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Home 2 Suites by Hilton Helena has officially opened their doors for travelers! They are pet-friendly and have excellent onsite amenities such as a heated indoor pool, 24-hour business center, meeting space, electric car charging station, innovative Spin2Cycle laundry, fitness facility and an onsite convenience store that is open 24 hours. Stop in and see their new facility at 3325 North Sanders St.

Lattes & Sundaes has new owners — Kevin & Katie Devine. Kevin said he will be keeping the same great breakfast and lunch menu but adding an extra day to dine. The days open and hours will be Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by or order carryout at 503 Fuller Ave. Kevin and Katie are also the owners of the Cheddar Food Truck and that will be starting up with warmer weather (hopefully coming!). They will definitely be very busy with the two businesses!

There is a new statewide radio station based in Helena called Treasure State Radio. They are totally digital and have a mix of music, news, and new programming from across the state of Montana. You can easily listen on your computer by visiting their website at or download their app. If you are a Montana musician you can submit your music on their website for a chance for it to be played on their station!

There is a new vintage home décor place coming to town! Mae & June Vintage Market, is owned by Megan Malkin. Mae & June Vintage Market features vintage finds and farm house industrial home décor, country but not “kitschy.” Located next to Stonetree Climbing Center and across from the 6th Ward Garden Park is where you will find her new shop located at 1238 Bozeman St. You can also visit her website at www.mae& Megan plans to open Mother’s Day weekend!

Searching for tenants can be a challenging duty if one lacks the time and expertise. The best remedy is to find a good manager to manage your property. Gold Rush Management can help you! Call 406-204-1014 or stop in at 2190 Gold Ave #1.

Marks-Miller Post & Pole, Inc. owned and operated by Gary and Debbie Marks is a business with integrity and honesty and has the reputation as the premier producer of wood fencing products in the industry. With this vision for their business it is the perfect place to get started on your spring fencing projects!. Stop by 15 Lump Gulch Road in Clancy for all of your materials.

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Kyle and Jonette Spencer, owners of Allegra Marketing, Print, & Mail in Helena, were recognized recently by the international franchise network Alliance Franchise brands for top sales volume for a single location, placing the company among the top 10 in the network in sales growth. The Spencers and their team were also honored with a Sales Excellence Award and the Three Star Award to recognize their record-breaking sales and customer support efforts. Allegra, located at 40 W. Lawrence St. Suite E, is a full-service marketing and communications provider.

It was not only a hard winter for Helenans but it was also difficult for some businesses. We are sad to see Vintage Station & The Romantic Cowgirl closing. The owner of Vintage Station is hoping to open another business downtown in the future. It will be great to see that happen!

It was so sad to see Helena Industries close their doors a week ago. For more than 40 years, Helena Industries has worked hard to provide work options for persons with disabilities. We will miss them and the work that they have done for the community. We are hoping other options arise to help employ their staff and clients plus fill the services they have provided.

Cathy Burwell is president/CEO of the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce.


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