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The Past, Present and Future walk into a bar... it was tense.
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Early Edge Montana
Gov. Steve Bullock
- At 7 months, brain activity points to social intelligence
"This is big news, that babies understand what they are observing, that there is a direct connection between observing others, understanding what others are doing, and learning how to act."
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Governor Bullock tours a shipping container converted into a 1.8-acre farm in Bozeman
Each container capable of growing 4,000 plants at a time -- all from organic, non-GMO, heirloom seeds and without the use of herbicides or pesticides -- using 10 gallons of water per day. The growing season is four weeks.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Dorsey and Whitney eUpdate - Payroll Managers, Beware!
Employers-- train payroll staff on this important scam!
- Dorsey & Whitney - The Ins And Outs Of Design Patents, 4/20, Online
During this webinar, we will discuss the requirements for design patent protections; some factors that have led to their recent popularity in the software world; the interplay between design patent protection, utility patent protection, and trademark protection; as well as the standard for enforcement of design patents in the United States.
- Montana SBA's Small Business Person Of The Year - Montana Milling CEO Greg Thayer, 4/27, Great Falls
GFDA invites you to attend our reception honoring Greg and his team for the great work they're doing at Montana Milling.
Arrow Solutions Group
- Learn Printing Essentials In Our Upcoming Webinar, 4/27
You'll walk away with great insights into the options available for top-quality marketing and sales materials, and a greater appreciation for the art of printing.
Energy and Climate Change
- TecNet Billings, May 19, 2016
We invite you to join us and your fellow information technology professionals for some great conversation, connections, IT war stories, and complimentary local food and beverages.
Come Home Montana
- New Data Can Help Utilities and Developers Better Market Their Community Solar Programs
A new model provides a roadmap for successful program design, pricing and promotion.
- Here's Proof That the Electric Utility Industry Is Innovating in a Big Way
The industry is leading the way to an energy future that customers want.
- California Set To Give Solar Panels To Middle-Class Families At No Cost
According to the recent news, the plan is to use the cap-to-trade money raised by the state and companies who want to lower the per ton of carbon dioxide emitted. The cost to the middle class families: nothing.
- Society needs to better understand the economics of climate change, Stanford researchers say
What are the economic and social consequences of changes in the climate and efforts to control emissions of greenhouse gases?
Developing Funding Opportunities in Montana
- Montana Career Opportunity - Community Coordinator - Snowy Mountain Development Corporation
SMDC is hiring a Community Coordinator to work at least half time with the Lewistown community.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Enterprise Sales Executive - Access Montana
We are currently seeking an Enterprise Sales Executive to join Access Montana and assist in high quality residential and business telecommunication services to communities across Northwest Montana.
- State-Funded VC 'Launch Tennessee' Announces More than $1 Billion in Investments
LaunchTN officials attributed much of the local startup success to partnerships that had been cultivated with established organizations to offer mentorship at its accelerators.
Montana Economic Development
- Nominations Open for the Montana Business Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame creates an awareness of appreciation of Montana's rich heritage of business leadership.
- Small businesses benefiting from Montana tourism
"We're seeing that people are coming here, visiting, experiencing the restaurants and loving it so much that they want to move here, bring their business here and then the circle starts all over again," Megan O'Leary said.
- Red Ants Pants of White Sulphur Springs, Montana celebrates 10 years of making work wear for women
"I haven't found challenges as a female entrepreneur specifically. I feel like in this day and age we are all good business people and we should be able to do whatever the heck we want. And we go for it," Calhoun said.
- University of Montana law students talk economic development on Montana reservations
"There's a broad range of economic development issues in Indian Country."
- Daniel Goleman and Oprah Discuss How to Be a Force for Good - Video
"Every one of us has something we can do to make the world a better place."
- Daines, Tester Criticize Forest Service Over Wildfire Funding, Trail Maintenance
Tester and Daines criticized Tidwell for failing to prioritize trail maintenance in Montana.
- Idaho lawmakers push innovation in schools
But there is more to the Idaho education story than just dollars. Lawmakers worked to ensure that new money would promote more than the "same old, same old."
- Boise angel fund backs 3 tech startups
The Capitol City Angel Fund invested in IdeaRoom, Proskriptive and RetroLux.
- Chobani Expanding World's Largest Yogurt Plant in Twin Falls, Idaho
"Building the largest yogurt manufacturing plant in the world and expanding it three years later is a really proud moment for us and an example of how right it was to pick Idaho as our second home."
- 'Get Californians out of Oregon' campaign launches on GoFundMe
Oregon is "a beautiful state," Bullington wrote, but "Oregonians are not keen on Californians. It's clearly apparent."
- The Dumb and Dumber Club Just Got Bigger
You see, these companies are smart. They are looking forward, and they are on the right side of history. And I plan to be there with them.
