Expanding Your Horizons STEM for Girls event accepting applications for presenters and group leaders

Bozeman BPW was a long time sponsor of this annual workshop for middle school girls encouraging them to take math and science to have more career opportunities. Several of our members in the past were presenters and Pat Simmons was a previous Chair of the organization. Here is a link to an article that they are seeking presenters with a due date of January 18.

Use the link below for more information:


 Big Sky Rising invites community to join in Women’s March, January 19th

An announcement from Big Sky Rising:

Saturday, January 19th is the date for the 2019 Gallatin & Park County Women’s March.

This year the group will gather at the intersection of Babcock and South 8th and march south on South 8th St. and end at the MSU Mall in front of Montana Hall.

Following the Gallatin & Park County Women’s March will be an educational and informative program featuring local speakers and representation from local issue based organizations. The march is not a protest, but a non-partisan event in full support of the issues that touch the lives of women in Montana everywhere. We
value the safety, security, and freedoms for our children and families to live in a quality environment.

All are welcome to gather at Babcock and S 8th at 11:45am. The March begins at 12:00pm noon and ends at 12:30 at MSU. Speakers and program begins at 1:00pm
and ends at 2:00pm.

This year’s focus celebrates the work of grassroots advocates who effectively are shining a light on issues of importance to Montanans. By taking action
on issues, advocating, communicating and providing testimony to Congressional committees, these Advocates’ efforts have garnered the full support of Montana’s
Congressional delegation resulting in pending Congressional legislation! Savannah’s Act for Missing & Indigenous Women as well as The Yellowstone
Gateway Protection Act both have the full bi-partisan support of Montana’s Congressional Delegation. More action is required to move these Acts over the finish
line, which is a motivating factor in inspiring all of us to get involved with issues that are of importance to us.

All activities will take place outside, so marchers are reminded to wear warm clothes and bring a water bottle. Attendees are encouraged to carpool or use the Streamline Bus to get to the Babcock and S. 8th St. starting point. We look forward to bringing community together in support of women in Gallatin and Park Counties, as well as other neighboring counties. All are welcome!

For more information visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/367460247135745/


 Build your own website bootcamp being offered!

KRose Marketing is hosting a Website Bootcamp course starting on November 6th. If you have been putting off your website because you aren’t sure where to start or you don’t have the budget to pay $1000+ for a website, this class is for you! Let us teach you how to build a website using the Squarespace that looks like a professional designer created it. After the 4 class course, you’ll have a fully functioning custom website. The class is limited to 5 seats. Sign up here: https://consulting.krosemarketing.com/website-bootcamp/

 Montana Women’s Business Center Events Coming Up

Prospera and the Montana Womens Business Center has the following events that may be of interest to Bozeman BPW members.  For all events please register at www.prosperamt.org, call 406-587-3113, or email info@prosperamt.org.


Tuesday, October 30

Government Contracting + Business Resource Expo and Meet & Greet

9am-Noon | MMEC | Free

Do you want to sell your business or product for the government? This is for you!

In partnership with MT DOT Small Business Program, PTAC, SBDC and MMEC


Friday, November 2

A Coach’s Approach to Management Class with Karen Lum

8:30am-3pm | MMEC | Prospera members $150, Non-Members $200

In partnership with MT DOT Small Business Program, SBDC and MMEC


Fridays, November 2 + 9 + 16

Finance Up: Personal Finance Class to Create Your Budget + Build Wealth

9am-Noon each session | Members $125, Non-Members $175, 2nd attendee $75

Sponsored by First Security Bank, Silverman Law PLLC, Alex Buell-Edward Jones


Tuesdays, November 6 + 13 + 20

Power Up: Create Your Business, Financial, & Marketing Plan

9:00am-noon each session | Members $200, Non-Members $250, 2nd company representative, $100

Sponsored by First Security Bank, SBDC, MMEC and SCORE


Friday, November 9

33rd Annual Prospera Business of Excellence Awards Dinner & Celebration

5:30-9pm | Best Western Plus GranTree Inn Bozeman

Prospera Members $85 | Non-Members $100 |

Member Table $700 | Non-Member Table $800

Presented by First Security Bank | Sponsorship deadline is Friday, October 12


Wednesday, November 28

Social Media Basics—Optimizing Your Online Presence

9-noon | MMEC | Members $30, Non-members $40

In partnership with MT DOT  Small Business Program, SBDC, MMEC


Tuesday, December 4

Bookkeeping ABC’s

9-noon | MMEC | Members $40, Non-members $55

In partnership with MT DOT  Small Business Program, SBDC, MMEC


Thursday, December 13

Women Owned Business Tour — Salted Caramel

12-1 | Free | Meet at Salted Caramel

In partnership with the Downtown Business Association



On October 30, the Montana Women’s Business Center, Montana Small Business Development Center, Montana Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and Prospera Business Network will present a workshop on “How to Get Government Contracts for the Small Business Owner” Attendees will meet representatives from nine federal and state agencies and also have the opportunity to get connected with the Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and receive no-cost business counseling from the Montana Women’s Business Center and Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Register Here

The workshop will be held as an open house from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Conference Room, 2310 University Way, Bldg. 2, Bozeman. There is no charge this training. Visit www.ProsperaBusinessNetwork.org or call 406-587-3113 for additional information and registration.

Flyer Govt Contracting Resource Expo

The Montana Women’s Business Center is a program of Prospera Business Network and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact us at info@montanawbc.org or (406) 587-3113 to make arrangements.