The Montana Business Assistance Connection catalyzes community leaders, stakeholders, and opportunities driving prosperity, our economy, business vitality, high quality job growth and the enhancement of quality of life throughout the region.


The Montana Business Assistance Connection (MBAC) was created with the expressed purpose of improving the economy and livability of Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, Jefferson, and Meagher counties. We help businesses start up, improve, expand, relocate or transition to new ownership.

MBAC professionals and our key partners (SCORE, SBDC, Job Service, Chamber, BEAR) mentor businesses. This is done by getting to know the business model, the people involved and specific needs. We help you identify potential opportunities but at the same time minimize risks. These services prepare your team to obtain financial resources and secure capital. Our strategic partnerships with traditional lending institutions, as well as access to more than a dozen different types of loan funds, make it possible for businesses to gain financing for which they may not normally qualify.

Our ultimate goal is to improve the standard of living for all citizens by enhancing the area business climate, diversifying the local economy, expanding the tax base, and enhancing local employment opportunities. Since our inception in 1999, we have leveraged private and public capital resources and professional business development assistance to directly create and retain hundreds of area jobs and injected millions of dollars of capital into the regional economy.



Scott Todorovich

Past President

John McLaughlin

Vice President

Deborah Chouinard


Steven Johnson, CPA

Supervisor, Anderson ZurMuehlen


Victor Sample

Local Government Representatives

Susan Good Geise

Commission Chair, Lewis and Clark County

Ed Noonan

Commission Member, City of Helena

Victor Sample

Designee, Broadwater County

Jamie Schell

Mayor, City of East Helena

Angie Janacaro

City Council Member, City of Townsend

Dan Mazurek

Opportunity Bank