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201 South Main St.

Livingston, MT 59047

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Here We Go! ​What's Up From Markouture V. 19

November 27, 2017

Shop Local

Giving Tuesday

Sustainable Branded Products

Share the Warmth

What's Up From Markouture V. 18

Branding

Spur Line Calendar Contest

Alternative Excavation

Give Back

Branded Holiday Gifts

What's Up From Markouture V.17

September 22, 2017

In this edition:

Cause Marketing - It Makes Cents!

It's Getting Cold Outside - Winter Clothing Drive

Featured Client: The Office Lounge and Liquor Store

Markouture Earns Business Network Certifications

Seamless Marketing Solutions from Branded Merchandise to Strategy

What's Up From Markouture V.16

August 17, 2017

In this edition:

Eclipsed by the moon - coffee break!

Featured Client: Deerhaven Ranch

Markouture and Leadership 49

Website Design and Development

Welcome to Team Markouture, Jocelyn

Reformed Livingston women’s group aims to tackle community issues

May 09, 2017

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

By Lewis Kendall Chronicle Staff Writer

 

A reformed group aimed at addressing various community issues has taken root in Livingston.

 

Formerly called Livingston Women in Business, Montana Matriarch plans to tackle topics from domestic violence to mental health through its three-pronged approach of “awareness, skills and action.”

 

​The rebranding — spearheaded by Rachel Anderson, owner of marketing firm Markouture, and Shannon Stober, owner of training and development organization Verve Exchange — was an effort to open the group to women from all walks of life, Anderson said.

 

​“There were a lot of women that, especially in this area, didn’t identify themselves as a person in business, so that was a big impetus for it,” she said. “The other part was focusing more on community and how women can play a huge role in shaping that.”

 

 

The group will host monthly forums, quarterly workshops and conduct regular service projects to get members, as well as the general public, involved in both dialogue and action.

 

The first of these forums will take place Thursday at 6 p.m., at the Markouture office in Livingston and will focus on the issue of domestic violence. Mary Young, program and outreach coordinator for support nonprofit ASPEN, will lead a discussion that will include a Park County Sheriff’s deputy, as well as a survivor of domestic violence.

 

The goal of the meetings — which are free and open to the public — is not only to educate but to prompt participants to take steps to get involved in critical community issues, Anderson said.

 

“Volunteering, monetary donations to support programs and education will all be a big part of it,” she said. “It’s trying to find those issues that people can relate to and that are common themes within the community where people can find ways to get involved.”

 

Montana Matriarch will continue some of the popular Livingston Women in Business events, such as the annual winter clothing drive, but forgo most of the business-focused classes.

And if the model proves successful, Anderson said she hopes to spread it to other cities across the state.

 

“The whole concept behind it is that we believe women have this innate ability and passion to make positive change,” she said. “I look at (Livingston) as a microcosm for Montana as a whole: We all have our issues we struggle with and it’s just important for all members of the community to be involved.”

Montana Matriarch Takes Root in Livingston

May 05, 2017

A new community group called Montana Matriarch has taken root in Livingston with the mission of uniting women and improving the community by raising awareness, enhancing skills, and facilitation action. The group was co-founded by local residents and business owners, Rachel Anderson and Shannon Stober.

 

Formerly, Livingston Women in Business, Montana Matriarch has re-emerged with the vision of empowering current and future matriarchs who will play a critical role in creating a healthy, thriving community by leveraging the innate maternal and protective nature of women and channeling those instincts into active civic engagement and operating under a system of locally driven shared values.

 

​The group focuses on three primary objectives: Awareness, Skills, and Action and hosts monthly community forums, quarterly workshops, conducts regular service projects, and maintains an online community calendar that acts as a clearing house of activities, meetings, events and trainings hosted by entities that support their objectives. 

 

​The first community forum takes place Thursday, May 11th at 6pm a Markouture, located at 5237 US Hwy 89 S Suite 7, and will focus on the topic of Domestic Violence. Led by Mary Young, Program and Outreach Coordinator for ASPEN, the panel will also include a domestic violence survivor and a Park County deputy. The forum is free and open to the public and all are encouraged to attend and participate. A social hour will follow the forum.

 

“Our goal with Montana Matriarch is to positively impact the most vulnerable members and environments in our community long-term,” said co-founder Shannon Stober. “We believe that women play a particularly vital role in helping shape our community in a positive way and that by banding together, we can accomplish so much more.”

 

​Montana Matriarch will also be hosting Beer for a Cause at Katabatic Brewing Co. on May 16th from 4-8pm. The community is invited to come learn more about the group and how they can get involved.

