Visit Billings and Visit Southeast Montana offer a free social media workshop in Billings, MT on March 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. (location TBD). The course will be comprehensive, covering everything from the basics to the more technical side of social media. Basic topics include: introduction to social media, how to choose the right social media network for your company, introduction to hashtags, and more. Technical courses will include: creating and gathering content, leveraging partnerships, tracking success, developing hashtag campaigns, and more. To sign up go to www.SEMT workshop.
TecNet Billings, a networking group for information technology professionals, will hold their next meeting on March 31, 5 p.m. at Parsec Data Management Center, 3470 Gabel Road. Anyone interested is invited to attend to meet professional peers, industry leaders and business owners. The event is being hosted by Diamond B Technology Solutions. Complimentary local food, beverages and prizes will be provided. Please RSVP by contacting Sara Bryan, Arrow Solutions Group, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Roy Paulson, President of Paulson Manufacturing and Chair of the National District Export Council (DEC) will keynote Manufacturing and International Trade Day (MITD) 2016. In addition, MITD is partnering with the Montana District Office of the US Small Business Administration to present the SBA awards at the event. Governor Steve Bullock has been invited to present those awards, as well as Exporter of the Year. MITD recognizes the importance of manufacturing to Montana. The sixth annual event will be held in Missoula, Monday, May 2 at the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown. In addition to the awards, there will be networking and exhibiting opportunities. There will also be seminars and training sessions on both manufacturing and exporting. Sponsorships are available by contacting Stacye Dorrington at 888-442-MONT (6668) ext. 100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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