Sunday, November 25, 2012

November 2012 momstown Team Conference at Fern Resort: Here's to Us!

Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the November 2012 momstown Team Conference at Fern Resort in Orillia, Ontario. momstown is not just a website, and we are much more than a network of moms' groups: momstown is the leading mom-focused social media and events company in Canada. Our ability to connect and support Canadian moms by coordinating over 400 in-person events monthly across Canada, to amplify and build brand awareness through our message boards, blogs and social media savvy, and to do it all while changing diapers, running our kids to and from school and getting supper on the table, makes us a unique and powerful set of entrepreneurs.
momstown itself is a unique and powerful business, and I believe that what sets us apart is our team. This is why momstown holds two conferences a year, and why both professional development and collaborative exercises are on the agenda. Each momstown owner is personally invested in seeing all the other momstown owners succeed, because we understand that our own success depends on the growth and success of the whole team. As a result, the sharing of knowledge and resources that we do in our sessions, from the Team Apprentice Challenge to our round table discussions on membership, sales & sponsorship, social media and team development, is nothing short of phenomenal.

I can't describe how proud and grateful I feel to be a part of this team and business. We had an exclusive, all-inclusive, 4-day conference with fabulous meals and accommodations at beautiful Fern Resort and Conference Centre. We had the use of a brand new Pilot, Odyssey, CRV and Accord, courtesy of Honda Canada, for driving together to and from our conference. And we each brought home a beautiful book bag from Scholastic Canada, which included several great books and a sweet box of Nestle Black Magic chocolates. How wonderful is that.
I also spent 4 days networking, collaborating, and laughing together with 25 other women whose job it is to connect and support moms and families every day; who are deeply involved in their own families and local communities; and who are driven by their passion for making a difference. Imagine realizing that together you are the leading parent-focused social media and events company in Canada, and that your combined #momstownconf tweets over the weekend reached nearly 2 million impressions. Now imagine the possibilities of what your business will achieve when the momstown team is doubled, or even tripled. Is it motivating? Empowering? You betcha.
Of course, none of this would be possible without the incredible planning and leadership of our momstown HQ. If our team is great, it's because we stand on the shoulders of giants. Thank you to the dream team: Ann-Marie, Christy, Ally and Heather, for all the work that went into organizing our amazing conference and sponsors. It was so worth it. I miss you, my momstown family! Here's to us, and here's to a Western conference in the near future! ;)
Could YOU be at the next momstown Team Conference? Click here for more info!


  1. Congratulations Supermoms! More power to you all !

  2. Great blog, Melissa! Having been at all of the momstown conferences leading up to this one, I can honestly say I've never been more excited about what you all have achieved and where we're all headed. You should all be incredibly proud!

    1. Christy, I know we would not be where we are without you. I wrote about the team but could easily have written about the passion, support and leadership that comes from HQ. Thank you for everything, sincerely.