• Montana CPA's Hold 106th Conference

    The Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants will be holding their 106th annual meeting in Billings,  June 20 -21. Read More
  • Raising the Roof -- in a new way

    Raising the Roof --  in a new way The idea of a Billings builder is poised to dramatically change the way building is done – at least the way in which trusses are set into place for roofs. “I believe there will be a time when every contractor will be using TrussLox,” says the inventor, Steve Ventling, a veteran Read More
  • Young Entrepreneur-- Nicole Griffith

    Young Entrepreneur-- Nicole Griffith Well Pared LLC of Billings has been named SBA’s 2019 Montana Young Entrepreneur-Owned Business of the Year. It is owned by Nicole Griffith. Well Pared was initially founded in 2013 as a mobile food truck business.  At that time, “healthy” and “fast” were two words not commonly found in the Read More
  • Legacy Award -- Webb Brown

    Legacy Award -- Webb Brown Webb Brown who served 20 years as President/CEO of the Montana Chamber of Commerce has been presented with the SBA’s 2019 Montana Legacy Award. Read More
  • GTUIT Gets EcoStar Award

    GTUIT, LLC, Billings, MT was awarded the EcoStar Pollution Prevention Award for 2019. The award was presented at a reception hosted by Governor Bullock at the State Capitol Rotunda in Helena.  Read More
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  • Ranked Among the Highest

    Yellowstone County ranked among the highest of Montana counties in terms of local investment, according to SmartAsset. Investment in local economic expansion can produce significant improvements in quality of life for communities. To help educate residents about these positive signs in their areas, financial technology company SmartAsset released a study Read More
  • Next for Metra?

    Next for Metra? To beautify and improve the appearance of Metra Park, increase attendance at events, improve parking and complete the restoration of the fairgrounds, renovate the Pavilion and the Expo for a conference center, build a new grandstand, build a hotel, replace old barns. Read More
  • Billings Joint Site First for SBA

    Billings Joint Site First for SBA A ribbon cutting in Billings on May 22 marked a first in the nation – a merging of efforts by the US Small Business Administration and USDA Rural Development.  Dan Nordberg, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region VIII Administrator, and Charles Robison, USDA Rural Development (USDA) Montana State Director, joined other Read More
  • Former Downtown Bank to Be New Home for BSED

    Big Sky Economic Development EDA/EDC Board of Directors selected the Montana National Bank Building in the heart of downtown Billings as their potential future home, during their monthly board meeting, last week. The decision follows a two –year process of long-range planning, research and due diligence, and two requests for Read More
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  • Coal-Reliant Communities Attend Challenge Event

    A local group of stakeholders recently participated in the Coal-Reliant Communities Challenge held on May 1 - 3, 2019 in Denver. The event was sponsored by NACo (National Association of Counties), NADO (National Association of Development Organizations), and the EDA (federal Economic Development Administration). The training event was organized to help Read More
  • 30 Years Ago - What was happening in 1989?

      Just for the fun of it, let’s take a look at what was happening in Billings 30 years ago. Following are some business news snippets taken from the pages of the Big Sky Business Journal during 1989. The business world was on the precipice of the computer age, many Read More
  • Registration Opens for Big Sky State Games

    Registration is open for the 34th Annual Big Sky State Games. Most sports fall on the weekend of July 19-21 in Billings. This Olympic-style multi-sport festival for participants of all ages and skill levels draws 10,000 competitors each year. Elite, junior, senior and recreational athletes compete for medals in 36 sports. Read More
  • NAIA Has Record Tournament at Metra

    NAIA Has Record Tournament at Metra   Each year for the past three years, the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship tournament for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) held in Billings, has been better than the one previous. This year was no different, with attendance far out-pacing that of last year, just as attendance last Read More
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  • The “Unentitled”

    The “Unentitled”

    Among the latest benefits to become a demand by those “entitled” to the property of others is government-enforced “family leave.” This follows a plunging waterfall of demands that one hears about every day. Whether its health care, health insurance, education, child care, food, cell phones, housing, guaranteed income — there’s just a lot of people out there who see themselves as the justified recipients of all these things at no cost to themselves.

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  • The same issue, 30 years ago by Evelyn Pyburn

    The same issue, 30 years ago by Evelyn Pyburn

    June 4 marks the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square.

    It is probably necessary to remind, and in many cases inform for the first time, many people about China’s ruthless crackdown on Chinese freedom fighters in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, 30 years ago. Chinese rulers have never divulged how many people— perhaps as many as 10,000 —were killed by the Chinese government – young students who courageously protested in support of democracy, with many pointing to copies of the US Constitution, as something they wanted for themselves.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Montana Farm Bureau is celebrating its centennial this year, so it’s summer conference theme is...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
A competition to develop job skills has been announced by U.S. Small Business Administration...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
With the renovation of a downtown Polson landmark, Blodgett Creamery Coffee Saloon opened two...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Emily Cross joined Holland & Hart’s Billings, office as an associate in the firm’s commercial...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Aurora will acquire Bozeman-based Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc., a leading edge Lidar...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
A program to offer student debt assistance to young farmers and ranchers in Montana was signed...
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
During the late 1850s, the gold rush was booming in Montana. As the gold disappeared, so did the...
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Yellowstone County Commissioners have approved changes to landscaping zone regulations. The...
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Warning: this article has editorial overtones. Editor’s note:?The headline here could well be “Why...