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Lynnrich Seamless Siding, Windows & Doors was selected as one of the Top 500 remodelers of 2018 by Qualified Remodeler, a publication serving remodelers and home improvement companies in the United States.

The criteria for being selected includes installed remodeling dollar volume, total years in business, industry association membership, industry certification, industry awards and community service.

Lynnrich is a family-owned specialty remodeler. The company opened in Billings in 1996. Lynnrich Seamless Siding, Windows & Doors is at 510 S. Moore Lane.

First Interstate Bank employees recently engaged in an internal campaign to raise funds to support the company’s Neighbors Feeding Neighbors initiative on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 27, 2018). For every $5,000 raised, First Interstate President and CEO, Kevin Riley, agreed to work the teller line at the bank for one hour to bolster excitement around the campaign.

On Giving Tuesday, bank employees raised funds (double-matched by the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation), totaling more than $11,000.

Making good on his promise, Riley worked with clients as a teller at First Interstate’s downtown branch on Dec. 6.

Since 2009, First Interstate employees have participated in various Neighbors Feeding Neighbors events across the First Interstate six-state area, totaling more than $1.1 million in donations the past nine years. Funds raised for Neighbors Feeding Neighbors help support hunger and food scarcity programs.

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H&R Block associates in Montana will join thousands of their colleagues from all 50 states and Puerto Rico to serve their communities.

To give back to the communities where they live and work, on Dec. 17, H&R Block will host its first ever “One Team Day of Giving” event, a single day when associates from all over the country will serve each of their communities, through events such as feeding the homeless, delivering toys to underprivileged children, revitalizing animal shelters and collecting snacks for military care packages.

In Montana, H&R Block will help AniMeals, a no-kill animal shelter, by hosting a donation drive to benefit the animals in the organizations care.

Local H&R Block offices across the state will accept donations for shelter animals, like cat and dog food, blankets, etc., to benefit AniMeals.

In Billings, donations will be accepted from noon to 6 p.m. at the H&R Block office located at 38 Grand Ave.

While working on a succession plan for a new executive director, the Montana Rescue Mission board joined the Friendship House of Christian Service board’s efforts to establish a deeper level of collaboration in nonprofit management, by creating the Billings Leadership Foundation as a local expression of the worldwide network of Leadership Foundations.

The collaborative approach was first established in 2014 by Friendship House leadership. The BLF exists to fulfill the three functions of a Leadership Foundation:

  • Engaging leaders of good faith and will
  • Building the capacity of others
  • Developing joint programming initiatives

With the new level of collaboration, Matt Lundgren was named executive director of BLF and will oversee the management MRM and FHCS. This is not a merger, but is a shared management agreement and structure.

Lundgren previously served at FHCS, where he grew programs, facilities, services for the community impact.

Lundgren was ordained as a Lutheran pastor in 1992 and has served in youth work, college student ministry, Young Life and as a parish pastor. Lundgren also brings experience from education, retail, and construction to his role of BLF executive director.

He received a master’s of divinity degree from Lutheran Brethren Seminary in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English secondary education from the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire.

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