• It’s not without its critics. The tax abatement program that Yellowstone County and the City of Billings use to incentivize business growth, expansion and recruitment is often viewed as a “free pass” for some businesses, but it is anything but that according to city and county officials.“It’s an incentive to succeed,” described County Commissioner Denis Pitman.
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  • Stockman Asset Management, an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and a provider of integrated wealth management solutions has changed its name to Stockman Wealth Management. The change was enacted to better describe the company’s “client-first” service philosophy, detailed financial planning services and investment management focus. Stockman Wealth Management offers services in Billings, Helena, Missoula, and Conrad.
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  • Roughly half of all small business owners say regulations are a “very serious” or “somewhat serious problem,” according to new research made public recently by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
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  • Every year, thousands of participants fill the streets of downtown Billings, wearing the current Montana Women’s Run t-shirt. This year, the streets will be filled with walkers and runners wearing the 2017 berry shirt.
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  • The Montana Petroleum Association (MPA) testified in support of a bill recently to require full disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. Last legislative session, MPA opposed a bill requiring full disclosure on the grounds that Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (BOGC) could not adequately protect trade secrets if the bill became law. Montana’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act protects
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  • The opening of new companies has been driving Montana manufacturing since 2010, keeping the rate of growth in manufacturing above the national average ever since the recovery of the Great Recession began in 2010. Montana manufacturing employment grew at 4 - 5 percent annually while the US was posting increases in the 2-3 percent range, according to economist Paul Polzin in
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  • Some days one has to wonder what we are doing to our children.At every turn young people are stymied in pursuing anything which might help them understand the world in which they live, get to know themselves or to build a future.
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  • State lawmakers heard several hours of testimony on a proposal to establish public charter schools in Montana.The House Education Committee held its initial hearing on House Bill 376, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy of Box Elder.
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  • Just in time to provide fodder in support of increasing Montana’s gas tax, The National Transportation Research Group has released a report called TRIP that concludes that Montana will face an $874 million annual shortfall through 2021 in improving road, highway and bridge conditions, traffic safety and modernizing its transportation system.“While the state will be able to address some needed
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  • The Montana Chamber of Commerce recently reported on what it sees happening during the first half of the Montana State Legislature, and what its experience has been in supporting and opposing various pieces of legislation. It’s a good insight for business people.
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  • Over the years in reporting on business in Montana, and as once more I see the dismal rating of Montana in the SBE study about the kind of environment in which entrepreneurs must function, I am struck at how little difference reality makes in political circles.
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  • For a state that has the highest ratio of entrepreneurs, Montana does not rank well in how it treats those entrepreneurs, and the impacts of those policies are far reaching for every citizen.
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Garages

Eric Wayne & Kay Nelson, 248 Ave F, (N) $28,080

Gary & Christine Ljunggren/Cucancic Construction, 381 Stewart Ct, (N) $12,960

Donald Weber, 1151 keno St, (N) $26,880

Jesenka George, 5418 Denali Dr, (N) $3,600

Janelle Luppen, 1126 N 23 St, (N) $11,700

Jay & Susan Burdette, 1738 Miles Avenue, (N) $23,040

Paul Parkins, 2334 Clark Ave, (N) $31,920

 

Multi-Family

BWN LLC, 610 Lake Elmo Dr, (N) $1,181,664

 

Single Family

Twin Oaks Corporation/Oakland Companies, 1503 Twin Oaks Dr, (N) $139,308

John Haman/Honey Do Contracting, 723 Mattson Ln, (N) $168,884

Robert Castro, 710 S 33 St, (A) $3,600

Allen Lee Sayler/Kale Construction, 748 Arbor Hills Dr, (A) $2,160

Donald Davidson/Freyenhagen Construction, 2152 Rangeview Ct, (A) $6,975

Neal & Tracy McDonald, 1835 Columbine Dr, (A) $37,632

Robert & Colleen Lockrem, 1742 Janie St, (A) $3,000

Richard & Sandra Edwards/Trent Jones, 2542 Burlington Ave, (A) $6,000

Donald & Jane Hegg/Independence, 2207 Elizabeth, (A) $4,600

Kathleen Durkin/Krebill Construction, 924 Delphinium Dr, (A) $4,800

Caroline Cassel/Good Roofing, 2117 12 St W, (A) $2,735

Donna Friend/Good Roofing, 1130 Capricorn Pl, (A) $7,515

Carol Scovill, 3844 Parkhill Dr, (A) $10,000

Joseph & Catherine/Kirkness Roofing, 2816 Lynwood Dr, (A) $8,472

Joseph & June Bato/TLS Construction, 2338 St Andrews Dr, (A) $8,100

Michael & Gina Baker/4m Construction, 113 W Hilltop Rd, (A) $7,000

Jon Wright/Contractor Services, 1416 1 St W, (A) $800

Charles Longman/Spoonheim Building, 1327 Maurine St, (A) $4,208

Rodney & Susan Sargent/Second to None, 3563 Granger Ave W, (A) $5,040

Gloria Lake/Fisher roofing, 1408 Cook Avenue, (A) $4,757

Robert & Helene Knight, 942 Senora Ave, (A) $6,750

Jeff Buzzman/McPhail Roofing, 724 Ave F, (A) $6,150

David & Becky Klein/Rocky Mtn Roofing, 2001 Lake Elmo Dr, (A) $5,000

Dorothy Kindsfather/Rocking JR Services, 404 27 St, (A) $6,500

Marjorie Schrader/Rocking JR Services, 3775 heritage Dr, (A) 47,200

Clark & Barbara Defrance/Rocking JR Services, 4323 Palisades Park Dr, (A) $20,000

