Tuesday Morning September 11, 2001?

I was sitting on my bed, having my first cup of coffee before work, when I turned on the TV just in time to see the plane hit the second tower.

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Britons Set To Double Credit Card Spend
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367,737 Montanans Affected By Equifax Data Breach

Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, was hacked in June and July of 2017 and millions of people's credit information was compromised. T

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