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David Yakos, co-owner of Salient Technologies One of the best toy designers in the country lives in Bozeman. He never aimed for that title, but when he was younger, David Yakos would sit for hours in a “creative corner” designed by his mother, full of odds and ends from which he would build various contraptions. More than 30 years later, not much has changed. “I feel like I’ve been doing this since I was a kid,” the 38-year-old said. “Now I do the same thing and I just get paid for it.” Yakos’s “creative corner” these days is Salient’s office off Baxter Lane in Bozeman, where he and a team of engineers and designers help bring companies’ visions to life. Named Prospera Business Network’s Innovator of the Year in
2016, the company has designed 160 products, everything from fluid valves to fishing nets. But Yakos’s favorite work is with toy and game design, which he called “the place where engineering and art collide.” “It’s a creative, limitless place to brainstorm that I find enjoyable,” the Wisconsin native said. “Part of the trick is not growing out of imagination. Many adults are embarrassed to have imagination.” In addition to the company’s 10-person staff, Yakos has a few other helpers, namely his four children, on whom he likes to test products. The work last year won Yakos the title of Toy Innovator of the Year from Chicago Toy and Game Group. “We’re fortunate to live in Montana; it’s quite a glorious place to have a business,” he said. “It’s a pretty great place to work.”
Bina Peters, partner at River and Range Law Bina Peters always had a hunch she would be a lawyer, but when it came to the type of law, she wasn’t so sure. After graduating from the University of Montana’s law school in 2009, fate took the wheel and Peters “fell into water law.” A year of private practice was followed by five working as a water master in the Montana Water Court, which adjudicates water rights across the state. In water, the Great Falls native found a niche that was as layered — with years of court precedent and historical narrative — as it was relevant. “One thing that I’m passionate about is that a lot of people don’t know what is happening with (the current adjudication of statewide water rights),” the 35-year-old said. “It will end up affecting everyone.”
Peters recently transitioned from the public to the private sector, partnering with colleague Dana Pepper to form River and Range Law. The two work mostly with landowners and property cases as they relate to water rights. “There’s always a need for people to have representation and water rights,” Peters said. “Montana is going to need a lot of good water lawyers in the future.” Having her own firm allows Peters the flexibility to pursue outside interests, which include playing viola in the Bozeman Symphony and running long distance races. (Her favorite is a Bozeman 50-mile race called the Devil’s Backbone.) And with her husband and Australian Shepherd also in the mix, she doesn’t see herself leaving the area anytime soon. “I’ve left for periods of time, but I always think ‘I need to go back,’” she said. “I don’t ever plan on leaving.” B U S I N E S S J O U R N A L • J A N U A R Y 31 , 2 017
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Audrey Cromwell, founder of Cromwell Law Audrey Cromwell likes to compare her work to oranges. Divorce proceedings, she said, typically conclude by cutting the orange in half, with lawyers fighting each other and ending up with plenty of collateral damage. With her collaborative divorce process, however, the Billings native is aiming to divide the orange in a different way; working with the other side so that one party gets the seeds and the other the juice. “You work together as a group to resolve the divorce in the best interest of the child and family as a whole,” Cromwell said. “That’s difficult to do, but I think we’re resolving it in a way that everyone can live with. Lawyers can be peacemakers; we don’t have to be sharks.” The approach isn’t a new one,
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but it’s one that the 34-year-old prioritizes at her practice, which she began in 2011 after several years working as a public defender in Billings. Her office, she said, has another priority: offering legal work at a reasonable rate, something it does through limited scope representation, wherein lawyers take a backseat and allow clients to shoulder the majority of the work on their cases. “Our goal was was to provide affordable services to those who needed them in a family law context,” she said. “Montanans are such an interesting breed of do-it-yourselfers that I get a lot of clients that want to handle it themselves.” The firm also partners with Montana State University to offer legal counsel to students. The priority, in all her work, is to foster peaceful resolution to conflict, Cromwell said. And starting her own office
alongside her husband, Charlie, gives her the power to practice how she sees fit. “The flexibility of our firm is very important to me because I like to affect change when I want to,” she
said. “I don’t have to check in with anyone.” “I’m really proud of the collaborative work we’ve been doing that’s going to change the lives of so many Montanans,” she added.
Michael Cashman isn’t the first member of his family to sell trees. That honor would go to Cashman’s great-grandfather, Thomas Eugene Cashman who, in 1898, founded a traveling retail operation in in Owatonna, Minnesota. Thomas Cashman sold trees in Bozeman, but it wasn’t until 1975 that Michael Cashman’s parents, Jerry Cashman and Jan Cashman, made the move to Montana. Michael Cashman was involved in the business as a kid, mowing lawns and potting plants with his parents and siblings. He went to college to study horticulture at Colorado State University and spent time landscaping in Vail before returning to Bozeman. “After I returned here, for a time I considered going somewhere else, but the longer you stay the harder
it is to leave,” the 37-year-old said. “And the opportunity I had was hard to pass up.” In 2009, he transitioned to the role of project manager, where he oversees the company’s commercial projects. “I like that every day is different,” he said. “One day I’m out landscaping all day, the next I’m meeting with a client about a job. I wear a lot of hats but I like that because it never gets stagnant or boring.” Three young children also ensure that Michael Cashman stays busy, but coming from a tight-knit clan he is quick to emphasize the importance of family. “I give the credit to my parents and their work ethic and involvement to the community,” he said. “Family is the first priority and we’re lucky to live where we do.”
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Marley McKenna, owner of Taco del Sol It’s been a good year for Marley McKenna. After being forced to move her popular burrito shop to a new location on Main Street, business — with the help of a new beer and wine license — has picked up markedly. The success of the first location has prompted McKenna to plan a second, this time in Four Corners, where she said demand for restaurants is high. Born and raised in Bozeman, the 32-year-old entrepreneur always saw the need for cheap eats around town. While in school at the University of Montana, she worked for the thenincipient taco restaurant. After school McKenna spent three years as an adjunct professor, teaching literature and cultural theory, but eventually returned to the restaurant business, specifically
that Missoula-based taco shop. The restaurant founders, who formed the company in 1997, were eager to help McKenna set up her own shop in Bozeman.
“It’s a very community-driven company and they were willing to help me get it set up,” she said. “That first year I was calling them every day; they were mentors.”
When her location took off, McKenna was forced to learn on the fly, acting as bookkeeper while also managing day to day operations. She credits much of the restaurant’s success to her team of managers, to whom she recently offered a profitshare in the business. But, she added, “We’re also a burrito shop, so we don’t have to take it too seriously.” As her work has stabilized, McKenna has become a prominent figure in the local business community, operating promotional apparel company The Other Guys with Foundry owner Tatum Johnson and serving on the board of the Downtown Bozeman Association. But to McKenna, this is just part of the deal. “There’s some natural mentoring going on,” she said, “but that’s just being a supportive member of the community.”
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Brittany Peters, director of operations for Thrive When Brittany Peters was in law school at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, her family took a vacation to Montana. “I remember thinking, ‘I could live here,’” Peters said. After law school and time as a deputy county attorney, Peters decided she wanted to transition into the private sector, and so moved to Bozeman, where she got a job at Thrive last June. As the director of operations, the 28-year-old oversees all the legal components of the nonprofit, from hiring to regulatory compliance. “The opportunity to work with Thrive was something I couldn’t pass up,” she said. “It’s a great organization doing good work with good people.” The job also gives her an opportunity to give back, which she does
mentoring children once a week. With her current 9-year-old mentee — “a little negotiator” — Peters spends afternoons reading Harry Potter books or “surviving in the playground.” Two days each week during the season, Peters also channels her love for hockey as a coach for the Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association. “It’s nothing but fun,” she said of coaching. And it appears her gut reaction during that first visit to Montana was accurate. “I love it here,” she said. “I didn’t think it was possible to be as happy as I am here. The people are great.” “There are a million people in this office who could be in this position (as a 20 Under 40 recipient) and probably should be,” she added. “Nonprofit work is hard, but they all want to make this community better.”
