Members News

 Save the date! 10/25 Community Roundtable on Equity & Inclusion

Save the date for a virtual Community Roundtable on Equity & Inclusion hosted by the City of Bozeman, MSU’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Montana Racial Equity Project, the Bozeman School District, and Bozeman Health. This event follows the Equity Indicators project that you, or some of your members may have participated in (THANK YOU) and that we are continuing to bring to life through local data sharing agreements and the development of a public data dashboard launching later this winter. Mark your calendars, help spread the word throughout your personal and professional networks and join the conversation about how we’ll take action as a community to close the equity gaps that emerged in the data.


What: A virtual Community Roundtable on Equity & Inclusion

–          Learn about the equity indicators measuring housing, health, and economic gaps in our community

–          Hear storytellers give voice to how these gaps impact our neighbors

–          Participate and reflect in facilitated conversations with neighbors, colleagues, learners, teachers, and leaders from across our community

When & Where: Monday, October 25th from 3-6 p.m. on Zoom

Why: This event seeks to give voice to widely known, yet unspoken truths by connecting data with story. It’s going to take all of us to close the gaps, how will you be a part of the process? Join us for this engaging virtual gathering to learn, listen, and make a commitment to creating a more inclusive Bozeman, where all can thrive.  


Additional info can be found at

Registration is required by October 18th:

 Entrepreneurial Overload- How to Fix It!

It’s one thing to recognize these STRESS-inducing issues, and it’s another to get them under control.
But, you can fix it!
Learn about the tools that can free up time to focus on key business needs, improve profitability, and reclaim your personal life.
September 16 | 10:45 am – 01:15 pm
Bozeman Chamber of Commerce
2000 Commerce Way, Bozeman, MT 29715
and live online via Zoom for those who can’t physically attend
»             Overwhelmed and always fatigued?
»             Not enough time to sell or respond to your customers?
»             Responsible for everything, but not doing it well?
»             No time for family, friends, or yourself?
More information and register here!
This event is hosted by SCORE Bozeman and BPW Member Janice Hand

 Meet Your Fellow BPW Members!

This week’s #MeetTheMembersMonday is Melissa Herron with Steep Mountain Tea!
Melissa has been a BPW member for 7 years and currently serves as the Co-Chair of Sponsorship and our Membership Chair! Melissa favorite part of BPW is the meaningful connections with peer professionals along with the encouragement and empowerment of working women and their visions!
Steep Mountain Tea’s mission is to serve fresh, expertly crafted and procured teas and products in a positive, community-oriented environment. They believe in equal pay for equal work and care about the happiness and health of our employees, and about their goals in life.
Their vision is to create connection between people through gathering and sharing a great pot of tea.
They partner with the world’s most meticulous and well traveled tea buyers who have formed on-the-ground relationships with the families who farm and produce our teas. They believe in creating the smallest impact possible on our natural environment. They carry the old favorites you knew and loved at Townshend’s Bozeman Teahouse, along with some exciting new teas and treats.
We are thankful to have members like Melissa as part of our Bozeman BPW Community! If you would like to learn more about joining us, visit our website at

 “Customer Service in Small Business”- A June 10th workshop for YOU!

Did you know? Customer Service has overtaken price & product as THE key business differentiator! 

Does your business provide exceptional customer service? Learn from a panel of Bozeman’s top customer service companies:

  • Eric Bowman, Owenhouse Ace Hardware
  • Mitch Bradley, Heebs Fresh Market
  • Steve Potratz, Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply

Selected by SCORE Bozeman for their companies’ excellence in customer service, our panel, moderated by SCORE’s Jim Drummond, will share their customer service strategies, best business practices, and employee hiring and training methods – followed by Q&A

Come and learn the secrets you can bring into your own business!

Thurs. June 10th ~ Noon to 1:15 pm
At Chamber of Commerce, 2000 Commerce Way

Admittance is free! Register at

Hosted by SCORE Bozeman and presented in partnership with
Bozeman’s Public Library, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Office, and the US Small Business Administration 

 SCORE Accounting Workshop, May 13th, Free!

Free Virtual Workshop: How to Correctly Select a Small Business Accountant

Presented in partnership with
The US Small Business Administration,
Bozeman’s Public Library,
Chamber of Commerce,
and Economic Development Office

Noon‐1:15pm on Thursday May 13 via Zoom. Register here:

Presented By Jody Seibert, Fix Your Accounting, LLC (and BPW Member!)

It’s not your skill set, it’s not your focus, and it’s bigger and meaner than the
monster under your bed. If you worry about your accounting methods,
financial reports, or how responsible and accountable you really are, this
workshop is for you. How do you know if you should hire an outside
accountant or bookkeeper? How about accounting software—which? Can you really do it all yourself?

Taught by an accountant with over 20 years of experience working with problem‐plagued small businesses,

Jody will work through basic must‐haves, the logical succession of accounting systems, the information you
must have to run your business, and the responsibilities you absolutely cannot abdicate.