About Us

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Over 130

Years of Operation


The Helena ARea
Chamber of COmmerce

The Helena Area Chamber of Commerce is the oldest chamber in the state of Montana. Born out of its predecessor, the Helena Board of Trade, the Helena Chamber has operated since 1890. Located in in the heart of Helena’s historic downtown, the Chamber runs on a staff of six professional, highly dedicated employees whose sole mission is improving and fostering business in the Helena area. Along with looking out for the business needs of our members, the Chamber also operates Helena’s Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (CVB). The CVB is committed to increasing tourism in the Helena area, and ensuring that local businesses benefit from visitors to Helena.

Our mission

Engaging and supporting businesses to facilitate economic growth and community prosperity.

Our Vision

Catalyst for growth; Convener of leaders and influencers; Champion for a thriving community.

Callie Aschim

President CEO

McKinley Winkle

Vice President
Director of Engagement and Advocacy

Katie Nichols

Director of Events Marketing

Kristin Chaney

Communications Director

Bobbi Foran


Taylor Nickovich

Office Manager


2024 Executive Board of Directors

Anita Fasbender
Independent Record
2024 Chair
Nick Fox
Gills Point S Tire
2024 Chair-Elect 
Ashley DeVerniero
2024 Treasurer 
Ronda McMillan
Most Wanted Real Estate
2024 Immediate Past Chair

2024 Board of Directors

Sandra Bauman
Helena College
Travis Brazill
Farmers State Bank
Michael Brown
Silverman Law Office
Jason Davis
SMA Architecture + Design
Pat Drynan
Helena Sand & Gravel
John Hilton
Helena Recycling
Craig Jenneskens
Robert Peccia & Associates
Wade Johnson
St. Peter’s Health
Lisa Kelley
Blue Cross Blue Shield MT
Ross Marty
Helena Regional Airport
Kelly McDermott
Wild Montana
Steve Mergenthaler
OpX Networks
Joe Mitchell
Joe Mitchell – State Farm
Scott Murphy
Morrison Maierle Inc
Scott Patton
Luke Soper
Opportunity Bank

2024 Liaisons

Brian Obert
Carlos Joaquin
HLN Representative
BG Renea Dorvall
Montana National Guard

2024 Ex-Officios

Sean Logan
City of Helena
Wes Feist
City of East Helena
Dan Rispens
East Helena Schools
Rex Weltz
Helena Public School #1
John Cech
Carroll College
Andy Hunthausen
Lewis & Clark County