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Adam and Eve - The first people who failed to fully read the Apple Terms and Conditions and we know how that turned out....
City Club Missoula Presents:Caring About Veterans Means Caring For Veterans, 11/9, Missoula http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Big Sky Economic Development
Early Edge Montana
- Boots To Business Reboot - REGISTER TODAY For FREE!, 11/13, Billings, Montana
This course is open to Veterans of all eras (Servicemembers, including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses.
Montana Office of Tourism & Economic Development
- Kids know if they're 'super' by age 5
"Our findings suggest that self-esteem, feeling good or bad about yourself, is fundamental. It is a social mindset children bring to school with them, not something they develop in school.
Energy and Climate Change
- New Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF) Guidelines Expand Eligibility
The next application deadline for BSTF Job Creation and Planning Project, along with the Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant Program (WTG) will be December 31, 2015.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Southern California Utility Plans $12 Billion Investment to Light Up Electric Grid
"Someday, there may be a marketplace where customers sell the power they generate while others are buying it," Craver said. "Think Bitcoin or eBay, platforms that match buyer or seller on an individual basis. We're preparing for that day when we may provide that platform using our network."
- Is 2015 the Year of the Electric (Government) Car?
"When we laid out our sustainable city plan ... we promised that 50 percent of the new city fleet vehicles purchased each year would be EV by 2017," Garcetti told The Los Angeles Times. "We're fulfilling that promise ahead of schedule."
- Canada Now Has A Minister Of Climate Change
"We have a very strong minister, not just of the environment but of the environment and climate change who will be at the heart of this discussion." Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
- New York is investigating Exxon Mobil for allegedly misleading the public about climate change
The investigation focuses on whether Exxon Mobil intentionally clouded public debate about science and hid from investors the risks that climate change could pose to its business according to a person familiar with the matter.
Come Home Montana
- Entrepreneurial Spirit Tour: Cascade, 11/18
Tour 2015 - 90% of Businesses Need Money to Start or Grow - 100% of Businesses can Generate More Revenue - 75% of Businesses Don't Know Where to Start - Participate in This No Cost Event!
- Here's the GFDA Top 10 for last week, celebrating great things happening to move Great Falls Forward.
The Great Falls Downtown Development Partnership will hold its annual celebration on Thursday, November 19th, 11:30 AM in the Darkhorse Banquet Hall under the Celtic Cowboy.
Hellgate Venture Network
- Montana Career Opportunity - Program Director - Montana Women's Business Center
The director manages a "client portfolio" of business contacts at various stages of devel opment, and aligns them with service s and reso urces to help them succeed .
- Montana Career Opportunity - Director of Development - Great Falls Montana Development Authority
We're looking for a self-motivated, positive leader to join our dedicated, passionate, results-driven economic development team.
- Hellgate Venture Network, Jeff Pernell - Founder Of Galactic Farms, 11/12
By utilizing energy saving technology and vertical farming methods, Galactic Farms is able to provide typically off-season produce locally, even in harsh climates.
- Free Lecture - "Creativity, Culture And Community: Building A Lifestyle Brand At FourOsix.", 11/17, Bozeman, Montana
fourOsix is a Montana lifestyle brand that promotes "art, music, style, forward thinking and Montana living."
- Keynote Lecture - "The Power Of Confidence: Recognize, Adapt, Overcome,", 11/9, Bozeman, Montana
During the lecture, Brie Thompson will share the story of how she became an entrepreneur and the skills needed to be successful in business and in life. Entrepreneur Day is sponsored in part by Boeing.
- Montana Facing A Shortage Of Skilled Workers
"If you aren't working right now, it's your own fault. Everybody who says they don't have a job - if you go out and get some training you can pretty much write your own ticket."
- Proposed doctor college in Montana excites MSU, alarms some
A private investment group is interested in building a for-profit college of osteopathic medicine in Montana and investigating whether to locate in Bozeman in partnership with Montana State University.
- Angry IT employee deletes Great Falls-based Healthy Claims LLC website
The owner told police Bouge announced to employees he would "bring the company down" and "this ship is sinking" when leaving the premises.
City Club Missoula
- Want to Lead a Truly Exceptional Life? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do These Things
Living With a SEAL: 31 Days of Training With the Toughest Man on the Planet
- The Presentation Mistakes that Steal Your Credibility
With preparation, a lot of rehearsal, and a few clever communication strategies, you can create presentations that avoid typical mistakes and engage your audience.
- Disabled job applicants are 26% less likely to get a job, study finds
"It's too bad that when people are honest and disclose a disability they are being discriminated against. They are not being afforded equal protection under the law and given a chance to prove themselves, which is really a shame."
