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  • FREE PHOTO SHOOT!  And FREE FLASH DRIVES from Cynroc!  We’ve been missing the hat! Drop your card into the hat when you check in, drawing will be during the meeting!

  • 8% Discount – Thrifty Car Rentals.  Contact Carla Ulschak (406) 259-0106

  • FREE Employee Group Tours – Western Heritage Center! Increase your knowledge of this great local attraction and learn about regional history.  Contact Lisa Olmsted  (Lisa@ywhc.org ) 256-6809


  • OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE CLOSE TO AIRPORT AND DOWNTOWN. The Rimrock
    Inn at 1203 North 27th
    Street in Billings is
    converting its hotel into
    professional office space
    combined with a new Rock
    Pile Restaurant.  A great location!  For information, please contact Jay Doucette
    at 406-670-6097.


BILLINGS STILL ON TOP!  STR NUMBERS OVERVIEW – FEBRUARY 2013

     RevPAR

  • 4.5% - percentage of increase in RevPAR, year to date, 2013 over 2012, in Billings, Montana
  • 0.4% - percentage of increase in RevPAR, Feb 2013 over Feb 2012, in Billings, Montana
  • February RevPar rates in Montana cities:
    • 47.57 – Billings
    • 44.57 – Helena
    • 42.52 – Great Falls
    • 41.97 – Bozeman
    • 30.13 – Missoula

 

BILLINGS EVENTS NEWSLETTER FOR YOUR INCOMING GUESTS!

FREE from your CVB/TBID – contact Kelly@billingschamber.com


WHC HOSTING FREE MONTANA
SUPERHOST TRAINING


ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF SELF-SERVICE HOTELS?

The Sound Garden Hotel in Poland has streamlined the hotel experience in an attempt to cut costs and lower rates by installing electronic kiosks for self-check in, and the plans for the Marriott/IKEA Moxy Hotel also call to replace the counter with a kiosk. The machine spits out a key, and off you go. Read more


YCLA APRIL MEMBERS' MEETING

YCLA Meeting – April 17, 2013, 12:30pm at the Quality Inn. The cost of lunch is $12.

Your TBID Stakeholders’ newsletter – Click here

EVENTS TO PLAN ON

MetraPark – Great events likely to bring out-of-town guests to Billings!
• PBR Stanley Tools Invitational presented by NILE - Apr 5, 6, & 7
• Women of Faith: Celebrate What Matters: Up Close – Apr 13
• Jeff Dunham – Disorderly Conduct – Apr 26
• Billings Market Association (Private Show) – Apr 26-28
• MSU Billings Graduation – May 4
• FSA Food Show – May 15
• All-Breed Open Arabian Horse Show – May 24-26
• Watchtower Convention – June 6-9
• Jewel of the Big Sky Appaloosa Show – June 15 & 16
• YVKC Dog Show – June 18-20
• The Dirty Dash, Billings 5K – July 27
• MontanaFair – Aug 9-17

Great Job CVB/TBID! – Scheduled
• Girl Scouts of MT and WY: 150 room nights, 4/2013
• AAU Annual Meeting - 150 rooms for May 2013, location TBD.
• AAU Grand Nationals - 1500 rooms for June 2013, primary location TBD.
  The rooms for this booking will be citywide.
• ASTSWMO: 600 room nights, 7/2013
• NOWCAP- Black Lung and Resp. Disease: 1,000 room nights, 9/2013

From CVB/TBID – Pending
• Nat’l Assoc. of Extradition Officials: 400 room nights for July 2014.
• International Assoc. of Work Force Professionals: 950 room nights for 2016.


BAKKEN BUSINESS

Bakken Oil Field May Be Much Bigger
March 24, 2013   CNBC

With U.S. crude oil hovering above $90, drilling in Bakken "is like printing money. Capital is coming from all around the world, even Europe and Asia," said Fadel Gheit, an energy analyst at Oppenheimer. "It has single-handedly changed the outlook for oil production." Read more

 

 

   
   
 

 

General Area Information:
Billings Chamber of Commerce
815 South 27th Street Billings, MT 59101 (406) 245-4111