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The Montana Chamber of Commerce announces the hiring of Glenn Oppel as the new Government Relations Director January 1, 2013. Oppel most recently served as Government Affairs Director for the Montana Association of Realtors and Policy Director for the Montana Policy Institute.
Avitus Group is making its debut on the Xbox 360 video game, Forza Motorsport 4. Gamers can now drive two Avitus Group Porsche Cayman cars in the racing video game. The Avitus Group cars are replicas of the real life cars Avitus Group sponsors in the ITC or Intercontinental Trophy Cup racing series. Learn more about Avitus Group Racing.
Parmly Billings Library is adding additional parking slots for the duration of the construction of the new library building. The library is leasing the Diamond Parking lot on North Broadway between 5th and 6th Avenue North. Parking in this location will be available beginning January 2, 2013 and is available at no charge.
Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch received a $500,000 Federal Grant for Tele-Medicine. For the next 2 years YBGR will partner with Head Start, Billings Clinic, St. Vincent HealthCare, Office of Public Instruction and several rural school districts to set up tele-medicine units and establish standards and certification for school-based health centers.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced that the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale is one of only 153 not-for-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America Fast-Track grant. The $10,000 grant will support their series: Fanfare: A Celebration of American, Latin and British Composers. The first concert of this series will take place February 9, 2013.
Dr. Bill and Merilyn Ballard were honored on December 6th by the Billings Family YMCA with the 2012 Philip N. Fortin Award. The Philip N. Fortin Humanitarian Award is bestowed upon an individual or couple by the YMCA Board of Directors in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished volunteer, civic and professional achievement which has improved the quality of life within the community.
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