• Montana’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Does Well

    Montana’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Does Well Montana leads the nation in the growth of its outdoor recreation business, exceeded only by Hawaii. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reports that the U.S. outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.2 percent ($427.2 billion) of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017.  Read More
  • Manufacturing Makes Mark in Montana

    October 1 is Manufacturing Day! It’s a day that should bring pause to every community in the state, because almost every community has some kind of manufacturing and manufacturing is a pillar of every economy. Read More
  • Elliott Promoted to Branch Manager

    Elliott Promoted to Branch Manager Patrice Elliott has recently been promoted to Vice President, Branch manager for Stockman Bank Shiloh. Elliott will focus on overseeing bank operations, management and employee supervision, developing and servicing commercial and construction loans, and assisting clients with their lending and credit needs. Read More
  • Buffalo Block at the Rex Opens

    Buffalo Block at the Rex Opens Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse at the Rex opened on October 1 as Billings’ newest first class restaurant. Read More
  • BBB Honors Businesses for Ethical Practices

    The Better Business Bureau has named the recipients of the 2019 Torch Award for Ethics. The recognitions honor organizations that demonstrate exceptional commitment to building trust and integrity with their customers, fellow business owners and communities. Winners in the Northwest and Pacific are Hi-line Service and Hydraulics as the Business Read More
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  • Grant to Help Design Metra Park Border

    Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) is applying for a CDBG Planning Grant from the Montana Department of Commerce to hire a professional consultant to create a concept play for the redevelopment of the MetraPark border with US Highway 87. A hearing date was set by the county commissioners last week Read More
  • Governor Projects 10 More Good Years for Montana

    Governor Projects 10 More Good Years for Montana In recognition of Labor Day, Montana Governor Steve Bullock proclaimed that the state’s economy will continue a growth trend for the next ten years. Stats that support that projection  come from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. In its annual Labor Day Report the agency reports that Montana has Read More
  • Montana Manufacturers - Show Your Stuff

    The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center in Bozeman is encouraging manufacturers to plan an event to recognize Manufacturing Day which is October 4. The organization says there are lots of options: Read More
  • Does Your Dishwasher Take 2 Hours to Run? Here’s Why

    While this may not be a world burning issue it is certainly one that demonstrates how all –encompassing Big Brother has become. It’s about dishwashers. Yes, dishwashers. Read More
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  • Bypass Won’t be Bypass

    The Billings Bypass will not be called the Billings Bypass. Maybe it will be called the Lockwood-Heights Commerce Park Way. Read More
  • Billings Launches 1 Million Cups to Showcase Entrepreneurs

    Billings Launches 1 Million Cups to Showcase Entrepreneurs Billings is now the newest home of a national program to engage, educate and connect local entrepreneurs. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups is based on the notion that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee. The free, weekly gathering helps build startup communities Read More
  • Airport Starts Construction

    Airport Starts Construction After years of planning, the expansion and remodeling  project of the Billings Airport was kicked off last week with a ground breaking. Among the dignitaries present, the $55 million project was, frequently, referred to as a “huge deal,” for Billings. Read More
  • Downtown Meeting to Put Public Safety at Forefront

    Downtown Meeting to Put Public Safety at Forefront It’s been a year since Billings business people and property owners packed the house at a public meeting about what can be done to address a growing problem in the city regarding street dwellers, including homeless people, substance abusers, vagrants, and partiers, who overstay their welcome. Read More
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  • Doing Just Fine by Evelyn Pyburn

    Doing Just Fine by Evelyn Pyburn

    Someone must come to the defense of business following what is but a veiled attack upon decades of how business has been successfully conducted.

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  • Catastrophes that Didn’t Happen and Have Been Forgotten

    Modern doomsayers have been predicting climate and environmental disaster since the 1960s. They continue to do so today.

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The Montana Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual conference on Oct. 30 at the Hilton Garden...
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CTA | Cushing Terrell, an award-winning architecture, engineering, and interior design firm,...
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Olivia Stockman has assumed the role of Staff Director for the Northern Plains Resource Council, a...
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Montana State University announced that its newest residence hall will open in fall 2020, to be...
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the Montana Community Development...
Monday, September 23, 2019
The Montana Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual conference on Oct. 30 at the Hilton Garden...
Monday, September 23, 2019
Montana State Fund (MSF), Montana’s largest workers’ compensation insurance company, presented a...
Monday, September 23, 2019
The Policy Coordinating Committee that serves Yellowstone County and Billings approved the 2020...
Monday, September 23, 2019
The U.S. Department of Interior announced over $170 million in grants funded without taxpayer...