Each year the Billings Chamber of Commerce awards exceptional leaders whose impact and example are deserving of recognition—not simply for their accomplishments, but also for their character, their leadership, and their integrity. The 2024 Business Excellence Awards honor individuals and organizations for contributions that undoubtedly make Billings a better place to work and live. Award recipients are selected through a scoring process by a committee of Chamber board members and committee leaders, following a period of public nomination submissions.

A community’s strength lies in the collective contributions of its individuals. We commend the employers, workers, innovators, leaders, and visionaries for their remarkable achievements in shaping our community. Billings embodies our unique identity through the businesses established and the lives they’ve enriched.

John Brewer, Billings Chamber President & CEO




“The recipients of the Business Excellence Award epitomize the pinnacle achievements within the Billings business community, showcasing exemplary leadership, innovation, and commitment to employee welfare. They wholeheartedly embody the Billings Chamber’s mission as catalysts of growth and change, and their many contributions to enhancing our community’s quality of life. It’s a profound privilege to acknowledge the indispensable impacts they make towards the betterment of our community.”

Jeremy Vannatta, Billings Chamber Board Chair

Recipients will be recognized at the 2024 Billings Chamber Breakfast on Thursday, April 25 at First Interstate Arena at MetraPark. The event will feature Andre Reed, NFL Hall of Fame Receiver, as the keynote speaker and be entertained by James Cunningham, comedian and television personality on Food Network.

This is the Chamber’s largest annual event and is presented by Nonstop Local and Rubicare Health Savings Program. The event will run from 7-9 a.m. with doors opening at 6 a.m. with a buffet breakfast.

You can learn more about the event and purchase your tickets here.