- "11/6 is Love Your Lawyer Day" A Day for Spreading Love to Lawyers Everywhere
Lawyers throughout the nation are urged to celebrate "Love Your Lawyer Day" to help promote a positive and more respected image of lawyers and their contributions to society and that they do so by providing pro bono legal services to their communities and supporting charitable causes that promote the administration of justice.
- City Club Missoula Presents:Caring About Veterans Means Caring For Veterans, 11/9, Missoula
Access to quality healthcare, living wage jobs, education and housing are among the struggles facing many Montana Vets. City Club Missoula's November forum will focus on these issues at a State wide and local level.
- One of the most lucrative Social Security strategies for married couples is being eliminated
The move had come to be known as a loophole because it allowed couples to collect some cash from Social Security while still growing their benefits.
- Idaho's Business Competitiveness: Where It Ranks Best And Worst
Here are the areas Idaho ranks highest and lowest among the 40 criteria Forbes uses to gauge the best and worst states
- Payroll, human resources-software company Paylocity to create 500 Boise jobs
The company would likely hire between 15 and 20 employees by the end of January and grow to about 75 by the end of 2016, said Jay Schedler, vice president of human resources.
- Your Opportunity to Share Your Short Term Workforce Training Needs in Montana, 12/2 Billings and 12/3 Bozeman
The Montana 2-year colleges are interested in hearing what your short term workforce training needs are. Lunch will also be provided for this great networking opportunity.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Dear Wyoming: A Love Letter
I want you to know; I see you.
- Does Shortening the School Week Impact Student Performance? Evidence from the Four-Day School Week
School districts use a variety of policies to close budget gaps and stave off teacher layoffs and furloughs. More schools are implementing four-day school weeks to reduce overhead and transportation costs.
Montana Education Excellence
- Dartmouth College Project to Boost STEM in Rural Libraries
The project will specifically provide science, technology, engineering, and math resources to more than 100 libraries and help librarians connect with local science organizations to teach residents about STEM and improve science-literacy in rural populations.
Funding and Building your Business
- Enrollment drop worse than University of Montana reported, mid-year budget cuts expected
In the past two years, enrollment numbers were only released one time, as a final report. The difference between the last two years and the Oct. 2 press release was the word "preliminary." The University used a different method to measure enrollment, but didn't mention the new system in the press release.
- Chibi Chibi Comic Con, UM's First Comic Fan Convention, Nov. 13-15, Missoula, Montana
Chibi Chibi Comic Con, meaning "mini mini" comic convention, provides students a venue to show their love for mini-gaming, anime and role-playing, and also will feature vendors, artists and a film festival.
- University of Montana School of Journalism enrollment falls 42 percent
While the University of Montana's overall enrollment has declined collectively over the past six years, no department has worse numbers than the School of Journalism.
Connectivity & Communications
- Basecamp 3 Will Change the Way You Think About Work--Again
"Growth for growths' sake is not the goal," he says. "There are two things in the world that do that: businesses and tumors."
- Martha Stewart on building a home-based business
There's no place like home to start a business, according to Martha Stewart, but being an entrepreneur can also pressure your personal life.
- How Often Should You Update or Rebuild Your Website?
Why would I redesign the look and feel of my website but not rebuild it?
- SEC Adopts Rules to Permit Equity Crowdfunding for Non-Accredited Investors
The new crowdfunding rules and forms will be effective 180 days after they are published in the Federal Register.
- Today's TED Talk Harald Haas: A breakthrough new kind of wireless Internet
Using off-the-shelf LEDs and solar cells, Harald Haas and his team have pioneered a new technology that transmits data using light, and it may just be the key to bridging the digital divide.
- The State of Montana creates new system for confidential data
Under the policy, all data acquired, created or maintained by a state agency must be classified by the agency head as public, confidential, secret or top secret.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- This Nonprofit Acts Like a Tech Startup. Why Don't More Nonprofits Do the Same?
Technology companies, by nature of the competitive for-profit market, are efficient at raising money. Instead of adopting the traditional nonprofit fundraising model - i.e. constant fundraising - Watsi imitated the startup funding model, which allowed the company to ask for a set amount for a specific goal. Now it can focus entirely on doing the actual work of funding low-cost, high-impact medical procedures.
- Why YouTube Red's Launch Is a 'Watershed Moment' for Google
YouTube Red may herald a new era of tech companies turning to subscription services as a primary way to generate revenue.
- How States and Communities Need to Get Ready for Self-Driving Cars
Autonomous vehicles are coming, and soon. States and localities are taking the lead in developing the smart highways that will be needed.
- Elon Musk: Tesla May Limit Autopilot Because People Are Idiots
He suggested that by adding some constraints to the Autopilot mode Tesla can better "minimize the possibility of people doing crazy things."
- No pilot! New chopper helps fight wildfires
The K-Max helicopter can drop water on wildfires or deliver supplies to firefighters like other choppers. What makes it special is it doesn't need a pilot on board.
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