Rootstock Acupuncture hosts The Compassion Project 

BPW Member Angie Kociolek felt inspired listening to Katherine Kaminski’s BPW presentation on July 18th. Motivated to create an opportunity for her community of clients, caregivers and colleagues to get involved, Angie reached out to Katherine that very same day. The free workshop blending the creation of art and compassion is set for October 13th, 2018. Contact to register. Check out the details here:

 Omega Biologicals Position Opening

BPW Member Pat Simmons has provided this information to any members interested in this job opportunity:

Omega Biologicals, Inc.

910 TECHNOLOGY BLVD BOZEMAN, MT 59718 PHONE: 406-586-3790 FAX: 406-586-3792


Omega Biologicals, Inc., a leading biotechnology company with an international customer base, is seeking a business professional for the full-time position of Office Manager. Responsibilities of this position include electronic and phone communications with customers and vendors, customer order fulfillment, preparation of shipping documents, inventory management, clerical tasks, ordering office and laboratory supplies and equipment as needed, the coordination of trade show/travel details for staff, maintaining spreadsheet data, and shipping/receiving duties as needed.

The ideal candidate will have a college degree, proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, advanced computer skills (experience with QuickBooks order processing and Adobe Acrobat preferred), excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to multitask and change focus during the work day, the capacity to work as a team player and a positive attitude.

This is a salaried position with company paid health, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, eligibility for an annual bonus, and eligibility for participation in the SEP plan.

Please e-mail a cover letter, your resume, and your salary requirement to

We need to fill this position no later than October 1.

 Montana Women’s Business Center and Prospera Business Network to Host Visiting Entrepreneur as Featured Guest for Leadership Mentoring Series

Lara Hodgson, President & CEO of NOW Corp to share insights from distinguished career in business to local entrepreneurs.


The Montana Women’s Business Center and Prospera Business Network will feature visiting guest, Lara Hodgson, for the Leadership Mentoring Series on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018. Lara Hodgson is CEO of NOW Corp and was recently chosen as a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Southwest Region.

Lara Hodgson will share stories and insights from her business accomplishments. Participants will join other local professionals to network with business leaders in Gallatin and Park Counties.

Lara serves as President & CEO of NOW Corp, a company she co-founded to free small businesses from the burden of funding trade credit and to enable small business growth. The concept for NOW Corp’s NOWaccount stems from the challenges Lara faced when growing her manufacturing business, Nourish. Lara is an internationally recognized speaker, leading seminars on creativity, innovation and access to capital. She served as the Ambassador to Lebanon for the 1996 Olympic Games. Lara received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Lara has also served on several Boards.

This event will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Baxter. Cost for the event is $25 for Prospera members and $35 for non-members. Admission includes heavy hors d’oeuvres at The Baxter. To register for the event, visit

Prospera Business Network is a member-supported nonprofit economic development organization in southwestern Montana whose purpose is to advance, challenge and inspire our regional business communities. Prospera is dedicated to supporting business expansion, retention and relocation by providing access to business consulting, financing, professional development and economic research.


Jen Brick
Montana Women’s Business Center Training & Events Manager

Prospera Business Network
2015 Charlotte Street, Suite 1 | Bozeman, Montana 59718
Ph: (406) 587-3113    Fax: (406) 587-9565

 Rootstock Acupuncture Offers 10% discount on a Mei Zen series to BPW members.

Most people know acupuncture can reduce pain and anxiety and enhance fertility. Now Bozemanites have another opportunity to experience this long-standing healing technique to bring a more vibrant and youthful appearance to one’s face and neck.

BPW member Angie Kociolek, a Licensed Acupuncturist, is trained in the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture SystemTM. Every Mei Zen treatment for the face or neck is coupled with body points to treat imbalances that are presenting on that day. It is not uncommon for cosmetic acupuncture patients to start sleeping better, feeling less anxious or depressed, feeling more energized, having better digestion or reporting the reduction or cessation of hot flashes or night sweats.

“The more modern view of what is happening when the sterile, hair-thin needles are inserted into the skin is that the body perceives the micro-traumas as an injury. The natural wound healing process likely involves fibroblasts – cells that can form collagen and elastin – and may have the effect of balancing the dispersal of collagen to a wider area which would explain why the skin tone improves, why the skin becomes more elastic and supple, and why things lift,” says Dr. Martha Lucas, who pioneered Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture.

Not everyone is a candidate for cosmetic acupuncture. However, regular acupuncture treatment can address certain contraindicated conditions and possibly help someone become a candidate.

Kociolek continues to work with a variety of patients, including teens, who seek treatment for different reasons.

In 2015, Kociolek initiated Acupuncture for Caregivers, a partnership with Eagle Mount Bozeman, whereby she provides bi-weekly stress relieving treatments for caregivers of Eagle Mount participants at no cost. Eagle Mount provides therapeutic recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and young people with cancer, as well as support for families of participants. “Eagle Mount is so grateful that Rootstock Acupuncture offers our families tools to help reduce their stress levels, and promotes greater wellbeing.  The caregivers often put their needs last, but when they fall ill the whole family struggles,” says Jennifer Hedrick.

As the Education Coordinator for the Montana Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Kociolek is involved in many outreach and educational activities – from representing the acupuncture profession at the 2018 MT Pain Conference to organizing this year’s continuing education seminar “Acupuncture in Neurological Rehabilitation.”

To take advantage of the 10% discount to Bozeman BPW members for a Mei Zen series please contact Angie at

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