Downtown Bozeman Women-Owned Business Tour, 8/7/2013

Downtown Bozeman Association and Prospera’s Montana Women’s Business Center presents

Bozeman Optical – Catherine Lane Interiors – Pure Barre
Wednesday, August 7
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

This Walking Tour meets at Bozeman Optical, 118 East Main Street in downtown Bozeman.

There is no charge for this event.  Register by Tuesday, August 5. Click here to register.

ABOUT THE BUSINESS TOUR Join us on August 7 for a walking business tour of three women-owned businesses in downtown Bozeman. Our tour guide, Ellie Staley, Downtown Bozeman Association, will take us to various women-owned businesses in the retail and service industries. Each women business owner will share what it took for each of them to establish herself and her business, how she started, how far she has come, and what her next strategic business move will be.

ABOUT BOZEMAN OPTICAL Tricia McMenaman is Owner of Bozeman Optical, an optical shop in Downtown Bozeman, offering glasses to the masses. Born and raised in Point Pleasant, NJ, Tricia has been a licensed optician for nearly 30 years. She loves her profession, which has taken her all across the country. In July 2010, Tricia was finally able to fulfill her dream and open her own store, which was the best and most fulfilling career decision she has made thus far.

ABOUT CATHERINE LANE INTERIORS Kelly Buchanan Ewing is Co-Owner of Catherine Lane Interiors of Bozeman, an award winning interior design service with extensive selection of furnishings, home accessories, art, lighting and beautiful fabrics. After leaving Montana for college, Kelly realized Montana was “home”. Upon returning home, she began working for Catherine Lane, where she found her passion for interior design. Kelly opened the Catherine Lane, in Bozeman, just over ten years ago.

ABOUT PURE BARRE Kaitlyn Kurn is Owner of Pure Barre Bozeman, where she influences women to pursue a healthy lifestyle combined with a workout that has balance and generates results. After studying International Business at the Munich Business School, she returned to San Diego. Having spent time balancing a career in fashion and marketing with her active lifestyle, Kaitlyn started practicing and teaching at Pure Barre in Solana Beach, California and Hillcrest, California. She was influenced by her parents, who were small business owners. Wanting the same for her future, Pure Barre was Kaitlyn’s immediate choice.


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 Amanda Schultz at or (406) 587-3113 to make arrangements.