- President Obama hopes cable set-top box rule will usher in new era of competition
In comments to be filed Friday with the Federal Communications Commission, the Obama administration will throw its support behind a proposed rule that would prohibit cable companies from requiring customers to rent their set-top boxes directly from their provider.
- NBC to guarantee ads reach targeted audiences
TV networks are trying to mimic the precision of the web -- where consumers are served personalized ads based on their browsing history -- to win over advertisers who are spending more money online with Google and Facebook.
- The Supermarket Must Die. App-Fueled Services Can Kill It
A typical supermarket is 46,000 square feet and carries some 42,000 products. Problem is, it's a terrible way to get food.
- Utah grant program aims to create pathways for students, workforce for industries
The Utah Department of Workforce Services announced a $3.5 million grant Tuesday that aims to create and expand education programs that meet specific needs of growing Utah industries.
American Prairie Reserve
- In Wyoming, Hard Times Return as Energy Prices Slump
Energy development helped Wyoming weather the nation's thin years seven or eight years ago, but now officials estimate that energy companies have shed some 5,500 jobs -- a huge number in a state with 580,000 residents.
- Learn About American Prairie Reserve At Audubon Program, 4/18, Hamilton, Montana
APR is using a bold new vision for 21st century conservation to build one of the largest conservation projects since the creation of our national parks.
Montana Education Excellence
- Stem Action Center gives 3D printers to 15 Idaho schools to attend FabSLAM
FabSLAM is a digital fabrication competition where students practice 3D prototyping skills.
- How Reliable, Secure Wide-Area Networks Improve the Learning Experience for K-12 Students
Download this issue brief to discover how school districts can implement a comprehensive strategy to ensure their WANs achieve the highest levels of performance, reliability and security for 21st-century educational goals.
Funding and Building your Business
- The future of University of Montana Productions
UMP Director Jaycie Johns is most concerned for the long-term future of the agency. This year UMP has had less shows in the Adams Center than previous years.
- Editorial: New University of Montana student affairs VP will 100% be a white man
Despite the recent launch of President Royce Engstrom's new Women's Leadership Initiative, there's no sign that the four powerful administrative seats that have opened up in the president's cabinet this year will be filled by anyone other than the usual suspects.
- Council in the Classroom - Montana World Affairs Council - Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation
Programs are free to Montana High School students.
- 7 Reasons For Startups To Maximize Early Visibility
Coopetition is the new mantra for growing your business faster.
- What Does It Take to Be Agile in Montana? UM Programs Help Grow Montana Businesses
UM houses several programs that are powerful partners for Montana businesses.
Connectivity & Communications
- Montana initiative seeks funds for biomedical research
"This initiative provides hope for hundreds of thousands of Montanans suffering from brain diseases and disorders -- and their families -- by creating an innovative, smart and common-sense strategy that builds on world-class research already occurring in Montana and will create many new jobs and new treatments," said Randy Gray, former Great Falls mayor, board member on the McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences and campaign treasurer.
- Montana has among the slowest broadband access speeds in the country.
Rural wireless and broadband providers are urging Montana lawmakers to address the needs of far-flung communities when it comes to phone service and the internet.
- Facebook Launches Live Video Feature: What Does it Mean for Government?
The new feature could make it easier for state and local governments to get their messages out to the people who already care enough to follow them.
- Sacramento Hackathon Apps Fight Homelessness, Assist the Handicapped and Connect County Resources
Sacramento County's Hack4Sac competition winners demo 13 apps to help citizens and departments.
- A court is about to make one of the most important decisions in the history of the Internet
If you thought the battle over net neutrality ended when the Federal Communications Commission slapped a series of unprecedented rules on Internet providers last year, think again.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Upstart Missoula nonprofit "Back to the Mother" looks to biodomes for year-round food security
In a presentation Wednesday morning to 1 Million Cups Missoula - a national support group for entrepreneurs with a strong local chapter - Drew Holman shared his vision behind his upstart nonprofit "Back to the Mother."
- Animals' stories aren't the only ones at Missoula's International Wildlife Film Festival April 16-23
Chuck Jonkel's memory will be honored during the festival's awards ceremony on Friday. The 5 p.m. gathering at the Wilma Theater will also feature clips from a documentary now in post-production about Jonkel's life.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- IT Support Advice for Wives
How do you maintain a relationship?
- 3-D Printed Ceramics - Perpetual Motion Machine - Wireless Energy
A series of videos about amazing innovation.
- Scientists help a paralyzed man play 'Guitar Hero'
A Ohio man was paralyzed from the shoulders down after a diving accident, but scientists have since helped restore movement in his hands and wrists.
- Grant opportunities open for Montana transportation
Finances will go towards Montana interests such as programs to reduce drunk driving, electronic odometer disclosure, Wireless Roadside Inspection System Report, Eastern Montana Amtrak Station Report and crop insurance.
- Delta vows to cut seating if needed to boost fares
"Business is really going great and they're doing a great job as a company, but as far as the stock, everybody's focused on them getting into positive territory" with unit revenue.
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