• PacificSource Health Plans Names Langbehn Director

    PacificSource Health Plans Names Langbehn Director   PacificSource Health Plans has named Cody Langbehn as vice president and Montana regional director. In his role, Langbehn will serve as a member of the organization’s executive management group with responsibilities for all health plan activities in the state of Montana, as well as executive leader for issues related Read More
  • Hi-Tech Generates $2 billion for State

    High-tech companies continue to be an important component of Montana’s economy, generating more than $2 billion in revenue in 2018 and growing at rates up to nine times faster than the statewide economy, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Read More
  • Montana Chamber Names New CEO

      Todd O’Hair was named the next Montana Chamber of Commerce president/CEO by the Montana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. O’Hair will begin his position May 1. Read More
  • Thompson Precision Creates Niche in Parts Industry

    From Montanan Manufacturing Extension Center Founded in 2011 in Kalispell, Thompson Precision is an AS9100 certified machining and fabrication shop with an experienced team of 25 employees and modern, high-tech capabilities in producing extremely high-quality parts.  Thompson has created a niche in the competitive machined parts industry through extremely high-quality, Read More
  • Montana Continues as Haven for Entrepreneurs

    Montana Continues as Haven for Entrepreneurs Montana’s rate of entrepreneurship remains among the highest in the nation as it has been for many years, according to the Kauffman Foundation, in analyzing the most current data. Montana ties for sixth place in the rate of entrepreneurship in the United States with Alaska at .4 percent based on Read More
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Market Update

  • Judge says Election Challenge Has No Place in District Court

    Park County Judge Brenda Gilbert has thrown out a lawsuit that claimed the City of Bozeman violated state law by using public funds to campaign for the passage of a public safety mill levy to build a $40 million civic center. Read More
  • Billings Nets Several SBA Small Business Awards

    Devon Davidson, owner of MARS of Billings, has been named Montana SBA Small Business Person of the Year for 2019. Four other awards also go to Billings’ recipients, including Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year, Luke Osborne, Amanda Osborne and Tom Osborne, Hydrosolutions, Inc., of Billings and Helena; Young Entrepreneur-Owned Read More
  • Pushing Back Against OBSD

      While the vision of One Big Sky District (OBSD), a 2.5 billion plan for downtown Billings, has been widely promoted and explained by the organizations supporting it – often referred to as the Billings partnership -- there is opposition to it, who have had little opportunity to lay forth their concerns. Read More
  • BSED to Focus on OBSD Legislation

    The proposed bill being drafted as an economic tool for One Big Sky District and the rest of the state, (LC1182) will essentially implement a provision that will empower communities to create what is being called 406 Impact Districts. To get that legislation passed will be the focus of Big Read More
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  • Billings Chamber Award Winners 2019

    Billings Chamber Award Winners 2019 Billings Clinic – Employer of the Year Andrew Newman – Newman Restoration & Cleaning The restoration industry has always been a piece of Andrew Newman’s life. He was first introduced to the business through his parents restoration company in his hometown of Sheridan, Wyoming.  Andrew recognized the opportunities to grow a business Read More
  • Time to Get Started!

    Time to Get Started! Bring the kids! Montana Women’s Run Getting Started Clinics begin on Monday, March 18, 5:30 pm, at Rocky Mountain College and Lockwood School, and will continue each Monday thereafter until race day on Saturday, May 11. Getting Started Clinics are an opportunity for women to get into shape to walk Read More
  • Rimrock Launches Pop-up Contest

    Have a fantastic business idea? Ready to leave the corporate grind and be your own boss? Looking to expand your online concept to click-and-mortar? Rimrock Mall is ready for you!  Now through Friday, April 19, Rimrock Mall is encouraging local entrepreneurs to submit their innovative ideas to its latest Battle Read More
  • Katie Pavlich to Speak

    Katie Pavlich to Speak   Katie Pavlich has been engaged by the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Rocky Mountain College, to speak on April 11, 6:30 pm. Katie Pavlich is a Fox News commentator, news editor of Townhall.com, and the author of a New York Times Best Seller. The topic she will be Read More
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  • Worse than Spanking

    Worse than Spanking

    Having been a child and having raised two sons, I must agree with the recent findings of Tufts Medical Center, which is taking an even stronger stand against spanking or hitting a child as a means of discipline, than they did 20 years ago. They conclude that parents should never hit their child and never use verbal insults that would humiliate or shame the child.

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  • Slow & Steady, Not Laughable

    Slow & Steady, Not Laughable

    I don’t know if City Councilman Gibbs was being serious or not when he pointed out that among the fiscal risks to One Big Sky District is the proposal that the federal government is threatening to eliminate air transportation, cattle and carbon fuels, which he pointed out would destroy most of Billings’ economic base of tourism, ranching and refineries. No matter whether he considered this a serious threat or not, it caused me (watching on television) to laugh out loud – it was funny either way. I expected half the people at the city council meeting to laugh as well, but there wasn’t even a little chuckle, which leaves me worried.

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Friday, April 12, 2019
GTUIT, LLC announced that the firm will soon commission their seventh 3 MMCFD Unit for...
Friday, April 12, 2019
Consumer confidence is on the move, according to the University of Michigan’s preliminary results...
Thursday, April 11, 2019
It was dead once but now SB 183 – a bill that would explore the possibility of introducing...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Flex Family Health, a primary healthcare clinic, will open April 1, at 3307 Grand Ave. in...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
A bill designed to provide Montana commercial property owners with easier access to private...
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
A turn-about lawsuit has been filed against environmental groups and activists in North Dakota,...
Monday, April 08, 2019
Young Americans for Freedom chapter will be hosting Katie Pavlich on April 11 at 6:30 pm in the...
Monday, April 08, 2019
The Montana Chamber Foundation is accepting applications for the 4th annual Kelly Kuntz Memorial...
Monday, April 08, 2019
The legislation upon which hopes of funding One Big Sky District were pinned had failed as of...