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"Our public schools don’t just teach the public. They create one." Neal Postman
Montana Ambassadors Honor Sarah Broussard with The Event Placemaker of the Year Award Given to Those Who Use Their Resources and Creativity to Make Montana a Better Place. Interested in becoming an Ambassador? --- http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Economic Developers Association
- MEDA September News and Reminders
Check out the information to learn of new tools and opportunities for you as you work in the field of Economic Development.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Bozeman, Montana based Zoot Named Winner Of Best Enterprise Project At National Technology Awards 2018
The judges selected the deployment of Zoot's enterprise solution to a major motor finance provider as the winner of "Best Enterprise Project."
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- GFDA Business Education Calendar: September 2018
Here is our upcoming educational event for business owners, managers, and professionals for September 2018:
- The Great Falls Development Authority s increasing recruitment efforts to bring in new business
They focus on areas they know that Great Falls has a competitive advantage in, such as agriculture and processing. Some of those companies they've helped bring in include Pasta Montana, General Mills, and the Montana Egg expansion.
- How schools are failing working parents -- and how some are helping
"I think what's key for working parents is not to get lost in the big picture," Lewis says. "Think of the little things you can help with based on your skills and offer them up."
- Montana Ambassadors Honor Sarah Broussard with The Event Placemaker of the Year Award Given to Those Who Use Their Resources and Creativity to Make Montana a Better Place. Interested in becoming an Ambassador?
The Montana Ambassadors give the Placemaker of the Year Award as a distinction for those who use their own resources and ingenuity to make the state a better place. The annual equestrian triathlon held at Broussard's Rebecca Farm, The Event, has created positive change in the Flathead community.
Energy and Climate Change
- Bozeman, Butte, Big Sky, and Back: The Ultimate Southwest Montana Road Trip
While Montana has always been one of the wild west's wildest frontiers, the arrival of some adorable hotels, exciting places to eat, and interesting things to see is giving this quiet corner of the country a fresh feeling, and magnetic pull.
Come Home Montana
- California Passes Bill to Extend $800M in Incentives for Behind-the-Meter Batteries
SB 700 would extend the Self-Generation Incentive Program by about $166 million per year through 2023.
- Fire reshapes U.S. West, driven by climate change
Government agencies in recent decades effectively upended that cycle of destruction and rebirth. Fire suppression policies allowed fuels to build up in many Western forests, making them more susceptible to major fires.
- Montana Career Opportunity - VP Engineering, Back End Developer, Marketing Manager - TOMIS
TOMIS is an automated marketing intelligence platform for activity providers.
MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative
- Amazon Veteran Laura Orvidas Takes the Reins as Missoula, Montana-based onX CEO
Orvidas joins the onX team following her career at Amazon, where she served as vice president of consumer electronics. She brings extensive experience in fields ranging from finance to operations to e-commerce.
- Residency programs help boost numbers of primary care physicians in Montana
Thirteen Montana counties, 12 of them on the eastern side of the state, don't have any physicians, according to the Montana Medical Association. Another eight, spread more evenly across the state, have one doctor apiece.
- New Episode Premieres In September - Under The Big Sky 9/22 - MTN Stations
A new episode of Under the Big Sky featuring Enell Sports Bras, La Chatelaine Chocolat Co. and the R.L. Winston Rod company premieres Saturday, September 22nd at 6:00 and 10:35 PM followed by encore airings on Sunday, September 23rd at 4:30 and 10:35 PM on all MTN stations.
- 5 key skills to building young leaders from business owners and coaches
Good coaches, like good teachers, are mentors.
- 15 Traits That Set Influential People Apart - Influential leaders spark change for the better.
Becoming an influential leader has nothing to do with titles and everything to do with gaining the admiration, confidence and trust of those around you.
Business Plan Forums
- Six Ways To Become The 'Cool Kid' Entrepreneur (And Why It Will Change Your Life)
As a teenager, I was over 300 pounds, extremely antisocial and introverted. I didn't think I would ever become the cool kid, much less get paid for it. But I did.
