Jennifer Harper

Vita Nova Marketing Group

During the State of Missoula at City Club recently the question was asked, “How do we not lose the SOUL of Missoula?" I appreciated the response from University of Montana President Seth Bodner when he stated, "Continue to be involved...." Vita Nova Marketing Group works with clients on integrated marketing and communication strategies. As members of the Chamber, Missoula Midtown and Montana Ambassadors we also believe in connection. Throughout my professional career I have volunteered, as an 18+ year member of Sentinel Kiwanis and a board member of Ronald McDonald House of Western Montana, and many other out reach programs. Our team also actively seeks out opportunities to be engaged.

Growing up I always heard, "To whom much is given, much is expected." I believe it is important to be an active part of Missoula, Montana and our world.

When I started Vita Nova Marketing Group in 2016 my vision was sustainable living wage jobs for Montanans. Aligning with other leaders and business professionals gives me the opportunity to have a finger on the pulse of community.

When I travel and people find out I live in Montana they say, "WOW, that is a beautiful state." As I reflect on the beauty we have, it is not just the majestic mountains, clear streams, or a thousand trails, it is also the PEOPLE who make it – BEAUTIFUL- AND a place that many want to reside.

Since moving here in 1989 I have done the following:

1992 National Award-Winning Advertising Team for Visa International

1993 Graduate of The University of Montana Bachelor of Science in Communications Studies with a Business Marketing Minor.

Seven years- sales executive at Western Broadcasting, now Town Square Radio

Ten years - sales executive at KECI-TV.

Six years - partner at Maverick Marketing Group

April 1, 2024, I started my eight year as owner of Vita Nova Marketing Group. Vita Nova means "New Life" and our goal is to help entrepreneurs share their products and services with the world. Branding a company, crafting a story then sharing it via social, digital, and traditional media to reach their target audience is an inspiring journey to take with our clients. My team, made up of both employees and collaborators, have worked with many businesses throughout the country and love when we can help our Montana community.

A native of Montana, Greg - my husband of 31 years, and I have raised our two boys in Missoula. From coaching kids in sports too volunteering throughout the world, we continually look for ways to be involved and give back to the global community in which we live.

4:00 - 5:00 PM Panel


Business Growth into the Future

How has business has evolved over the years and what is the impact of fast-moving technology on businesses? Our panelists will offer valuable insights on current trends and strategies for success in today's rapidly changing business landscape. This discussion is a great opportunity to learn from industry experts and connect with other professionals who share similar interests and goals.

4.00 - 7:00PM Networking



Access a sneak preview of Beast Your Biz! the evening before with this networking event to kick-off the conference. We will have music, complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar while you mingle with speakers, panelists, sponsors and fellow attendees. This is a fabulous way to make personal contacts with entrepreneurs to help guide you on your way to success!