The MOB Nation is an alliance of mom-owned businesses dedicated to empowering women who balance both motherhood and business. Through regular networking, support, resources, and encouragement we believe moms can thrive in both endeavors.
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Finalist, 2018 Oregon Entrepreneur Network Game Changer Award
Oregon winner, 2017 American Small Business Championships
Quick Facts: * The MOB NW was founded in 2012 as Facebook group with the goal of connecting moms who were juggling the responsibilities of being a mom with owning a business.
* The open Facebook group has over 8,200 members nationwide.
*The MOB app launched April 2018 and features over 125 mom-owned brick & mortar businesses.
* The MOB Alliance (think chamber of commerce for mom-owned businesses) has more than 430 member businesses.
* Chapter timeline: Eugene, Oregon - March 2017 Hillsboro, Oregon & North County (Washington) - August 2017 Salem, Oregon - November 2017 Clackamas County, Oregon - February 2018 Reno, Nevada - March 2018 Northern Nevada (Spring Creek) - March 2018 Honolulu, Hawaii - April 2018 San Diego, California - May 2018 Bend, Oregon - May 2018 East County, Oregon - June 2018 Yamhill County, Oregon - June 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada - June 2018 Henderson, Nevada - June 2018 Columbia County, Oregon - August 2018 Victoria County, Texas - September 2018
* There are more than 23 monthly meetups in Oregon, Washington, and Nevada, California, Hawaii, and Texas.
* A typical meetup attracts 30-50 women.
*MOB meetups are kid friendly.
* Chapter leader applications are now being accepted for chapters across the country.
Brittainie Henderson VP of Events & Member Outreach
Quotes from the Board of Directors:
Aria, founder & President:
"The MOB is a national movement, changing the face of networking. Balancing both motherhood and businesses requires a special level of support. We are more than networking- this is support, education and powerful connection. The MOB is a way of life. A verb, adjective and noun all that the same time. When we say we MOB, we mean it- WE MOB!"
"Yes, the MOB is a safe space for vulnerability and human connection- but the MOB is still powerful and strong. We are mothers, we have huge hearts but we get things done. We rally for each other, we show up, we crush goals. This group is unlike anything you have ever seen before."
"The MOB is open to anyone who identifies as a mother and runs any size business."
"I'm so humbled to witness so many women stand behind such a new idea and help grow us. What has shocked me the most is to see the personal growth in each member. I love watching the close friendships form, the businesses double, and the people grow as both moms and business owners."
"As moms, that are running our own business, we know it isn't always glamorous. So we need to be able to come as we are and not worry about putting on a show for others."
Gwen, VP of Marketing:
"There is something special about standing in a room full of women who support each other. It is magic."
"MOB meet ups are so welcoming. I love hearing someone's reaction after attending their first meet up - they didn't know networking could be fun and even something they enjoy!"
"We want our members to feel like this is family. It is more than just a business group. It is a way to connect as women, as moms, and as business owners - without having to leave any part of themselves at the door to fit in."
Ashley, VP of Membership & Treasurer
"It is different from any other networking group. You don't have to pretend to have it all together. You can come as you and everyone is understanding and welcoming because they get it."
Quotes from members:
"The MOB has made one of the biggest differences for our (once) small non-profit organization. As we have grown, it's all been with help of other MOBs. From our largest fundraiser events of the year, to our photographers needing batteries delivered last minute during a photo session, to bringing a dinner when we've had a rough day with the kids, there is no community like this one.
Especially the Alliance provides a sense of community and empowerment that this motherhood and business owner adventure CAN be done! And you will rock it!" - Halsey, Capes & Crowns Foundation
"Most of the confidence I have in myself and my business comes from knowing that I have this organization at my back. I don't mean it lightly when I say that I would not be as effective in my business if I didn't know these women and have access to this incredible support network." - Julia, Etc. Eatery
"It's women supporting, empowering and cheering each other in a way that hasn't been done before. AND they keep raising the bar, going above and beyond. I'm so inspired by these women and grateful for what Aria has built!" - Marci Pelletier, SHWOP
"You WILL not find a dry meetup with women in powersuits trading business cards(not that those don't have a place!). What you will find is moms with smiles on their faces, holding each other's kiddos, sometimes in sweats, sometimes in suits, hugs, and real support." - Rayah, Pocket of Sparrows
"I've learned so much already and the positive impact these women have made in my life, professionally and personally, is immeasurable. This is an amazing group of powerful women and I am proud to be a member!" - Abby Ismath, Abby's Massage
"The MOB is so welcoming, loving, supportive, and down right amazing. Best decision I ever made was becoming one of that tribe." - Adrien, Freckled & Free
"As a single mom and business owner, the MOB has helped me in ways that I could never have imagined. They say it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a village to grow and sustain small business. The MOB has been my village for both. I've learned to be brave. I've learned to believe in myself. And I've learned to lead by example, just like the leaders in the MOB do. My business has grown, I have grown.. From professional development talks to an unmatched desire and commitment to see each other succeed.. The MOB far exceeds a networking group. It's community. It's family. I owe so much to the MOB!" - Sarah Akey, Sarah's Sweet Treats