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Banker to Head MSUB Business School
The Gazette reports Montana State University Billings will tap former First Interstate CEO Ed Garding as interim head of its College of Business. He’s scheduled to take the new position on July 2nd. According to MSUB, Garding was president and CEO of First Interstate BancSystem for t…
One Big Sky Takes Another Turn
Q2 reports the ongoing saga of the One Big Sky Center project has taken another turn. What was once a plan for a $165 million dollar center with a tower has been toned down.
The project, now called One Big Sky District Development, drew some excitement at the First Interstate Bank Operations Center m…
Bank Fire
First Interstate Bank on Main Street was evacuated Tuesday morning for a fire in the building’s basement.  Billings Fire Department Assistant Chief Bill Rash said that after the initial call at 11:30 a.m., first responders found smoke and flames in the lower level...
First Interstate Acquires Cascade Bank
Billings-based First Interstate Bank is in the process of completing its acquisition of Cascade Bank, after which small businesses will have better access to government-backed loans, according to First Interstate CEO Kevin Riley.  In an earnings call with analysts on Friday, Riley said that Bend, Or…
First Interstate, Cascade Bank Merger
First Interstate Bank is expected to cut approximately 155 jobs after completing the bank’s largest ever acquisition.  On Thursday, parent company First Interstate Bank System announced it will acquire Bend, Ore.-based Cascade Bank for $589 million, extending its reach into the …
My Top 5 Buildings in Downtown Billings
Sitting on the top floor of one of the tallest buildings in downtown Billings everyday gives me a great view that I love. As I sit in the Cat Country studio each day, I can see some of the most beautiful scenery Billings has to offer.
I am one for tall buildings...