The law firms of Jarussi & Bishop and Heenan Law Firm have merged into Bishop & Heenan. Gene Jarussi and Randy Bishop have relocated to John Heenan's location at 3970 Avenue D, Suite A. Jarussi will be of counsel with the new firm.
First Choice Health has acquired Billings-based Health InfoNet and its network of health providers and members in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Colorado. This represents an expansion of the Seattle-based preferred provider organization network throughout the northwestern region of the U.S. Health InfoNet CEO Rob Hunter will continue to lead Health InfoNet. Founded in 1996, Health InfoNet is a Montana-based provider network serving health plan sponsors and members in the northern Rocky Mountain states. The company's main office in Billings and a satellite office in East Helena operate a credentialed network in excess of 10,000 providers, including more than 100 hospitals, serving approximately 100,000 plan members. First Choice Health is a Seattle-based, physician and hospital owned health care company. It has provided network, administrative and clinical services to the Northwest since 1985 and now serves more than 1 million people with an array of products and services in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana.
A workshop for businesses on sustainability is being hosted by the Red Lodge Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Yellowstone Business Partnership. The workshop is from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Red Lodge Pizza Co., 115 S. Broadway Ave. The workshop will make the case for business sustainability, offer tools for reducing waste through areas such as energy efficiency and purchasing modifications, and help businesses plan for sustainability policy implementation. Light drinks and snacks will be provided for a $10 charge. The workshop is open to any business or organization, but space is limited to the first 15 organizations to respond and an RSVP is required. For information and to RSVP, visit www.yellowstonebusiness.org/SustainabilityWorkshop/. Contact Wendy Weaver, YBP field representative and workshop presenter, with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Montana Department of Justice is seeking applications for membership to the Tow Truck Complaint Resolution Committee from a representative of the tow truck industry from Eastern Montana. The Tow Truck Complaint Resolution Committee is made up of six representatives who serve three-year terms: two members from the tow truck industry, one from the commercial motor carrier industry, one from the insurance industry, one from the public and one from the Montana Highway Patrol. The committee reviews and resolves complaints involving tow truck issues.
Interested applicants should send their letters of application to Montana Highway Patrol, Attn: Tow Truck Complaint Resolution Committee, 3615 Wynne Ave., Butte, MT 59701.
Letters of application should include the applicant's name, address and any qualifications the applicant believes are relevant to his or her ability to serve as a committee member. The deadline for applications is Jan. 30. Attorney Gen. Steve Bullock will make a final decision on committee membership. For more information, call Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Gary Becker at 406-494-3233 or Assistant Attorney Gen. Kelley Hubbard at 406-444-2026.
Montana State University Extension is offering a free financial education series webinar resuming Thursday. The spring "Solid Finances" series consists of eight sessions, organized into two topics (retirement and estate planning) with four one-hour sessions per topic. The fall "Solid Finances" series highlighted money management and investments. Feedback was strong: Participants appreciated "the ability to work online and still ask and have questions answered." Archived recordings of the money management and investment sessions can be viewed at www.msuextension/solidfinances/recordings.html. The program continues to be taught by MSU Extension family economics specialist Marsha Goetting and MSU Extension economics associate specialist Joel Schumacher. There are two ways to participate: several host locations offer classroom space (Broadus, MSU Billings, Cut Bank, Glasgow, Great Falls, Havre, Livingston, Missoula, Sidney and White Sulfur Springs); or participate as an individual online in the webinar series. All of the webinar sessions will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. The complete schedule and webinar registration is available at www.msuextension.org/solidfinances/webinerschedule.html. For questions about the series, contact Joel Schumacher at 406-994-6637, or email@example.com.