Billings Area Chamber Of Commerce
In addition to introducing themselves to voters on the campaign trail, Billings City Council candidates have been offered other venues to make their views known this year.
MetraPark, the city’s behemoth convention center, is fine for concerts, rodeos, fairs, sporting events, graduations, trade shows and some conventions.
Thanks to the prodding of tennis enthusiasts -- and a pledge to try to raise additional funds -- at least four city tennis courts are scheduled for resurfacing this summer.
Great schools are good for business.
At a joint meeting of the School District 2 Board of Trustees and Billings City Council on Thursday, most of the talk was about meetings to come.
With the start of the 2013 Montana Legislature less than three months away, Billings City Council members received an update on the city's legislative priorities Monday night.
A community where people want to live and work is the basis for economic development, and a recent announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency is again putting Billings on the map for creating unique partnerships and collaboration.
GLENDIVE — In a conference room in the Yellowstone River Inn here on the edge of the Bakken oil boom, community leaders from around the region gathered Wednesday to talk about how to deal with that boom.
Jamie Eldridge used to be able to predict when the flood of customers from the state wrestling tournament would begin arriving at Applebee's.
The Bakken oil boom that has turned Williston, N.D., into a chaotic circus offers Billings and Eastern Montana both opportunity and challenges, said business and community leaders who gathered Friday in Billings for an energy forum.
Montana, especially Billings, is poised to benefit economically from energy development, but the state still lags far behind Wyoming in coal production.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of the Swords Park Trail is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday.
Randy Chase is a familiar face to Billings West High girls basketball fans. Chase coached the West girls to this year’s state AA basketball championship.
For nearly 20 years, ZooMontana on Shiloh Road has been a destination for families, students, walkers and nature lovers. It’s a place where folks from all over this region take their children, grandchildren and visitors for wholesome fun and conservation education.
HELENA — Ed Bartlett prefers cheeseburgers and Pepsi to "thick steaks and old whiskey."
A bond measure to fund additional improvements at MetraPark is unlikely to proceed, given that two of the three Yellowstone County commissioners are against it.
Big Sky Economic Development has hired two new employees and promoted another. (Photo) Shelley Pierce is the organization’s new member investor coordinator. (Photo) Mac Ketterling fills a newly added position as loan officer.
Joyce Bratland, who co-manages the Best Western Kelly Inn & Suites at 4915 Southgate Drive, quickly summed up the gloom that hotel and motel owners feel about the loss of business following a June tornado that ripped the roof off Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.
Motorcycle tourism could be a multimillion-dollar boon to the Billings economy with the right promotional effort and a few carefully timed events, says Michael J. Marsh, who has put together rallies and races aimed at the growing market.
Volunteers are tremendously valuable to our community. One demographic is a particularly important source for volunteers whose schedules tend to be flexible and whose experience is tremendous: senior citizens.