|MATR Newsletter - Fri Sep 21, 2018|
This MATR newsletter sponsored by:
Add an event...
To subscribe or unsubscribe from the free weekly MATR newsletter, please visit our list info page
“Like many fly fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in length, I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening. Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. -- I am haunted by waters.” ― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It
Please sponsor a student to attend the Early Stage Montana Sept. 22 showcase in Bozeman -- http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
2018 Montana Politics
Main Street Montana Project
- Gov Bullock Warns Of Montana Budget Problems If Tobacco Tax Initiative Fails
"If I-185 fails to pass the ballot initiative we're going to be in for a tough (2019 legislative) session," Bullock said. "If you thought cuts from last special session were difficult I think you should brace, unfortunately, for even more."
Montana Department of Commerce
- Gov. Bullock & Lt. Gov. Cooney- Building Economic Opportunities In Small Towns And Tribal Communities -9/25 - Choteau
Bullock and Cooney will be engaging in new partnerships with leaders, businesses, local organizations, and community members in rural communities to bridge resource and capacity gaps, address challenges unique to rural Montana, and connect communities to share opportunities.
- Montana Department of Commerce Secures Federal Grant to Increase Montana Exports
"International sales are a major part of Montana's economy, as exports last year hit a record $1.6 billion," said Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote. "The STEP grant funds programs to help small businesses tap into the incredible potential for growth that exports can provide."
Montana West Economic Development
- With a $48,000 grant from NorthWestern Energy, two more Bozeman schools getting solar panels thanks to student advocate Claire Vlases
Claire Vlases, 15, was a Sacajawea eighth-grader when she started the fundraising campaign to install solar panels as her school underwent a major renovation and expansion.
Flathead Valley Community College
- Local leaders in economic development discuss the Flathead's potential a decade out of the recession
"I see our future completely dependent on our connectivity." Kim Moriasaki, director of marketing and business development at Montana West Economic Development
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Jim and Wanda Hollensteiner Donate $1 Million to FVCC College Center Project
"Education has always been an important part of our family activities," Jim Hollensteiner said. "We have followed the evolution of Flathead Valley Community College from year one."
Great Falls Development Authority
- Dorsey Whitney - What Can We Make of the New Revised Draft of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Market?
These issues will spark much debate in the months to come, particularly surrounding the likely impact of these reforms on the way content is shared, used, disseminated and published on the internet.
Early Edge Montana
- Community Connection: GFDA "Boots To Business" For Military Service Members And Spouses - 9/26-27 - Great Falls, Montana
The goal of the program is to stimulate entrepreneurship in the military community.
- Eagle Jet Solutions welcomed in Great Falls
Eagle Jet Solutions was welcomed to Great Falls on Tuesday. Eagle Jet is is building a new hangar at the Great Falls International Airport. Eagle Jet is an aircraft management company that assists with all aspects of aircraft ownership; it buys and sells aircraft and provides storage for aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 737. The hangar will be the Montana's biggest private hangar with the capability to house two 737 aircraft. In addition to accommodating Eagle Jet's aircraft, the new hangar will be available to house private aircraft that are visiting Montana.
The Telecommuting and Gig Workforce in Montana
- Gazette opinion: Success for Montana's students begins with preschool
Montanans concerned that our children graduate high school ready for college and careers must be concerned that they get a good start. Student success begins in high-quality preschool.
Kalispell Chamber of Commerce
- More Americans Now Telecommute Than Take Public Transportation to Work
Driving remains the predominant form of commuting. But for the first time, the next most common is working from home.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Nominations Now Open for Annual Kalispell Business Awards
The Great Chief Award is the oldest and most prestigious award given by the Chamber, dating back to the early 1970's. The award honors an individual who has continued to create a legacy for the Flathead Valley through their civic and volunteer spirit.
- Schools are failing to develop students with moral identities
The pressures of national academic standards have pushed character education out of the classroom.
Come Home Montana
- Fly Fishing With Emmy Award Winning Henry Winkler In Montana: The Emmy Winning Actor On His Love For The Sport
"I've Never Met An Idiot On The River" Henry Winkler
- Glacier National Park under the stars: When the sun goes sown, the night sky puts on a show
Curated from Glacier National Park's official Flickr page, these images will take you to the national park after the lights go out and the night sky puts on a show.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- If You Want to Bootstrap Your Startup, Do This One Thing
Helena, Montana, which boasted a population of 28,190 in a 2010 census, was completely revitalized by a startup company called SoFi
- Montana and Washington Internship Opportunities - Project Assistant Intern, Fall 2018 - williamsworks
We are problem solvers. Optimists. We believe anything is possible, and that we can improve countless lives by partnering with extraordinary people to help realize their most ambitious visions.
- Navigating the Challenges of a High Tech Business in Montana
Whether you are a startup or experiencing growing pains, find out why MT is a great place to build and grow your high tech business.
- Please sponsor a student to attend the Early Stage Montana Sept. 22 showcase in Bozeman
This will be a great event celebrating innovation and tech entrepreneurship in Montana and ESMT http://www.matr.net/events.phtml?showdetail=6947 would love to give as many students as possible the chance to come see how local entrepreneurs are developing world-class innovations right here in MT and learn from tech sector experts from around the western US.
Montana Economic Development
- Missoula's ATG acquired by international firm
Experts in Salesforce Platform Advisory, Implementation, and Managed Services Enhance Cognizant Digital Transformation Services and Solutions
- Video - Montana Made: Montana Canvas
Montana Canvas might be the simplest business in Montana. They really focus on the two "T"s -- tents and tarps -- and have done that since 1982.
