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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 BPW member business Cowboy Cricket Farms wins national recognition

Congratulations from BPW to Cowboy Cricket Farms, who have been named a winner of The 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE!  The Championship awarded this title to only 102 entrepreneurs in the United States, in recognition of their dedication to the success of their small businesses.  Championship winners are awarded all-expenses-paid attendance to a national Championship Training & Networking Celebration, along with SCORE mentoring for one year.

Cowboy Cricket Farms owner and BBPW member, Kathleen Rolin, just returned from the training and networking event and said, “It was amazing to be surrounded by so many accomplished entrepreneurs. I left with many new friends, ideas for further growth, and inspiration.”

To read more about the SCORE 2018 champions from around the US, click here:

 Prospera 33rd Annual Luncheon on Wednesday June 13th, 2018

Prospera Business Network to Host Annual Luncheon

Brian Sprenger, Bozeman Yellowstone Int’l Airport Director to Give Airport Expansion Update


Is Southwest Airlines finally coming to Bozeman?!


Bozeman, MT – Prospera Business Network will hold its 33rd Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018. This year’s event features Brian Sprenger, Airport Director for Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, who will highlight the airport expansion and future air travel plans for Big Sky Country, with an update on the surrounding commercial development happening in Belgrade.


This event will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman. Join over 200 local professionals to network with the top business leaders of Gallatin and Park Counties. Attendees who arrive at 11:00 am will be entered to win ten amazing door prizes including a raft trip from Wild West Rafting for up to 10 people, a one night stay at the Homewood Suites Bozeman, a round of golf at Riverside Country Club, and more! Professional headshots will be offered onsite by Studio MacLeod. The public is invited to attend.


Cost for the event is $50 for Prospera members and $75 for non-members. Full tables are available for $500 which includes your company’s logo marketed on the table signage. There is a special offer for non-members: those who sign up for membership at the associate level ($300) and above will receive one free ticket to the Luncheon. For more information contact Chrissie Majewski, Fundraising Events Manager, at (406) 587-3113.  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.


For more information please contact:

Chrissie Majewski

Fundraising Events Manager


Prospera Business Network

2015 Charlotte Street, Suite 1 | Bozeman, Montana 59718

Ph: (406) 587-3113   Fax: (406) 587-9565