 

​Organizations or individuals that are interested in participating in a community forum, have an issue of community concern, or a community event to post on the calendar are encouraged to reach out by email at montanmatriarch@gmail.com.

 

Visit www.montanamatriarch to find upcoming events and to learn more.

What's Up From Markouture V.15

May 11, 2017

In this edition:

The Tourists are Coming...Are Your Ready?

Featured Client: Pinky's Cafe

Montana Matriarch Takes Root In Livingston

Copy and Print Services

Samples Galore in our Showroom

What's Up From Markouture V.14

January 23, 2017

In this edition:

Innovative New Products for 2017

Featured Client: Woods Rose Market

Marketing Insights: Marketing to Millenials

Graphic Design Services

What's Up From Markouture V.13

November 30, 2016

In this edition:

Time for a New Game Plan

Featured Client: Wild and Free Mushing

Social Media Marketing Services

 

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What's Up From Markouture V.12

November 04, 2016

In this edition

We're Settling In

Spread the Warmth Winter Clothing Drive

Featured client Red Ants Pants

Holiday Gifting for Employees and Customers.

2nd Annual Spread the Warmth Winter Clothing Drive presented by Livingston Women in Business

October 26, 2016

Livingston Women in Business (LWIB) presents the 2nd Annual Spread the Warmth Winter Clothing Drive. Donations of new or gently used winter clothing will be collected November 7-28 at various locations throughout Park County. We are in need of coats, hats, mittens, gloves, snow pants, boots, socks and scarves for men, women and children. All donations collected will be distributed December 4th from 10am-1pm at the Livingston Civic Center to those in need in our community to help Spread the Warmth as winter approaches.

Last year’s inaugural Spread the Warmth drive brought in nearly 1,200 articles of clothing that were distributed to members of the community. “We were thrilled with how the community responded to last year’s drive and the number of donations we received,” said Livingston Women in Business co-founder and coordinator Rachel Anderson. “This year, we are excited about how many local businesses have stepped up to be donation sites and provide additional incentives to people for making donations at their locations.”

The donation locations include Ace Hardware, Edward Jones (Main St. Location), First Interstate Bank, Katabatic Brewing Co., Livingston HealthCare, Livingston Home Outfitters, Markouture, Montessori Island School, St. Mary’s Catholic School, The Office Lounge, The Shane Center, the Spur Line, Town & Country Foods, Woods Rose Market, Drinking Horse Coffee Cabin (Clyde Park), and Concept Design Studios (Bozeman). Just look for the big boxes wrapped in holiday wrapping paper with the Spread the Warmth sign on them. Donation site collection hours are regular business hours for each location. Additional incentives from some of these businesses will be posted on the Spread the Warmth Facebook page to encourage donations.

Distribution of the donations will take place on December 4th from 10am-1pm at the Livingston Civic Center. Organizations that serve members of our community that may be in need of these donations are encouraged to contact LWIB to help promote the distribution to ensure that these items get in the hands of the people who need them most.

The Community Closet has provided grant funding to help with the advertising costs of the clothing drive as well as donated poster paper that is being used to print the posters that will be distributed around town. The Livingston Recreation department has also generously donated the use of the Civic Center for the distribution day. “We are thankful for organizations like The Community Closet and the Livingston Recreation Department for their generosity in helping with Spread the Warmth,” said Anderson.
More information can be found online at http://www.livwib.com/spread-the-warmth/spread-the-warmth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lwibspreadthewarmth.

About Livingston Women in Business

Livingston Women in Business is Park County's only forum for networking, professional development, community involvement and peer resources specifically created for women. Members gain support, learn from their peers, develop new skills, and thrive with other professional women and entrepreneurs. The Mission of LWIB is to provide an opportunity for women business leaders to learn from each others experiences in a peer environment, find the tools, resources and support that they need to develop and grow their businesses, and help to shape the future of women leaders in our community, our state and beyond.

What's Up from Markouture V.11

August 26, 2016

In this edition

Change is in the air

Welcome Kristen Preuss

We're Moving

New Services from Markouture

Featured Client: Tom's Floor Stoor.

 

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Rachel Anderson presents "Think Big: Small Business Marketing on a Budget"

August 10, 2016

As part of the Montana Women's Business Center's ongoing training program, Rachel Anderson, owner of Markouture, recently conducted a training on marketing on a budget for small business. The class took place at the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center located in Bozeman, Montana.

 

The class provided top tips for marketing your business or organization on a budget. Including: learning how to develop a marketing budget, how to identify your target audience, determining your competitive advantage, marketing basics, and top marketing tips for reaching your audience and growing your business that you can do affordably.

