Billings Chamber of Commerce

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Chamber assigns grades to city candidates

The Billings Chamber of Commerce handed out six A’s and only one F in its evaluation of the 21 candidates running for six seats on the Billings City Council. The ratings also included five B’s, eight C’s and a lone D. Candidates were rated mostly on how they responded to a Chamber questionnaire, with some weight given to past experiences and “demonstrable community leadership.” The F went to Ward 2 candidate Frank Ewalt, who did not respond to the questionnaire. (more…) Continue Reading →

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College freshman, mad about ice cream, launches business

Van

The new ice-cream man in town is a young woman, but don’t look for her in a three-wheeled cart blaring calliope music. Bailey Scott, a 19-year-old freshman at Rocky Mountain College, will be driving a big sky-blue van with pink trim, and she’ll mostly be doing special events and private parties. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Workers flood in for refinery’s biggest ‘turnaround’ ever

Refinery

As many as 1,800 refinery workers from far corners of the country are converging in Billings until mid-June, doing round-the-clock work on the Phillips 66 refinery during its largest-ever planned maintenance period. The refinery, which normally employs about 300 full-time workers, is in the midst of what’s known as a turnaround, a maintenance event that refineries undergo every five years. It involves shutting everything down, bringing in a host of outside help and working 24 hours a day to complete all the maintenance the refinery needs in order to go the next five years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rally kicks off campaign for School District 2 mill levies

Kids

Billings voters in 2013 approved two new middle schools and renovations of two elementary schools in School District 2. Now, school supporters say, it’s time to add more staff. The Yes for Kids Ballot Initiative Committee kicked off its campaign for passage of a mill levy on Thursday at the Mansfield Health Education Center. Mail-in ballots for the May 3 election are expected to arrive in mailboxes on April 16. (more…) Continue Reading →

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