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Jen Bellmont Named One of Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s 2020 Women in Business

When it comes to peo­ple who know how to bring out the best in oth­ers, co-own­er and COO Jen Bell­mont is near the top of the list. Over the past 19 years, Jen has been the dri­ving force behind mul­ti­ple ini­tia­tives designed to build Bell­mont Part­ners into one of Minnesota’s top pub­lic rela­tions agen­cies. She has cul­ti­vat­ed a pos­i­tive, empow­er­ing and award-win­ning cul­ture that allows our team to deliv­er the best pos­si­ble work and results for clients, all while giv­ing back to our communities.

In 2019, her efforts enabled the agency to have its best year yet by all mea­sures – rev­enue and prof­itabil­i­ty, but also agency cul­ture, indus­try acco­lades and com­mu­ni­ty con­tri­bu­tions – show­ing that doing well and doing good can go hand in hand. This has proven to be even more impor­tant in uncer­tain times in the past few months, and Jen’s strong, empa­thet­ic, peo­ple-focused lead­er­ship has posi­tioned our team and com­pa­ny to weath­er this storm togeth­er and come out even stronger.

That’s why we’re thrilled to share that Jen Bell­mont has been named one of Min­neapo­lis-St. Paul Busi­ness Journal’s 2020 Women in Busi­ness. MSPBJ names this list to “hon­or indus­try-lead­ing exec­u­tives, entre­pre­neurs and busi­ness own­ers for their pro­fes­sion­al accom­plish­ments and com­mu­ni­ty involve­ment.” There’s no doubt that Jen’s pas­sion for help­ing oth­ers has earned her a place on this list.

Jen helped cre­ate our Bell­mont Gives Back pro­gram, which pro­vides employ­ees with the time and resources nec­es­sary to sup­port com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions and caus­es impor­tant to them, both indi­vid­u­al­ly and as part of the agency’s pro bono work, with 2019 team efforts total­ing 665 ser­vice hours. She has been the per­son pro­pelling Bell­mont Part­ners’ unique, for­ward-think­ing ben­e­fits includ­ing a flex­i­ble work-from-home pol­i­cy, annu­al stipends for per­son­al health and well­ness activ­i­ties and home office tech­nol­o­gy, and many oth­ers – con­tin­u­al­ly work­ing to pro­vide the team with every­thing it needs to do phe­nom­e­nal work and to feel ful­filled doing it. Her men­tor­ship has includ­ed refin­ing the lead­er­ship team’s indi­vid­ual roles, ele­vat­ing the next tier of lead­ers to direc­tor-lev­el posi­tions, and per­son­al­ly men­tor­ing an employ­ee through a full-time master’s degree pro­gram. All while being an incred­i­ble mom and mem­ber of her own community.

While it’s no sur­prise to our team mem­bers – and clients, part­ners and com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions – who work with her dai­ly, we’re grate­ful to MSPBJ for cement­ing what we already knew to be true. Con­grat­u­la­tions, Jen! We’re thank­ful for all you do!

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