• Stockman Asset Management (SAM), an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and provider of integrated wealth management solutions based in Billings has acquired Peak Investment Management, Ltd. Peak is also an RIA firm based in Missoula. The two firms now offer their services on a larger scale with locations in Helena, Missoula, Conrad and Billings.
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  • The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released a new study that outlines the destructive legacy this administration’s relentless labor regulatory agenda will leave for manufacturers, their employees and the communities in which they live.
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  • Successful Montana businessman and now Gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte will address the Montana Chamber of Commerce, the states ‘leading business advocate’ at our Annual Meeting. Greg will keynote the luncheon at noon, Thursday, October 27 at the Northern Hotel in Billings.
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  • The Joy of Living will open a second location in downtown Billings at 102 N. Broadway, between the Big Dipper and The Stacks.
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  • In overall freedom among the 50 states, Montana ranks 17th, according to an analysis by the Cato Institute. Montana’s ranking is about four points higher than its ranking in 2012.
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  • A second zone change on Highway 3 near the Billings airport has been approved which will hopefully smooth the way for Billings Flying Service to proceed with the construction and operation of their helicopter service, adjacent to Logan International Field.
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  • “Pocket parks” – alley scapes – closing a section of Broadway for a pedestrian mall – feature a Food Truck Friday on the Courthouse lawn….There are a lot of ideas about what improvements could most benefit Billings. Most are good ideas, but not all are achievable given that resources are always limited.
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  • Language matters when it comes to talking about energy, says Mark Mathis, a noted author, consultant, and filmmaker, and he urged attendees of the Montana Petroleum Association’s annual luncheon to change terminology in speaking of energy issues, and to take control of their own message.Call carbon based fuels TECHMAP fuels. Don’t call them, “fossil fuels,” which carries with it a
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  • Six businesses will receive Montana Family Business Program awards at the 2016 Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship State Farm Insurance Family Business Day, set for Friday, Oct. 7, at the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn in Bozeman.
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  • The numbers show Montana Fair had another very successful year.Metra Park Manager Bill Dutcher reported the fair numbers to Yellowstone County Commissioners on Tuesday. Metra Park depends on fair revenues to fund about a fourth of their annual budget.
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  • Just as Daytona Beach is noted as the home of NASCAR, members of the Professional Indian Horse Racing Association (PIHRA) hope to make Billings synonymous with Indian Relay Races. Having held their national championship in Billings for the first time last year, with great success, Metra Park’s Grandstand will once again be the venue September 22-25.
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  • Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) will hold their annual board meeting in conjunction with a summit on the economy of the health care industry, October 12 and 13 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Billings.The event begins on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 10 am, with a presentation on the year in review by the leadership of the Big Sky Economic
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Shortly after returning from a yearlong deployment to Iraq, Tyler Matthews, a seasoned campaign veteran has joined 47 North Communications. Prior to his deployment, Matthews served as the Campaign Manager for Congressman Denny Rehberg's campaign during the 2010 election cycle. Before joining Congressman Rehberg's campaign, Matthews worked on numerous statewide campaigns throughout his career in Montana politics.

Matthews will serve as Senior Vice President of Political Operations for 47 North Communications.

Matthews was born and raised in Miles City and now resides in Billings.

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