At the AlphaGraphics Annual Conference in Nashville, AlphaGraphics of Billings owners Jake Eaton and Dustin Frost were presented with the AlphaGraphics 2013 Top 10 Sales Award, recognizing the locally owned center's annual sales volume as 10th highest among the nearly 300 AlphaGraphics business centers worldwide. AlphaGraphics of Billings, a print communications company, is locally owned and operated by Jake Eaton and Dustin Frost. Founded in 1994, the firm offers a full range of design services, digital and offset printing, document services, signs, banners, vehicle graphics, finishing, direct marketing and mailing services.
AlphaGraphics franchises are located in the United States, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Saudia Arabia, and the United Kingdom.
The Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced that President and CEO John Brewer, CAE, has been named to the Board of Directors for the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). His appointment puts both his leadership and the Chamber/CVB in a national spotlight advantageous to the Billings community.
Western Ranch Supply held the grand opening of their new store at 7305 Entryway Drive, this week. Co-owners Keith Robinson, Rob Erickson and Shayne Vandivort have planned for the new store since 1998, with the understanding that they had to be competitive in order to grow the business, which has been in business for half a century. At the entry of the new store, tribute is made to Ray Frank, who first worked for Tom Warinske, who founded the store at 303 N. 13th, in 1954. Frank became a co-owner in 1957. A store was established in Great Falls in 1962. Frank became sole owner in 1965. Frank grew the business drawing from his own agriculture background and by listening closely to his customers and making sure they were happy. Part of that service involved free delivery to rural communities, a practice that remains today. "With the insight to recognize a good employee," Frank hand-picked three of his employees in 1998 to transfer ownership of Western Ranch Supply.
The significance of business activity in Billings was highlighted in a recent report that named the city the sixth best place to live in the United States. Kiplinger's Personal Finance's list ranks the top ten best places with an emphasis on small and mid-size cities, considering metro areas with a population of one million or less that have good jobs, reasonably priced homes, decent schools and access to great health care.
Billings was selected for its exceptional housing market and low unemployment rate, coupled with a diverse and well-maintained trail system, low crime rate, outstanding health care facilities, a vibrant economy and a wide variety of other quality of life amenities.
Justin Moser has been promoted to director of account management at EBMS, and other staff has also been promoted.
Since joining EBMS in 2007, Moser has served as an account manager; and, most recently, as regional sales manager for Montana. He is a recipient of EBMS' Core Values Award for his commitment in assisting the Account Management Department, while simultaneously developing and maintaining client relationships in his sales role.
The Copper Colander has announced plans to close its door but first it will have a large liquidation sale, which will begin this week.
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