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During the 2021 Annual Meeting on September 16 at ZooMontana, John Brewer, President and CEO of the Billings Chamber, shared a movie quote from the 2006 movie The Departed. During the movie, Jack Nicholson’s character says: “I don’t want to be a product of my environment, I want my environment to be a product of me.”


That’s what your Billings Chamber of Commerce works toward every day. On behalf of our membership we work toward an even better Billings for our future. As Brewer commented, “Our Chamber—through you– plays a role in determining what our community will look like in the future. This means we all have a role to play–sometimes even in the midst of controversial issues. But helping our community thrive won’t happen by sitting on the sidelines—it is a participation sport requiring strong effort by every player.”


Under the guidance of our membership, the Billings Chamber solves problems. What kind of problems have we solved? Explore our 2021 Annual Report for all the details!


“I don’t want to be a product of my environment, I want my environment to be a product of me.” Our membership’s time, energy, investment and vision are moving mountains. So…where do we go from here? Watch the video showing the Chamber’s pathway to success for the upcoming year.



Our thanks to PayneWest Insurance, the title sponsor of the Annual Meeting, for their support. Learn more about their approach to cybersecurity by watching the short video below.



2021 Legacy Award

The Billings Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce Kris Carpenter – entrepreneur, champion of Billings, and owner of Sanctuary Spa & Salon and The Joy of Living – as the 2021 Legacy Award recipient.

The Billings Chamber Legacy Award recognizes individuals who consistently demonstrate success in improving the business and economic climate, in addition to the quality of life for residents of Billings during their lifetime. As a successful entrepreneur and business woman and an active champion for the Billings community, Carpenter is a true advocate for positive change and growth in the community.

Kris Carpenter is committed to building a community for future generations – a community they will be proud to be a part of. We are honored to present her with the Legacy Award this year!You can read more about our impressive winner in our blog post by clicking here. Carpenter was honored at the 2021 Billings Chamber Annual Meeting presented by PayneWest Insurance on September 16, 2021 at ZooMontana.

How did we ensure your safety during the Annual Meeting? The health and safety of every guest is our highest priority and we offered a fun and safe event for everyone.

  • Hand sanitizer was placed throughout the venue for your use.
  • Masks were not required, but welcome.
  • All food was safely served by trained waitstaff.
  • We encouraged you to get vaccinated ahead of the event. Vaccination information can be found below.
  • We discouraged attendance by those feeling ill.
Click these links for vaccination information and to make an appointment: Billings ClinicRiverStone HealthSt. Vincent Healthcare, and St. John’s United