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Each month one member wins a profile from the door prizes at the monthly luncheon. 
 
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We will post new winners the first week of each month.
 


June 2017

Dawn Alicia McCloney

Dawn Alicia McCloney

American National Insurance

 

Occupation / Business: Because you've worked hard to build a solid financial footing for you and your family, be sure that everything is protected because accidents and disasters can and do happen. If you aren’t adequately insured, you could be left in financial ruin, so make sure your insurance agent has your best interests in mind. I offer personalized service to help guide you through all your insurance needs, from determining the best home, auto, life and business coverage, to helping with questions and claims down the road.
 

My involvement with MBN: I’ve been an MBN member for about 3 years, but now that I am self-employed again, I have more flexibility to really get involved in groups that I find important – like MBN! I now serve as the Membership Co-Chair of MBN and am very excited to help our membership grow!
 

What I like most about MBN: I love the amount of support our members provide one another! Nowhere else are you likely to see such successful people helping in soo many ways to make others successful! It’s truly a beautiful thing!
 

A bit of business wisdom: "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." -- Colin Powell
 

A little known fact about myself: I earned a degree in Print Journalism from UM with minors in Economics, Russian Language, and Photojournalism, and I own “Dawn Alicia Photography,“ a wedding and portrait photography business that has been open for more than 2 ½ decades.


 May 2017

Jeanne Ann Wilson

Jeanne Ann Wilson

MCT Inc.

 

Occupation / Business: I have been the Business Marketing Director for MCT Inc. (Missoula Children’s Theatre & Missoula Community Theatre) since June of 2001. I inter-face with the Community to find businesses to partner with us to sponsor our local shows and to advertise in our playbills. In addition I am part of the fundraising team and co-host all the Premiere Nights. I have also enjoyed being a singer, actor, dancer – a Triple Threat in the theatre world – with MCT over the last 25.
 

My involvement with MBN: I was invited to MBN by my friend Judy Wright when she was the President, 20 plus years ago and have been a member off and on ever-since. I have participated on the symposium Team as a Hospitality Co-Chair.
 

What I like most about MBN: The opportunity to meet incredible women in business and create a network that is truly an amazing tool for doing my job with MCT. The friendships will last a lifetime as well.
 

A bit of business wisdom: In my job of finding sponsors, advertisers and raising money – I always make sure I don’t come across as a salesman. I just talk about how we can help each other with the use of the marketing dollars they have – a win/win. I then try to make the best arrangement based on what their needs are.
 

A little known fact about myself: I have 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grand-daughter. I love to sing, dance and Tone (ask me about being a Toner sometime). I recorded a meditation album entitled “The Healing Sounds of Love” in 2000. I am an Equine Instructor for MontanaQuest at River Pines Farm with Shari Montana and her rescued horses. I also raise and breed Mini & Toy Australian Shepherds. Let me know if you ever want to come and get a sweet puppy fix to send all your cares away!


April 2017

Megan Pfaff

Megan Pfaff

Marketplace Media and Curves Missoula

 

Occupation / Business: I have been a partner at Marketplace Media, a full-service advertising agency, for the past 10 years and Curves, a fitness center for women, for the past 7 years.
 

My involvement with MBN: I have been with MBN since 2007. I love MBN and have met many friends and business associates. We have always been involved with the Symposium, which is my favorite MBN event, love the lunches and social, too!
 

What I like most about MBN: I love the support I receive from so many members on both a professional and personal level.
 

A bit of business wisdom: Most likely it’s your fear of success that is going to be one of your biggest challenges to overcome but you’ll think it’s your fear of failure more often than not.
 

A little known fact about myself: I am the youngest of five children and my father was born in Bogota, Colombia making me a first generation born in America on my father’s side.


March 2017

Kelly Stengem

Kelly Stengem

J. R. Banna + Associates

 

Occupation / Business: Investment Operations Manager for J. R. Banna + Associates, a full service financial firm encompassing wealth management, accounting, tax, insurance, estate planning and business legal services.

My involvement with MBN: I have been a member since returning to Missoula in October 2012.

What I like most about MBN: Women supporting women, does it get any better than that?

A bit of business wisdom: The most important step you can take toward success is asking for help. Don’t struggle with decisions that are outside of your “wheelhouse.” Know when an expert will save you time and money in the long run.

A little known fact about myself: I collect salt and pepper shakers when I travel. I know where each one came from and they always evoke fun memories.


February 2017

Julie Richter

Julie Richter

Compass Insurance Group

 

Occupation / Business: Compass Insurance Group

My involvement with MBN: I have been a member for 9 years and have served on Synergy And Symposium Board numerous times, including both of them this year.

