Calendar of Events

January 2017

Business Tours

January Women-Owned Business Tour: Feast & Sola Cafe
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


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Montana Women’s Business Center Presents: 

Women-Owned Business Tour 

featuring Feast and Sola Cafe 

Join us for a walking business tour of two women-owned businesses. Each business owner will share her experience with starting, operating and growing her business and there will be time for networking and shopping.

Wednesday, January 18 
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Meet at Feast: 270 W Kagy Blvd C, Bozeman, MT 59715

Learn More:


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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.

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Unemployment & U
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Job Service Bozeman, MT Dept. of Labor & Industry, American Job Center Network presents:

Unemployment & U

Presented by Margaret Krause; Claims Adjuster for Montana Department of Labor & Industry Unemployment Division.

Wednesday January 18, 2017 
Noon - 1:30 p.m. @ Job Service Bozeman

Sign up now by e-mail: Sue at  or Nancy at 

Sign up and visit with Margaret about many questions that Businesses have concerning unemployment benefits:

Can a former employee quit or be discharged and still draw unemployment benefits?

How much will it affect my account if a former employee draws benefits on wages they earned while working for me?

How important is it that I respond to requests for information from unemployment?

Why is a former employee who hasn't worked for me for a year, filing a claim against me?

How and where can I report what I think is fraud?

What can I do to ensure that a fair determination is being made?

What is "job attached" and what is the advantage to me attaching an employee?

How can I appeal?

How are benefits charged to an account?

Are former employees eligible for benefits if I give them severance pay?

How long can a former employee draw benefits?

Sign up now by e-mail: Sue at  or Nancy at  

This workshop is provided at no cost as a service for all Job Service Employers and Businesses.


Make your voice heard in Livingston on January 18!
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Yellowstone Gateway Business Coalition:

Make your voice heard in Livingston on January 18!

Wednesday January 18, 2017 

You probably remember our massive accomplishment in November, when the Yellowstone Gateway Business Coalition achieved a two-year time-out on gold mining on public lands near Yellowstone.

Now here’s how you can help make sure this isn’t just a short-term solution: Join us at a public meeting to support extending the time-out for up to 20 years. The longer protection gives us time to work with the Montana Congressional delegation to permanently protect these lands.
When: Wed, Jan 18, 4-7 pm (open house format - drop in whenever you feel like it, stay as long as you like)

Where: Shane Center, 415 E Lewis St, Livingston, MT

Why: We’ve been fighting to protect our businesses and these lands from two foreign-backed mining companies that are planning to explore for gold near Yellowstone. We asked for the time-out last year. Now you can support this in person – make your voice heard!  

Join us in telling our public lands managers: Yellowstone is more valuable than gold!

We’ll also help you put your support in writing. After you stop by the Shane Center, pop over to Katabatic Brewery (117 W Park, Livingston) showing your Yellowstone is More Valuable than Gold sticker to receive a $1 off a beer, and we’ll help you get your comment on the record to the Forest Service.

Your voice is more important than ever. We’ll be in touch again this winter to let you know all the ins and outs and exactly what you can do to help keep these mines from damaging our economy and your business.

Bozeman Daily Chronicle B2B Networking Luncheon: January
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

The Bozeman Daily Chronical presents:

Monthly B2B Networking Luncheon

Friday, January 20 
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman

$35 reserved, included lunch · $40 at the door · $295 table of 10

A six-luncheon series featuring vibrant speakers, engaging networking, various awards and drawings for prizes in a fun, collegial atmosphere. The featured topic of this month will be the Fifth Annual 20 Under 40 Awards.

Seating is limited! Deadline to register is one week prior to event. Questions or waiting list requests? Contact or 406-582-2626.

Learn more and see the full series calendar here