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2013-2014 MBN History

The 2013-2014 Synergy Board guided the organization through meetings, events, and the evolution of the organization. At the beginning of the year, there were approximately 280 members.Sub-Networks included Business Skills, Connections, Empowerment, Health & Fitness, Technology, Bitterroot, and Mission Valley.

This year was the first that lunch sponsorship was offered at $75 a sponsorship.

Membership fees were raised from $45 to $50.


The 2013 Fall Social was held at The Depot Deck on October 16th from 6 to 8 p.m. A New Member Social was held on March 20 from 5:30 p.m.-to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Mountain West Bank. The Spring Social was held on April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 10 Spoons Winery.

Our annual Women's Symposium was held January 25, 2014 at the University Conference Center.
At the February 2014 General Meeting, Joanne McCormack was presented with the Flying High Award. To learn why, click here. To learn more about this award, click here.
In March 2014 Michelle Allen was elected President-Elect. To learn more about the nomination criteria for President-Elect, click here.

The 2014 Businesswoman of the Year was Deidre Flaherty.

The MBN Retreat was held May 16-18 at the Double Arrow Ranch. To learn more about the 2014 retreat, click here.

Our general meetings for the 2013-2014 year were held at the Holiday Inn in Missoula on the second Wednesday of the month from noon to one p.m. for the first two months. With November's meeting, the General Meeting was moved from the Holiday Inn to the Doubletree Hotel (Edgewater).