2023 Member Events

Through Member Events, the MDA provides a platform for our members to gain valuable insight from other businesses and leaders, provide awareness regarding topical issues, and opportunity to build a valuable network of peers and other members.

As an MDA Member, you will have exclusive access to the education series, luncheons, and Downtown on Taps. These programs offer opportunities for business-to-business connections and create an environment for businesses to thrive.



View the Member Events Calendar

Member socials are a great way to showcase your business, connect with fellow members, market and promote events or other news relating to your business. 

Here’s more information on how to Host a Downtown on Tap: How To Host Downtown on Tap 2023

Here’s more information on how to host a Luncheon: How to Host a Membership Luncheon 2023


*New* in 2023: Workshops designed for the small business owner, manager, employee, entrepreneur, maker, & creative.

The Education Series was created with you in mind. We will co-host trainings with other prominent Missoula businesses to address the needs of small businesses and provide valuable professional development to members.

We gear topics towards YOU and your needs as a small business owner, manager, employee. Join us at an upcoming training soon.

This year, topics will include:

+Business loans

+Social Media/Marketing

+Business Development

+Leadership skills/management

+Mental Health in the Workplace

& many more!

Workshops will be held in: February, April, June, September & November on the Third Tuesday of each month from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at the First Interstate Bank Training Room (basement in First Interstate Bank, located at: 101 E. Front St, using the Higgins St. entrance)

~~~~~> Have an idea for a workshop or have a topic you’d like to present? Reach out to the Membership Director, Hanna Reese, here:  [email protected]


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Luncheons are a great opportunity to connect with businesses and fellow members while educating yourself on current and relevant topics affecting Missoulians and the community.

Luncheons are held bi-monthly with the first luncheon held on March 21 from 12-1pm.

Downtown on Taps are a fun way to get to know a business, learn about events and other news happening Downtown, and network with other members.

Held monthly on the last Tuesday of the month at varying locations around Downtown.

February Dates


Membership Education & Empowerment Series

Tuesday, February 21–8:30-9:30 am


Workshop with Empower MT at the First Interstate Bank Training Room

Enter the First Interstate Building at 101 E. Front on Higgins Street

Coffee provided.

RSVP here: Empower MT Workshop

Downtown On Tap

Tuesday, February 28–5-7 pm

Join the Missoula Downtown Association and Montana Décor for a fun kick-off to our member socials. Located at 135 E. Main Street.

Check out the beautiful new store in the Radio Central Building, hear about upcoming events, drink some cold beers and get to know other MDA Members. Let’s get social!


March Dates


Membership Luncheon

Tuesday, March 21–12-1 pm

Location TBD.

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Downtown on Tap

Tuesday, March 28–5-7 pm

See the exciting, new space at the Headwaters Foundation at 119 W. Main