- Bozeman's La Chatelaine Chocolat Company featured in new Under the Big Sky Video
Our new episode of Under the Big Sky featuring La Chatelaine Chocolat Co., R.L. Winston Rod company and Enell sports bras premieres Saturday, September 22, at 6:00 and 10:35 PM followed by encore airings on Sunday, September 23, at 4:30 and 10:35 PM on all MTN stations.
- Missoula's ROAM Student Living for UM Students: Construction chaos
The ROAM apartment complex was originally advertised as a convenient, upscale student housing community located along Front Street, on the northern side of the Clark Fork. Run by Farran Realty Partners and Campus Advantage, it is not affiliated with the University of Montana, but caters to University students.
MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative
- Arts can drive Billings' economy, but it'll take time and creativity, speaker tells crowd
"we are facing one of those once-in-a-generation opportunities"
TED and TEDX Talks
- How Catalyst Leaders Lift Teams to Excellence
"When team-focused individuals put the team's goals above their own, those teams perform more effectively and much better."
- Today's TED Talk - Why the hospital of the future will be your own home
Health care futurist Niels van Namen shows how advances in technology are making home care a cheaper, safer and more accessible alternative to hospital stays.
- How to answer interview questions to make hiring managers like you
Rather than worrying about what you said, you might want to spend more time thinking about how you say it.
- Does Eating Together Improve Negotiations?
While most of us would expect that sharing a meal would positively affect our negotiation outcomes, the findings point to a more nuanced and strategic choice.
- JET To Japan! Working In Japan With The Japan Exchange & Teaching Program - 9/26 - Missoula
Are you interested in living and working in Japan?
Incubators and R&D
- Supreme Court Orders Disclosure For Dark Money, As New Report Unveils Some Donors
The ruling closes, at least for now, a loophole that has allowed wealthy donors to finance aggressive ads while staying anonymous.
- Governor Bullock, Department of Administration Task New Bipartisan Work Group with Saving Montanans Money on Health Insurance
Report commissioned by Montana Healthcare Foundation shows reinsurance could save Montanans 10-20% on individual health insurance premiums
Regional Economic Development
- Ignite Northwest - Moving Companies that Move the Market
Ignite Northwest is a technology-focused business accelerator that helps companies in the Pacific Northwest grow to create sustained economic impact.
- Making the Most of 'Opportunity Zones'
"At a minimum, the creation of Zone typologies could help motivate major institutions within different kinds of Opportunity Zones to consider how to realize their full economic impact."
- Machines will create 58 million more jobs than they displace by 2022, World Economic Forum says
"To prevent an undesirable lose-lose scenario -- technological change accompanied by talent shortages, mass unemployment and growing inequality -- it is critical that businesses take an active role in supporting their existing workforces through reskilling and upskilling, that individuals take a proactive approach to their own lifelong learning and that governments create an enabling environment, rapidly and creatively, to assist in these efforts," the report said.
Montana Education Excellence
- Bozeman High's brightest debate 'sacrificing yourself to the college gods'
"You do not have an ounce of free time," Lenard said. "You have to sacrifice yourself to the college gods."
- Cowboy Boots Meet Big Data: New App Revolutionizes Rangeland Monitoring
it can be tricky to track how vegetation changes over time across these large swaths of wide-open spaces.
- Excellent Video: UM's marketing vs. MSU's
MSU has nearly double the recruitment budget of UM. To see how that translates into the life of a high school senior, we requested information from both schools.
Funding and Building your Business
- Plans to annex 3,200 acres west of Missoula move forward - Disappearing Farmland: Small-towns Trade Farmland for Residential Development
A new study from American Farmland Trust shows development around small towns across the Midwest has contributed nearly as much to the loss of agricultural land since 1992 as urban sprawl. American Farm Trust is a nonprofit advocacy group with a mission of protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land.
Social Media, Connectivity & Communications
- These new initiatives are helping more women start businesses and get funded
The Female Founder School and Ready, Set, Raise aim to help women start more businesses and get funded.
- 11 Ways To Find And Build Your Perfect Advisory Board
So, what's the secret to building a great board of advisors?
- The Future Of Ethics - Who is responsible for the volume of ethics problems in business and elsewhere?
Have you decided not to fire someone who deserved it - and not because of paperwork or contract requirements?
- 6 Rules for Nailing the Perfect Elevator Pitch
Chances are, you'll never deliver a pitch in an actual elevator. But it never hurts to master the art of describing your company in 40 seconds or less.
- The problem with telecommuting? Some shortsighted bosses despise it.
"Nothing made me happier, however, than the days I worked from home, which became increasingly easier with VPNs and video conferencing, etc."
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Nearly half of cellphone calls will be scams by 2019, report says
The FCC said Americans received about 2.4 billion unwanted, automated calls each month, according to 2016 estimates.
- Cheap metal ribbons strip pollutants from water in minutes
This could have great implications for industries such as textile production and mining.
- Bill Gates on How Blood Will Soon Tell Us Everything
Few things trouble me as much as the fact that many cutting-edge medical advances aren't available to everyone who needs them.
- Study Reveals the Futility of Building Out of Traffic Congestion
Even if widening highways enough to relieve all congestion were possible, it would only benefit a very small number of commuters, according to new research.
- Video: Protected bikeways make cities safer and boost the economy
They can even help neighborhoods thrive economically.
- Downtown Cincinnati: Parking Not Required
"It's healthy to move beyond a place where the automobile is the sun in which society rotates around."
- One Million Cups - 9/19 - Missoula, Montana
- VentureCapital.org Is Excited To Invite You To The Angel Worx Event In Boise! - 9/28
To subscribe or unsubscribe from the free weekly MATR newsletter, please visit our list info page