Calendar of Events

July 2015

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Annual Member Luncheon
07/22/15 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM

Prospera Business Network Proudly Presents

Annual Member Luncheon

Wednesday, July 22

11:45 a.m. Arrival & Networking
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch & Featured Speakers
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Event Wrap-Up & Networking

Holiday Inn- Gallatin Room
5 East Baxter Lane, Bozeman

$45 for Prospera Members
$65 for Non-Members

Kindly RSVP by Friday, July 17

Special offer for Non-Members:
Sign your business up for Prospera membership by July 17th and receive a 10% discount on your membership as well as two free tickets to the Luncheon!

Contact Drew Little at (406) 587-3113 for details.

FEATURED SPEAKERS 

Sharing remarks on behalf of the Prospera Business Network Founders' Club:
Robyn L. Erlenbush
, Owner, CRB, CRS, GRI, ERA Landmark Real Estate 

Introducing himself to the network and highlighting Prospera's recent accomplishments:
Paul Reichert
, Executive Director, Prospera Business Network 

Presenting their journey in business thus far and their plans and dreams for the future:
Karyn Bonderud & Sari Feenstra
, Co-Owners, Eskay Bridal
2015 U.S. Small Business Administration Montana Women-Owned Small Business Award Winners
Nominated by Amanda Schultz of Prospera's Montana WBC Program


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HONORING OUR FOUNDING MEMBERS

In recognition of Prospera Business Network's 30th Anniversary, the 2015 Annual Member Luncheon will honor Prospera's Founders' Club members, those member businesses that joined between 1985 and 1990 and who remain Prospera members to this day. Robyn L. Erlenbush will share remarks at the Member Luncheon as a representative of the Founders' Club.

The Founders' Club

Advanced Performance & Rehabilitation Services

Gallatin Laundry Co.

Alphagraphics

Galusha, Higgins & Galusha

American Land Title Company

Holmes & Turner, PC

Appraisal Services

House of Clean, Inc.

Best Western Plus GranTree Inn

Knife River Belgrade Division

Big Sky Insulations, Inc.

Lehrkind's Coca-Cola

Billion Auto Group

McKenna Realty

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Moore, O'Connell & Refling

Bozeman Deaconess Health Services

NorthWestern Energy

Bozeman Job Service

Opportunity Bank of Montana

Bozeman TV, Furniture & Appliance

Owenhouse Ace Hardware

Cashman Nursery

Pierce Flooring

CenturyLink

Schnee's

D&R Coffee Services, Inc.

Security Title Company of Montana

ERA Landmark Real Estate

Simkins-Hallin Lumber

First Interstate Bank

State Farm Insurance - Rust Agency

First Security Bank

Universal Athletic Service

First West Insurance

US Bank, N.A.

 

Prospera Recommends

TechJunction-Montana
07/16/15 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

F2F Events, Inc. presents

TechJunction-Montana

Thursday, July 16
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Montana State University

No charge
To attend TechJunction you must have a corporate email address and confirm your role in your organization’s IT development. Department leaders from finance, purchasing and administration are also welcome.

Online Registration Deadline: July 13th

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.

TechJunction-Montana is part of a national series of 26 unique, CPE accredited, educational IT conferences focused on the latest developments in information security, IT infrastructure, business continuity – disaster recovery, physical security, data center technology, and enterprise communications.

Benefits for attending TechJuntion include:

  • 10 CPE Accredited Educational Seminars
    • Earn up to 6.5 CPE Credit Hours
  • Keynote Presentation: Cybersecurity Successes and Challenges in an Enterprise Environment, Lynne Pizzini, CISO, State of Montana
  • Catered Lunch
  • 20+ Exhibitor Booths
  • Hosted Afternoon Reception

Full event details available at http://techjunctionevents.com/events/mnt15

Note: TechJunction is a private conference for invited technology professionals. It is not a job fair and is not open to students or anyone under 21 years of age. No Exceptions. For more information, contact F2F Events, Inc. at 1-800-365-6402, or by email at: info@techjunctionevents.com.

Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Roundtable: A Conversation with America’s Small Business Ombudsman
07/21/15 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

The U.S. Small Business Administration, Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development, Montana Chamber of Commerce,  Montana Manufacturing Extension Center and Great Falls, MT Development Authority present

Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Roundtable: A Conversation with America’s Small Business Ombudsman

Tuesday, July 21
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
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 charge

Online Registration Deadline: July 15th

Concerned about a level regulatory playing field for your small business?
Join other Montana small business owners for this unique opportunity to share your concerns directly with the National Ombudsman for Small Business, Brian Castro.

  • Learn how the Office of the National Ombudsman can help your small businesses save time and money in resolving difficult regulatory compliance and enforcement issues.
  • Join other Montana small business owners to voice your ideas on federal regulatory challenges facing your business.

At the Roundtable you’ll also be able to:

  • Provide real-time input on regulatory enforcement fairness issues impacting your small business.
  • Learn more about resources and assistance through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the National Ombudsman.
  • Engage federal officials on ways the government can best support small business success.
  • Meet local SBA leaders, resource partners, state officials and John Hart, Regional Advocate for Montana.

This event will also be offered Thursday, July 23, 2015 – 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in Great Falls, MT at the University of Great Falls – Absolon Lounge

The National Ombudsman promotes a level playing field for small businesses by working directly with federal regulators to facilitate practical and timely resolutions of regulatory fairness matters. The Office of the National Ombudsman, part of the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides small businesses a neutral and confidential way to report and help resolve federal regulatory problems, including repetitive inspections, excessive enforcement actions, and disproportionate fines.

To learn more about the National Ombudsman, visit www.sba.gov/ombudsman or call 888-REG-FAIR.

SBA’s programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made when requested one week in advance. Contact: Email Crystal Baker at crystal.baker@sba.gov.

Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Ladies Night
07/23/15 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and The Linen Pinecone present

Ladies Night

Thursday, July 23
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 23rd 2015 The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and The Linen Pinecone will be hosting their First Ladies Night. The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce along with other local businesses are teaming up to create an epic night you won't forget!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:
Gift bags, giveaways, messages, wine, cupcakes, Henna Tattoos, treats, oils, crafts, and much more.

WHO IS PARTICIPATING?
The Linen Pinecone
Costco
Parkhaven Retirement Home
Pizza on Broadway
Gluten Free Prairie
The Garden Café
Dacey Jedlicka and more!

If your business would like to participate please contact the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce at 284-4162 or manhattanmontana@yahoo.com

We are asking for food items to be collect to be donated to the Headwaters Food Bank. The Headwaters Food Bank serves the Manhattan, Churchill, and Three Forks Area.

RSVP via Facebook if you plan to attend. The night is FREE FOR ALL LADIES (Over the age of 21)! Invite your girlfriends, mothers, daughters, etc..

For more information visit http://business.manhattanareachamber.com/events/details/ladies-night-382