• Collection Bureau Services, Inc. of Missoula - 2018 Montana Family Business Award Winner

    Collection Bureau Services, Inc. (CBS) of Missoula is the winner of the 2018 Montana Family Business award in the small business category (10-30 employees), presented by Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship State Farm Insurance Family Business Day. Collection Bureau Services started after many lunch and dinner discussions Read More
  • Tongue River Winery of Miles City - 2018 Montana Family Business Award Winner

    Tongue River Winery of Miles City -  2018 Montana Family Business Award Winner Tongue River Vineyard & Winery Inc. of Miles City is the winner of the 2018 Montana Family Business of the year in the new business category, presented by the Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship State Farm Insurance Family Business Day. Read More
  • Sysco Recognized at Beef Conference

    Sysco Recognized at Beef Conference Sysco Montana, Billings, was recognized with the Broadline Foodservice Distributor Marketer of the Year award at the Certified Angus Beef ® Annual Conference, held in Maui Sept. 26-28, for leadership in product quality, marketing and sales. Brand partners, including meat processors, distributors, chefs, retailers and cattle ranchers, celebrated the brand’s 40th Read More
  • Montana Ale Works of Bozeman - 2018 Montana Family Business Award Winner

    Montana Ale Works of Bozeman - 2018 Montana Family Business Award Winner Montana Ale Works of Bozeman is the winner of the 2018 Montana Family Business the year in the medium business category (between 30 to 50 employees), presented by the Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship State Farm Insurance Family Business Day. Read More
  • Hayden Truck Repair of Belgrade - 2018 Montana Family Business Award Winner

    Hayden Truck Repair of Belgrade - 2018 Montana Family Business Award Winner Hayden Truck Repair of is the winner of the 2018 Montana Family Business award in the “old” business category (operating at least 50 years), presented by Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship State Farm Insurance Family Business Day. Harry Hayden built a prosperous trucking company from nothing. He Read More
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Market Update

  • Study Says Mining Source of Taxes, Jobs

    With I-186 on the ballot in November, a proposal that imposes greater restrictions on the development of hardrock mining in Montana, questions are being raised about its economic impact, given that hardrock mining is one of Montana’s most important basic industries. Requirements for Permits and Reclamation Plans of New Hard Read More
  • Farm Bureau Applauds Trade Progress

    From the Montana Farm Bureau The announcement regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement solidifies the trading relationships with North American neighbors. “Canada is our neighbor directly to the north so it’s essential we continue to have a good trade relationship with them,” noted Montana Farm Bureau Federation President Hans McPherson. “This Read More
  • EDA/EDC Endorses Two Ballot Initiatives

    Members of Yellowstone County’s two economic development agencies voted to endorse two of the three initiatives on Montana’s general election ballot in November. Big Sky Economic Development Authority (EDA) is a county agency that promotes economic development and its sister organization Big Sky Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a private Read More
  • Personal Income Up 4.2%

      State personal income increased 4.2 percent, at an annual rate, in the second quarter of 2018, a deceleration from the 5.0 percent increase in the first quarter, according to estimates released last week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The percent change in personal income across all states ranged Read More
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  • Montanans, Not so Happy?

    When it comes to being happy, Montanans are apparently only middling so. At least that is the report of Wallet Hub, which recently released a survey about which states are the happiest. Montana was ranked as only 28th happiest, while a number of our neighbors are apparently quite happy.  North Read More
  • Chamber Entices TBEX

      Travel Bloggers Exchange, TBEX, announced Billings as the host destination for its 2019 national conference. TBEX will bring 650 of the nation’s travel bloggers, journalists and influencers to Billings September 11-13, 2019. TBEX is the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content Read More
  • The Underriners, A Legacy

    The Underriners, A Legacy The Billings Chamber of Commerce announced that Bill and Mary Underriner are the 2018 Legacy Award honorees, for their dedication to business, philanthropy, and to the community.  Bill Underriner is the CEO/President/Owner of Underriner Motors in Billings. He has been in the automobile business since 1984 and took over the Read More
  • Funds Sought For Bike Trails

      With the federal funds which used to support bike /pedestrian trail development having been reduced by 82 percent over the past four years, the Billings Area Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) and the Billings City Council are seeking a new source of funding to build and maintain bike paths. Read More
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  • Why isn’t Venezuela a Poster Child? by Evelyn Pyburn

    Why isn’t Venezuela a Poster Child?  by Evelyn Pyburn



    It always amazes me how people who profess to be motivated by a deep concern for the poor, the disenfranchised, the forgotten, the maligned, or suffering –  can almost always stand adamantly opposed to the most effective means and protections ever devised to serve such people.
    Not only that, but they seem to universally succeed in making it appear that people who advocate for the systems and processes that are effective in achieving those things, are uncaring, evil and mean people.

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  • Destroying the Individual by Evelyn Pyburn

     

    “You didn’t build that.”

    When President Obama said this, I found it breathtaking in its unexpected revelation of what the progressive movement is all about. It was probably the single most important statement he said during his entire presidency. Whether or not he meant to, the statement laid bare the basis of the conflict that is tearing this country apart.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
With 592 active apprenticeship programs in Montana, and 1.57 out of every 1,000 Montanans involved...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Wentana, LLC was recently selected as the Diamond Award winner for Cause Marketing by the Wendy’s...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Jennifer Reiser, IOM, Chief Operating Officer for the Billings Chamber of Commerce, has been...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
ONEOK, a Tulsa, Oklahoma- based oil company, has announced pipeline and natural gas processing...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The 42-acre Glacier Rail Park in Kalispell opened recently. The parks 1.5 mile Kalispell Trail...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
A Lockwood-based company is expanding. T Bunch, Inc., also known as Bevco Countertops, a custom...
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Results of research on Montana’s tax structure will be the focus of the program Montana Chamber of...
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Montana ranks fifth in having a favorable tax structure, in the recently released State Business...
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
The City of Billings has purchased a 10 acre parcel of land near Amend Park for the purpose of...