Zach Schmidt, financial representative for Northwestern Mutual For Zach Schmidt, business is personal. Schmidt, a born-and-bred Bozemanite whose father coached football at Montana State University in the 1970s and 80s, took his first job at Northwestern near the height of the Recession. “People were thirsty for advice and were so glad to have someone sit down and talk to them,” he said. “That’s what I really love, helping people grow on a daily basis and helping people’s dreams become reality.” Part of these conversations includes Schmidt sharing something about himself. Maybe it’s talking about his record collection filled with Fleetwood Mac, Jack White and Paul Simon or offering an anecdote about his wife, Nicole, who 6
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is finishing her nursing degree. Like any relationship, that of a financial adviser and client requires trust, Schmidt said, and being open helps build that. The 33-year-old is quick to credit others with his success, boasting about his team, his office assistant and wife well before himself. “It’s great to have so many great people in my life,” he said. “I’m just the guy who sits in front of the clients and hears what their goals are. We have a great, great team.” Schmidt volunteers his free time as a mentor with Thrive, shooting hoops or playing flag football with his mentees, an action he views merely as payback for all the people who helped him throughout his life. “It’s important to volunteer and give back,” he said. “I feel like there are so many people who are responsible for me being here. I was telling my wife, ‘You should be receiving this award instead of me.’”
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Josh Olsen, co-founder of Montana Wilderness School Last summer, Josh Olsen led a group of kids on a climbing expedition in the Taylor Fork region. On the day of their summit push, the group woke at 4 a.m. and as they were preparing their gear, looked across a field to see a full-grown wolf staring back at them. “It was a pretty amazing experience,” Olsen said. “That’s the kind of stuff they’re going to hold on to forever.” The anecdote is a perfect example of why in 2013 Olsen and cofounder Gar Duke formed Montana Wilderness School, an outdoor education organization that leads students on trips across the state. “You get to witness truly transformative experiences,” the 35-yearold Olsen said. “The amount of
growth a student can experience in two or three weeks on a river or in the mountains is incredible.” Growing up in Havre, Olsen has spent much of his life outdoors. After graduating from the University of Montana with a master’s in education, he pivoted from his original idea of being a high school teacher. “We thought it was an unfortunate thing that Montana students had to go out of state to have these adventures,” he said. “We were able to take the best from those national programs and incorporate that into our organization and mission. We didn’t reinvent the wheel, but we made it fit in a Montana context.” Last summer the organization
offered five courses for 14- to 18-year-olds ranging from two to three weeks in places from the Bob Marshall Wilderness to the Swan Range and Olsen said they are in the process of expanding the program this year.
“This work really does matter; it has always been about starting this for Montana kids like myself,” he said. “This is their backyard and you could spend your whole life recreating in this state and not tick it all off.”
JOE MILLER President of our Big Sky branch, for being recognized as one of Southwest Montana’s top young business professionals and winning a Bozeman Daily Chronicle “20 Under 40” Award. Joe, your commitment to improving quality of life for others both in and outside of business makes us proud!
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Ali Knapp, chief operating officer at Wisetail When Ali Knapp first moved to Bozeman more than three years ago, she was working remotely for Hewlett-Packard. The 31-year-old spent her days at a coffee shop, and after several weeks two men approached her. Those men were Justin Bigart and Peter Kirwan, two of the founding members of Bozeman tech company Wisetail. Following a few conversations, they convinced Knapp to join their team as a customer experience representative. A year later she was promoted to sales team manager and then three months ago took on the role of chief operating officer. “I love it,” the Michigan native said. “I was so happy to be in an environment that encourages new ways of thinking. I’m passionate about building things from the ground up and what we’re trying to do here is create a work environment that is different and has that work life balance.” An avid backcountry skier, Knapp spends her free time in Cooke City in the winter months and in the Tobacco Roots in the summer, mountain
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biking or hiking with her bulldog, Truck. Much has been written about Wisetail’s office culture, where catered lunches and bike shares abound, but Knapp prefers to boil it down a different way.
“The biggest thing is we care about the people who work here,” she said. “Even though we’re a tech company, it’s the people who matter the most.”
Kelly Skaggs was working out at the Ridge Athletic Clubs when it happened. A massive stroke crackled through his brain stem, twisting his eyes and convulsing his body. For nearly a year, Skaggs couldn’t see or walk. Doctors were unsure whether the then 27-year-old would ever regain his eyesight. During his recovery, Skaggs, who is originally from Billings, spent his days on the couch looking for a job, first in medical device sales and then, after a reference by a friend, in the world of financial advising. Five years later, a fully-healed Skaggs works as a financial adviser with Northwestern Mutual in Bozeman and credits that stroke with helping him find a career that he loves. “I’ve always been a strong believer that everything happens for a reason, but this cemented it even more,” he said. “(My wife Abbee and I) had to switch our whole lives around and it
led me to this career.” And it’s a career that Skaggs is thriving in. Last year, he was named Northwestern’s top adviser in the West and was recently appointed to the Million Dollar Round Table, a group of top financial industry members from across the country. “That was my biggest ‘aha’ moment in seeing that you can achieve anything if you bust your butt,” he said. Away from work, Skaggs enjoys golfing and hiking with his wife and golden retriever, Kona. But everything comes back to that moment at the Ridge. “That’s something I really pride myself on, that (advising is) just a conversation, and that’s where I share my story, too, because if someone had talked to me about this when I was younger, I would have thought I was 10 feet tall and bulletproof,” he said. “Everyone that I meet with needs some help in one way or another, but it’s that initial step.”
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Zach Tondre, vice president of operations for Rocky Mountain Credit Union Like many in the industry during the Recession, Zach Tondre saw his fair share of ups and downs. After the financial collapse left him without a job, the Colorado native decided to teach skiing at Big Sky Resort while he collected his thoughts. It was there, on the Shedhorn lift in 2009, that he was offered his first job at Rocky Mountain Credit Union. Two years later he was promoted to vice president of operations, managing the bank’s various branches in Butte, Helena and Belgrade. “The best part for me is not about the subject matter of the job; really the differentiating factor is the experience we provide the members,”
the 37-year-old said. “I know that by motivating people on the front lines, that’s when we get the return. We’re only as good as our front line makes us.” Much of that motivation comes in the form of empowering the staff of managers to make their own decisions, Tondre said. “I want to make sure they feel the best version of themselves they can be,” he said. “It’s been a long transition with myself and the management team getting them empowered and into a place where they are on the lookout to fix problems that members are having.” Away from the office, Tondre is on the Rockford Cycling team and is a
board member for Faces, a nonprofit that supports foster and adoptive care. He and his wife Keli have two adopted children of their own, and Tondre said that the organization is
near and dear to his heart. “It’s such a cool and needed thing,” he said. “Helping other families coping with the challenges is something we like being involved in.”
THANK YOU TO THE MEMBERS OF MY TEAM, FAMILY, MENTORS AND CLIENTS. YOUR GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT HAVE MADE THIS RECOGNITION POSSIBLE.
