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April 2021

Better Off in Billings Week: State of the Workforce and Workforce Trends

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Barb Wagner, Chief Economist for the State of Montana will provide a State of the Workforce address, with an overview of Montana followed by a look at the Yellowstone County Economy and Workforce. In addition, the session will talk about workforce trends, what we are seeing present day, and what is forecasted. Following the address will be a session of Q & A! Don’t forget to check out our events page to see ALL of the sessions we will be…

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Better Off in Billings Week: Talent Attraction – Learn From Local Recruiter and Real Estate Professionals

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

2020 was CRAZY! Being in MT, we were fortunate to not have to experience lockdown the same way our big city friends did. We weren’t the only ones that realized Montana is a pretty cool place to be, we saw a large influx of newcomers into our state, and into our community. To tell us all about 2020 and what’s projected for 2021, we have local experts joining us to tell us all about it! This session will be facilitated…

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Better Off in Billings Week: Aligning Education with Workforce Needs

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

One of the four goals of BillingsWorks is “Alignment with Education: Ensure the alignment of education and training systems with current and future workforce demand. Promote educational opportunities to community partners and communicate demand/need for potential workforce.” This session features local experts in the education and business sector to tell us all of the cool and innovative things going on in their worlds that relate to aligning education with workforce needs! Be prepared to leave this session with new ideas…

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Cottage Food | Food Retail: Rules and Regulations

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Clark Snyder, a county sanitarian for Riverstone Health, will be discussing the ins and outs of Cottage Food vs Retail Food in this workshop. Topics to be discussed will be the rules and regulations for each operation and clarifying what can be made in a home kitchen and what cannot. Cottage Food applies to the following areas: Growing and Harvesting, Personal Home Food Production, and Farmers Markets. If you have been wanting to start making/selling food out of your home,…

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Jobs Jamboree

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

The largest job fair in the state- meet with over 100 employers looking to meet you and hire you.

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Better Off in Billings Week: Community Happy Hour & Space2Place Grant Announcement

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us, virtually, for a local brew for our community happy hour! Our community development department will be announcing the 2021 Space2Place micro-grant award winners. Register early to get your Better Off in Billings 2021 pint glass and a beer on us. Details are in the registration. Pint glasses are limited, registration required. Each year Big Sky Economic Development sponsors a micro-grant competition for creative placemaking. Groups, organizations, and individuals within Yellowstone County are encouraged to develop and submit their…

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Better Off in Billings Week: Build Beyond – The Intersection of Community Development & Workforce Development

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Business Model Canvas

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A one-page, visual, strategic management tool to quickly and easily define and communicate a business idea or concept in a focused but flexible way. Cost: FREE. Limited spaces available!

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Industry Day with Bureau of Reclamation (VIRTUAL)

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Billings PTAC for a virtual industry day with the Bureau of Reclamation and learn more about how to do business with this federal agency! Topics covered include: – Overview of BOR: their purpose and mission – How does BOR purchase goods and services? What purchasing vehicles do they use? – What types of goods and services does BOR typically purchase? – Forecast of opportunities – Where/how to find opportunities over the $25K threshold and under – What vendors…

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1 Million Cups Billings

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

“What can we, as a community, do to help you and your startup?” Join us for the next 1MC monthly meetup! As always, we will feature presentations from 2 startups at different stages in growth and then you’ll have a chance to ask questions and provide feedback through 15-20 minutes of Q&A. Doors open at 8:30am for coffee and conversation | Program begins at 9:00am.

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