Downtown Helena, Inc.

Downtown Helena, Inc. (DHI) is a 501(c)6 a non-profit business membership organization established in 1964 that works to ensure that local businesses in the Downtown Helena community thrive and have their voices heard.

Our Mission Statement

Downtown Helena Inc.’s mission is to promote and publicize Downtown Helena in our community; encourage and develop a spirit of cooperation among members; establish and develop cooperative advertising and promotional campaigns activities; and foster favorable public relations for Downtown Helena in various communities, organizations,  and agencies in the area served by Downtown Helena.

Strong Communities Need Strong Businesses

Downtown Helena, Inc. is here for you, the local businesses of Helena, to provide support and a sense of community downtown. Please consider becoming a member of DHI today and together we can ensure that Helena comes out of this stronger, together.

Downtown Helena, Inc. Membership Benefits

New to the Neighborhood (1st Year Business): $100

  • Free participation in DHI events (excluding Alive at 5)
  • Logo in bottom banner of monthly newsletter
  • Online Member profile
  • Member events & networking opportunities
  • Inclusion of events on our online calendar and Facebook promotion
  • Participation in Helena Nuggets (name pending) currency program
  • Welcome e-blast to members

Been Around the Block (2nd Year Business): $175

  • Same benefits as above

Montana Advocates (Non-profit/govt): $200

  • Free participation in DHI events (excluding Alive at 5)
  • Logo in bottom banner of monthly newsletter
  • Online Member profile
  • Member events and networking opportunities
  • Include events in our physical annual calendar (limit of 5 events)
  • Inclusion of events on our online calendar and Facebook promotion

Downtown Defenders (Standard): $300

Benefits listed above, in addition to:

  • Participation in Helena Nuggets (name pending) currency program
  • First-come business profile in monthly newsletter
  • Announcements or updates included in e-communications per request
  • Logo included in online marketing for Alive at 5 and other events

Helena Heroes  (Advanced): $500

Benefits listed above, in addition to:

  • Include events in our physical annual calendar (limit of 8 events)
  • First-come logo and business description included in annual calendar for one of the following months: January, February, March, April
  • Logo included in print marketing for Alive at 5 and other events
  • 1 business profile on Instagram and Facebook per year

Community Champions (Premium): $750

Benefits listed above, in addition to:

  • Include events in our physical annual calendar (limit of 10 events)
  • First-come logo and business description included in annual calendar for one of the following months: Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • Logo included on banners for Alive at 5 and other events
  • 2 business profiles on Instagram and Facebook per year

Gulch Guardians (Elite): $1,000+

Benefits listed above, in addition to:

  • Include events in our physical annual calendar (limit of 15 events)
  • First-come logo and business description included in annual calendar for one of the following months: May, June, July, August
  • Friends of Alive at 5 sponsorship for all Alive at 5 events
  • 3 business profiles on Instagram and Facebook per year

OWN A FOOD TRUCK?

Consider joining DHI as a Mobile Meals member for $125. Benefits include:

  • First come participation in DHI events (excluding Alive at 5)
  • Logo in bottom banner of monthly newsletter
  • Online Member profile
  • Member events & networking opportunities
  • Inclusion of events on our online calendar and Facebook promotion

Downtown Helena, Inc. Board of Directors

Meet our board of directors to learn what Downtown Helena means to them and why they’re committed to ensuring that our downtown local businesses can thrive.

Riley Tubbs, President
46 N Last Chance Gulch
Term Expires: 2nd

Why did you choose to sit on the board in a volunteer capacity?

 

What do you love most about Downtown Helena?

 

What is your affiliation to downtown?

Rex Seeley, Board Member
708 N Last Chance Gulch
Term Expires: 3rd

Why did you choose to sit on the board in a volunteer capacity?

I joined the board to stay on top of what is happening and to help the downtown businesses thrive by working together to promote activities and help each other see new opportunities.

What do you love most about Downtown Helena?

Downtown is vibrant, ever evolving environment with hard working store owners, loyal customers, and a great future.

What is your affiliation to downtown?

I have retail and rental businesses downtown.

 

 

Sean Morrison, Vice-President
111 N Last Chance Gulch, Ste 3B
Term Expires: 1st

Why did you choose to sit on the board in a volunteer capacity?

I moved back to Helena after spending 10 years between Washington, D.C. and Boston, MA, in part because of how vibrant I saw our downtown becoming. I also saw opportunity for Downtown Helena to become even more vibrant, to really become and exceptional place to live, play, and work.

What do you love most about Downtown Helena?

Downtown Helena is unique-it is beautiful, historic, and so close to thousand of acres of public forest. I do not think there is anything like it in the world.

What is your affiliation to downtown?

I am an attorney at Morrison Law Firm, PLLC, which is located in the Arcade Building (111 N. Last Chance Gulch). My father, who I practice with, is a co-owner of the building. We are both big advocates for downtown.

Andy Onusho, Secretary/Treasurer
130 Neill Avenue
Term Expires: 1st

Why did you choose to sit on the board in a volunteer capacity?

Having a vibrant downtown is one of the key things that makes Helena a great place. I want to encourage and support that.

What do you love most about Downtown Helena?

It is small but friendly. The art walks, music, and other events and activities are really a chance to reconnect with friends and neighbors and that really lends to Helena having a heart and soul.

What is your affiliation to downtown?

I am a local real estate broker and have been investing in Helena Real Estate for over 15 years. I love working and living close to downtown and I love having a town that has plenty to offer without being too big or overwhelming.

Deb Whitcomb, Board Member
50 S Park Avenue
Term Expires: 1st

Why did you choose to sit on the board in a volunteer capacity?

I wanted to learn more about what was going on in Downtown Helena.

What do you love most about Downtown Helena?

The energy and vibe of the people that work and shop/recreate downtown.

What is your affiliation to downtown?

I am the managing broker of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Montana Properties. We have an awesome location right next door to Park Avenue Bakery.

Daniel Barry, Board Member
336 N Jackson Street
Term Expires: 1st

Why did you choose to sit on the board in a volunteer capacity?

I have always enjoyed the downtown setting. Helena is a very intimate little downtown with so much history. Downtowns bring people together and keep the spirit alive. I chose to be on the board to connect Local and Visitors to our downtown treasure.

What do you love most about Downtown Helena?

Downtown has so much to offer…good food, good beer, good atmosphere and all in walking distance. Accessibility whether biking or walking is easy. I enjoy the small business owners doing their best to offer our small community something unique.

What is your affiliation to downtown?

I am the Owner of Great Divide Cyclery at 336 N. Jackson Street. I own two buildings and really enjoy investing and donating to Helena. We are a bike shop that brings many cyclists to the City of Helena and truly contributes to the town.