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Can Do: Making A Product Good Enough For Your Dog

Nov 30, 2018
Spencer Williams, founder and CEO of West Paw, based in Bozeman, MT. Nov. 27, 2018
LinkedIn profile

Spencer Williams, founder of West Paw, was just 23 years old when he began manufacturing pet toys in Bozeman, Montana. The newly-minted entrepreneur reveled in the chance to try out new, untested strategies, which in turn fueled his entrepreneurial drive. “That’s what gets me excited about business,” Williams says.

In the 22 years since, Williams has stuck by another founding motivation for getting into business: positively impacting his community by hiring employees locally and making a difference in their lives.

Today on “Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs,” host Arnie Sherman and Williams talk about how you get multiple returns when your end consumer doesn’t have a wallet or a credit card – and is covered in fur. 

Cause Of Statewide Canine Respiratory Disease Still Unknown
(PD)

The Department of Livestock and local veterinarians are monitoring an outbreak of severe canine respiratory disease in Montana.

Veterinarians in Bozeman, Livingston, Billings, Butte, Big Timber, Roundup and Red Lodge have reported seeing dogs with coughing, difficulty breathing and fever.

Field Trip

by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen

Wendy Lamb Books 2015

Gary Paulsen first teamed up with his son Jim Paulsen to write Road Trip in 2013, in which teenage Ben Duffy and his father head off on a road trip with the family dog, Atticus to rescue a border collie. The rescued pup, Conor, joins the crew in this companion book, which takes place as Ben is trying to convince his parents to let him go to boarding school at a hockey academy.