Chamber of Commerce: New owners and new businesses around Helena

Chamber of Commerce: New owners and new businesses around Helena

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What an exciting week it was August 19-23 with all of the tours, ribbon cuttings and more at the three new schools. The Chamber congratulates all of the architects, engineers, contractors, and others who were involved in getting the schools to completion. It was so amazing to see the students return to such wonderful buildings and we also saw such a sense of pride and happiness from the staff and teachers! It’s a great time in Helena’s history!

The Mountain Meadow Inn has been purchased and will have a new name – Oddfellow Inn and Farm. This historic inn built in 1928 currently has nine guest rooms but they plan to have around 25 rooms in service by spring of 2020. The 41-acre property has been owned by the Rameriz family for many years and has been bought by Paul Mabie and Jared Engels (who also own the Smokejumper Restaurant at the Helena Airport). Plans for the inn include refreshing all the sleeping rooms, some remodeling, and also use as an event center for weddings, reunions, events and more. They plan a farm-to-table aspect where eventually they will grow much of the vegetables they need. Look for more as they complete their business plan for this wonderful location just west of town past the Green Meadow Golf Course at 2245 Head Lane. Paul and Jared want to make people feel as if they stepped further away from the city than they are – a step back in time. They can be reached at (406) 578-1305 and the website is

Carolyn Truscott has opened “A Yellow Balloon” as a party planner. She can help you plan anniversaries, birthdays, fun events, family reunions, parties and weddings. She can be reached at 406-465-9668 or

A business new to Helena is Cryo Body Sculpting Studio. Located at 1804 11th Avenue and owned by Mary Lohrman, this business does cryoskin body contouring (fat freezing) therapy treatments. Treatments are performed manually with a Cryoskin device through a massage technique. The purpose of the treatment is to lower the temperature of the fat cells enough to cause apoptosis (cell death) and then the fat cells are then passed through the body’s lymphatic system and urine. In addition to reducing fat cells, the treatment has also been proven to help with microcirculation and increase collagen. You can call for an appointment or consultation at 406-201-5672

Congratulations to the East Helena School District on their first year of having high school students. They have around 124 students in the freshman class and a full selection of classes and extra-curricular opportunities. They are slated to have their new high school building completed for the fall of 2020 school year.

The Montana Chamber of Commerce recently moved to the 3rd floor of the Steamboat Building downtown. Their former building near WalMart is set to be torn down to make way for more apartment buildings. Welcome to the downtown, CEO Todd O’Hair and staff! They can be reached at 442-2405.

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


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