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New businesses, expansions and moves

Speak easily 41, a sister business of Missouri River Brewing Co. in East Helena, will open on the site of the former Snow hop brewery at 685, rue Barney Suite A.

Jaramia Bunker, Scott Hansing and Adam Hutchinson are at the helm of this new brewery. They plan to have different offers than their main site. They will have their bestsellers in addition to a wide variety of different beers. They will also have a hard seltzer. Look for their opening on December 1, when they will be open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Next door, in the former location of Mountain Ranch House Restaurant – 625, rue Barney Ste. B, will be Conforto Ristorante, which will offer Italian cuisine, fresh pasta and pizza – and much more. Kyle Osborne is the General Manager and their phone is (406) 422-1155. They are open Wednesday to Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. They’re community-driven, which means it’s convenient and they’ll also have a cooler case with items you can take home and heat up easily.

1889 Cafe downsized at its main location on Prospect Avenue and closed its Montana Avenue location in the State Farmers Bank.

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With the city-wide challenge of having enough employees (especially for two locations), owner Brett Weinsch will focus on the continued success of his first location. Rock Star barbecue will move to the Farmers State Bank site and offer its popular barbecue dish as well as coffee options. All the best to these two great companies in their transition.

Crosby Family Insurance is at 302 N. Last Chance Gulch. Owner Alex Crosby and his wife Missy moved here with their three children from Colorado. As an independent insurance agency, they will research the rates and coverage from the best companies and find the best rates and plans available.

They focus on low cost, quality coverage with great advice to give customers a personalized experience for families and business owners.

You can contact them at 303-552-7586 or [email protected] Their website is

Scott and Brooke Phillips are the owners of Valley View IT and Media at 2001 11th Ave. Ste. # 1 Bldg A. and have over 30 years of computer and television experience to cover all basic technical and media needs.

They offer managed IT services, business telephony services, wireless connectivity and video production. They are 100% local in the Helena area, so response times and technical support are immediate. They offer service savings bundled with local hospitality.

Contact them at 406-324-9100 or come see us. The website is or email them at [email protected]

Rocky Mountain Liqueur is always open and provides excellent service at the 1800 Cedar Street location.

Owner Ken Weinheimer has announced he is opening The Lewis & Clark Bourbon Club so that people can share their love of bourbon and other American whiskeys. Rocky Mountain Liquor will launch the club at its newly remodeled 4,000 square foot location at 1500 Cedar St in just a few weeks.

There will be a magnificent cigar humidor which is almost complete with an incredible variety of handcrafted cigars to suit all tastes. Of course, there will be an endless choice of retail / packaged spirits as well as special orders, tastings, exclusive events, and access to rare versions.

The Club arrives just in time for the holidays and offering a membership would be a great idea for those who have a hard time shopping for people. They offer pickup and delivery ($ 50 minimum). Download their app from the Google Play or Apple Store under Rocky Mountain Liquor. Call 406-495-9575 or email [email protected] Their website is

Don’t forget to pick up a commemorative ornament highlighting the Light a tree of life and the Civic Center this year.

This magnificent ornament, designed by famous Helena artist, Alan Snell, is available at several locations: Helena Chamber (225 N. Cruse Ave – Ste. A) – more online at – also The Bears Den Gallery, St. Peters Hospital Gift Store, Montana Historical Society Gift Store, and the two Leslie’s Hallmark stores. A great, long-lasting gift for the hard-to-buy, your parents, your kids who have moved out of state, and more.

Cathy Burwell is President and CEO of the Helena Region Chamber of Commerce.

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