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First In-Person Event of the Year!

Join fellow members of the Missoula Midtown Association at the Missoula Fairgrounds at the new historic plaza and commercial building. The event starts at 5pm and is hosted by The Missoula County Fairgrounds, Farmers State Bank and Great Burn Brewing.

Enjoy appetizers, ice cold drinks and networking with other folks in the area by attending our first LIVE event of the year!

Missoula County Fairgrounds hosts an ever-increasing variety of public events during the year, and is the largest such facility in Western Montana. The Fairgrounds offers a variety of facilities, both indoor and outdoor, for business meetings, trade shows, concerts and equestrian events, and can also provide all of the necessary support services for such events. Visit their website by clicking HERE

Great Burn Brewing was originally established in April 29, 2013 by family and friends. The ¾ -part family business, consists of the Howard Brothers Mike and Greg, and Diana Garrett, Greg’s wife. They were later joined by friend Jennifer Wright to add the fourth partner to the company. Together, with our unique skill sets we have started and operated this craft beer business. This business was brain child of the Howard Brothers in honor of their fallen brother Chad Howard. Click HERE for more information.

Farmers State Bank has been a locally owned community bank since 1907. With 7 branches from Darby to Missoula and an all new location in Helena, they have faithfully serviced its communities with their financial needs for 110 years and continually strives to offer innovative products, superior service and knowledge, all with a small town feel. Farmers State Bank is a 4th generation (5th generation growing!), locally owned, all Montana bank. Learn more by visiting their website HERE

We hope to see you there!

Join fellow members of the Missoula Midtown Association via Zoom for a Virtual Midtown Mixer, Tuesday, April 6, beginning at 4:00 PM.

Join Zoom Meeting
CLICK HERE
Meeting ID: 898 3881 7025
+1 346 248 7799 US

Given the lack of regular social gatherings as of late, we would like to invite you to attend our monthly virtual meeting to connect all members and provide a venue for all who are willing to share news about how your business, organization, and team are doing through these unique times.

We will open with comments from Midtown Association President, Mark Bellon and then we will host guests from Homeword and Missoula Interfaith Collaborative to present ‘Housing Advocate Network and Property Partner Program, A Spectrum of Support.’

PRESENTERS:

Karissa Trujillo is Operations & Program Director at Homeword Inc. She is responsible for managing Homeword’s homebuyer and financial education programs, housing and financial counseling services, as well as for the operations and administrative functions of the organization. She is responsible for managing program and administrative staff, managing the budget, ensuring program compliance, evaluating outcomes, writing grants, and developing partnerships to address community and client needs.

Alex Ramsing joined Homeword as Landlord Liaison in January 2020. Alex is looking forward to helping develop this new position with the hope that the Landlord Liaison will increase the access Missoula County residents have to homes they can afford. This position is funded by the Missoula Board of County Commissioners. Alex serves as a resource for landlords who are interested in renting to people with perceived high barriers to finding a home, such as poor credit or previous incarceration. He is responsible for leading community-wide efforts to effectively market Missoula housing support programs to new and existing landlords and property managers with the goal of expanding the number of rental homes available to people with barriers to renting a home.

Zeke Campfield is a social worker and program director at Missoula Interfaith Collaborative. His work focuses primarily on homelessness, with a direct service approach towards helping individuals and families address basic needs as well as working on systemic change through community organizing models. Zeke helped found Welcome Back, a community organization focused on building leaders from among individuals impacted by the justice system, and currently serves on the board of directors of ACLU of Montana and Crosswinds Transitional Living. Zeke believes strongly in the power of story and is committed to providing marginalized and oppressed populations the opportunity to take a primary role in facilitating important community change.

Jane Kisselbach is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Missoula. Jane manages the church’s assistance account and is an active volunteer in various Missoula Interfaith Collaborative (MIC) programs, such as Family Promise and the Housing Advocate Network, as well as a participant in the organizing work of Common Good Missoula.

This interactive and educational event is one you won’t want to miss. If your office (or home-office) allows it, we encourage you to enjoy a cold beverage during the call, if you would like, to help create that “Mixer” feel.

We look forward to connecting with you!

The Missoula Midtown Association continues to grow and invites all active members and stakeholders to celebrate the progress the Association has accomplished in support of its vision over the past year.
We encourage you to order-in lunch from a local restaurant and join us virtually!

Join Zoom Meeting
CLICK HERE
Meeting ID: 814 6522 6628
+1 346 248 7799 US

Not currently a member but interested in joining? You can easily sign-up today by clicking HERE

We hope to see you there!

Join fellow members of the Missoula Midtown Association via Zoom for a Virtual Midtown Mixer, Tuesday, March 2, beginning at 4:00 PM sponsored by CASA of Missoula.

Join Zoom Meeting
CLICK HERE
Meeting ID: 829 8581 5658
+1 346 248 7799 US

Given the lack of regular social gatherings as of late, we would like to invite you to attend our monthly virtual meeting to connect all members and provide a venue for all who are willing to share news about how your business, organization, and team are doing through these unique times.

We will open with comments from Midtown Association President, Mark Bellon and then Scott Appel, Executive Director of CASA of Missoula, will be sharing a recent success story, community impact, and ways you can help CASA fulfill its mission.

CASA of Missoula is a non-profit organization dedicated to training community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system.

This interactive and educational event is one you won’t want to miss. If your office (or home-office) allows it, we encourage you to enjoy a cold beverage during the call, if you would like, to help create that “Mixer” feel.

We look forward to connecting with you!

The New Year is underway, and we know many of you are glad to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. While the start of 2021 holds much promise and hope, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the resilience and creativity that Missoula businesses had in response to the pandemic. 

Over the last ten months or so, we’ve found new ways to connect, we’ve spaced out our encounters respecting six feet of distance while smiling behind our masks, and we’ve kept the community united and strong. That’s something we should all be proud of.

For the Missoula Midtown Association, we moved our monthly Mixers to a virtual format and had great participation by members seeking interaction and connection. We have made significant headway on the Midtown Master Plan Whitepaper, thanks to many of you who have offered your feedback and ideas. Our committees have been working hard to connect with Midtown business and find ways to help spread the word about how we can support each other and keep our doors open for business.

As we look on the horizon for 2021, it will be a busy year for the Midtown Association. The foundation is set for the Master Plan, and the heavy lifting will be underway quickly. As of now, we anticipate leaving our monthly Mixers in a digital format until it is prudent to get everyone together again, and we will be facilitating our Annual Meeting in a virtual format as well.

We encourage you to stay involved and connected! If your business is willing to contribute to the Master Plan financially, please reach out to Emily Brock. If your business is interested in hosting a virtual Mixer event and sharing information with our membership, reach out to Sandy Bollom. If you have news and information you would like shared in our newsletter or on our social media pages, reach out to Tara Halls.

We are all in this together, and each does our part to strengthen Midtown Missoula for the long-haul. Thank you for supporting the association, and we look forward to all that is to come in the new year.

Happy New Year from your Missoula Midtown Association Board of Directors!