Markouture's Rachel Anderson is Panelist at Innovate Montana Symposium

June 13, 2016

Rachel Anderson, founder and owner of Livingston, Montana based company Markouture, has been invited to be a panelist at Governor Steve Bullock's Innovate Montana Symposium, taking place at the Crown Plaza hotel in Billings on July 13th and 14th. The panel discussion will focus on Fostering Entrepreneurship with co-panelists including Courtney McKee, CEO of Headframe Spirits and Tom Spika, President of Spika Welding and Manufacturing.

 

View Rachel's Speaker Profile

Markouture's Rachel Anderson to present at Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Convention

June 01, 2016

Rachel Anderson, owner and President of Markouture will present "Social Media for Law Enforcement at the upcoming Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Annual Convention taking place June 13-17 in Missoula, Montana. The training will help law enforcement learn how to use social media to benefit their agency and avoid problems.

New York Times Bestselling Author Chris Guillebeau to visit Livingston on World Book Tour

May 01, 2016

Best-selling author Chris Guillebeau is touring the world to promote his newest book, Born for This. Guillebeau will be at the Shane Center Ballroom in Livingston 7 pm May 1, 2016. The free event is sponsored by the Livingston Women in Business and will feature snacks catered by Crazy Mountain Catering and drinks from The Office Lounge. Books will be for sale at the event with proceeds going toward Livingston Women in Business.

 

Other locations on his tour include major cities like Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto and Chicago. Livingston Women in Business co-founder and coordinator Rachel Anderson saw a Facebook post from the author announcing his book tour, asking “Where should I go?” Anderson filled out a questionnaire answering questions like “What makes your city amazing?” Within weeks, she learned the author had selected Livingston as one of his stops on the tour.

 

“Most of my tour stops are in larger cities, but I was impressed by Rachel's enthusiasm and commitment to the community. I've also learned from previous tours that there's often something special about a place that doesn't get as many visitors,” Guillebeau said. “So far, Livingston is shaping up to be one of those special places—I'm looking forward to seeing the whole city come out to the event!”

 

Guillebeau’s new book, “Born for This” is all about how to find the work you were meant to do. Whether you love your job, hate your job, are self-employed, or something entirely different, you'll learn 4 specific strategies you can use to make major improvements in your life and work right away. This will be a free, interactive gathering with other awesome people. Plus, there might even be cupcakes.

Invite your friends and come hang out!

 

Register on Facebook at Born for This: Chris Guillebeau & Friends in Livingston, MT or on the web at www.bornforthisbook.com

Markouture Monthly V.10

March 22, 2016

In this Edition:

Spring Tune-Up

Featured Client: The Spur Line

Innovate Montana Symposium

Tap into Montana Brew Fest

Markokuture Monthly V.9

February 17, 2016

In this Edition:

The In-Between

Featured Client: Ranch Picante Montana Bison

Chris Guillebeau's Born For This Tour

Spring Promotions

Rachel Anderson Joins Vision Livingston Board

January 07, 2016

Rachel Anderson, owner of Markouture, joins the Vision Livingston Board. Vision Livingston is a non profit organization providing resources and support to promote the long term vitality of Livingston’s business community.

 

Learn more at www.visionlivingston.org

Markouture Monthly V.8

December 21, 2015

In this edition:

Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays

Establishing a Marketing Budget

Featured Client: Ten Fingers Woodworks

Markouture in the Community

Livingston Business Owner to Present at Innovate Montana Small Business Roadshow

November 09, 2015

Rachel Anderson, President and Founder of Markouture, a marketing and promotional services company based in Livingston, MT, has been asked by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to present as a Small Business Champion at two of their upcoming Innovate Montana Small Business Roadshows on November 17th in Harlowton and November 18th in White Sulphur Springs.

 

The Innovate Montana Small Business Roadshow is a series of events for business owners, entrepreneurs or anyone with an idea to help ignite an entrepreneurial spark in small communities throughout Montana. The series focuses on smaller communities and works with the local economic development organizations and Chambers of Commerce. The events combine networking along with presentations from members of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as well as two Small Business Champions.

 

Ms. Anderson will be presenting her story about starting and growing Markouture, how she works with small businesses to help them grow and thrive, and how to market a community.

 

For more information on Innovate Montana visit www.innovatemontana.com.

Markouture Monthly V.7

October 25, 2015

Inside this edition:

Giving Thanks

Marketing a Small Business in a Small Community

Featured Client: Katabatic Brewing Co.