Terry & Sarah Ferestad/Good Roofing, 1105 Capricorn Pl, (A) $7,415

Rita Opie/Andrews Construction, 2027 St Andrews Dr, (A) $4,500

Paul Blaede, 615 Aronson Ave, (A) $5,000

Paul Blaede, 615 Aronson Ave, (A) $3,500

Travis Thomas, 1445 Ave F, (A) $1,100

Clark Curtis/Warnock Construction, 4203 Phillip St, (A) $2,500

Clark Curtis/Warnock Construction, 4203 Phillip St, (A) $4,000

Charlene Melby/Klunder Roofing, 2140 Pueblo Dr, (A) $5,000

Dewey & Doris Anderson/Klunder Roofing, 2139 Pueblo Dr, (A) $5,000

Eric Wayne & Kay Nelson, 248 Ave F, (N)

Darrell & Consta Shepovalof/Big Sky Maintenance, 762 Torch Dr, (R) $800

Terry Tipton, 1725 Ave D, (R) $15,000

Donald & Jana Hegg/Independent, 2207 Elizabeth St, (R) $2,800

Arvid Haugeberg/A-1 Energy, 4109 Rimrock Rd, (R) $6,265

Lisa Marie Hargrove/Dawson Builders, 66W Antelope Trl, (R) $2,750

Lisa Marie Hargrove/Dawson Builders, 66W Antelope Trl, (R) $2,500

Paul & Sarah Hickman/K-Designers, 3503 Timberline Dr, (R) $5,329

Jon Wright/Contractor Service, 1416 1st W, (R) $500

Charles Longman/Spoonheim Buildings, 1327 Maurine St, (R) $2,702

John & Jeanne Lee/Thompson Construction Co., 4384 Poly Dr, (R) $20,000

Paul D Blaede, 615 Aronson Ave, (R) $2,500

Clark Curtis/Warnock Construction, 4203 Phillip ST, (R) $3,500

Jay & Susan Burdette, 1738 Miles Avenue, demolition, $150

Thomas & Marian Martin/Artisan Builders, 3035 Arvin Rd, (A) $12,960

Todd Nelson, 3831 heritage Dr, (A) $27,734

James Carlson/David Kennedy Builders, (A) $39,550

Barbara Wanvig Trust/Barta Custom Builders, 3205 38 St W, (A) $2,880

Roy & Marjorie Brothel, 411 29 St W, (A) $2,000

Patrick Gilman, 3146 Georgina Dr, (A) $5,600

Devin & Marisa Hanley/JAH Const, 720 Bazaar Exchange, (A) $7,300

Dennis & Jolene Harriman/Kirkness Rfg & Supply, 1278 Grubstake Circle, (A) $7,300

Jerry Kerrick/All Seasons Rfg, 610 Sapphire, (A) $4,600

William Fisher, 2902 Lynwood Ln, (A) $3,500

Andrew Hayashida/All Phase Contracting, 2735 Louise Ln, (A) $15,000

Benjamin & Michelle Vigessa, 1621 Judd Circle, (A) $4,000

Christopher Voller, 2508 Terry Ave, (A) $2,000

Mitchell & Kirsten Fears/Chapel Custom Handywork, 1002 Howard Ave, (A) $2,900

Keith Mosbaugh/Kirkness Rfg & Supply, 419 Gorham Park Dr, 5,995

Duane Scott & Debbie Hartung/Foss Construction, 591 Chinook Place, (A) $3,000

William & Pamela Fletcher/ARC Rfg, 3426 St John’s Avenue, (A) $5,000

Daniel & Latece Bryan, 1925 (A) $12,000

William Staley/Ray Meyer Construction, 404 Glee Place, (A) $6,700

Froilan & Traci Valdez, 2220 Quinn Haven Dr, (A) $2,500

Michael & Carol Barnes/Rocky Mountain Roofing, 4433 Iron Horse Trl, (A) $8,000

Gene & Claudia Fleming/Commercial Roof, 221 Tam O’Shanter Rd, (A) $10,000

Boyer Land LLC/Design Builders, 2442 Westfield Dr, (N) $310,340

LNR Architects Drafting & Design/Ridge Line Construction, 3426 Prestwick Rd, (N) $155,704

Roger McCalla/Dawson Builders, 1531 TaniA circle, (N) $164,326

Holly Huennekens Trust/Kincaid Land, 3216 Rimrock Rd, (R) $10,000

Donald & Cheryl Harris/Jeff Engel Const, 2824 Gregory Dr, (R) $27,625

Beth Krkosa/K-Designer, 1633 Wicks Ln, (R) $2,840

William & Ruth Gass/K-Designer, 169 Norris Ct, (R) $4,711

Rodney & Rae Ottenbreit/Freyenhagen Const, 2210 Remington Sq, (R) $6,800

Wilma & John Riek/Precision Siding & Construction, 2407 Rimrock Rd, (R) $7,937

Alex Bisso/One Source Construction, 338 Burlington Ave, (R) $30,000

Doxey Ray Hatch/Richard Helgeson, 2304 Pine St, (R) $3,500

 

 

 


 

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