Calendar of Events

August 2016

Montana Women's Business Center Trainings

August Women-Owned Business Tour
08/03/16
10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

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Montana Women’s Business Center and the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce present

Big Sky Women-Owned Business Tour + Hike

featuring Big Horn Boutique and Santosha Wellness Center 

Join us for a walking business tour of two women-owned businesses in Big Sky after a hike to Ousel Falls. Each business owner will share her experience with starting, operating and growing her business and there will be time for networking and shopping. Both of these businesses will also talk about dealing with the seasonality of owning a business in Big Sky.

Wednesday, August 3
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m. Meet at Ousel Falls Park for the hike
Approx. 11:15 Big Horn Boutique with owner Dorothea Jude (33 Lone Peak Dr Suite 101, Big Sky)
Approx. 11:45 Santosha Wellness Center with owner Callie Stolz (169 Snowy Mountain Circle, Big Sky)
12:30 No host lunch at Lone Peak Brewery (48 Market Place, Big Sky)

No charge. Registration required by August 2nd.

REGISTER HERE  

LEARN MORE


www.bighornboutique.com



santoshabigsky.com

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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 Prospera Business Network at  (406) 587-3113 to make arrangements.

Think Big: Small Business Marketing on a Budget
08/10/16
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Montana Women's Business Center, Montana Small Business Development Center and Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) present

Think Big: Small Business Marketing on a Budget

Wednesday, August 10
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Rachel Anderson, Markouture

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Conference Room
2310 University Way, Bldg. 2
From Kagy turn south onto 7th Ave.
Park in the first lot and follow signs to Building 2.
Location map available here.

Registration: $20
Register by Monday, August 8th

REGISTER HERE

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

This class will provide top tips for marketing your business or organization on a budget. You will learn how to develop a marketing budget, how to identify your target audience, determining your competitive advantage, marketing basics, and top marketing tips for reaching your audience and growing your business that you can do affordably.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Rachel Anderson is the President and Owner of Markouture, a marketing and promotional services company based in Livingston. Markouture works with small businesses, non-profits and other organizations to help them engage with their clients and grow their businesses through marketing. She has nearly 15 years experience in business management, marketing, and sales within the small business sector.

SAVE THE DATE:

  • Thursday, September 8: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. "Facebook Basics for Business Marketing: Setup, strategy, and implementation" presented by Chieko Horn, H&H Web. $20
  • Thursday, October 13: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. "QuickBooks Basics Online Version" presented by Deb Neidermeyer. $100
  • Thursday, November 10"How to Get Government Contracts for Small Businesses" Free
  • Thursday, December 1 & Friday, December 2: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. both days "Profit Mastery: Business Finance for Small Businesses" presented by Julie Jaksha, Butte Small Business Development Center. $125
     

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.

August Leadership Mentoring Series
08/23/16
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Prospera’s Montana Women’s Business Center presents

Leadership Mentoring Series


Featured Woman Entrepreneur
Kathy Stark, Owner, Starky's

Tuesday, August 23
2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
With a networking social to follow

Event Location:
Baxter Hotel, Mezzanine Ballroom, 
105 W Main Street, Bozeman

Networking Social Location (no-host):

Taco del Sol, 35 W Main Street, Bozeman 

Registration: $20, includes heavy hors d'oeuvres at The Baxter

REGISTER HERE

ABOUT THE SERIES
The 2016 Leadership Mentoring Series will present five successful women entrepreneurs' stories of success and challenges. No speeches, no PowerPoints, no handouts. Just genuine, raw stories. Sessions are moderated by Ris Higgins, owner of Leadership Outfitters and long-time mentor to women entrepreneurs. Join us as they share their advice and encouragement with our community of women entrepreneurs.  

New in 2016: join your fellow attendees at a no-host networking social following each event at Taco del Sol.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Kathy and Glen Stark came to Bozeman from Detroit in 2003 to open Starky’s Authentic Delicatessen. With Glen’s background in business and finance and Kathy’s culinary and marketing experience, the deli opened to rave reviews and continued to grow into Bozeman’s most beloved lunch destination. The deli took an unexpected turn in 2009 when a gas line explosion destroyed the building and half a block of downtown Bozeman. After a year of planning, Starky’s Authentic Americana Grill reopened with an expanded offering to their loyal guests of dinner, beer and wine in a new location off Main. The Stark Children, Ben and Hannah, the have grown up with the business and currently work the Front of House operations and in Bakery as they work their way through school. When not working or cooking, the Stark family enjoys the beautiful outdoor opportunities and gracious community that only a place like Bozeman offers.

SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, October 25
Libby Burr, Owner, Bridger Animal Nutrition

Tuesday, November 15 (Date pending confirmation)
Kim Ormsby, Founder and CEO, The Natural Baby Company

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SILVER SPONSOR

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BRONZE SPONSOR

Taco del Sol



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.

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How to Do Business with the State of Montana
08/02/16
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Bozeman PTAC at Montana State University presents

How to Do Business with the State of Montana

August 2, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: TechLink/MMEC
2310 University Way, Bldg. 2
From Kagy turn south onto 7th Ave.
Park in the first lot and follow signs to Building 2.
Location map available here.

No cost to attend, registration is required and space is limited. Register at http://mtptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/41175 or call the Bozeman PTAC at 994-7748.

ABOUT THIS EVENT:
The State Procurement Bureau (SPM) is conducting a series of government contracting workshops across the state to teach businesses how to sell their products and/or services to state agencies and navigate the Montana Acquisition & Contracting System (eMACS) to locate contracting opportunities and respond to state solicitations.

Topics to be covered:

• Most commonly purchased goods and services

• Government procurement techniques

• Where to find bids and proposals

• How to register as a vendor

• Resident preferences

• Tips for winning state contracts

• Resources

• Question and answer session

2016 Economic Update Series: The Competition for Talent
08/09/16
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

The Montana Chamber Foundation and The University of Montana Bureau of Business & Economic Research present

2016 Economic Update Series: The Competition for Talent

Tuesday, August 9
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn
5 East Baxter Lane, Bozeman

$30 for Montana Chamber members, $35 for non-members, includes breakfast or lunch

Join the 'Montana University' of the Montana Chamber Foundation and the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research for the 11th Annual Economic Update Series, 'The Competition for Talent'.

The one challenge that is common to every kind of business across Montana is finding and retaining a high quality workforce.  With improving economic conditions, changing technology and turnover or retirement of owners, managers, and workers at all levels, there is no greater need for Montana companies and organizations today than attracting and retaining the talent they will need to compete and thrive.  Guest presenters include Patrick Barkey, Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana; and Kate McGoldrick, Executive Director, Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Executive Education, University of Montana School of Business Administration.

Contact Stacye Dorrington at 888-442-6668 ext. 100 or Stacye@MontanaChamber.com for further information.

This seminar will be offered throughout the state between July 28 and August 11. See the full schedule, learn more and register here.

Park County Days: A 2016 National Park Service Centennial Celebration
08/13/16 1:00 PM to 08/25/16 6:00 PM

The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau presents

Park County Days: A 2016 National Park Service Centennial Celebration

August 14th-25th, 2016

Park County Days at Livingston, Montana is happening August 14th-20th, 2016 in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial leading up to the "Big Event" taking place in Gardiner on August 25th. Enjoy a week packed with family-friendly events celebrating the rich history of Park County and the gateway cities and towns that lead you into Yellowstone National Park.

Details and full schedule of events at parkcountydays.com

  • Aug. 13th Cemetery Walk 1pm at Calvary Cemetery on Old Clyde Park Rd.
  • Aug. 14th Ranch Heritage & Farm Day 10am-3pm at the Miles Park Bandshell
  • Aug. 15th Outdoor Recreation & Outfitters Day 11am-5pm at the Sleeping Giant Trade Center
  • Aug. 16th Performing Arts, Storytelling & Film Day 11am-8:30pm at The Shane Center, the Blue Slipper Theatre, and the Buckhorn Theatre
  • Aug. 17th Park County Farmer’s Market 3-7pm at the Miles Park Bandshell
  • Aug. 18th Museum & Cultural History Day 10am-6pm at The Fly Fishing Federation Museum, Livingston Depot Museum, and the Yellowstone Gateway Museum
  • Aug. 19th Art Walk to Yellowstone 2-8pm Art Gallery tours throughout Livingston, Paradise Valley, and Gardiner
  • Aug. 20th Food, Fun & Suds in the Park 11am-5pm at the Miles Park Bandshell, Battle of the Bands begins at 12pm United in Light’s Mane Event 5-10pm at the Park County Fairgrounds
  • Aug. 21st Stafford Animal Shelter’s Bark in the Park 10:30am at the Miles Park Bandshell
  • Aug. 25th Picnic in the Park NPS Centennial Celebration Didn’t get tickets to the Evening at the Arch event in Gardiner? Don’t worry, you can still watch the entire celebration live. Come on down to the Miles Park Bandshell along the Yellowstone River for Picnic in the Park. Festivities begin at 3pm Live broadcast at 7pm with Live Music and Food & Drinks
Workers' Compensation Workshop
08/17/16
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Bozeman Job Service Employers' Committee (BJSEC) presents

