Annual Meeting

The Billings Chamber Annual Meeting & Business Expo

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center.

Four ways to maximize your experience:

  1. Luncheon: Featuring Keynote Speaker, Seth Mattison 11:45am – 1:00pm (program will begin promptly at 11:45am). Jump to Seth.

  2. Lifetime Achievement Award to be given during the luncheon. Jump to Award Info.

  3. Breakout Sessions offered morning and afternoon. Jump to Breakout info.

  4. Business Expo from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information on the Business Expo, click here.

Seth Mattison

seth mattison croppedSeth Mattison is an Internationally renowned expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics. As founder and CEO of Futuresight Labs and Strategic Partner at BridgeWorks, LLC, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brands and corporations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.

His ideas have been featured in such publications as The Wall St. Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail. He was recently named one of 8 speakers along side Thomas Freidman and Simon Bailey chosen for the “Editors’ Picks For Favorite Speakers for 2013”, by MeetingsNet and as been called one of the most dynamic young speakers on the circuit today. To learn more about Seth, visit

Tickets are $30 for general admission seating or a reserved table of 10 for $300. To purchase tickets online, click here.

Lifetime Achievement

Each year theTomScott_08 Billings Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors selects a community member to recognize as the Lifetime Achievement honoree. This award recognizes an outstanding individual who dedicated his/her career to improving the business climate in our community while giving back to improve our quality of life. The 2014 Lifetime Achievement Honoree is Tom Scott with First Interstate Bank.

“No one better deserves this type of recognition,” says Chamber Board Chair Ron Yates. “Tom and three generations of the Scott family worked tirelessly operating and expanding First Interstate BancSystem throughout Montana and Wyoming. Tom’s efforts, vision and strong leadership are universally-recognized and widely-respected.”

Join in the celebration and learn more about Tom during the luncheon!


Breakout Sessions

Sessions offered free of charge. Additional details and registration information coming soon.

Morning Breakout Sessions from 10 – 11 a.m.

  1. Mega Connections/Collaborate Meeting: This session brings three Connections groups and Collaborate participants together for one mega-meeting!
  2. Membership 101: Learn how to make your Chamber membership work for you.
  3. Cultural Partners meet with a representative from Sioux Falls, SD to revisit some of the lessons from the Aspirational City Visit earlier this year. Sioux Falls Imagined is a plan to integrate arts, culture and heritage with other pressing concerns of the city: education, development, downtown and neighborhood development, safety, housing, marketing and tourism. Nan Baker, Director of the Sioux Falls Arts Council walks us through this multi-year City wide planning effort to create a greater quality of life in Sioux Falls.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

  1. Q & A with Seth Mattison (open exclusively to NextGen members)
  2. Join the Better Business Bureau for a presentation on becoming BBB accredited, tools for working with your customer to resolve problems and information on scams.
  3. Safety Levy presentation including information on what the Levy will address, what it will cost and what we, as citizens, will get from it.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:


Thank you to our Major Sponsors:

 eide bailey     Cloud Peak Energy July21

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors:

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                                                    Radio BillingsBetter Business Bureau 2014

We appreciate the additional sponsorship of:

Cape Air  |  Charter Business  |  Hilton Garden Inn  |  Northern Hotel


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