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Joe Miller, branch president at First Security Bank Despite his experience in the industry, for Joe Miller, working in lending during the 2008 recession was particularly difficult. “You spend several years helping people buy into their dreams, then you go through a downturn where it’s the complete opposite. To live side by side with your clients, it’s very difficult to go through that kind of experience and see what the housing market went through first-hand,” he said. Originally from Iowa, Miller moved to Montana 16 years ago to “do a little time at a ski resort” before he found a career to dive into. After a few years working at Big Sky Resort, Miller worked his way into the lending and banking indus-
try, first at Intermountain Mortgage Co., then a stint at Wells Fargo before settling into a job at First Security. “Lending in Big Sky is different than lending in other places,” the 38-year-old said. “You’re helping some people into their first homes, or their dreams to buy their second homes. It’s a unique town to be a lender in.” Last February, Miller was officially named branch president of the bank’s Big Sky office. “There’s still something extremely rewarding closing a transaction with a client and sharing that excitement with someone when they close their first home or start their first business. You’re helping someone in their personal career path and that’s what I get the most enjoyment out of,” he said. The father of two also finds time
to volunteer with Eagle Mount and is the cofounder of DREAM, an organization that advocates for education and research surrounding Down syndrome. “It had always been my dream to
Jake Magalsky, president of Ace Roofing Jake Magalsky loves to read. He dedicates at least two hours a day — one in the morning and one at night — to the practice. The 39-year-old is currently partial to non-fiction, biographies in particular, and recently finished one on Bruce Springsteen. Though he also enjoys books about business and leadership, for the most part reading helps Magalsky “get out of the fog” of business ownership. But that’s not to say that Magalsky doesn’t enjoy heading one of Montana’s largest roofing firms. “I enjoy building relationships with people. I have some really close friends now who I got introduced to by building their roofs; they became customers first and lifelong friends later,” he said. “And when I see people who work for the company thriving, knowing that I had a hand in that is the biggest reward for me.” Long before he spent his afternoons on roofs, Magalsky thought he would manage a ranch. But while in school at Dickinson State University in North Dakota, businesses classes began 10
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to pique his interest. “I had mentors growing up who were really successful businessmen. I looked up to them, but I never really thought about being a businessman, but I realized this is what I actually love to do,” he
live in a mountain town being from Iowa,” Miller said. “At the end of the day, that same feeling of community is still here, it’s a unique community that’s willing to get its hands dirty and solve problems.”
said. “It was a natural decision.” Ace, as many businesses do, began organically. An acquaintance asked Magalsky to help on a roofing project. Someone heard about it and asked him to do their roof, too. Through word of mouth, over the course of the following year Magalsky gained client after client before realizing that he had a legitimate business on his hands. Despite developing a reputation across the state, those early years were tough. “I saw it as soldiers who had to break across the field and are vulnerable the whole time. One bad job and I was done. I was operating on a shoestring,” he said. “We got some big jobs under our belt and were successful and worked on quality and integrity. We built a reputation and we made it.” Based in Wilsall, the company has performed work for the airport in Great Falls, the National Guard in Glasgow, and for a wastewater treatment plant in Kalispell. But despite the success, Magalsky prefers to stay on his toes. “Once you get in those trees you’re still taking fire, you’ve just figured some things out.”
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Cody Cavanaugh, general manager Greenspace Landscaping Cody Cavanaugh likes to be outside. Lucky for him, he’s found a job that allows him to be out of doors nearly every day. Despite having lived around the country, the Butte native always found himself returning to Montana. After a period at Montana Tech and Montana State University, Cavanaugh got a job working at Greenspace Landscaping as a laborer, working his way up to the role of landscape designer. When the recession hit, Cavanaugh got a new job driving groomers at Big Sky Resort before being rehired by the landscape firm in 2013, this time as a project manager. “What I like to do is be artistic, but use the math of everything and still work outside,” the 38-year-old said. “Every day is a little bit dif-
ferent. I rarely have two days that are the same. Sometimes it’s doing estimates for irrigation, some are in the office; I never know what each day is going to be.” With his experience in multiple departments of the company, Cavanaugh was recently promoted to general manager, overseeing work from irrigation to snow removal. But he likes to credit his success to outside influences. “This is more of an honor for the co-workers that I work with. And I think of everybody as a co-worker, less than I’m anybody’s boss,” he said. “It’s the friends and family I grew up with that made me who I am.” Cavanaugh spends his free time snowboarding, hunting or rafting. In his words, “If it’s an outdoor activity in Montana, I probably have
my hands in it in some way.” “The 2008 bubble was very enlightening, so each year I take as one more good year of work and money, and I’d like to say I will be here in 10 years,” he added. “I
Zach Brown, program manager at One Montana
Most people know Zach Brown as a Democratic legislator, one of the youngest in the state, with a passion for water and environmental issues. Brown, an avid outdoorsman, serves on the water policy interim committee and is a minority ranking member of the House natural resources committee. Others may know him through his family — his parents, Lynda and Jim Brown, owned Old Main Gallery in downtown Bozeman for nearly 30 years. Some may not know, however, that the Bozemanite also operates as program manager for One Montana, a nonprofit aimed at bridging the divide between “rural and urban Montanans” when it comes to issues such as water and climate change. For Brown, that means speaking with local farmers and ranchers and connecting them with researchers working on various topics from irrigation to the effects of climate change in Montana. “The reason I’m working in water at all is be-
thought the world was my oyster and things were always going to look up, then the next thing I know things fell apart and I’m really trying to put the pieces of the puzzle back together.”
cause I got addicted to rivers as a kid. Rivers are an important part of my life and livelihood and sense of place and self,” the 26-year-old said. “All these folks who have been using water in the Gallatin Valley since the 1850s, to build relationships with those folks and understand what this means to them is really powerful.” A University of Montana graduate with a degree in in environmental and climate change studies, Brown said that he views his time as a politician as preparation for a career in water law. “The subject of water policy is very complicated and has a long history and so trying to be a student of that as much as possible is where I’ve been focusing my time,” he said. “I’ve been learning a tremendous amount. There aren’t many short-term answers, a lot of these things people spend their whole careers working on. It’s a humbling thing.” Throughout his life, whether it be fishing on the Madison River or talking in front of the Montana Legislature, water is the one constant. “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that that’s going to be a crucial discussion for the state of Montana,” he said. B U S I N E S S J O U R N A L • J A N U A R Y 31 , 2 017
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Danielle Scharf, Bozeman branch manager for Sanderson Stewart If you want to know about the various infrastructure projects going on around Bozeman, Danielle Scharf is a good place to start. A civil engineer by trade, Scharf is the Bozeman branch manager for Sanderson Stewart, and as such is responsible for notable projects around town, including the redesign of Oak Street and expansion of Kagy Boulevard. These types of projects, ones that are near and dear to community members, are Scharf’s bread and butter. “Something I enjoy being a part of is the community projects, the ones that you can see the benefit to the community,” she said. “It’s challenging and exciting and rewarding, too.”
A native of Helena, Scharf graduated with an engineering degree from Montana State University before spending six years in Billings working for Sanderson Stewart. The work there was more commercial, and so Scharf said she was happy to move to Bozeman in 2008, where she has a chance to focus her energy on city and residential issues. “There was a time when Bozeman development fell in the gaps, but now they’re taking the initiative,” the 39-year-old said of the city. Away from the office, Scharf spends her time with her two children, the oldest of whom, her 5-year-old daughter Madsen, she recently began teaching to ski. And as someone with an intimate knowledge of the streets and sidewalks
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around Bozeman, Scharf feels fully enmeshed with the place she now calls home. “Growth will always be a challenge for Bozeman in terms of infrastructure,” she said, noting that
EJ Porth is about as connected as they come. As the communications and outreach manager for GVLT, it’s Porth’s job to know as many people as she can in the Gallatin Valley: from farmers, ranchers and landowners, to nonprofits, businesses and journalists. A Minneapolis native, Porth graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in sociology because, as she puts it, “I love people and connecting people and that’s what sociology is.” The 29-year-old moved to Bozeman in 2009, and soonafter got the job with GVLT. But the work she does connecting the nonprofit — which is known for its work with local trail systems and conservation easements — is just a small part of her wide-ranging involvement in the
the northwest side of town will be an area of particular focus. “There’s always going to be work to be done, but it’s exciting. I wouldn’t have it any other way and I’m glad to be a part of this community.”