What I like most about MBN: Meeting such dynamic empowering women. It is truly Women Supporting Women. Love my MBN Tribe!

A bit of business wisdom: "The Golden Rule should always apply, whether business or life. Treat Others like you wish to be treated…

A little known fact about myself: I was a Cosmetologist for 23 years prior to working in the insurance Business. I owned my own Day Spa for 20 of those years.


January 2017

Elizabeth Ettenger

Elizabeth Ettenger

Missoula Education Foundation

 

Occupation / Business: Executive Director at the Missoula Education Foundation

My involvement with MBN: Brand New Member, starting in Jan. 2017

What I like most about MBN: The comradery of other professional women!

A bit of business wisdom: "Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." —Warren Buffett


December 2016

Lindsey Talkington

Lindsey Talkington

Prepare Maintenance

 

Occupation / Business: Executive Assistant at Prepare Maintenance

My involvement with MBN: I enrolled into MBN one year ago to expand my networking capabilities among experienced, like-minded business women.

What I like most about MBN: The promotion of success through support and unity.

A bit of business wisdom: Toss your hair in a bun, drink some coffee, put on some gangsta rap and handle it.

A little known fact about myself: I spent much of my free-time in 2016 building a house - which I now live in!!


November 2016

Sue Guest

Sue Gust

Nerium International

 

Occupation / Business: Independent Business Partner with Nerium International, a science-based anit-aging company.

My involvement with MBN: Joined in 2008 as a way to reach out to and connect with other successful business women.

What I like most about MBN: The opportunity to learn and grow with like-minded women in a supportive culture, sharing what I've learned with others.

A bit of business wisdom: Success, growth and opportunity start with belief in yourself and a positive mindset.

A little known fact about myself: I'm a biker chick! Bought my 1st motorcycle at 40 although I like being a passenger on long-distance trips.


October 2016

Racquel Williams

 Racquel WIlliams

Staybridge Suites

 

Occupation / Business: Hospitality, making your home away from home as comfortable as we possibly can! Whether it’s a staycation or an emergency relocation we are here to ease your stress and help you relax.

My involvement with MBN: This is only my second year as a member. Also my second year on the Symposium Committee. I plan to be more involved as I get the hang of things!

What I like most about MBN: How amazing and supportive all the women in this organization are. They have shared so much wisdom in the short time I’ve been here. The friendships made will last a lifetime and for that I am grateful.


September 2016

Michaela Schager

Michaela Schager

 Executive Regional Vice President
Independent Consultant
Arbonne International

 
I work part-time from my phone and laptop while caring for my three kiddos Anderson (7), Bergen (7), and Leif (2). My husband Jason is a recently-retired pharmacist and together we invest in real estate. We love that our kids have two work-from-home parents. I’m totally into health and nutrition, a personal development nerd, and I’m passionate about educating people on the benefits of using healthier skin care and nutrition products. What really gets me going though, is mentoring and coaching someone on building a successful business of their own that will provide them with the choices and abundance they need to live out their purpose.


May 2016

Michelle Allen

Michelle Allen

Real Estate Loan Officer

First Interstate Bank
Missoula Downtown Branch
NMLS#747562


April 2016

Rachele Clark

Rachele Clark

ROI at Work
Wagg’n Indoor Dog Park

 
What I like most about MBN: I feel a sense of freedom, empowerment and connection when with MBN members. Thank you for your time and commitment to growing one another.  

Occupation / Business: In pursuit of two passions:
1. ROI at Work: As your business grows from, “me, myself, and I” so do your needs for hiring and keeping ideal employees. However, when you try to manage employees alone, the common result can be increased cost in unhappy customers, time, money and resources. I partner with you so you can concentrate on growing your business and reducing your costs and stress. www.roiaw.com.
2. Wagg’n: Wagg’n started as a dream last summer when wanting to connect with other responsible dog owners and realized there are few places to foster these relationships. Wagg’n is dedicated to growing a supportive pet community at a centralized location and providing services to assist in your doggy dilemmas. Please help start a unique, pet owner community by visiting www.waggn.org
 

 

March 2016

Tami Allen

 
Tami Allen
 

Classified Account Executive, Missoula Independent 

 

Occupation / Business: Classified Account Executive @ Missoula Independent. The Indy is largest weekly paper in Montana. We are committed to offering the highest quality publications providing cost-effective advertising options, with an emphasis on excellent service at every point of contact.

My involvement with MBN: I have been a member of MBN for 5 years. I have served on the Symposium Board for 2 years and the Synergy Board for 1 year. 

