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Bitterroot MBN Sub-Network

Bitterroot Business Connections Sub-network

Brown Bag Lunch Meetings are usually held from  12:15 pm to 1:15 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at RCEDA (main floor NO STAIRS),  274 Old Corvallis Rd # A in Hamilton.  A chance to network with fellow businesswomen will happen between 12:15 and 1:15 pm followed by a speaker presentation. Meetings start promptly so that those who need to return to work at 1 pm, will get the full benefit of joining us.

As an extension of MBN, the Bitterroot Sub-network works to promote and support women in business and professional practices by providing a local forum for interaction with others who can offer diverse perspectives on business management and growth.


Because of our distance from Missoula, many of our attendees don't attend Missoula meetings; therefore, our monthly meetings cover a wide-range of topics and may include financial planning, goal-setting, stress management, organization skills, presentation techniques, marketing strategies, health issues, and more.  And information from MBN as a whole.


At each meeting, time is set aside for networking so that members can learn more about each other; which provides opportunities to exchange information, share advice, offer inspiration, and expand business possibilities.


We connect, share and exchange ideas; but more importantly, we support each other and work together for mutual success as we grow professionally and personally.

Scheduled Presentations for 2017-2018

Meeting Date Presenter Topic
September 19
Holly Ondrasek
Networking, Get to know one another and strategic planning for the next 9 months
October 17
Claire Kemp, Hamilton Downtown Association
HDA and Holiday activities
November 21
Sue Gust, Nerium and HELO
World GN / Helo Fitness / Health
December19 Lorraine Roach, Executive Director, Stevensville Main Street Association
Rural Economic Development
January 16
Karen Shreve
The Arbonne Story of a botanically based beauty, health and wellness company with almost four decades of history and why I became involved
February 20 Tamra Fleming Executive Coach + Life Coach + Author
March 20
Julie Kickbush Jones

Women tend to outlive men and they are often left to fend for themselves when they need care. What is your plan? Let’s visit about the myths of long-term care and how it’s never too early to put a plan in place.

Julie K Kieckbusch Jones
Financial Associate
Thrivent Financial®

April 17
Rachel Kramer
"spring maintenance" for homes. Recommended things that insurance inspectors look for and also what home inspectors look for as far as important things that need to be done and kept up by Rachel Kramer Insurance Agency
May 22
Clover Quinn
Meet at her Emu Farm - details to follow
June 19
Open Discussion - Social
 Bring a sample of your product to share and discuss, Let's say you have no prepared to share about your business or product. 


Sub-Network Leadership

Co-Chair - Holly Ondrasek
370-7278 Cell

Co-Chair - JoAnne Wilson