Gallatin Valley community. Porth serves on several boards and has been involved in groups and nonprofits ranging from Haven to Eagle Mount to the HRDC. “Nonprofits are a big passion of mine,” she said. “I love the youth and service is a big part of my life. I have a deep appreciation for this place; it fills my bucket every day.” Much of this involvement puts Porth alongside other 20- and 30-somethings, who she said have been mischaracterized. It’s this group, she said, who represents the backbone of Bozeman’s future. “The millennials and young professionals in this community get a bad rap. They are driven, entrepreneurial, service-minded and want to be here,” she said. “We are committed to this community.”
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Shane Beams, founder of Vision Aerial It’s 2017 and Shane Beams is a purveyor of flying robots. Born in Great Falls, Beams first came to Bozeman as an engineering student at Montana State University, where he graduated in 2006. Beams spent several years in California before traveling the country for a year in an RV alongside his wife. While on the road, he began building his first drone. Wherever he flew it, people asked how they could buy one. So when he wrapped up the trip, with the encouragement of his wife he decided to turn the interest into a business. “Behind every founder, you’re going to find a great team and this whole thing wouldn’t be possible
without her,” he said. That was in 2013, around the beginning of the popularization of drones, and the first months in business were a bit of a struggle, according to Beams. “It was hard because there was a huge lull,” he said. “(Now) we’re at the beginning of a hockey stick. There are enough people on the bandwagon now that people are thinking they need to get ahead of the curve.” The company currently offers two drones for a variety of uses, from environmental study to aerial cinematography. The company has found success, and its 34-year-old founder attributes much of that to the environment in which it was born. “I’ve always loved Montana, it’s just where I want to be,” he said. “Bozeman is the best place to have a tech startup. We have this really
limitless pool of talented engineers coming out of Montana State University.” “It’s a town full doers because of the things we do recreationally,”
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Lauren Caselli, founder of Lauren Caselli Events Among Lauren Caselli’s many achievements, organizing last summer’s Athena women’s leadership conference has rated among her proudest. “It was very well-received and the subject of women in leadership across Montana is starting to grow,” she said. “It’s an important issue, it just needed an arena.” Providing an arena is somewhat a speciality of Caselli’s. Two years ago, she spearheaded the first Boss Lady Bash, a gather of local female entrepreneurs, and also leads monthly webinars. “I like to create spaces people to express their opinions and not be judged or
Jill Brewster, director of sales and marketing for The Element
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valued,” she said. “For the events I do and the committees I sit on, that’s the goal. People just really want places to connect and we’re really fortunate that it’s slowly happening.” Originally from Rochester, New York, the 31-year-old moved to Bozeman in 2012 and immediately dove into the community. Now, whether it’s a 30-minute phone call with someone needing advice or a full-blown consultation about planning an event, Caselli does whatever she can to connect the community. “Our challenge as Montanans in Bozeman is to think about Montana in 2050 and how can we sustain, grow and build it?” she said. “Now more than ever, what do we need? What can we help people do?”
When Jill Brewster graduated from San Diego State University with degrees in sociology and kinesiology, she never thought she would end up as the director of sales and marketing for a hotel in Bozeman. After graduating, Brewster went from Bend, Oregon — near her hometown of Eugene — to Denver for a job in hospitality, where she garnered several promotions. And when the opportunity arose to take a job in Bozeman in late 2014 with a yet-unfinished hotel, she jumped at it. “It’s been incredible,” she said of the move. “What I found so interesting and charming about Bozeman was that so many whom I was introducing myself to knew about The Element, which speaks to the community involvement.” As she describes it, the 33-yearold does a little bit of everything for the hotel, which opened in
September 2015. Some days she coordinates events or conferences, like the recent Trout Unlimited meeting. Other days she makes herself available to help guests or partner with corporations, like airlines, that use the hotel consistently. “I love that no day is the same and I love meeting such great people,” she said. “I look at it as a partnership: I have something people need and I can offer that.” Though the job takes up much of her day, Brewster finds time to run the trails surrounding Bozeman and to be with her husband, a veterinary assistant studying for an engineering degree at MSU. “There’s such an emphasis on outdoor activity. You’ll see people from all walks of life in the same running group,” she said. “I love the accessibility of the adventures. It never slows down and it’s something that we love.”
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Signs of Montana, 200 Sq. Ft., $18,135 2612 W. Main St., No Owner Listed, Sign Solutions Bozeman, 32 Sq. Ft., $500 3810 Valley Commons, Scott Heck, Signs of Montana, 15 Sq. Ft., $2,758 Fire Protection Systems Permit 5 W. Mendenhall, 5 West LLC, L. Keeley Construction, $13,500 5 W. Mendenhall, 5 West LLC, L. Keeley Construction, $13,500 5 W. Mendenhall, 5 West LLC, L. Keeley Construction, $13,500 101 E. Oak, Cannery District Partners LLC, Western States Fire Protection, $2,450 923 N. 7th, DMC Properties LLC, Western States Fire Protection, $35,360 Residential Accessory Dwelling 3004 Meah, Matthew and Morgan Hausauer, Kresge Construction, Inc., 1,084 Sq. Ft., $94,658 Residential Garages & Carports 907 Twin Lakes, Rosa Construction LLC, Rosa Construction, Inc., 920 Sq. Ft., $36,644 Residential Single Family Dwelling 1007 N. 12th, Stean Builders LLC, Stean Builders, 1,705 Sq. Ft., $201,681 1097 N. 12th, Stean Builders LLC, Stean Builders, 1,721 Sq. Ft., $199,991 3631 Lemhi Trail, Allan Skogen, Chase-Skogen Homes, Inc., 1,938 Sq. Ft., $177,332 3657 Lemhi Trail, Allan Skogen, Chase-Skogen Homes, Inc., 1,938 Sq. Ft., $177,332 743 Hanson, Vision Development, Vision Development, Inc., 2,207 Sq. Ft., $200,275 4207 Brenden, Kerry Huges, Ascent Home Builders, Inc., 2,084 Sq. Ft., $191,542 3004 Meah, Matthew and Morgan Hausauer, Kresge Construction, Inc., 2,089 Sq. Ft., $245,106 3348 Lolo, Gary M. Perren, Penner Construction, Co., 2,765 Sq. Ft., $248,940 3596 Parkway, Velocity Development LLC, Velocity Developments, 2,812 Sq. Ft., $319,463 2993 Autumn Grove, JXM & Associates LLC, JXM Associates LLC, 1,733 Sq. Ft., $218,787 560 N. Laurel, Peerless Homes LLC, MC Homebuilders, Inc., 2,280 Sq. Ft., $206,488 3475 Rose, Ronald and Sherry Johnson, K&E Enterprises, Inc., 2,259 Sq. Ft., $208,163 745 Sheridan, Lobo Construction LLC, Lobo Construction, 2,565 Sq. Ft., $229,010 2407 Andalusian, Larry and Rita Merkel, Kirchhoff Construction, 2,935 Sq. Ft., $350,000 2469 Farrier, MT Investments LLC, Kirchhoff Construction, 3,834 Sq. Ft., $346,712 113 S. Reliance, Norton Ranch Homes LLC, Norton Ranch Homes LLC, 2,296 Sq. Ft.,
