The Prospera Pulse | June2018
Upcoming Events
Register at (new website!)
call: 406.587.3113
Friday, June 8
8:30-12:30pm | MMEC | Members $40, Non-Members $50
Sponsored by MT DOT DBE + SBE , MMEC, SBDC, and SCORE
Wednesday, June 13
featuring Brian Sprenger,
Sponsored by Entre Technology Services, CTA, KBZK,
Visit Big Sky, PRG Group, Dutch Clean, MDOT, North Western Energy, Bank of Bozeman, Jackson Contractor Group, Blackfoot, Alpha Graphics
Tuesday, June 19
4-6pm | Free for Prospera members
Sponsored by Blackfoot + Riverside Country Club
Thursday, June 21
4:30-6pm | Free for Prospera members
Hosted by XY Planning | networking , appetizers, beer + wine
July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 10, Sept. 24
Take your business to the next level with an accountability and education group with facilitator Karen Lum
Must attend all 6 | 6-8pm | Treeline Coffee Roasters
Members $200, Non-Members $250
Tuesday, July 10
First Annual Sip + Chip (A fundraiser for the WBC)
4-6pm | 19th Tee at Riverside Country Club | Members $75, Non $100
Putting + chipping clincis + contests, drinks, appetizers and more!
Tuesdays, July 10, 17, and 24
9am-Noon each session | Members $200, Non-Members $250, 2nd company representative, $100
In partnership with SBDC, MMEC and SCORE
Friday, July 13
9-11am | Drinking Horse | Free
Sponsored by American Bank

Tuesday, July 16
4-6pm | Free for Prospera members
Sponsored by Blackfoot + Riverside Country Club
Thursday, July 19
10am-Noon | MMEC |  Members $20, Non-Members $30,
In partnership with SBDC, Montana DBE and SBE, MMEC and SCORE
Tuesday, July 24 (registration opening soon)
at Crosscut Mountain Sports Center (formerly Bohart Ranch)
*Exclusive event for Partner level members and above ($1,200 +)
4:30-7pm | Crosscut Mountain Sports Center | Bridger Canyon
Members $25 | Members w/family $40 | Sponsorship start at $350
Spouses, children, and loved ones invited to attend for a family BBQ.

Wednesday, July 25
3-5pm | The Baxter | Members $25, Non-Members $35
Sponsored by Stockman Bank, Taco Del Sol + Leadership Outfitters

Member-2-Member Deals
NEW! Alara Jewelry :
15% Off Repairs or Custom Jewelry Design!

NEW! OpenTarget Consulting:
Free Custom Analytics Dashboard + 5% Off All Campaigns. C ontact: Derek, 816-872-2722 or m

Riverside Country Club: Rent Riverside’s event spaces for your functions! Contact Mandy: or 406-587-5105

Sola Café:
10% off coffee urns and custom cakes:
CODE: prospera10

Do you have a Member-2-Member deal you’d like to share with Prospera Membes? Contact Emilie: or 406-587-3113
New Members
Please support our newest members

Thanks to Prime Inc. for doing such an epic job, and to High Stakes Foundation for
helping fund our digital transformation!

Welcome Prospera and WBC to the 21st Century!
We are excited to offer a more user friendly experience for our members and community. You can now easily pay your membership dues online, register for event sponsorship and tickets, and so much more! Take a look around!
Golf Clinic + Social benefiting the Montana Women's Business Center

Tuesday, July 10 | 4-6 pm
19th Tee at Riverside Country Club

Attendees will participate in three 15 minute golf clinic rotations led by Riverside Country Club’s professional golf staff, including Head Pro Brandon Kahl, while enjoying unlimited wine, beer, bubbles, and aps! Contests to put your skills to the test!

Men & women welcome! No golf experience needed! Golf equipment available to use!

Sponsorship opportunities available starting at $250

The Prospera Annual Luncheon is Officially Sold Out !
Thank you to everyone who sponsored and purchased a company table or tickets.
Please contact Chrissie Majewski to be added to the wait list.
Win 2 Tickets to the SOLD OUT Event Prospera's Annual Luncheon
Are you a past client of the WBC? Prospera grant recipient? Current member? No matter your relationship with Prospera or the WBC, we want to hear how your business is #PoweredByProspera.

