TBID Stakeholders


TBID Grant Application

MISSION - To generate room nights for lodging facilities in the city of Billings by effectively marketing our region as a preferred travel destination.


TBID Board Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Chamber/Visit Billings Board Room.

2015-2016 Meeting Dates

  • July 9 2015
  • August 13 2015
  • September 9 2015
  • October 8 2015
  • November 12 2015
  • December 10 2015
  • January 14 2016
  • February 11 2016
  • March 10 2016
  • April 14 2016
  • May 12 2016
  • June 9 2016
Board Materials

Steve Wahrlich - Chair
Best Western Plus Clock Tower Inn (127 rooms)
2511 1st Avenue North
PO Box 1791
Billings, MT 59103
406-259-5511
[email protected]
2nd Term – June 30, 2016

Shelli Mann – Vice Chair
Boothill Inn & Suites (69 rooms)
242 East Airport Road
Billings, MT 59105
406-245-2000
[email protected]
2nd Term – June 30, 2016

Ben Kerns
Rimview Inn (54 rooms)
1025 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
406-248-2622
[email protected]
2nd Term - June 30, 2018

Joyce Bratland
Best Western Plus Kelly Inn & Suites (89 rooms)
4915 Southgate Drive
Billings, MT 59101
406-256-9400
[email protected]
2nd Term - June 30, 2017


Ron Spence
Billings Hotel & Convention Center (236 rooms)
1223 Mullowney Lane
Billings, MT 59101
406-248-7151
[email protected]
1st Term – June 30, 2015

LaRell Baldwin
Crowne Plaza (289 rooms)
27 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
238-4300
[email protected]
1st Term- June 30, 2015

John Brewer
President/CEO
Billings Chamber/Visit Billings
815 South 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
406-245-4111
[email protected]


The Business Improvement District Law, Montana Code Annotated 2007, 7-12-1101 through 7-12-1144 as amended, for the funding of all uses and projects for tourism promotion within Billings as specified in the Billings Tourism Business Improvement District budget. Revenue collected from this assessment must be used for activities and expenditures designed to increase tourism, events, rallies and convention business.

The purposes for which the assessments collected shall be used are the statutory purposes set forth in Business Improvement District Law, Montana Code Annotated 2007, 7-12-1101 through 7-12-1144, for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. The funding of all uses and projects for tourism promotion within Billings as specified in the Billings Tourism Business Improvement District budget.
  2. The marketing of convention and trade shows that benefit local tourism and lodging businesses in Billings; and
  3. The marketing of Billings to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and the lodging businesses located within the Billings Tourism Business Improvement District; and
  4. The marketing of Billings to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism and to benefit the lodging businesses within the Billings Tourism Business Improvement District.
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