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:

 Job Announcement: Cruise Planners Bozeman is hiring for experienced travel agent

Job Announcement from Kathy Cambridge, Franchise Owner, Cruise Planners:
Cruise Planners (Bozeman location) is hiring for experienced travel agent – part time leading to full time.
Job Duties and Expectations Information:
  • Consulting and advising clients on business and vacation travel including cruises
  • Ability to close travel sales
  • Arranging flights, travel insurance and accommodations, car rentals, etc.
  • Using a franchise booking system as well as vendor portals
  • Collecting and processing payments
  • Advising clients on travel arrangements and requirements, e.g. visas and passports
  • Sending out communications on travel details to clients
  • Keeping clients up to date with any changes
  • Dealing with complaints (if any come through)
  • Social media experience a plus
  • Experience working with excel a plus
  • Training provided by franchise on franchise systems
 If you are interested in learning more about this job opportunity, please email Kathy at  If you wish to apply, please include your resume in the email.
406-219-2081 (office)
406-370-5595 (cell)

 Congratulations to “24 over 64” Award Winners!

A special congratulations to BBPW member Janis Strout on being selected as one of the Bozeman Chronicle Prime “24 over 64” Award Winners for 2018!  Our applause and appreciation to all of the nominees and winners.

The 24 over 64 Awards serve to honor men and women from Southwest Montana who are have improved the quality of life for others in their community and who have achieved professional success and/or personal success as a role model.

Awards will be presented on Monday, August 27th, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bozeman.

To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, please visit:
Or email:


Melissa Herron
2018 Bozeman BPW President

 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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