• Red Neck Pizza Joins Shiloh Commons

      Red Neck Pizza, a well-known eatery in Laurel, by popular demand is opening a second location in Billings. The ever increasingly popular restaurant will open sometime in November in Shiloh Commons, a new development at the corner of Central Avenue and Shiloh. While they had a five year plan Read More
  • New Tech Detects Gunshot, Instantly Sends Alarm, Promising New Market

    New Tech Detects Gunshot, Instantly Sends Alarm, Promising New Market What if a shooting in a school or any other public area were reported and its location identified within five seconds of the first shot? How valuable would that technology be? Read More
  • Biz Optimism Up

      The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index soared to 108.8 in August, a new record in the survey’s 45-year history, topping the July 1983 highwater mark of 108. The record-breaking figure is driven by small business owners executing on the plans they’ve put in place due to dramatic changes in Read More
  • A Farming Legacy – An auspicious start.

    A Farming Legacy – An auspicious start.     Dean Folkvord didn’t want to go to Hawaii. “The first part is, we were young and he didn’t want to go,” said Dean’s wife, Hope. “I had to beg him to go on this trip to begin with. Finally he said, ‘Quit nagging, we’ll go.’” But it was Read More
  • Ron & Ronda Bachman Hand Off Permaletter

    Ron & Ronda Bachman Hand Off Permaletter   How do you marry two businesses? The process of passing a business from one generation to the next is a perplexing one. The experts say it takes planning. But what if the plans don’t work out? It’s almost like not having a plan at all. But, there’s this thing Read More
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Market Update

  • 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
  • No. 1 World Producer

        Early September, the US was officially proclaimed as the world’s largest producer of crude oil, usurping any claims by Russia or Saudi Arabia. The last time the US held the position of top producer was 1973. The feat demonstrates how the US shale oil boom has reshaped the Read More
  • Initiative Would Block Rock Creek, Montanore, Black Butte Copper Mines

    In a study of Montana’s hardrock mining industry the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business & Economic Research (BBER) concluded that mining plays an essential role in the state economy—generating nearly $199.4 million in state and local revenues each year. These funds generated by Montana mining support schools, local infrastructure, Read More
  • Farm Bureau Discusses Trade Tariffs

    State Farm Bureau Presidents met with President Trump and Vice President Pence to express their continuing concerns over trade and the financial difficulties tariffs and related barriers are causing farmers and ranchers. Read More
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  • 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
  • Join Golf Fundraiser, September 30 2018

    Join Golf Fundraiser, September 30 2018 Play golf for a good cause and a good time, on Sunday, September 30 at the Pryor Creek Golf Club, Huntley. Participate in the seventh annual Callan Taylor Fund for Kidney Disease Charity Golf Tournament. The event is being held in Montana for the third time. Previous tournaments have been Read More
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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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  • Opportunities Abound by Evelyn Pyburn

    Opportunities Abound by Evelyn Pyburn

    So as economists, politicians, civic leaders and economic developers wring their hands in concern about the “eco-system” for entrepreneurs and what to do to encourage them, there comes a typical example of what the state does to destroy them. The Public Service Commission comes out with an announcement of a decision in which they denied a permit to a company that wants to haul garbage in Missoula. This follows the approval of one in Roundup a couple weeks prior.

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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...
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
The Montana Public Service Commission directed nearly $110 million to rural broadband access. As...
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
The employee-owned engineering firm, Morrison Maierle, has named two employees to its leadership...
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
United Airlines has announced it will add another flight between Williston and Denver beginning...
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is seeking comments on a proposal to evaluate a...
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
The two boards of Big Sky Economic Development (BSED), Yellowstone County’s economic development...
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Construction on a new Billings Clinic dialysis center in downtown Billings has begun. A joint...