Archive: Kelley Chambers

Kelley Chambers is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience covering news in Oklahoma. He has worked for the The Oklahoman, was editor-in-chief of The Vista at the University of Central Oklahoma, served as writer and later editor-in-chief of okcBIZ magazine, and most recently served as managing editor of the Oklahoma Gazette.

Philipsburg recognized nationally by Sunset magazine.

PHILIPSBURG, Mont. —  Sunset magazine recently honored the town of Philipsburg for its work to turn around the fortunes of the community and transform it into a bustling area of commerce. The magazine dubbed the city the winner of the Best Municipal M ...

Bespoke spruces up offerings in Montana home.

KALISPELL, Mont. — Bespoke, a boutique leather store in Kalispell, opened in August, and owner Ryan Motley is working to create items that are both durable and aesthetically pleasing. Kalispell builds custom-designed leather pieces at his downtown shop ...

Opportunity Resources recycles, creates jobs.

MISSOULA, Mont. — Opportunity Resources has opened an electronic waste recycling business that will collect various materials and metals from items like computers and small appliances. The company will take the metals out of those items for recycling, a ...

Montana has gangbuster year in national park visitors.

MONTANA — The National Park Service reported 4.5 million people visited national parks in Montana last year. Those visitors also spent an estimated $432.1 million while in the state. The park service report further noted that those visitors helped suppo ...

Agile Data Solutions growing, adding jobs.

MISSOULA, Mont. — Agile Data Solutions plans to add 10 jobs in the next two years as it expands its data-mining software services. The company also is seeking a permanent home to handle its continued expansion. Agile President Joel Henry recently asked ...

Lights, camera, Montana!.

MISSOULA, Mont. — Film production courses through the Montana Film Academy will bring filmmakers and those interested in film together to work to grow the industry in the state. The Montana Film Office has partnered with the film academy to host a serie ...

Flathead County fastest growing economy in Montana.

FLATHEAD VALLEY, Mont. – The Montana Department of Labor and Industry found Flathead County has seen strong growth and added 1,574 jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in the county also is down from about 7 percent a year ago to 5.8 percent. A ...

SmartLam stacking up lumber production business.

COLUMBIA FALLS – SmartLam, a cross-laminted timber production company, has ramped up to operate at full capacity, and it plans to increase production by about four times thanks to a large expansion. The company expects to double its staff of 36 due to ...