$209,769 129 S. Reliance, Norton Ranch Homes LLC, Norton Ranch Homes LLC, 2,526 Sq. Ft., $234,133 725 S. 6th, Emma Louise Merrell, Authentic, Inc., 3,700 Sq. Ft., $318,790 Residential Townhouse (Attached SingleFamily Dwelling) 2342 Renee, Baxter Square Partners LLC, SMC LLC, 2,357 Sq. Ft., $218,147 2364 Renee, Baxter Square Partners LLC, SMC LLC, 2,357 Sq. Ft., $218,147 2350 Renee, Baxter Square Partners LLC, SMC LLC, 1,957 Sq. Ft., $213,910 2358 Renee, Baxter Square Partners LLC, SMC LLC, 1,957 Sq. Ft., $213,910 Residential Addition 1706 Terrace, William and Sandra Senecal, Trunorth Contractors, 200 Sq. Ft., $21,186 618 E. Davis, Paula Mozen, GDL Construction, 1,750 Sq. Ft., $125,000 410 S. 3rd, Thomas McGuane, Parks Builders, Inc., 330 Sq. Ft., $82,500 Residential Alteration 712 E. Aspen, Samuel and Beam Thompson, Owner is General, $2,000 716 S. Grand, HUB Holdings LLC, Yellowstone Traditions, Inc., 57 Sq. Ft., $30,000 507 N. Ida, M5 Montana LLC, Cornerstone Works, 600 Sq. Ft., $15,000 507 N. Ida, M5 Montana LLC, Cornerstone Works, 600 Sq. Ft., $15,000 507 N. Ida, M5 Montana LLC, Cornerstone Works, 800 Sq. Ft., $20,000 3168 Foxtail, Jonathan and Gina Morris, Sight Tech Construction, 550 Sq. Ft., $35,000 FILINGS
12/15, 501 Evergreen Dr, MOD 12/19, E&Q Remodel, NCOA 12/19, 712-716 E. Main, CONR 12/20, Blackmore Bend, MASP 12/20, Blackmore Market Place, SP 12/20, Kak Minor Sub, PA 12/21, Glen Lake Commerse, PP 12/21, Sobo Lofts, SP/COA 12/21, North Edge Commons, PP 12/21, Great Harvest Bozeman, CCOA 12/22, 437 N. 3rd Window, NCOA 12/23, 508 W. Lamme Storage/Car Port, NCOA 12/27, Winegardiner’s Wines, MOD 12/27, West Winds Ph 7&8, FP 12/28, Great Northern, CR 12/28, 303 N. Broadway, NCOA 12/29, Hoover Way Sub., PA 1/3, 703 S. Black, NCOA 1/3, Rosa Apts. Ph 1, SP 1/4, 1104 E. Main St., CSP 1/4, NWE Reno/Addition, CONR 1/9, 524 Professional Dr., MOD 1/9, 11 W. College, ZVER
1/9, 1934 N. 19th, ZVER 1/10, Affordable Housing, ZTA 1/10, 3991 Valley Commons #C, SP 1/10, North Montana Lot 14, CONR 1/11, The Crossing Ph 4, FP 1/12, Baldevin PV Solar, NCOA 1/12, Mobile Vending, STDY 1/17, 548 E. Babcock, DEMO 1/17, Kisko Residence, NCOA 1/17, Cattail 4-Plexes, CONR 1/18, MSU Innovation Campus, SP 1/18, MSU Innovation Campus, MSP 1/18, West Winds SW Condos, MOD 1/18, CCARA Building, CONR 1/18, Professional Drive Apts, CONR 1/18, Olive Street Efficiency Addition, CONR 1/19, Crescent Cross, ANNX/ZMA 1/19, Aloise McCullough, ZVER 1/20, Bozeman Sports Park Ph 1, SP 1/20, 510 N. 7th Rainbow Motel, CCOA 1/20, The Lakes at Valley West Ph 3, PUD Final LICENSES
New Contractors – General Authentic, Inc., Jeffrey St. Cyr, 14245 Frontage Rd., Manhattan, 12/21 Brody Boles Construction, Brody Boles, 1766 Buckrake Ave., Bozeman, 12/6 Constructive Solution, Inc., Rob Evans, 111 S. Grand Ave., Bozeman, 12/30 Cutting Edge Construction, Matthew Beavon, 11 Halo Dr., Bozeman, 12/14 Exacted Enhancement, Daniel Prill, 1112 Longbow Ln. Unit D, Bozeman, 12/1 New Contractors – Other/Specialty Edmundson Enterprises, Corey Edmundson, 27 Golden Trout Way, Bozeman, 12/13 New Food Service – Restaurant Cold Smoke Coffeehouse, Caleb Walker, 64 Willow Peak Dr., Bozeman, 12/29 New Rentals - Vacation Rentals The Cottage, Jody Richards, 3127 Spring Ridge Dr., Bozeman, 12/14 New Service – Cleaning Service Careful Cleaning, Kristen Lowe, 78 Shelter Grove Circle, Bozeman 12/19 New Service – Finance and Marketing Cinis Group LLC, James Ash, 1043 Twin Lakes Ave., Bozeman, 12/29 New Service – Health and Beauty Chi Nail Bar, Margaret Nguyen, 4515 Valley Commons Dr. Ste. 102, Bozeman, 12/12 New Service – Health Care Focus Massage Therapy, Elizabeth Allen, 321 E. Main St. Unit 1D, Bozeman, 12/29
New Service – Other Attic Evolutions, Calla Hostetter, 182 Launfal Ln., Bozeman, 12/15 Brandy Burke, Brandy Burke, 3832 Blondie St., Bozeman, 12/11 Effortless Events, Kimberly Rabel, 353 Holland Ln., Bozeman, 12/2 PATENTS
Merlyn Gordon of Livingston. Oracle International Corporation of Redwood Shores, Calif. Identifying individual intentions and determining responses to individual intentions. 9,547,832. Jan. 17. Thomas E. Hughes of Bozeman, Paul H. Tewson of Bozeman, and Anne Marie Quinn of Bozeman. Montana Molecular LLC of Bozeman. Genetically encoded fluorescent sensors for
detecting intracellular signaling through diacylglycerol pathways. 9,547,017. Jan. 17. Ilya Bezel of Mountain View, Calif., Anatoly Shchemelinin of Bozeman, Yanming Zhao of Milpitas, Calif., and Gildardo R. Delgado of Livermore, Calif. KLA-Tencor Corporation of Milpitas, Calif. Laser-sustained plasma light source. 9,526,158. Dec. 20. Shane Hilliard of Bozeman, Ciaran J. O’Connor of Bozeman, Jay Wilkins of Belgrade, Erik Larsen of Bozeman, and Leif Summerfield of Bozeman. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., of Portland, Ore. In-chamber fluid handling system and methods handling fluids using the same. 9,524,856. Dec. 20. Patsi Peterson of Bozeman. Retractable and extendable tether device. 9,521,896. Dec. 20.
2/2 • Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., The Lindley House, 202 Lindley Place. $5 for members, $50 for non-members. Register at www.bozemanchamber. com. 2/2- 2/23 • MSU Extended University “Going Global—Intercultural Skills for Work and Play”, Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at MSU Gaines Hall, cost is $119. More information and registration at https://eu.courses.montana.edu/. 2/4 • Bozeman Winter Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture, 111 S. Grand Ave. Visit www.bozemanwintermarket.com for more information. 2/7 • Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce “Take the LEAD”, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the Bozeman Chamber, 2000 Commerce Way. $99 for members, $198 for non-members. More information and register at www. bozemanchamber.com. 2/8 • Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Issues—Alternative Funding Sources, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, 5 Baxter Ln. $18 for members, $105 for non-members. More information and register at www.bozemanchamber.com. 2/8 • Bozeman Business and Professional Women Lunch Program “How Can My Voice Be Heard at the Montana Legislature?”, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at the
Holiday Inn, 5 E. Baxter. $9 for members, $12 for non-members. More information and registration at www.bozemanbpw.org. 2/18 • Bozeman Winter Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture, 111 S. Grand Ave. Visit www.bozemanwintermarket.com for more information. 2/23 • Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., First Interstate Bank, 202 W. Main St. Free for members, $50 for nonmembers. Register at www.bozemanchamber.com. 2/27 • Bozeman Daily Chronicle B2B Networking Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2023 Commerce Way. $37.50 for individuals. Visit http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/ business/events/b2b-luncheons/ for more information and to register. 2/28 • Prospera Business Network and Montana SBDC Presents: “Top 10 Tips for Saving Money on Your Intellectual Property”, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Conference Room, 2310 University Way Building 2. $25 for Prospera Members, $40 for non-members. More information and register by 2/21 at www.prosperabusinessnetwork.org.
