(MTN News-Helena) Today kicked off the 1st day of the 2016 Made in Montana tradeshow at the Lewis & Clark fairgrounds in Helena.

The purpose of the show is to connect Montana businesses and products with local stores and the public.  This is the largest tradeshow in the past  14 years with more than 140 members of the made in Montana program exhibiting their goods.

“We have pre-packaged food. A lot of the gifts and things that you would see on store shelves, clothing. There’s barbecue sauce places. Great jewelry. I have one right here,” said Made in Montana Marketing Coordinator Erinn Donnell.

The doors will open to the general public this Saturday, March 12 from 9-5.

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