Harold and Larry Goode have added some Southern spice to the Billings South Side, and that’s not so bad for business at the Vegas Hotel.
While city leaders are talking about pressing upcoming financial needs, including a potential public safety levy, they might do well to look at the financial health of the transit system, too.
Year one was all about getting established and figuring out how to run things. Year two brought the chance to refine operations, improve on successes and address any issues.
Steve Wahrlich, of Billings, who once employed Barry Beach, speaks in support of Beach to the Board of Pardons and Parole, as the board considers Beach's clemency request, in Deer Lodge on Tuesday. Beach was sentenced to 100 years in prison without parole in the 1979 beating death of a high …
A crowd listens during the Billings Area Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau annual meeting Wednesday. Steve Wahrlich, center, from the Best Western Plus Clocktower Inn, listens to keynote speaker Larry Swanson, a Missoula economist.
Steve Wahrlich, chairman of the Tourism Business Improvement District and manager of the Best Western Clocktower Inn, wants to fund a study about building a modern convention center in Billings.
MetraPark, the city’s behemoth convention center, is fine for concerts, rodeos, fairs, sporting events, graduations, trade shows and some conventions.
Steve Wahrlich, owner of the Best Western Clocktower Inn in Billings, was named Tourism Person of the Year at the 2013 Montana Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation in Helena. Tourism award winners are selected for their outstanding contributions to Montana’s tourism industry.
It took 20 minutes of coaxing, but Donna Meyer, of Billings, got her daughter, Lindsay Stahl, to pose while she took her photograph by the Special Olympics cauldron in the middle of the gym floor at Laurel School at closing ceremonies Friday morning.
RiverStone Health Foundation has announced its board of directors for 2013. They are Bruce Parker (chair), senior vice president of First Interstate Bank; Steve Wahrlich (vice-chair), owner of Best Western ClockTower Inn; Mary Hernandez (treasurer), owner of Invisage Consulting, and Rob Hunt…
As a yearslong dream to remodel and reopen the Northern Hotel in downtown Billings becomes reality, Mike Nelson said he’s feeling like a kid again, waiting for his 1 p.m. birthday party to start.
Conventions, sporting events and meetings are filling up the calendar, as well as hotel and motel rooms in Billings for 2013.
Every aspect of Eastern Montana’s economy feels the force of the Bakken energy boom, including the hospitality and tourism industry.
Billings may stage a repeat performance this year of its last hotel building spree in 2006 when at least six hotels were started.
Every day during the first nine months of this year, at least 77 percent of the 4,000 hotel rooms in Billings were booked. That’s a healthy 22 percent increase in hotel occupancy from three years ago.
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…
Just how well is Montana’s tourism industry doing in the middle of a year replete with economic uncertainty?
Before the year is out, tourism experts say, 10.5 million out-of-state visitors will journey to or through Montana, dropping somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 billion. About 2 million of those visitors will hit Billings and about half of them will spend a night here, according to a study c…