WELCOME TO THE 2023-2024 School Year!!!!! To our new advisors….welcome aboard and to our veteran advisors…it’s nice to have you back! To those who might not be involved in BPA, I hope you will consider adding a chapter! I am looking forward to working with all of you this year. Attached you will find a 2023-24 BPA STATE OFFICER WELCOME VIDEO. Please share with your students!

SAVE THE DATE….BPA Montana’s Fall Leadership Summit will be held at Fairmont Hot Springs on October 1-2. Attached you will find the informational flyer with a link to register. Registration deadline is September 18, 2023.

FALL REGIONAL ADVISOR MEETINGS. Look forward to hearing from your regional advisor representatives. They will be sending information on your annual fall regional meeting. This meeting is a great opportunity to meet with advisors in your region as well as learn of updates from BPA and assist in planning your regional conferences. Please plan to attend.

LOGO CHAPTER LOGOS. BPA National Center will prepare a custom logo package for a chapter’s use on publications, websites, t-shirts, banners, and other acceptable ways per our branding guidelines. This opportunity is a wonderful approach to help strengthen a chapter’s connection and loyalty to Business Professionals of America, establish the chapter’s brand identity, and project a professional and polished image. The BPA National Center will provide logos suitable for print and electronic projects. Chapter advisors who have not previously requested chapter logos should complete and return the attached “BPA Chapter Logo Request Form” to Tim Him at thill@bpa.org. There is no charge for this service.

ADVISOR and POTENTIAL ADVISOR LIST AND CONTACT SPREADSHEET. Attached you will find the list of BPA advisors in Montana and those who are hopefully future advisors. I have also attached a spreadsheet with contact information. Please review and let me know of any changes. Email me (lparkermtbpa@gmail.com) if you see errors that need to be corrected. Thanks. Also if you are receiving this group email and don’t wish to be on it any longer, please let me know as well.

BPA THEMES ANNOUNCED. The national BPA executive council has chosen “Seize the Opportunity” for this year’s national theme. Your Montana BPA state officer team has selected “Ready for It” for the Fall Leadership Summit theme and “This is Your Moment” for this year’s theme for the State Leadership Conference.

2023-2024 MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION. In anticipation of the start of the 2023-2024 membership year which officially begins September 1st, 2023, the BPA online membership registration system will open soon!!!! Please remember to have your username and password accessible in order to enter your chapter’s online registration portal. You will be able to add new members, as well as import members from last year’s membership. You can access the membership registration system online at: https://register.bpa.org/. Video tutorials are available online at: https://members.bpa.org/help-center. I have also attached a “Benefits of BPA” flyer. If you don’t remember your login, please let me know as I can reset it.

2022-2023 BPA CALENDAR OF EVENTS. Attached you will find this year’s BPA Montana Calendar.

Happy Monday!!!


Lisa Parker
State Director
Business Professionals of America
Montana Association