U-Haul
BRETT FRENCH, Gazette Staff

U-Haul, the nation’s largest moving equipment and rental company, has added a new Billings dealer.

Tint Factory at 536 S. 18th St. W. is now authorized to rent U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes, according to a news release from the company.

Tint Factory is owned by Vernon Ball and has operated since 1988.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Call 545-3598 for more information or to reserve vehicles.

According to Phoenix, Arizona-based U-Haul, every company truck in a community keeps 19 other personal vehicles off the road, reducing congestion and emissions.

Tint Factory is U-Haul’s fifth authorized dealer in Billings.

Billings Hypnosis moves

Billings Hypnosis has moved to a new office at 1001 S. 24th St. W. suite 310.

Owner Connie Kvilhaug said she has added courses aimed at first responders and other members of the medical community.

Those professionals can learn what to say and do at accident scenes, traumatic events and medical visits to help ease patients’ pain and potentially speed up the recovery rate, she said.

The training can also help pregnant women and chemotherapy patients, Kvilhaug said. She opened the business in 2006 and helps people retrain their brains to stop smoking, manage stress, sleep better and lose weight.

Her new phone number is 406-672-0637. The practice can also be reached at connie@billingshypnosis.com.

Small biz boost in Miles City

A new state-sponsored Small Business Development Center is opening in Miles City to support economic development in Eastern Montana, state officials announced recently.

The Montana Small Business Development Center is partnering with Miles Community College to bring the center to the campus.

The center will serve Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Powder River, Prairie, Rosebud, Treasure and Wibaux counties. It will provide resources to entrepreneurs in those areas, according to a news release.

Small business development centers are funded with state, federal and local dollars through the college.

The state’s Small Business Development Center and Miles College are seeking a director to staff the center.

Allegiant offers military perks

Allegiant Airlines recently announced an honors program to give perks to active and retired U.S. military members and their families.

Under the program, eligible members fly free on Allegiant with up to three pieces of checked baggage, one carry-on bag, one pet in the cabin and free seat assignments.

They may also board flights with priority boarding at no charge, and they face no cancellation fee.

Eligible members must bring a valid military ID.

Allegiant flies out of Billings Logan International Airport.

Haikus from the valley

I’m back after two weeks. Did I miss anything?

GOP or the

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Business reporter for The Billings Gazette.