Monday, December 06, 2021

Flathead Business Newsmakers

| November 21, 2021 12:00 AM


DR. MARK JESSEN is now offering LASIK at Glacier Eye Clinic.

Jessen is originally from the Salt Lake Valley and received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University. He and his family moved east as he completed medical school and his internship in Pennsylvania followed by ophthalmology residency training at Duke University. Prior to joining Glacier Eye Clinic in August, Jessen spent a year in Minneapolis for additional specialty training in corneal transplants, refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK) and complex surgeries with Minnesota Eye Consultants.

For a free LASIK consultation, call 406-257-2020.


TONY WOODS, has joined Robert Peccia Associates’ Kalispell Office as an Engineering Designer/Construction Technician in the Site Development Group.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Montana Technological University and an Associate of Science degree in general studies from Flathead Valley Community College. Prior to joining RPA, Woods spent over a decade supervising steel framing crews for large scale commercial construction projects. He is currently assisting with engineering design, specifications, and cost estimates for two National Parks Service boat launch ramp extension projects within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. He is also working on the schematic design of an access road, parking lots, and launch ramp at Callville Bay within Lake Mead.

• THE CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBES have received a $50,000 federal Housing Preservation Grant to preserve and improve existing Rural Rental Housing and Off-Farm Labor Housing projects in order to extend their affordable use without displacing tenants through increased rents.

The U.S.Department of Agriculture is investing almost $1.7 million to improve equitable access to jobs, business opportunities, education, housing and health care for people who live and work in Montana’s rural areas.

In Montana, there are 12 investments — including the CSKT grant — that USDA is making in four programs specifically designed to help people and businesses in Montana’s rural areas. These programs include Tribal College Initiative Grants, Rural Community Development Initiative Grants, Housing Preservation Grants, and Socially Disadvantaged Group Grants.

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Mark Jessen


Tony Woods