Just Tapped is a pretty amazing store located at 2201 N Montana Ave. If you are looking for cooking ideas, recipes, utensils, unique gifts, fine extra virgin olive oil (evoo), balsamic vinegars, rubs, spices and sauces, etc. or want to watch and learn as a chef prepares a meal for you and someone special, to enjoy in the kitchen, go in and see what they have to offer. They also offer lunches every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They can be reached at 406-502-1760 but stop by and see their wide range of products.
Many calls to the chamber are asking about the opening of WinCo Foods. Our understanding is that they will be hiring in February and opening around the first of March.
The Karma Korner Smoke Shop, CBD Wellness and Gifts is open and located at 1801 N. Montana Ave. A one-stop shop that's dedicated to giving the very best service with a focus on remarkable customer service, quality products, unique items and satisfaction through knowledgeable staff and competitive prices. The Karma Korner carries the highest quality in glass and silicone smoke products, CBD tinctures, CBD pain creams and patches, CBD for pets, CBD edibles, CBD E-Juice, and so much more. There's good Karma around every Korner. The Karma Korner offers parking in the front and back of the business. Hours are Monday - Friday 11 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you haven’t been out to Chubby’s Bar and Grill in Clancy – you should take the short drive out and have a great meal. They have prime rib, steaks, burgers, seafood and more. It only takes about 10 minutes to get there from town and it is worth the drive.
A business along Custer Avenue that you may not have noticed is Tiny’s Gym. Tiny’s is a 24-hour fitness center and only $25 per month. It is the perfect place for people working different shifts and wanting to workout when it is convenient for them, not when something is open. They are located at 605 W. Custer Avenue and you can call 406-442-4249 to sign up or ask about their services.
The Helena Chamber held its first ever manufacturing event last week at the Helena College Airport Campus. It was targeted to eighth-grade students of the tri-county area to acquaint them with manufacturing in this area. Many vendors were on hand to showcase what they do and discuss career paths in their industries. It was a very successful event as part of the chamber’s Helena WINS workforce program. Thanks to the WINS team and especially Jessica Hayes of Boeing Helena who spearheaded the event. Parents and students were treated to pizza at the event.
As you may have seen in the paper, the Helena Chamber also recently held its awards luncheon to honor excellence among our member Helena businesses. A huge crowd of 430 people attended the event at the Great Northern Hotel. Awards given out included: 2018 Business of the Year – Dick Anderson Construction; 2018 Small Business of the Year – Chili O’Brien’s Catering; 2018 Business Person of the Year – Jason Davis of SMA Architects; Volunteers of the Year – Kelly Cresswell of Reach Higher MT and Kirk Lacy of Helena College; Hospitality Hero of the year – Kal Poole of Grandstreet Theatre and Special Recognition Awards went to Kali Wicks of Blue Cross Blue Shield of MT and Beth Brown of Mountain Pacific Quality Health.