For the majority of us who drive downtown, snagging a parking spot is part of the daily routine.
New ideas and old challenges were on display Wednesday morning as a visiting panel of parking experts engaged with downtown merchants; advocates for people with disabilities; and workers, shoppers and diners who regularly use downtown parking.
As befits the first high-speed Internet company in the Billings area, Internet Montana announced on its website Monday that it is closing.
Disco dancing was big back in 1978 when Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft in Seattle and Mike Schaer co-founded Computers Unlimited in Billings.
Billings entrepreneur Mike Schaer talks about Computers Unlimited's history and the memorabilia they have collected for their 35th anniversary.
The award-winning developer of Billings’ downtown historic district had a voice disorder so devastating that he would fly to San Francisco for treatment. Without the treatment, he sounded like he was being strangled.
Dr. Jennifer Andrus, an ear, nose and throat specialist at Billings Clinic, and Mary Dawes, LPN, left, inject a small amount of botox into the affected muscles of Mike Schaer's vocal chords. The injection is designed to treat his Spasmodic Dysphonia, a neurological disorder affecting the voi…
Mike Schaer of Billings and Dr. Jennifer Andrus, an ear, nose and throat specialist at Billings Clinic, discuss a procedure he underwent to treat a neurological disorder that affects the muscles in his voice box. The treatment involves injecting botox into his vocal chords.
Dr. Jennifer Andrus, a specialist in the disorders of the ear, nose and throat at Billings Clinic, injects botox into Mike Schaer’s larynx muscles to treat a neurological disorder that affects the voice muscles. The disorder causes voice breaks and can give the voice a tight, strained quality.
Last year might have been the finale for Venture Theatre. The revelation of financial mismanagement that came to light in December might have meant curtains for the children’s classes, the musicals and other contemporary theater productions.
Venture Theatre has paid its debt to the city of Billings and is looking ahead to an open house and grand reopening party May 11 at the community theater.
The shows will go on. Money keeps rolling into the Venture Theatre Capital Campaign and planning has begun on the 2013-14 season.
After 11 years of running The Q Cuisine on Montana Avenue, Mike Schaer’s family closed the fine-dining restaurant on Feb. 9 and will focus on Q Catering.
Venture Theatre has paid off the payroll taxes it owed the IRS, and board members said they will pay the remaining penalties and interest later this week.
The Bakken oil boom was only one undercurrent pulling the Billings economy into stronger territory during 2012.
The Business Improvement District has announced its board of directors for fiscal year 2013. They are: Michael Gray of G&G Advertising, board chairman; Mike Schaer of Computers Unlimited, vice chair (two-year term); Norman Miller of the Miller Building, secretary/treasurer (one-year term…
Winners of the 2012 Roche Jaune Awards for Business Excellence have been named and were set to be announced Thursday at the Billings Depot.
Mike Schaer, owner of Computers Unlimited, talks about his 30 years of helping to restore historic Montana Avenue. Schaer recently was awarded a 2012 Montana Historic Preservation Excellence Award.
When Mike Schaer moved his small Computers Unlimited staff to Montana Avenue in 1983, derelicts and prostitutes ranged free and hundreds of pigeons made homes in the roofless historic buildings. Some of Schaer’s friends thought he was, well, a bit daft.