MSU College of Business joins with Lowell Thomas Tool, Inc in the Jake Jabs entrepreneurial course

Montana State University College of Business has partnered with Lowell Thomas Tool, Inc. the manufacturer of the JackClamp parallel bar clamp to give students hands on experience in real world marketing.
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Jan. 23, 2013 - PRLog -- Lowell Thomas Tool, Inc. and Montana State University College of Business of Bozeman, Montana are currently working together this semester to bring marketing students in their senior year hands on experience in real world sales. This program is made available through the Jake Jabs ( Center for Entrepreneurship for the New West whose mission is to help Montana businesses flourish by connecting them to Montana State University students and resources. The Center incorporates hands-on experiential education by pairing students with start-up or growth technology companies and serves as a connection to businesses and organizations throughout Montana. The two courses involved are;
BMGT 463 – The Entrepreneurial Experience – BMGT 475 Senior Research Practicum Management Research and Client Assistance General Course Information
      BMGT 463- focus is more geared to focus on the entrepreneurial “start-up” type of businesses. Student teams are in many instances a mix of a variety of scholastic majors, which provides the teams with unique capabilities and strengths.

·      BMGT 475R- initial focus is on consulting skills and how to best apply them to their projects.  Once this portion of the course is complete, then teams are assigned to clients based upon their particular skills and talents.  Clients working with this class generally are more mature, businesses and both civic and not-for-profit organizations.

These are both senior level classes offered by Montana State University College of Business, and are designed to be a real "hands-on" research and consulting type courses.  Students are usually in their last or next to last college semester, they are close to graduation, so they are ready to be out in the "real" business world.  This course provides them the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned these past four years.    

These courses are supervised by Gary Bishop. Director of Student Research Services, Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship for the New West
 Adjunct Instructor of Management, College of Business

Gary serves as the Director of Student Research Services for the Center. He is also an adjunct professor in the College of Business teaching management and entrepreneurship courses. He is a seasoned senior level training professional and brings more than 30 years successful experience in training, management, and executive leadership in both public and private sectors to the classroom and the boardroom. Gary has extensive hands-on experience as a senior manager and executive in training and operations; and as an instructor in both the corporate world and the university classroom. Gary’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics, a Master’s of Aeronautical Science Degree in Management, and post graduate work in Adult Education.

Gary Bishop
College of Business
P.O. Box 173040
Bozeman, MT 59717
406.994.7017 (

Lowell Thomas Tool,Inc. has been assigned four students with various degrees. One is in economic business marketing, one is in social marketing, one is a graphic artist and the fourth has a general marketing degree. These students will be working part time at the offices of Lowell Thomas Tool, Inc. to replicate real world jobs.  President Lowell Thomas says "The enthusiasm of these students is contagious and we look forward to helping them use our JackClamp products in a social media environment to practice their marketing skills."

Lowell Thomas Tool, Inc. of Bozeman, Montana is the inventor, manufacturer and marketer of the “New Generation of bar clamps” called the Jackclamp. They design, manufacture and market the Jackclamp from their offices in Montana. Go to for more info.
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