Workers' Compensation Workshop

Presented by Ann Velishek, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Auditor for Uninsured Employer Fund

Wednesday, August 17
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Martell Building
220 West Lamme St, Bozeman

No cost to attend. Contact Nancy at (406) 582-9234 to register.

TechJunction Montana
08/18/16
8:30 AM to 4:45 PM

F2F Events Presents

TechJunction Montana: Knowledge to Keep IT on Track

August 18, 2016
8:30 am- 4:45 pm

Montana State University, Ballroom A-D

ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Staying up to date with the technology that runs your organization and ensures a secure environment for your data and infrastructure are critical to your business. TechJunction helps you meet these needs by providing quality, vendor-neutral educational seminars, drawn from case studies and best practice examples from leaders in the field.

F2F Events, Inc. (F2F) produces CPE-accredited educational conferences for IT professionals focusing on the latest developments in information security, IT infrastructure and communications. F2F’s TechJunction conference series is dedicated to providing both attending delegates and sponsors a strong return on their investment of time and resources. With a “by invitation-only” format, cutting-edge content, interactive labs & exhibits, and other complimentary delegate benefits (coffee, lunch, cocktails; etc.) TechJunction has earned the reputation as “THE technology conference” for IT professionals across the country.

Areas of Focus:

  • Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
  • Infrastructure
  • Enterprise Communications
  • Security
  • And More!
More information and registration available at: http://techjunctionevents.com/

Optical Technology Center Colloquium- ALPhANOV – Key Laser Technologies and Applications
08/25/16
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

MSU Op-TeC presents

Optical Technology Center Colloquium- ALPhANOV – Key Laser Technologies and Applications

Featuring Sébastien Ermeneux, Ph. D., Business Unit Manager, Laser & Optical Systems, ALPhANOV

Thursday, August 25
4:10 - 5:00 p.m.

Roberts 301
Montana State University, Bozeman

ABOUT THIS EVENT
There are many similarities between the optical industry environment of the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance - MPIA and the cluster called "Route des Lasers" in the Bordeaux area of France.  ALPhANOV is an optics & lasers technology center and plays a central role in that local environment.  Fifty people are devoted to developing innovative technologies in lasers, including new fiber lasers, PCF-fiber components etc.; in optical systems including laser diode electronics, 3D bioprinting, embedded laser micro-systems; and in short and ultra-short pulse laser micromachining including transparent materials processing, materials surface functionalization, laser polishing, nanoscale laser processing, etc.  During this talk I will describe Alphanov expertise to raise potential collaboration interest within the MSU/OPTEC/Spectrum Lab and MPIA Teams. 

 

More information available at: http://www.alphanov.com/home.html

 

http://www.alphanov.com/4-alphanov-staff.html

 

http://www.routedeslasers.com/eng

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Sébastien Ermeneux graduated in Physical Engineering from INSA Rennes.  He also holds a PhD in laser materials, and a Business degree from ESCP Europe. He joined ALPhANOV in 2007 after successive positions as Product Manager at Highwave Optical Technologies, responsible for the development of an amplifier product line at Alcatel Optronics, and in charge of marketing at Eolite Lasers (ESI Group).

Sébastien completed part of his Ph.D. research on solid state laser materials in the MSU Physics Department in the Cone/Sun lab and collaborating with Scientific Materials Corporation in the late 1990's.

 

Refreshments will be served before the colloquium.

Contact Diane Harn at 406-994-7596 or 406-994-6279 with questions.