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, 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) 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.



Dan Mazurek

Past President

Victor Sample

Vice President

Jim McCormick


Jenny Taylor

Corporate Accounting Director, Anderson ZurMuehlen


Local Government Representatives

Jim McCormick

Commission Chair, Lewis and Clark County

Andres Haladay

Commission Member, City of Helena

Jamie Schell

Mayor, City of East Helena

Darrel Folkvord

Commission Member, Broadwater County

Vickie Rauser

City Council Member, City of Townsend

Mark Eby

City Council Member, City of White Sulphur Springs


Private Sector Board Members

Dustin Stewart

Edge Marketing

Dan Mazurek

Opportunity Bank

Klint Fisher

SMA Architects