- The Exercise That Helps Mental Health Most
Specific types, durations, and frequencies of exercise might be more effective clinical targets than others for reducing mental health burden, and merit interventional study.
- Google Supporting our military service members and their spouses - Explore tools and resources designed to help you transition from military to civilian life
You can search "jobs for veterans" on Google and enter your Military Occupational Specialty code (MOS, AFSC, NEC) to see relevant civilian jobs that require similar skills to those used in your military roles.
- Early Stage Montana Showcase to feature emerging MT Tech Companies plus 15 leading VCs, Accelerators, and tech ecosystem speakers from MT, CO, WA, UT, AZ, and more on Sept. 22 in Bozeman.
Over 200 members of the Montana tech ecosystem will gather to see presentations from 8 up-and-coming Montana technology companies from across the state and hear tech sector expert speakers from around the western states gather to share their perspectives on topics like:
Incubators and R&D
- Going Cashless: What Can We Learn from Sweden's Experience?
Jonas Hedman, associate professor at the department of digitalization at the Copenhagen Business School, believes that becoming cashless is inevitable, not just for Sweden, but for other countries as well.
- Billings Gazette opinion: Dangers in demise of net neutrality
Early this year, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock issued an executive order to protect net neutrality in our state. Bullock said that companies receiving state contracts must "adhere to internet neutrality rules."
- Lab-grown brain bits open windows to the mind -- and a maze of ethical dilemmas
"But the question people ask is, 'Do they have consciousness?' The biggest problem I have so far is I think, as a field, we don't know: What is consciousness? What is pain?"
Regional Economic Development
- Unlocking The West's Inaccessible Public Lands - Off Limits, But Within Reach In partnership with onXMaps
Surprisingly though, little has been done to understand the scope of the problem, its effect on our hunting and fishing opportunities, or what it will take to systematically unlock these lands--until now.
- Is the U.S. Headed for Another Mortgage Crisis?
Wharton's Natalya Vinokurova discusses her research on the development of mortgage-backed securities and the parallels to the present day.
- Turkey's woes could be just the start as record global debt bills come due
"Turkey is not the last one," said Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, an economics professor at the University of Maryland. "Turkey is the beginning."
Montana Education Excellence
- Building an economy that works for everyone
We created an economic development strategy that focuses on six critical areas to build an economy that works for everyone:
- Branding Is The New Economic Development
What is going to make your district or city a success?
- Montana Voices: From out on the sidewalk, an open letter to Montana teachers
Teachers, every day for the next 180 school days you have the opportunity to change a life.
Funding and Building your Business
- The Unbearable Sameness of Cities
Anthony Bourdain once said that so many cities "tragically misinterpret what's coolest about themselves."
- Denial No More: Bozeman's Boom Is Coming At A Steep Cost To People, Community
If growth produces "winners," then who and what are the "losers"?
Social Media, Connectivity & Communications
- What is the 'great entrepreneurial lie?' That it's all about the money
Here's the reality, entrepreneurs: It's not all about the money. In fact, that is the great entrepreneurial lie. Building a lasting business and brand is all about the hustle, and if you don't have what it takes to give it your all, you're not going to make it.
- CBS Sunday Morning - Companies open doors to talent with autism
While precise numbers are hard to come by, by some estimates at least 80% of adults with autism are unemployed, even though their IQs are often well above average.
- If you haven't already switched to Firefox, do it now
Firefox has announced plans to block all third-party trackers. Why haven't you switched yet?
- Montana lieutenant governor praises 'transformative' effect of IT on citizen services
From a net neutrality policy to shared enterprise infrastructure agreements, IT is creating better and faster services for citizens, says Mike Cooney, deputy to Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Leonardo da Vinci's Earliest Notebooks Now Digitized and Made Free Online: Explore His Ingenious Drawings, Diagrams, Mirror Writing & More
Few such recorded individuals were as feverishly active, restlessly inventive, and astonishingly prolific as Leonardo, who left riddles enough for scholars to solve for many lifetimes.
- Neuralink: How The Human Brain Will Download Directly From a Computer
Neuralink, Elon Musk's neurotechnology company, is building a tool to link human brains with computers without a physical connection.
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