Join us on Wednesday, February 9th from 12-1pm at the Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) or on zoom for the MBN monthly General Meeting.   

GUEST SPEAKER – Blake Nicolazzo

What is branding and what is my personal brand? Why do my core values matter? Dive in with Blake Nicolazzo, Creative Director and Founder of Bonfire Brands. Bonfire is a Missoula-based graphic design and marketing agency focused on working with brands that leave the world better than they found it. Bonfire creates original art for brands, consults on marketing and brand strategy, and helps companies achieve sustainable growth.  

Blake arrived in Missoula for the first time in 1995, and found herself working on the rivers and in the mountains, and ended up criss-crossing the country several times pursuing her career. She found joy and passion while working for Outward Bound and later for Patagonia in sales and marketing.   That these beloved companies could find success while honoring the natural world inspired Blake to take a deeper look at the theories and practices behind sustainable and successful business. With this know-how in hand, she set off to create and grow brands in mindful, creative, and beautifully designed ways.  

Blake loves working closely with clients to create the company they truly envision, through brand architecture, design, marketing and strategy. Blake empowers organizations to take their game to the next level, and is dedicated to working with people interested in creating a just economy based on the success of people, planet and profit.


Lunch will be provided by Biga Pizza and the cost for members and visitors is $15 per person.
Lunch Menu:
Antipasto Plate – Italian salami, pepperoni, prosciutto di Parma, provolone, roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes, pears, mixed olives, pepperoncini, fresh mozzarella, hot cherry peppers, fresh basil leaves, extra virgin olive oil & house bread.  
Caesar Salad – romaine, Biga’s classic Caesar dressing, reggiano.  
Assorted Signature Biga Pizza.  

Please purchase lunch in advance below as we order food based on paid lunches. We can only accept cash or check at the door. 

MBN Community Outreach

Please bring non holiday themed stuffed animals that are gender neutral. We will be donating these to the Ronald McDonald House.

Remember to bring your business cards for networking and feel free to bring a door prize to promote your business.  

Visitors are always welcome to attend our General Meeting before joining MBN so feel free to bring a friend who would like to see what our organization is all about!  

Due to the risk of COVID-19, the ZACC requires everyone to wear a mask except when you are eating lunch.  

Can’t make it to the meeting? Login on ZOOM!

Zoom Link

Passcode: 406