BELGRADE 2/7 • Belgrade Chamber of Commerce President’s Circle, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meeting open to past presidents
Aaron G. Lasco and Constance A. Lasco, 98 Milestone Dr., Belgrade, Chapter 7, Jan. 11, Richardson.
Bryon Dale Visser, 1227 S. Rouse Unit B, Bozeman, Chapter 7, Dec. 20, Richardson.
Kyle Allen Reed, PO Box 824, Manhattan, Chapter 7, Jan. 17, Richardson.
Levi Jacob Ward and Sandy Cay Ward, 1157 Willow Creek Rd., Red Lodge, Chapter 13, Jan. 18, Drummond.
Charley L. Read III and Misty D. Read, 147 Green Tree Dr., Belgrade, Chapter 7. Dec. 20, Richardson.
Lori Ann Taylor, PO Box 654, Ennis, Chapter 7, Jan. 19, Richardson.
John M Vermillion, 208 James Ave., Bozeman, Chapter 13, Dec. 26, Drummond.
Kathleen Ann Garcia, aka Kathleen Cramer, 1101 Landmark Dr., Belgrade, Chapter 7, Jan. 20, Richardson.
Justin T. Livingston and Martha A. Livingston aka Marty A. Livingston, 3883 Bosal St., Boze-
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man, Chapter 7, Jan. 3, Richardson. Charles Edward Allen and Tracie Amanda Allen, 84 Vita Ct., Chapter 7, Jan. 3, Richardson.
Thomas A. Oechslin of Sarasota, Fl., and Gregory L. Rogers of Portage, Ohio. Peak Enterprises, Inc., of Bozeman. Oral hygiene device. D774,253. Dec. 13.
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and past board of directors of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce. 2/10 • Belgrade Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, 5:45 p.m., at the Riverside Country Club. Cost is $50. Visit www. belgradechamber.org for more information and registration. 2/14 • Belgrade Chamber of Commerce Rise and Share, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.belgradechamber.org for more information. 2/16 • Belgrade Chamber of Commerce Building Belgrade 2016-2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce, 10 E. Main. Visit www.belgradechamber.org for more information. 2/21 • Belgrade Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce, 10 E. Main. Visit www.belgradechamber.org for more information. 2/28 • Belgrade Chamber of Commerce Rise and Share, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.belgradechamber.org for more information.
MADISON COUNTY 2/7 • Greater Ruby Valley Chamber of Commerce 2017 Membership Meeting, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at The Shack, in Twin Bridges. Visit www.rubyvalleychamber.com for more information. 2/14 • Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at
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the Big Sky Chamber, 55 Lone Mountain Trail. Visit www.bigskychamber.com for more information. 2/16 • Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Visit Big Sky Board Meeting, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Big Sky Chamber, 55 Lone Mountain Trail. Visit www.visitbigskymt.com for more information.
PARK COUNTY 2/9 • Livingston Chamber of Commerce Network Live!, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters Park County. Visit www.livingston-chamber.com for more information. 2/15 • Montana PTAC “Contracting with the National Park Service”, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Park County Extension Office, 119 S. 3rd. St. More information and registration at http://mtptac.ecenterdirect. com/events. 2/16 • Livingston Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 12 p.m. Visit www.livingston-chamber.com for more information. 2/21 • “Fwd. Business Series Event 1: 10 Things You Need to Know about Human Resources” presented by Montana Women’s Business Center, Montana Small Business Development, MSU Park County Extension Center, Livingston Job Service, and MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the MSU Park County Extension Center. Cost is $25. Register by 2/14 at www.prosperabusinessnetwork.org. B U S I N E S S J O U R N A L • J A N U A R Y 31 , 2 017
Putting your best features forward BY ROBYN ERLENBUSH
FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE POWERFUL in a way that the mere concept of them elicits the internal reaction of sitting up a little taller and smiling a bit wider. Homes that are on the market for sale are under the same scrutiny of putting their best features forward to prospective buyers. Marketing strategies such as high quality photography, home staging, virtual tours and an easily negotiated web presence are no longer models that are saved for the luxury market these days. Any property that is listed via a real estate professional using their local multiple listing service instantly hits the internet with a bang. Having a property in top condition prior to that moment is the key to gaining interest and momentum toward a sale. Finding a home with photos or video “coming soon” will not impress savvy buyers.
High-quality, well-composed photos are a powerful way to inspire potential homebuyers to go from scrolling property websites to setting an appointment to see the home. Since reportedly up to 91 percent of all home searches begin online, sellers have a captive viewing audience, but their realtor must be able to convince the buyers to make contact for a personal showing with the influence of photos and words. Experienced real estate photographers can find the best angles and lighting for interior space to allow a glimpse of what it is like to live in a home. The rooms should be portrayed as how they flow together versus chopped up. Clean and tidy rooms help buyers picture how they would personally make memories in the house. Com-
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manding photos actually speak to the senses and can result in a showing or a sale of the property. High-end cameras are certainly preferred, but the knowledge of how to use a camera is even more important. Using the wide angle lens, portraying depth of space and making certain the scene is set with immaculate rooms is something any camera should be able to accomplish. To stage or not to stage? That is certainly a question that may come up at the initial meeting when readying to list a property. After a thorough cleaning, a purging of clutter and addressing issues such as appropriate lighting, paint touch up and small time repairs, it is important to see if any rooms need a bit of further attention. Excess furniture can be
removed or even repositioned to open up the spaces. Little used rooms that normally gather “extras” can be set up to show use as a craft or music room. A professional home stager can emphasize a home’s best attributes while toning down the weaknesses. They may bring in furniture, art or plants to a vacant home as well. Across the board, most agree that the living room and kitchen are the most vital if a staging budget is limited. When virtual tours came about, they were often limited to higher-priced homes. As technology and consumer demand has advanced, most properties for sale can be accompanied by a tour. Whether a compilation of still photos strung together or a video format, being able to give buyers a bit more of an introduction to a home prior to seeing it in person can be a competitive advantage. Music, commentary by the real estate agent and photos beyond what is available in the original presentation materials all can gain additional buy-in from the prospective consumer. So once a property has
been photographed, staged and possibly videoed, how does the end user find it online? Websites are plentiful and range from the big names such as realtor.com to an individual agent’s website in Small Town, America. Recent information shared at the Inman Connect conference in New York stated that the top five real estate websites accounted for only 17 percent of search visits for property information. That means much information is coming from company and agent sites around the country. To break down another statistic, approximately 42 percent of the real estate web traffic is via desktop computers and 58 percent is on mobile devices. Therefore, having a website accompanied by a user friendly, reliable mobile app is important to stay competitive and ensure that listings are featured in the best light to make that positive first impression. Robyn Erlenbush is a downtown business owner and the broker and owner of ERA Landmark Real Estate, NAI Landmark Commercial and Intermountain Property Management. Contact her at robyn@ eralandmark.com.
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Resolutions you can keep BY MEGHANN McKENNA
RATHER THAN SET one lofty and likely difficult goal, I am going to set a series of smaller ones that allow for a better chance for success and are more easily adjusted as you move along. There are some keys to accomplishing goals, most of which you know but they bear repeating. Most important is to make the goal your goal; one that you really want to achieve as opposed to put out there so others feel sorry for you when you don’t make it. So if you are looking for sympathy more than success it might be
worth reassessing. Be sure to share your goals. For example, most of us want to lose some of the extra weight we tend to gain. However, we state that in general terms as opposed to specifics, leaving no ability for others to help us or buy in on our success. Most people want to see you succeed at whatever you are up to, so include those around you. Also, it’s not a bad idea is to ask what their goals are. Be sure to reward yourself when
you achieve your objective. When you win make sure to celebrate. Setting achievable goals, working on them and succeeding is one of the greatest pleasures that life has to offer. It is not that hard and you will gain much in the way of personal confidence as you move through life. The only disappointment you truly might suffer is to not set a goal or two. Setting a goal is like being a leader of your own life. 1) Make the choice to do
something different. 2) Only you can make the choice to change something in your life. 3) You will face many challenges along the way to compromise, alter your goal or just quit all together. There will be many who want you to come down to their level as opposed to supporting your desire to achieve. 4) Once you learn how to take charge of your own life, you will change forever. So, set a goal and go get ‘em. Meghann McKenna is owner and financial adviser at McKenna Financial in Bozeman, a family owned financial firm serving clients since 1949.
