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Wilson named Montanan of the Week by Sen. Daines

A local businesswoman and activist in Havre has been recognized on the floor of the Senate.

The office of U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said he recognized Havre's Dottie Wilson for her tremendous impact on the state of Montana in his "Montanan of the Week" this week.

Each week Daines highlights a Montanan by submitting a statement into Congressional Record.

Wilson, who said she is in Maryland with her daughter Keeley while Keeley participates in a 10-year study on Williams Syndrome, said she was not aware she had been named this week.

Wilson and Keeley have been advocates for state causes like Medicaid expansion and cuts to the state budget two years ago that led to reduction of services, and also championed a bill revising state requirements of small pet food stores this year.

In the statement Daines read into the record, provided by his office, he said, "Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Dottie Wilson of Hill County for her tremendous impact on the north-central Montana community of Havre.

Dottie, a former baker at Grateful Bread, took a tremendous leap of faith and made the decision to open her own bakery, Infinity Bake Shoppe LLC in April of 2017.

'Dottie's bakery offers a variety of baked goods including cookies, pastries, scones and cinnamon rolls as well as three different varieties of baked donuts, soups and lunch items.

"Since Infinity Bake Shoppe opened, it has been a great addition to the Havre community. Dottie did not anticipate her new business would take off so quickly, but folks from all across the Hi-Line are lining up for her baked goods.

"Dottie said she was inspired to start her own business in order to provide her daughter Keeley with a more purposeful future. Keeley, who has Williams syndrome, followed in her mother's entrepreneurial spirit and opened up, Lady Bug Bites LLC, making and selling treats for dogs and cats.

"It is my honor to recognize Dottie Wilson for her hard work and talent in opening up Infinity Bake Shoppe LLC. She is a fine example of the type of entrepreneurship coming from Montana main street businesses."

The release from Daines' office said the senator welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines' "Montanan of the Week" program by calling his office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on his website at https://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve .

 

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