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  • PERSONALIZED POWERPOINT PRESENTATION TEMPLATE DESIGNED BY CYNROC. Drop your card into Cynroc’s bling box 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’ NUMBERS UP IN AUGUST - BUT BOZEMAN STILL WAY ON TOP OF RevPar!  STR NUMBERS OVERVIEW – August 2013

Of note: Statewide RevPAR increased in August (89.57) over the previous month (88.58) by 1.12%, while Billings’ growth in RevPAR (August over July) was up 10.36%.

RevPAR

  • 2.0% - percentage of decrease in RevPAR, year to date, 2013 over 2012, in Billings, Montana
  • 8.4% - percentage of decrease in RevPAR, August 2013 over August 2012, in Billings, Montana
  • July RevPar rates in Montana cities:
    • 108.98 – Bozeman (up from 106.83)
    • 85.40 – Missoula (up from 80.61)
    • 75.96 – Billings (up from 68.83)
    • 69.40 – Great Falls (up from 64.14)
    • 63.70 – Helena (up from 62.73)

 

 

 

 

GINNY HART - 2013 ROCHE JAUNE AWARD
FOR TOURISM EXCELLENCE!

We are proud to acknowledge our own Ginny Hart, General Manager of The Big Horn Resort, as the 2013 recipient of the Roche Jaune Award for Tourism Excellence.  Ginny’s experience and competence have led her to serve on numerous business and tourism-related boards to which she consistently brings balance through professionalism and her profound belief that the steady growth of Billings will support new businesses and jobs in the tourism industry. Congratulations from all of us!

HOTEL WATCH IN BILLINGS!

We will strive to keep you up to date via our research into the status of new hotels, being built or rumored, in the Billings/Yellowstone County area. Resources are Billings Gazette, Big Sky EDA, YCLA member properties, and Cynroc photography. There continue to be 8-11 new hotels rumored, planned, or in construction. Please check the YCLA website for updates between newsletters. http://www.yellowstonecountylodgingassociation.com/hotelwatch.html

REGISTER NOW! MLHA ANNUAL FALL TOURISM CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW

EARLY BIRD Registration for the 2013 MLHA Annual Fall Tourism Conference and Trade Show ends this Friday, October 4th -- get your registration in pronto to be entered in a drawing for $100.

The Conference will be held October 28 – 30 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Downtown and the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel in Helena, MT.   

Discounted rooms are available at each hotel:
Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel – (800) 829-4047 or (406) 457-5500
Holiday Inn Conference Center Downtown – (406) 443-2200
Please mention MLHA for the discounted rate – block rate expires October 12th for both locations.

And don’t forget those nominations – they are also due Friday, October 4th.  Make sure a deserving peer gets recognized! 

YCLA OCTOBER MEMBERS' MEETING

YCLA Meeting – October 16, 2013, 12:30pm at The Crowne Plaza. The cost of
lunch is $12.


Tim Robbins, Dept of Labor & Industry, provides valuable HR support.

JUST FOR FUN! DO YOU KNOW THIS PROPERTY?

EVENTS TO PLAN ON

  • MetraPark – Great events likely to bring out-of-town guests to Billings
    • Wrangler National Team Roping Finals – Oct 1-6
    • Octane Addictions Big Air Bash – Oct 12
    • NILE Ranch Rodeo – Oct 16
    • NILE PRCA ProRodeo Cat Griz Night – Oct 17
    • NILE PRCA ProRodeo – Tought Enough to Wear Pink – Oct 18
    • NILE PRCA ProRodeo – Wrangler Patriot – Oct 19
    • No Limits Monster Truck Tour – Nov 2
    • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis – Nov 16
    • Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music” Dec 1
    • Acquire the Fire – Christian Youth Conference – Dec 6 & 7
    • Chase Hawks Rodeo – Dec 21

  • CVB/TBID! – No update at this time on Scheduled events coming to Billings

  • 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.


 

 

   
   
 

 

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