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Billings hosts statewide chamber conference focused on fighting crime

Posted at 6:25 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:48:59-04

BILLINGS – Chamber leaders from across Montana are gathering for three days to experience Billings, through networking and education, at the Spring 2019 Montana Association of Chamber Executives conference.

The program allows attendees to share strategies for the business community and focuses on combating crime and the meth epidemic in our communities.

A key question for those involved: Do you have the courage to make the choices to cause the change that is needed to truly lead, be a catalyst for business growth?

The president and CEO of the Billings Chamber of Commerce, John Brewer, said Monday the event is great for Billings, bringing 40-50 people to town to expose them to economic development and as well as initiatives in the Legislature coming up next session.

Just the branding on our communities and what people’s perception is when they come to our town,” said Brewer. “They might think that there’s a lot of crime or that it’s not safe. All of these things are important to these towns and cities from across the state, and we are going to be diving into that pretty deep tomorrow with U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme, and Montana’s Assistant Attorney General Jon Bennion They are going to help us kind of walk through some of the  challenges and focus on some solutions.”