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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
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Don’t Steal My Time

My father always told me that being late shows my lack of respect for someone else's time that they will never get back.

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Charlottesville City Council Votes To Cover Statues Of Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 23: The statue of Thomas Jonathan 'Stonewall' Jackson stands covered by a black tarp as it stands in Justice Park, formerly known as Jackson Park, on August 23, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The statue was covered today after the Charlottesville city council voted unanimously to cover Confederate statues in black tarp. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Darn, I Didn’t See Anything Offensive On My Drive Today

I don’t understand. According to the news there is something offensive on nearly every street corner. What am I missing? Maybe I’m just not paying attention.

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USS Fitzgerald
YOKOSUKA, JAPAN - JULY 13: In this released U.S. Navy handout, The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) sits in Dry Dock 4 at Fleet Activities Yokosuka to continue repairs and assess damage sustained from its June 17 collision with a merchant vessel. This view shows damage above the waterline to the outside skin of the ship. (Photo by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian Senyk/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Caller Educates Tom & Shane on Collisions at Sea & Submarine Warfare [LISTEN]

The USS John McCain collided with a merchant vessel on Monday Aug, 21st. This is the 4th accident involving a US warship in Asian waters this year.

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Lazy man sleeping instead of working
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How To Be Happier in Your Job

It seems like a lot of folks these days seem to be stuck in jobs they don’t like. In some cases it might have been the only opportunity available at the time.

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I Live My Life By The Airplane Rule

Those enablers who confirm that your station in life is beyond your control and you must be completely dependent on others are doing you a great disservice.

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Sunday Evening Sucks

All my life, well until retirement, I’ve always hated Sunday evening. Why you ask? Because it was the end of off time and the next day Monday, was on time.

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Wildland Firefighting Crews Train In Montana
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Having A Bad Day? — Try Being in Lolo, MT

"It's hard when you're watching your house be almost burned," said Case, "and people are taking pictures. It's hard."

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Sad and worried entrepreneur with laptop
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How Do You Know What You Want To Do In Life?

In my case life waited a while to pick a vocation for me. I guess it was waiting for me to pay my dues before the opportunity presented itself.

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