Calendar of Events

June 2018


Prospera's 2018 Annual Luncheon
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Prospera Business Network presents: 

Prospera's 2018 Annual Luncheon

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 

11:00am - 1:00pm

Hilton Garden Inn 
2023 Commerce Way, Bozeman, MT 59715

Presenter: Brian Sprenger, Director of the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport 

$50 Prospera Members | $75 Non-Members
Table price for 8-10 people: $500

*Become a 2018 Luncheon Sponsor, see sponsor benefits here.



  • 11:00 – 11:45  Arrivals, open networking, passport activity with sponsor info tables
  • 11:45 – 12:15  Welcome & Prospera Updates, lunch served to tables
    • Welcome by Paul Reichert, Prospera's Executive Director
    • Welcome by lead sponsor
    • Announce gift basket winners
    • What is your favorite stamp in your passport activity
  • 12:15 – 12:25    Lunch and networking at table
  • 12:25 – 12:45    Speaker Presentation by Brian Sprenger
  • 12:45 – 1:00     Q&A and closing comments




Montana Women's Business Center Trainings

Top 10 Things Every Small Business Owner Must Know About HR - June 2018
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

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Prospera Business Network, MT Women's Business Center, Small Business Development Center, MT Manufacturing Extension Center and SCORE presents

Top 10 Things Every Small Business Owner Must Know About HR - June 2018

Class is 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructed by Kari Gras of Gras HR Consulting

Class will be held at:
Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)
2310 University Way Building 2
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

Registration: $50 for Prospera Members, $75 non members. 
*We reserve the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollments are not met.  In which case, all course fees will be fully refunded.


What you will learn:

Attending this workshop you will learn about all 10 of these HR categories and why they’re important to know if you have employees.  As a bonus, each participant may choose 1 practical template to implement into their business. 

  1. Setting Expectations with Job Descriptions
  2. Employee Handbooks – Advantages of Policies & Procedures
  3. Unique MT Employment Laws
  4. Recruiting – Screening & Selection
  5. Effective Orientations
  6. Retention – Compensation & Benefits Packages
  7. Resolving Conflict – Proper Communication
  8. Documentation – Discipline or Coaching
  9. Performance – Outstanding and Needs Improvement
  10. Separations – Avoiding lawsuits

About Kari:

Kari Gras ~ PHR, SHRM-CP

HR & Payroll Consultant with Gras HR Consulting

Kari Gras has lived in Big Sky since 1999 and has been providing Human Resources Consulting services to the small businesses in this area since 2013.  She is an expert in HR by earning 2 certifications – 1) PHR, Professional in Human Resources in 2012 & the SHRM-CP in 2015.

Kari has 13 years of experience in HR and Payroll which provides the knowledge she is eager to share to help educate those who want to learn more on these subjects. 


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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.