Business Networking In Billings

Billings Networking Business GroupsNetworking is one of the most valuable assets a business can leverage, especially a new business. Billings Montana has a rich business culture that adheres to a code of networking that works well but may be very different than the way networking is done in other areas. In some places, “hunting” for leads is a standard activity of networking professionals. In hunting mode, they only care about finding business immediately and then moving on to the next networking group. This may work in some fast paced markets like LA or New York, but in Billings Montana, business is done differently.

The way business networking in Billings works is much slower. It is not a quick turn and burn scenario. Relationships here take longer to cultivate and maintain, and therefore a good analogy for business networking in Billings, is “farming.” When you are farming, patience and long term commitment are what makes the endeavor fruitful. Farmers give attention to the minute details that over long enough period of time pay back all the hard work. This is a good way to approach business networking in Billings.

Assembled below are some of the networking opportunities available in Billings:


Open to the Public X   |   Member Only X   |   Business Exclusive (one per industry) X

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Chamber of Commerce Leads Groups

Monday 10:30 AM @ Billings Chamber of Commerce XX
Tuesday 10:30 AM @ Billings Chamber of Commerce XX
Thursday 10:30 AM @ Billings Chamber of Commerce XX

Chamber of Commerce Collaborate Group

Wednesday 10:30 AM @ Billings Depot Center X

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Business Networking International (BNI)

Tuesday 7:00 AM XX
McCormick’s Cafe
209 Montana Ave.
Billings, Montana 59102
Phone: 255 9555
Member Count: 17
Visit Tuesday BNI Group’s Website
Wednesday 7:00 AM XX
Western Empire Emporium
3141 King Ave W
Billings, MT 59102
Member Count: 23
Visit Wednesday BNI Group’s Website
Wednesday Noon 11:30 AM XX
The Granary
1500 Poly Drive
Billings,, Montana 59101
Phone: 259 3488
Member Count: 20
Visit Wednesday Noon BNI Group’s Website
Thursday 7:00 AM XX
McCormick’s Cafe
2419 Montana Ave.
Billings, Montana 59101
Phone: 255 9555
Member Count: 19
Visit Thursday BNI Group’s Website
Magic City Thursday 7:00 AM XX
Western Empire Emporium
3141 King Ave W
Billings, MT 59102
Member Count: 9
Visit Magic City Thursday BNI Group’s Website

*This is not a complete list of business networking in Billings

Written by: Jophiel Silvestrone

Jophiel Silvestrone has written 257 posts in the Tech Blog.

Jophiel grew up on a ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana near Chico Hot Springs. Working on the ranch instilled work ethic and self motivation. Filled with this drive, Jophiel started mowing the local school's yards twice a month throughout the summers, at the age of 12. He moved to Billings in 2004, where he has been deeply involved in the local business community ever since. A serial entrepreneur, Jophiel has ran multiple businesses in our local community. The first business, a janitorial and carpet cleaning company, founded in 2005, has employed over 50 locals. Moving on to the media industry, Jophiel and several partners founded Green Directory Montana in the spring of 2007. Green Directory's sustainability ranking software awarded points based on sustainable or "green" actions. These points counted towards a business's total "Green Score," which in turn ranked them against other businesses in their category and throughout the entire site. It also featured a limited edition print version distributed annually. A business acquisition allowed Jophiel to focus on new projects, and a few close business colleagues and Jophiel started Rocky Mountain Mr. & Ms. Magazine, a lifestyle publication for men and women in the Magic City. After a year and a half at the helm of RM3 Magazine, the business was purchased. He now runs a web development company SkyPoint Studios and fathers his son Jaoquin, who plays football, basketball, soccer, and is learning snowboarding from his dad. Recently, has expanded to locations in Havasu, Arizona & Vegas. SkyPoint Studios is a market leader in both Billings & Havasu and Jophiel is working on building that same level of market dominance in Vegas. Specialties: Extensive experience in online and offline business. Especially savvy at WordPress, and operate several sites, one example is the blog: Check out for the latest projects from SkyPoint Studios.

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