What I like most about MBN: I like the networking, all the events and I love building relationships with many successful businesswomen in the community. I've gained knowledge, empowerment, friends and clients. I am a huge advocate for MBN and always invite ladies to join me in this great group of Missoula women.  

A bit of business wisdom: Success consists of little steps everyday! You might not see results today, tomorrow or even this year. Don't give up - your hard work and dedication will pay off. I like to remind myself of this often, and it works! 

A little known fact about myself: I have worked at the Indy for 8 years now!! Congratulations to me. I am blessed to have such amazing employers and co-workers. I truly love my job. 


February 2016

Pamela Jacobsen

Pam Jacobsen

Jacobsen Insurance Agency

 
Involvement with MBN: New Member

What I like most about MBN: Meeting other professional women in the 
communiyty, exchanging ideas, social events, and making new friends.

A bit of business wisdom: Don’t worry about being successful. Work toward 
being signigicant, and the success will follow. (Oprah)

A little known fact about me: I’ve been an insurance agent for 18 years now. I grew up in Hamilton and moved to Missoula to attend college at UM.

Other information: I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, especially outdoor activities year round and focus on providing exceptional service to my clients. I look forward to upcoming adventures and new friendship found through MBN.
 
 

January 2016

Diane Gilliland

 
Diane Gilliland

Thirty-One Gifts

 
Hello ladies! I am a Direct Sales consultant with Thirty-One Gifts. The name comes from Proverbs 31 in the Bible where it honors the hard working women who help provide for, and keeps her family first in her heart. I have been an MBN member for almost 2 years. What I apprecialte most about this group is the enthusiasm to Celebrate (gather together) Encourage (share our journeys) and Reward (accolades, door prizes,etc.) women. I am always refreshed, and motivated to keep moving forward after our meetings! My bit of business wisdom would be to ALWAYS think the best of others even when their words, or actions would not make it easy to do so.
 
A little known fact about me: I celebrated my 17th birthday in Poland. Stolat!

 

December 2015

Sharon Rhodes

Sharon Rhodes

JCCS, PC


November 2015

Rennae Miller

Reanne Miller

Mountain Cents LLC

 

I am a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.  My business can help yours by setting up a QuickBooks file and workflow, training, payroll, troubleshooting and bookkeeping services; all customized to your individual needs.

 

I have been a member of MBN for several years. Judy Wright recruited me (shocking…I know).  I love the friendly and comfortable atmosphere that MBN provides for networking. Also, the speakers chosen for the general meetings have been very helpful and/or entertaining. I have recommended MBN for many of my clients and friends.

 

I have had jobs that were very stagnant. I love my business because it allows me to grow and change and meet wonderful new people all the time. I am constantly challenged to do better and be better. Never stop learning! 


October 2015

Jennifer Rivera

Live Total Wellness

 
Occupation / Business: Health advocate for wellness through wholesale co-op memberships and training people to work from home on my Work At Home United team.

Health solutions start with education on preventing toxicity in everyday life. Are you moving toward or away from your health or financial goals? Many do not know what is suppressing their immune system in the first place; hundreds of families are on a healthier path since learning these key facts. Take advantage of my FREE consult on your toxic burden and how your body reacts in order to take charge of your quality of life.
 
My involvement with MBN: Several years in MBN has provided great friendships with amazing women, and personal and business growth.

What I like most about MBN:
Opportunity to design my schedule around so many meetings and the variety of topics and speakers. The lifelong friendships with powerhouse women has enriched my life beyond expectations!

A bit of business wisdom: Action: Plug in and follow up! Be curious about others’ journeys and listen for nuggets of wisdom. View setbacks as speed bumps or mud puddles and keep moving forward toward your mission.

A little known fact about myself: I was a Karaoke queen! Anyone up for a singing social?

 

September 2015

Sandy Ammons

Operations Coordinator, Marketing & Outreach

The Women’s Club Health & Fitness Center

 
I am happily building my professional career at The Women’s Club, empowering women to be joyful and healthy.
 
When I’m not traversing glaciers on Mt. Baker, sailing the high seas on NOLS expeditions, or kayaking local rivers with my dad, I delight in taking my kids paddle boarding, cooking with family and doing gymnastics around the house. My kids and I have lived overseas, with France our home away from home, immersing ourselves in the bread, wine and culture. Language fascinates me. With a BA in French and MA in Linguistics, I’ve taught French and ESL at the university and to preschoolers.  I like busting a move Hip-Hop and Breakdancing.   

As a new MBN member, I feel fortunate to be a part of this networking community.