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2017 Networking Luncheons on Growth, Sports & Health Feb. 27, 2017: Robyn Erlenbush, owner/broker at ERA Landmark Real Estate, will deliver her don’t-miss, annual update of the area’s real estate market and its impact on all businesses.
March 27, 2017: MSU Athletic Director Leon Costello, along with coaches and players, will preview the 2017-18 MSU Bobcat sports seasons.
April 24, 2017: Bozeman Health’s new CEO John Hill and Jason Smith, executive director of the Bozeman Health Foundation, will detail the growth plans of the valley’s premier health care provider and explain how the foundation ensures the hospital’s quality care.
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oxytocin (that we produce through emotional AS WE TAKE DOWN the holiday decorations warmth) reduces levels of free radicals and and box up 2016, it occurred to me what a truly inflammation in the cardiovascular system and mean-spirited year we’ve all had. It doesn’t matso slows ageing at the source. Incidentally, ter what your political persuasion is, this last these two culprits also play a major role in heart election year left us all cringing at the behavior disease so this is also another reason why kindof our fellow human beings. ness is good for the heart. Without belaboring the negative, I thought There have also been suggestions in scienit might be good to pay it forward instead tific journals of the strong link between comand investigate the health benefits associated passion and the activity of the vagus nerve. The with something very simple: Being kind to one vagus nerve, as well as regulating heart rate, another. also controls inflammation levels in the body. It turns out, there are lots of studies docuOne study that used Tibetan Buddhist’s Loving menting the biology of kindness. Some focus Kindness Compassion meditation found that on the emotional or cultural results, but many kindness and compassion did, in fact, reduce are based on physiological responses within our inflammation in the body, most likely due to its parasympathetic nervous system. effects on the vagus nerve. I found that a representation of current 4. Kindness improves relationships research studies could be best summarized This is one of the most obvious points. We by publications of David Hamilton, PhD, who all know that we like people who show us recently released a book entitled “Why Kindness kindness. This is because kindness reduces is Good for You.” the emotional distance between After working in the pharmatwo people and so we feel more ceutical industry, Hamilton became bonded. It’s something that is fascinated with the placebo effect so strong in us that it’s actually and its relationship with neuroscia genetic thing. We are wired for ence. In a blog that he posts regardkindness. ing the benefits of acts of kindness, Our evolutionary ancestors had Hamilton cites the following top to learn to cooperate with one anfive side effects of kind behavior: other. The stronger the emotional 1. Kindness makes us happier bonds within groups, the greater When we do something kind for were the chances of survival and someone else, we feel good. On so kindness genes were etched a spiritual level, many people feel into the human genome. that this is because it is the right BY MAURY WIEGAND So today when we are kind thing to do and so we’re tapping into to each other we feel a connection and new something deep and profound inside of us that relationships are forged, or existing ones says, “This is who I am.” strengthened. On a biochemical level, it is believed that the 5. Kindness is contagious good feeling we get is due to elevated levels When we’re kind, we inspire others to be kind of the brain’s natural versions of morphine and and studies show that it actually creates a ripple heroin, which we know as endogenous opioids. effect that spreads outwards to our friends’ They cause elevated levels of dopamine in friends’ friends — to three-degrees of separathe brain and so we get a natural high, often tion. Just as a pebble creates waves when it is referred to as Helper’s High. dropped in a pond, so acts of kindness ripple 2. Kindness is good for the heart outwards touching others’ lives and inspiring Acts of kindness are often accompanied by kindness everywhere the wave goes. emotional warmth. Emotional warmth proHow can we implement this in our daily duces the hormone oxytocin in the brain and lives? What if we start planting seeds where we throughout the body. Of recent interest is its spend the greatest amount of time, in our place significant role in the cardiovascular system. of work and at home. How about a “caught in Oxytocin causes the release of nitric oxide kindness” campaign at the office, challengin blood vessels, which dilates (expands) the ing each other to document your co-workers blood vessels. This reduces blood pressure and caught-in-the-act of kindness. It also seems like therefore oxytocin is known as a ‘cardioprotecthis would be easy to spin out at home, perhaps tive’ hormone because it helps protect the heart. with a family bulletin board and sticky note So acts of kindness, which can produce oxytocin, posts dedicated to notation of inspiring acts. therefore can be said to be cardioprotective. Here’s hoping that your 2017 is a positive year 3. Kindness slows aging of health, peace and love fueled by a renewed Aging on a biochemical level is a combinacommitment to being kind to one another. tion of many things, but two culprits that speed the process are free radicals and inflammation, Maury Wiegand is the fitness and corporate both of which result from making unhealthy wellness director at The Club at Bridger Ortholifestyle choices. pedics West. But remarkable research now shows that
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My Two Cents I’M NOT TAKING ON A QUESTION this month; I have been grappling with one of my own. Two vibrant and amazing souls, my brother and one of my dear friends, died during the past two months. I am older than both of them. My brother was diagnosed with lung cancer five months before he died, taking away the most accepting and nonjudging person I knew. I miss his generosity of spirit. The other, a friend of over 22 years, had shared stories of living with hope despite her cancer, and she did for nearly three years. I marveled at her zest for life, her inquisitive mind and her brain power. Their deaths felt like a wake up call to double check the true north on my inner compass. Anything need to be recalibrated if I want to live more intentionally? That took me back to a funeral handout I saved years ago from a woman I never had the honor of meeting, but I wish I had. She wrote, “I wouldn’t have changed a thing.” The question that haunts me when I read that, even now, is, “Am I living my life in a way that I wouldn’t change a thing?” I want to ask, are you? Both of these dear people left a beautiful legacy, and that is where I began to answer the question. Some of you may know right off the bat what you want to be remembered for and live your life that way. Bravo. I actually created a personal mission statement 11 years ago, and I reviewed it to write this column. The good news is that I still have it, and it still fits some of my values, but I want to update it. Now. The bad news is that I haven’t looked at it since I wrote it in 2006. That’s going to change. Writing or revising a personal mission is an inspirational process that helps you align your behaviors with your beliefs. The FranklinCovey Company explains it this way: “Life is a journey, and your personal mission
statement is your map.” It creates your legacy. Stephen Covey, author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” captured that idea when he declared, “Writing or revising a personal mission statement changes you because it forces you to think through your priorities deeply and carefully. As you do, other people begin to sense that you’re not being driven by everything that happens to you. You have a sense of mission about what you’re trying to do and you are excited about it.” The best part of the personal mission statement is that your sense of clarity and intention shows up at home, at work and with friends. It helps the best of you show up more often. There are a variety of ways to approach creating one and I’ll offer a few here. To get started, it’s useful to know what your values are and actually name them. Here’s a great way to tap into what they could be: Draw a large oval on an eight-and-a-half by 11-inch piece of paper. Think of this as the table of your personal board of directors, and write the names of five to six people you would most like to be on your board around the outer edge of the oval. These are the people you want to influence you, advise you and offer recommendations on your life. You value their opinions for a reason. After you have completed listing their names, identify the reasons why you chose each person to sit at the “table” and write that information next to each name, listing their attributes inside the circle. The reasons you just identified are your values, and can serve to guide you as you formulate more ideas. Here’s another approach. Visualize yourself celebrating your 90th birthday with a host of people surrounding you, toasting you. What do you want them to say about you? What do you want to be known for? How do you want
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to be remembered as a spouse, as a parent and in-law, as a business person? What about your family? What about your friends? You can have some fun with this as you capture it all, getting insights into what matters to you. Write it all down. When I took the time to do this, I surprised myself with what I wanted to hear and how emotional I felt. At the same time, I learned what was important to me and what I needed to start doing today to deserve those toasts. My last suggested approach comes from Stephen Covey, and it’s the approach I used last because it enabled me to organize the ideas I had gotten from the other two processes. “You may find that your personal mission statement will be much more balanced, much easier to work with, if you break it down into the specific role areas of your life and the goals you want to accomplish in each area. Roles and goals give structure and organized direction to your personal mission,” says Covey. Thinking about my roles helped to funnel all the information into focus. It enabled me to make decisions about what I want to include in my days and how I want to show up to live my legacy, my personal mission. There is much I still want to do. I ended up with about a half-page of ideas that motivates me to align my behavior to be on purpose. I am proud and excited to make them a conscious part of my life. It’s never too late to start again, to do it again. But this time, I have the memory of two beautiful souls who left way before I’m sure they had planned, who left a path of touching lives. They have inspired me to live my personal mission now so that in looking back, I can gratefully say, I wouldn’t change a thing. Ris Higgins is a leadership coach, change agent, and innovative thought leader. She has spent the last 24 years learning the joys and challenges of leading her business with her husband, Joe. If you have any questions you would like Ris to address, send them to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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HRDC, your local non-profit community action agency, has multiple openings for Part-Time positions:
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Professional: Hi-Ball Trucking seeking experienced Heavy Haul Driver. Hourly Pay. Call 1-800-423-6253 for app or go to for more information.