Participate in our #PoweredByProspera social media campaign for your chance to win 2 tickets to our SOLD OUT Annual Luncheon on June 13 .

That's a $100-$150 value! Members and non-members are invited to participate!

Attendees who arrive at 11:00 am will have a chance to win the following door prizes at the Annual Luncheon:

Guided white water raft trip for up to 10 people from

Guest room stay from Home2Suites Hilton Helena
+ Guest room stay from Hampton Inn by Hilton Bozeman
+ Board room rental from

Alcohol gift basket + swag from

Round of Golf for Four at the private course of

and more prizes from Blackfoot, Dutch
Clean, Carey Leep Farmer's Insurance, Yellowstone Club Community Foundation
Top 10 Things Every Small Business Owner Must Know About HR
8:30 am - Noon

Instructor :
Kari Gras ~ PHR, SHRM-CP
HR & Payroll Consultant with Gras HR Consulting
$40 members, $50 non-members.
What you will learn:
Setting Expectations with Job Descriptions
Employee Handbooks – Advantages of Policies & Procedures
Unique MT Employment Laws
Recruiting – Screening & Selection
Effective Orientations
Retention – Compensation & Benefits Packages
Resolving Conflict – Proper Communication
Documentation – Discipline or Coaching
Performance – Outstanding and Needs Improvement
Separations – Avoiding lawsuits
Power Up - Join us in July!
"Power Up: Create Your Business, Financials, and Marketing Plan" 
Power Up is a class that helps business owners gain clarity on their business, financial, and marketing plans.

July 10th, 17th & 24th | 9:00am - noon | MMEC-MSU

What You Will Learn:
  • Clarity and fresh perspective about starting a new business
  • Solid first draft of your Business Plan
  • In-depth understanding of your industry and competition
  • Documented sales projections and marketing strategy based on industry research & geography
  • Projected cash flow for one year
  • Shared experience with other local entrepreneurs and subject matter experts
  • Valuable resources and processes that support your business planning journey

Sponsored By: Montana Small Business Development Centers Business Development Centers, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center - MSU
Charitable Support from SCORE

$20 members, $30 non-members.
Business Law: Legal Guide to Starting Your Business + Potential Pitfalls

This class is designed to address what we believe are many of the legal issues that young business will face from years 0-3 in their operations.

5 Things the Students Will Learn :

1. Choosing the best entity to form (Corp, LLC, partnership)
2. Formation process 
3. Reading and understanding contracts
4. Employees, hiring, firing and everything in between
5. Best practices to protect your business from liability

Leadership Mentoring Series
We are excited to present Lara Hodgson, President & CEO of NOW Corp, as our featured speaker in July.

Wednesday, July 25
3:00 - 5:00pm
The Baxter
$25 for Prospera Members, $35 for non-members, 
Networking Social afterward at Taco Del Sol, 35 W. Main St.
The Leadership Mentoring Series presents and features successful women entrepreneurs and their stories of success and challenges. No speeches, no PowerPoints, no handouts. Just genuine, raw stories. The sessions are moderated by Ris Higgins, co-owner of Leadership Outfitters and long-time mentor to women entrepreneurs. 

Stockman Bank, Taco del Sol Bozeman, The Baxter, & Leadership Outfitters
Join our team! Prospera is hiring!

Loan Funds Coordinator
Be part of a growing energetic team helping local businesses succeed. Prospera is hiring a new full-time position to coordinate the revolving loan program. You will work with a team of business development professionals and area banks to assist small businesses throughout Gallatin and Park Counties obtain funding.  Application review will begin Friday June 11th.

For a full job description and application instructions, please click here .
Expanded Six Week Online Classes
  • Comprehensive online course in a convenient six-week format
  • 480 classes to choose from!
  • Expert instructors lead each course
  • Engaging student discussion areas
  • New sessions start monthly
  • Confirmation of completion awarded with passing score

NEW! Career Training Program
  • Learn in-demand job skills for employers
  • Many courses prepare you for a certification
  • Start anytime – work at your own pace
  • Courses are 3 to 6 months and up to a year
  • Textbooks and learning materials are included
  • Expert instructor assistance provided
  • You’ll be teamed up with an Student Advisor
  • Academic Counselors will guide you through the enrollment process

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