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Podcast by Joel Silverman


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Podcast by Joel Silverman




Andy Rahn Montana Land Source

From Andrew A. D. Rahn IV, ARA is a third generation Montanan whose family has always been involved in servicing the agriculture industry. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University in Land Resource Sciences, with an emphasis in Land Resources Analysis and Management as well as a minor in Soil Science. After college he went to work for Norman C. Wheeler & Associates where he received his appraisal mentorship and training. While working for Norman...


Brad Ouldhouse Social Media Marketer

In this episode of The Montana Business Podcast, the producers of the show sit and talk about the state of businesses as Montana begins to re-open into the post-pandemic era. We talk about how marketing has changed, how the shut down impacted business owners, and how social media played a key role during the pandemic. The Montana Business Vlog and Podcast is produced by Joel Silverman from Silverman Law Offices in Helena and Bozeman, Montana, and SocialFlixx produces the video/audio podcast.


BizVlog Wadekamper Podcast

Jeff Wadekamper is passionate about planes, and flying them! It's an obsession from an early age, that grew into a career in adulthood as Helena Regional Airport's (HLN) Airport Director. Today, we learn about some of HLN's incredible history and will look at what the future of the airport looks like. Ever wondered why your small town airport can't get more flights? You'll find out right here on the Montana Business Podcast with Jeff Wadekamper. The Montana Business Vlog and Podcast is a...


Jim Toth From Western Ranch Brokers

Jim Toth has always been a marketer ahead of his time. Having started his professional career at Monsanto, he took those marketing lessons with him to Missoula, Montana to start his own fly fishing guide and tackle shop. Ever hear of a movie called "A River Runs Through It"? Well, he wasn't in it, but Toth found a way to bring the appeal of fly fishing to the public long before the boom in the industry that happened after the film was released. Today, you'll get an inside look at one of the...


Clinton Gerst Bank Of Bozeman

How does my business survive the Coronavirus Pandemic? This question is number one on business owners all over the world but especially here in the US. Our talk with Bank of Bozeman President Clinton Gerst was filmed on March 12, 2019; just as the crisis began hitting sports and other institutions. The calm, fearless leadership Mr. Gerst displays is nothing new. In our interview, we discuss his roles in leadership positions with some of the most powerful institutions on the planet; his move...


Cathy Burwell HLN Chamber Podcast

Today on the Montana Business Vlog, we explore the career path of Cathy Burwell, currently the CEO and President of the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce in Montana's Capital City. We'll dive deep into the state of the city as of February 2020. Obviously the world has changed quite a bit since our interview, but we believe you'll find value for your time with this interview. The Montana Business Vlog is the full video version of this podcast, and you can watch it on YouTube here:...


Season 2 Premier Feat. Greg Gianforte

Season 2 of the Montana Business Vlog and Podcast kicks off with this engaging interview with Greg Gianforte. Before entering into public service, Greg successfully built and scaled many businesses for almost his entire life. While mostly known to Montanans for launching and growing a start up in the "dot com" era of the 1990's in Bozeman, Greg talks candidly about his entrepreneurial journey that led to his Montana business successes. He is quick to give credit to his wife Susan and many...


Montana Business Podcast Season 1 Recap And Season 2 Kickoff

Host Joel Silverman sits down with show producer and videographer Brad Ouldhouse to discuss some of the biggest lessons learned from our first season's incrfedible guests, and kickoff Season Two by name-dropping our first guest! The Montana Business Podcast is produced by Silverman Law Offices and SocialFlixx. For the full interview captured on video, visit


Michelle Edmunds from Westaff of Helena

Michelle acquired Westaff of Helena and Personnel Plus Consulting Services on January 1, 2015. Michelle has been studying and working in the field of Human Resources since 2003. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from a top-ranked business school, the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Michelle is certified as a “Senior Professional in Human Resources” by the Human Resource Certification Institute (SPHR). She is also a...


Chance Eaton of Big Sky Way

In 2009, Dr. Eaton started Big Sky Way. to accommodate a growing International education, consulting, and performance coaching clientele. Dr. Eaton built his business around these same core virtues he learned farming and ranching with his family in Union Valley. Today, Big Sky Way. is a celebration of these virtues, and woven into organizational development solutions for today's complex organization. Learn more about Big Sky Way and Dr. Chance Eaton: The...


