Even throughout a pandemic Lake County’s enterprise scene is a dynamic ecosystem, with many shifting components and fixed change. With that in thoughts, this week we introduce an occasional enterprise column we name Biz Buzz, with a quick-hit format that higher permits us to get the phrase out on native small enterprise developments.

The house owners of The Lake Bar in Polson made the a lot of the coronavirus shutdown final spring, urgent forward with a serious transform earlier than unveiling a brand new menu. The new look options loads of distressed brick and there’s a comfy, homey really feel to the place.

Leading the employees in day-to-day operations are Polson natives Ciara Moran, bar supervisor, and Gavin Fox, kitchen supervisor. Fox had labored at The Lake Bar on and off for a number of years earlier than assuming his new place final summer time, at about the identical time Moran got here aboard and the brand new menu was launched.

The meals choice consists of shareable plates, full-sized salads, sandwiches and burgers, tacos, fish and chips, and steak fingers. There’s additionally a collection of mac and cheese dishes, together with steak ideas, pulled pork and buffalo bacon bleu combos that can maintain you loads heat on a chilly winter night time.

If you’re in search of one thing extra substantial, there’s additionally a collection of steak dinners, together with prime rib.

There are a number of Montana brews on faucet and a pleasant listing of signature cocktails. For desert, attempt the bread pudding or a milkshake — conventional or with alcohol.

The Polson Chamber of Commerce and Polson Business Community have teamed as much as provide a Small Business Saturday vacation buying occasion Nov. 28 that can function particular gross sales and vacation decor all through downtown. There additionally shall be a Find Frosty’s Hat scavenger occasion, with an opportunity to win a prize bundle from the chamber. Follow the Polson Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or Instagram for updates on the occasion. If you’re concerned in a enterprise that wish to take part, e mail the chamber at chamber@polsonchamber.com as quickly as potential.

Also, should you’re a possible new chamber member who’s been considering of becoming a member of, now could be the time. They’re providing a reduced membership for first-time members’ first 12 months of membership should you enroll by Dec. 14.

The newly opened Ronan Cooperative Brewery at 400 Main St. in Ronan not too long ago introduced they’ll be closing gross sales of most popular inventory on the finish of the 12 months. The buy of most popular inventory has been accessible to members as a option to increase cash for operations. Hundreds of individuals have already bought memberships, which value $250 and make you a component proprietor within the brewery with a voice in how it’s run. One of the perks of membership initially was the choice to purchase the popular inventory shares that may pay annual curiosity as soon as the brewery is worthwhile. Visit ronancoopbrewery.com to be taught extra in regards to the enterprise mannequin and membership.

MoFi, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution that gives loans to people, companies and communities throughout the Northern Rockies, not too long ago launched a brand new mortgage program referred to as Thrive that gives versatile and accountable capital, rapidly, to small companies. Thrive Loans are “a resource for existing small businesses that were profitable before the pandemic and need help to adapt and survive in an uncertain economic climate, but can’t access financing right now through traditional institutions like banks and credit unions,” based on a current press launch.

Businesses that had been worthwhile in 2019 qualify for loans as much as $100,000. There’s a easy on-line utility course of at www.mofi.org/business-loans, and loans include free enterprise consulting companies.

If you could have native enterprise information or developments you’d wish to share for Biz Buzz, e mail Editor Scot Heisel at sheisel@leaderadvertiser.com.