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For more information please contact McKinley Winkle at
or call the chamber at 442-4120


Helena WINS (Workforce Innovation Networks) is an initiative of the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce. The objective of Helena WINS is to help area employers attract, develop, and retain workforce talent.

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Meet the Director

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McKinley Winkle is a Helena native and attended Capital High School before graduating from Montana State with honors in 2020. McKinley received a B.S in Business Marketing as well as cheered and served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee all four years. While in school, she gained knowledge and experience through her degree as well as her internship with Montana State Athletics.


Since being back in her hometown she has become the Cheer Director at Helena Athletic Club and taken on the new role as the Helena WINS Director through the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce. Her position as the WINS director is centered around workforce development and bridging the gap between education and industry. The goal of Helena WINS is to attract, develop and retain talent to produce a local workforce pipeline for our area employers. Being an active part of the community is a passion for McKinley and she is excited to take the Helena WINS program to the next level.  

In her new position, McKinley will look toward workforce innovation as it relates to the Helena area. Contact McKinley at

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