PKD Foundation Golf Fundraiser


The annual Callan Taylor Fund for Kidney Disease Charity Golf Tournament will hold its fifth event in Billings this year on Sunday, September 11 at Pryor Creek Golf Course. Previous tournaments have been held in San Diego, CA, where the fundraiser was first launched by the family of the little boy, who is its namesake.

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Billings Makes Bid for NAIA Women’s National Basketball Tournament


Visit Billings in conjunction with Rocky Mountain College will once more make a bid to capture the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament. While an effort to win the event failed in 2013, Visit Billings Executive Director, Alex Tyson is optimistic that the community has a good chance to win the event for two years, 2017 and 2018.

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Community Plans Discussion About Local Air Service, August 24


In response to concern in the community regarding the level of air service that is available in Billings, a meeting to discuss Billings’ air service will be held on August 24 at the Crowne Plaza, 3d Floor Ballroom.
Hosted by the Billings Chamber in partnership with the Big Sky Economic Development and Billings Logan International Airport, the program runs 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Former Battin Courthouse Under New Ownership


The former James F. Battin building has redevelopment in its future with new ownership at the helm – WC Commercial, LLC.
The building, located at 316 North 26th Street in Billings, was acquired at foreclosure sale. The new owner plans to abate the asbestos and remodel the building to a Class A Office space.

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Billings Logan Airport Receives Upgrade


In an effort to enhance the airport experience, Visit Billings and the Billings Chamber of Commerce completed a major upgrade to Billings Logan Airport. As passengers exit the secure area of the airport to head down the stairs to the baggage claim, the concourse is now a vivid and exciting welcome to Billings.

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Reisser Graduates from Chamber Institute


The Billings Chamber of Commerce announced that Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Reiser has graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management, a professional development program. Reiser is now recognized as “Jennifer Reiser, IOM.” Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course work in nonprofit management. Reiser began working toward the IOM in 2013 completing her instruction at West Institute, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California this month.

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Best to Retire to Billings, But Not Necessarily to Montana

Billings has been ranked as the third best city in the nation in which to retire by Kiplinger.com. Amazingly, Kiplinger.com ranks the state of Montana as sixth in the “10 Worst States for Taxes on Retirees.”
With the city of Naples, Florida ranked at the top, Billings is lauded for its outdoor amenities, health care and no sales tax, while chided for its air service and a tax on retirement income. Florida is ranked among the best tax retirement states.

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