Businesswoman of the Year

2012 Businesswoman of the Year

As a client of Marketplace Media, you’re in good hands!

Linda Baumann, co-owner of Marketplace Media and Curves Missoula, received the 2012 Businesswoman of the Year award from the Missoula Businesswomen’s Network and we are proud.

Linda has worked in the media world for 30+ years and has worked hard to earn positions in management such as Publisher and General Manager at radio and television stations and newspapers for some of the largest media companies in the country. She has also worked with some of the largest advertising agencies such as McCan Ericson, BBDO and J Walter Thompson.

In her acceptance speech, Linda encouraged women to take time for themselves and enjoy the things in life that makes them happy.

“You should accept that you can’t make everyone happy and know that it’s alright, because nobody expects you to. When you put yourself out there for everyone to see, there will undoubtedly be people who will disagree with you. You’ll upset people, make them angry, and once you do, they’ll do their best to stop you. Don’t let them succeed in doing so. Let go of the idea that you can make everyone happy, and focus on making yourself happy. It’s up to everybody else to decide whether or not they want to be happy along with us.”

Linda has been a community volunteer for the past 20 years in Missoula. She has served on the boards of the Missoula City/County Animal Control, March of Dimes, YWCA and American Cancer Society. Community and giving back are important to Linda and her business partner and daughter, Megan. Together, they are the 2015/16 Chairs of the Missoula County Relay for Life.

Marketplace Media incorporates a charitable component into all of their promoted events because they think it’s vital to have a positive impact in the community. Pet Fest and the Women’s Fair bring people together for a mutually beneficial purpose. As a company, it’s the mission to provide supportive opportunities for small businesses, entrepreneurial endeavors and companies large and small. Linda feels it’s important to provide an entertaining value to event attendees and make a positive impact in the community.

Marketplace Media
450 West Broadway Street
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-203-4200
FAX: 406-203-4201