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The Big Sky Business Journal is a family-owned and operated business based in Billings, Montana.

It was started by Dennis and Evelyn Pyburn in 1982, making it the first business publication in the state. It is the only independent business publication (not associated with daily newspapers) in the Montana.

Events
Like so many other events, this year the Montana Economic Outlook will be different. The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana has announced that, rather than a hal...
The Billings Chamber has announced its “Keep the Cheer Here” campaign to encourage shopping locally. The campaign extends from Nov. 16 through Dec. 21. Shop Small Saturday is Nov. 28. The event fe...
NOAA predicts that Montana can expect a cool, wet winter that could lead to heavy runoff next spring. The forecast was made by the Corps’ Missouri River Water Management Division. Despite cold,...
St. John’s Foundation announced it has received a $50,000 Challenge donation from Stockman Bank in support of the Nursing Apprentice Fellowship program to help address the growing demand for nurse...

Located at Milton Road and Main Street in Billings, the first local Chase branch is set to open its doors in the second quarter of 2021. Current plans call for opening approximately three Chase branches in Montana.

“We look forward to establishing our roots in Montana and helping the people of this state make the most of their money,” said Claudius Duncan, head of Chase branches in Montana....

County Water District of the Billings Heights

I was appointed by the Yellowstone County Commissioners to serve on the Billings Heights Water District and attended my first monthly meeting in September 2020. Members of the public have a right to participate too.  The basis for access to public participation in Montana is the Montana Constitution Article II, Section 8 Right to Participate. St...

By Roger Koopman

The answer to politics is not more politics.  It’s not making eloquent excuses for comprising fundamental principles.  Freedom is what it is.  It doesn’t change, it doesn’t mutate, and it doesn’t hybridize with tyranny.  Breed one with the other, and the offspring is a two-headed carnivore with an insatiable appetite.  Feed it morsels of our liberties and it will only grow ...

A public hearing  recently  gathered public input on proposals to deal with traffic conflicts at the railroad crossing on 27th Street. The Montana Department of Transportation, working with several consultants including HDR and DOWL engineering firms, is doing a feasibility study to identify the most viable of short term and long term solutions.

Short term solutions involve making improveme...

Blue Dog RV has opened on US Hwy 2 in Kalispell. The Kalispell store is the 16th Blue Dog dealership in the Western U.S. and the first in Montana. The new Blue Dog RV store will offer travel trailers, fifth-wheels, toy haulers and motor homes, along with parts and accessories. The store will carry several brands, including Forest River, Keystone and Thor.

There has been a 29% increase in th...

Contractors Association Names New Coordinator

The Montana Contractors Association (MCA) is proud to announce Sarah Swanson as our Build Montana Coordinator. Swanson previously was the General Manager and an owner of Farm Equipment Sales, Inc., a multi-location John Deere dealer organization in eastern Montana. As a small business owner, ...