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Yarn Bar is a specialty yarn shop started by partners Sue Baker and Linda Heins.  The on-line store can be found at  The partners have worked together in the business for several years and decided last spring to branch out on their own.  They came to the Small Business Center located at Big Sky Development and worked with business counselors Lorene Hintz and Dena Johnson.  They are planning a grand opening for the first weekend in September but are open for business at 1940 Grand Ave.

SBDC Regional Business Advisor/
BEAR Volunteer Manager
Lorene Hintz, ASBC 406-254-6014

SBDC Regional Director Dena Johnson 406-254-6014