Holiday Giving, Spread the Warmth

Livingston Women in Business Launches 1st Annual Spread the Warmth Winter Coat Drive

October 08, 2015

Livingston Women in Business (LWIB) is kicking off the 1st Annual Spread the Warmth Winter Clothing Drive. Donations of new or gently used winter clothing will be collected October 28-November 18 at various locations throughout Park County. We are in need of coats, hats, mittens, gloves, snowpants, boots, socks and scarves for men, women and children.

All donations collected will be distributed November 21-22 to those in need in our community to help Spread the Warmth as winter approaches.

 

DONATION DROP SITES

Livingston: Ace Hardware, Albertsons, Katabatic Brewing Co., Markouture, Printing For Less (8-5, M-F), The Shane Center, Town & Country Foods

Clyde Park: Drinking Horse Coffee Cabin

Wilsall: Ace Roofing (9-2, M-F)

Donation site collection hours are regular business hours for each location unless otherwise noted.

 

CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION

The Community Closet Motor Home will be loading up all of the donations and heading out to distribute them to the community.

November 21st

Food Resource Center - 10am-12pm

Loaves and Fishes - 2-4pm

November 22nd

Community Closet's Alley Annex 10am-1pm

 

More information can be found online at www.livwib.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lwibspreadthewarmth.

Markouture Monthly V.6

August 24, 2015

Inside this edition:

Sun Setting on Summer

Graphic Design Services

Featured Client: Cooke City Chamber

Promotional Events

Markouture Monthly V.5

May 25, 2015

In this edition:

On the Move

Inside Scoop: What's Love Got to Do With It?

Featured Client: The Shane Lelani Center for the Arts

Promotional Event Planning

Markouture's Rachel Anderson elected to Livingston Chamber Board

March 23, 2015

Rachel Anderson, President and Founder of Markouture has been elected to serve on the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Board members are required to serve a 2 year term with Anderson's term spanning 2015-2016. "Livingston is such a vibrant community and has been such a welcoming place for my own business. I'm honored to be joining the Livingston Area Chamber Board and working closely with the other board members and the Chamber staff to help continue to make Livingston a great place to live and work." Anderson said. 

 

To learn more about the Livingston Chamber, visit www.livingston-chamber.com.

Markouture Monthly V.4

March 09, 2015

In this edition:

In Like a Lamon

The Benefits of Promotional Products

Featured Client: Harbour Hardwood Floors

Social Media Marketing

Markouture Monthly V.3

January 06, 2015

In this edition:

Happy New Year

Are You Optimized for Mobile?

Featured Client: Elk Lake Resort

Markouture Monthly V.2

December 08, 2014

In this edition:

Fa La La La La

Charting Your Course

Featured Client: Laketown Chocolates

Need Inspiration?

Markouture Monthly V.1

November 11, 2014

In this edition:

Welcome

the Social Media Mix

Featured Client: Crazy Mountain Catering

Handy Tools

Rachel Anderson to Present at the Women Entrepreneur FWD Business Series

October 31, 2014

Markouture President, Rachel Anderson will be presenting on Crafting and Implementing a Strategic Marketing Plan at the Women Entrepreneur fwd. Business Series in Livingston, MT. The 5 part series was developed for women entrepreneurs and will cover important business strategy topics including planning for strategic growth, building a financial plan, building a culture with organizational development, and creating a strategic marketing plan.

 

The series is being presented by Prospera Business Network, The Montana Women’s Business Center, Montana State University Extension, and the Montana Department of Labor & Industry.

 

Crafting and Implementing a Strategic Marketing Plan

Presented by Rachel Anderson, Markouture and Rebekah Stoner, Livingston HealthCare

December 3rd, 2014

MSU Park County Extension Office:

119 S. 3rd St. Livingston, MT 59047

Register at www.prosperabusinessnetwork.org

Markouture President Co-Founds Women's Business Group

April 24, 2014

Markouture President, Rachel Anderson along with Faith Petersen, Owner of Crazy Mountain Catering have founded the Livingston Women in Business Group. The group was created to provide a forum where women business leaders in the Livingston and surrounding Park County community could network, develop their professional and leadership skills, and have peer resources to aid them in running a successful business and balancing life outside of work.

 

It is an opportunity to further develop professional skills, be a better leader, learn more about what other businesses are doing, be more involved, give more, and be a good example for young women in our community.

 

The mission of the group is: To provide an opportunity for women business leaders to learn from each others experiences in a peer environment, find the tools, resources and support that they need to develop and grow their businesses, and help to shape the future of women leaders in our community, our state and beyond.

 

Learn more about the Livingston Women in Business Group:

http://livingstonwomeninbusiness.wordpress.com

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