John Settle Podcast

14 year-old visionary John Settle knew at an early age he wanted to run an ice cream truck one day. The summer of 2019 his dream came true with the help of his mother Michelle and sister Samantha. His mother help fund the venture and his sister drives the truck. John and Samantha will split the profits between each other at the end of each summer selling season. John's story is a journey that entrepreneurs of any age will find familiar. Even as a preteen, John saw an opportunity in the town...


Derek Rasmussen

Insurance Unlimited has been in the Rasmussen Family for years and this week's guest, Derek, explains how he not only purchased his own business from his father, but how other businesses need to structure themselves for an eventual sale. This week, we invited a co host, Brad Ouldhouse to join in what became a very fun, informative and at times, a bit silly of a podcast episode! The Montana Business Podcast is hosted by Joel Silverman. Produced by Brad Ouldhouse and Joel Silverman. The...


Mary Hollow Prickly Pear Land Trust

As a fifth-generation Montanan and outdoor enthusiast, Mary has long been connected to the lands and waters of Big Sky Country. She holds University of Montana degrees in business finance and economics. She began her career in the U.S. Senate and later for a housing organization in Washington, D.C. Upon her return to Montana, Mary ran a fishing lodge in the Blackfoot Valley. Inspired to further conservation efforts, Mary then went to work for The Nature Conservancy during their acquisitions...


Bob Fox

Bob Fox and his son Nick are running two locations of Point S Tires here in Helena, MT. In this episode, we learn about succession planning in a family business, why it's important. Thank you for listening to the Montana Business Podcast, hosted by Joel Silverman. You can watch the full interview on our YouTube Channel or our website at This episode was recorded at TopFloor Studios in the heart of Downtown Helena, MT.


Rex Seeley

If you're an outdoor enthusiast, than this episode is for you! Today we introduce you to the owner of Montana Outdoor Sports, Rex Seeley! MOS can be found along the famous Last Chance Gulch area of Downtown Helena, Montana. Rex gives us his best recommendations for camping and hiking fear, while also explaining how the outdoor sports market is ever changing. Thanks to Montana Outdoor Sports, as well as a shout out to TopFloor Studios where this fine podcast was recorded, and to SocialFlixx...



If you've ever started or wanted to start a business here in Montana, chances are you may not know what resources are available to you to help get you off the ground. Today on the podcast, we interview Brian Obert of the Montana Business Assistance Connection. Quoting their website: "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,...


Clint Lohman

Entrepreneur: noun. a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk. We've interviewed several here on the Montana Business Vlog, but today we get to talk to someone who has transcended that term. Clint Lohman is an example of what only the smallest percentages of entrepreneurs become over time. Lohman is a venture capitalist. Coming up to these distinguished ranks has been quite the journey as he'll tell us here today....


Gulch Distillers

Partnering in business can be a tricky thing; you and your partner should share in a common vision for the future. But, from that point, business partnerships need to be yin-yang like; one strength where the other's weak and vice versa. Today, you get to meet what we consider to be the Dynamic Duo of business partners. We'd like to introduce you to Tyrrell Hibbard and Steffan Rasile, the well-bearded co-founders of Gulch Distillers in Downtown Helena Montana. You'll learn the origin story of...


Christina Riffle

Question: What does a racetrack in Texas have in common with a liquor store in Belgrade, Montana? Answer: One person; Christina Riffle. Christina Riffle is the CEO of Belgrade liquor as well as her racetrack in Texas. That is an awful lot to keep on top of! In this episode of The Montana Business Podcast, hosted by Joel Silverman, Riffle fills us in on how running two successful businesses at once can bring challenges and rewards if you're willing to put in the work. Pay close attention to...


Max Pigman

Remember the "Dot.Com" era of the mid-late 1990's? Our next guest on the Montana Business Podcast certainly does; all too well! Meet Max Pigman, Founder of the Lewis and Clark Brewing Company in Helena, MT. Max has quite the story to tell, even before the brewery came to be. The brewery now distributes to hundreds of stores in our region, all from Helena, Montana. Hear the origin stories of the brewery, and where he plans to be in a few short years. If you love craft beer, you're going to...