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Professional Montana Values... Seeking driven individuals looking to start their banking career. Be part of a company that exemplifies deep Montana roots. We have a position available at Bozeman Kagy:
is recruiting to fill the following positions: ENGINEER I Plans, recommends, and approves appropriate designs, construction, and maintenance of City infrastructure and other public improvements based on City codes and regulations, and professional standards. Full-time opportunity with excellent benefits! Wage: $48,307 - $56,832/year depending on experience and qualifications Application Deadline: February 12, 2017 @ 5:00pm POLICE OFFICER The Bozeman Police Department is seeking individuals who want to make a difference in their community. Few careers can offer the variety of work assignments and opportunities for growth,enrichment, and range of experience. This is a career that allows you to be part of the community, resolving the real life problems of those we serve. Salary range $4,654.71 to $5,195.95 per month depending on experience. Application Deadline: March 6, 2017 @ 5pm WATER RECLAMATION FACILITY SUPERINTENDENT Plans, organizes, and directs the overall operation and maintenance activities of the City's Water Reclamation Facility. Wage: $74,902 - $82,310/year depending on experience and qualifications. Application Deadline: February 12, 2017 @ 5:00pm ASSISTANT WATER RECLAMATION FACILITY SUPERINTENDENT Assists the Superintendent in planning, organizing, and supervising the daily functions and activities of the City's Water Reclamation Facility. Wage: $61,476 - $67,556/year depending on experience and qualifications. Application Deadline: February 12, 2017 @ 5:00pm TO APPLY: Go to www.bozeman.net/jobs, click on the position listing, and follow the specific application instructions Professional:
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Consumer Loan Officer Full Time Rocky Mountain Credit Union, a growing, innovative Southwestern Montana credit union, is seeking a full-time Consumer Loan Officer in our Bozeman office. We are looking for a sales driven individual committed to helping members meet their financial goals. We offer a very competitive salary and opportunities for tremendous sales incentives! Hours of work are generally 8:00 -5:00, M-F. If you're looking for job satisfaction and outstanding benefits; RMCU is the place for you. Qualified applicants with proven sales experience should go to www.rmcu.net, Careers page, Apply for a Career, to fill out our online application (additional instructions for sending resume/cover letter are online). Applicants must have good credit. No phone calls please. EOE. Clerical/Office: A leading innovator in the design and manufacture of medical equipment, is currently seeking a customer support specialist in our Bozeman office. The ideal candidate must have at least one year of customer service experience within a manufacturing industry and a HS Diploma or GED. Professional phone etiquette, outstanding communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills are essential. Excellent computer skills in MS Office are desired. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k) plan. If you are interested in joining a dynamic growing organization, please forward your resume and salary history to:
Real Estate Loan Officer Rocky Mountain Credit Union, a growing, innovative Southwestern Montana credit union, is seeking a full-time Real Estate Loan Officer in our Bozeman office. The job requires a four-year college level of language, math and reasoning skills. The successful candidate will have at least three years' consecutive experience as a Loan Officer/Financial Services Representative or a minimum of five years' direct experience and skill in the areas of real estate lending or a related field. Competitive base wage plus incentive compensation package available. Hours of work are generally 8-5, M-F. Qualified applicants should go to our Careers page, Apply for a Career, at www.rmcu.net, fill out our online application and follow the instructions for attaching a resume and cover letter. We offer excellent salaries and benefits. Applicants must have good credit. No phone calls please. EOE. Professional
to recruit and schedule volunteer subjects for Clinical studies.T-Sat, hours vary between 7:30am-7:00pm. Requirements: computer skills (Excel and Word), detail-oriented, multi-tasking, customer service. Competitive wages and benefits. Submit cover letter and resume to Jodie Cottrell at:
Boiler/Coating Systems Operator - Imerys, the leader in the talc mining and processing, has an opening for at its mill in Three Forks, MT This position controls the operations of the boiler and associated Fluid Energy Mill/PT9 Systems which includes testing and data reporting along with performing minor maintenance on the equipment. Minimum requirements include; 1st or 2nd Class Boiler Engineer Certification, 3+yrs. experience in industrial/manufacturing environment, and ability to work rotating shifts. Pays $31.82 an hour plus an attractive benefit pkg, which is effective the first pay period after hire date. For more complete info and to apply go and search under Imerys Montana. EOE M/F/D/V General:
Baking Supply Business (cookie cutters & more) Seeks Full-time Warehouse Pick/Packer Order Picking and packing, merchandise receiving, Fun environment. Competitive wages/ holiday/benefits. Email Interest/resume to email@example.com
American Bank a privately, owned community bank, headquartered in Bozeman is seeking a full-time teller in our Bozeman branch. Must be able to work flexible scheduling from 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings on a rotation basis.
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Experience in income tax, accounting and auditing, government and not for profit accounting, and/or business valuations are a plus. Our firm offers a great benefits package and salary will depend on experience. If you are interested, send your resume to: Holmes and Turner, PC Attn: Duane W. Moulton 1283 N 14th Ave STE 201 Bozeman, MT 59715 Email: Construction
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BioScience Laboratories needs 150+ participants WEEKLY to test hand soaps, hand sanitizers, lotions, cosmetics & more. We pay participants to help us test these products. Now offering evening and weekend testing Sign up today at 1765 S. 19th near the corner of 19th & Kagy. Learn more:
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Team Members Needed On the Fly specializes in quick, homemade food at the airport. Join a great team! Must be able to pass FBI background check. Great benefits include medical insurance, Simple IRA, holiday bonus, paid vacations, 50% associate discount, and an incentive program. $11.50/hour. Hours: 3:45am 3:00pm. Please send resumes to: On The Fly, Attention Chris, 109 Pipkin Way Belgrade, MT 59714 or e-mail resumes to email@example.com. You can also apply at the Copper Horse Restaurant in the Airport. Medical: Are you a reliable, caring & compassionate person that needs a flexible job? Home Care Services is currently seeking part-time PCAs /CNAs for our Livingston & Bozeman areas. For info call
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