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“We all have a short period of time on this earth. We probably only have the opportunity to do a few things really great and do them well. None of us has any idea how long we’re going to be here nor do I, but my feeling is I’ve got to accomplish a lot of these things while I’m young. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” Steve Jobs
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Montana Department of Commerce
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Early Registrants Get Special Deals for 2012 Made in Montana Marketplace
"Exhibitors who submit a complete application for the Marketplace by December 7, 2011, save $50.00 on the price of a booth," said Paul Lloyd-Davies, marketplace coordinator. "The first 100 registered buyers can take advantage of a discount on the nationally touring, New Orleans band, Hot 8 Jazz Band concert March 21, too."
- On The Frontiers Of Technology And Education: E-Readers In Montana Schools
Where the frontiers of technology and education meet, you'll find Bozeman teacher Eileen Zombro, bringing digital learning to Montana public schools.
- The Mitchell 20 Didn't Wait for Superman - Teachers in a high-poverty Phoenix elementary school change the lives of their students by changing their own practices.
It is the story of a group of teachers who collectively recognize that waiting for superman is a strategy that is failing our poorest students.
- Missoula's Museum of Forest Service History to expand science, tech programs
It's estimated that 80 percent of the jobs created in the next decade will require some form of math and science skills, yet the United States lags far behind its goal of graduating 400,000 college students with degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - known, collectively, as STEM - by 2015
- Grading the Teachers Schools have a lot to learn from business about how to improve performance, say Bill and Melinda Gates
America's schoolteachers are some of the most brilliant, driven and highly skilled people working today--exactly the kind of people we want shaping young minds. But they are stuck in a system that doesn't treat them like professionals.
- A Silicon Valley School That Doesn't Compute - Waldorf School of the Peninsula,
The chief technology officer of eBay sends his children to a nine-classroom school here. So do employees of Silicon Valley giants like Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard.
- Building a Bridge Between Students and Business Leaders
"What's exciting is the students get to leave the walls of the building and reach out to people in the community," Higgins said. "It forms a nice, natural connection between the community and these students."
Come Home Montana
- Montana's famed Madison River leaves indelible memories, images
The Madison is noted as one of the premier fisheries in the world, producing large rainbow and brown trout as it flows through spectacular scenery just west of Yellowstone National Park.
- OUTDOORS: Montana inspires wandering and wondering
Montana is a stunning place. The jagged peaks, rock-filled slopes, and never-ending rivers create a backdrop that is really mammoth. These waters are as perfect as water is.
- Montana Career Opportunity: Linux Systems Administrator - Modwest
Modwest is proud and fortunate to be located in Missoula, Montana, a beautiful college town nestled in the Rocky Mountains.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Electrical Engineer - SRS Crisafulli, Inc.
Make your mark with a highly visible key role in an established, fast growing manufacturer of pumps, dredges, and portable power units with diverse applications for a wide range of customer categories in five domestic and international market segments.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Senior IT Project Manager Analyst - Application Development - Plum Creek
As a member of the IT Land Systems Development Group, you will add value through business analysis, project management and delivery of information systems for Plum Creek's real estate, recreational lease, land management and energy and renewable resources businesses.
- Montana Career Opportunities - 11 Web, Software and Management positions in Kalispell - StoneRiver
11 opportunities in Kalispell, Montana
- Request for Proposal Missoula Solution Center of the Advanced Technology Group Website Design and Development
Questions and intent to respond should be submitted by the end of the business day on Monday October, 24.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Missoula: Network Administrator and System Engineer, Havre: System Administrator - First Solution
Computer solutions,people and services you can count on.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Supervisor Electric Operations - Northwestern Energy
Supervisor Electric Ops Helena, MT Oversee utility crews for construct & maintain electric transmission and distribution system.
- Montana Career Opportunities - 12 Technical Service Representatives - PrintingForLess.com
Our front-line position, requiring technical aptitude combined with a customer service orientation. We provide an extensive training program for those with a desire to learn a 21st century skillset.
- Building a 21st Century Bioeconomy
By better leveraging America's national investments in biological research and development, the Administration aims to stimulate the growth of high-wage, high-skill jobs while improving the lives of all Americans.
Montana Economic Development
- "The Economic Impact of Rural Telecommunications: The Greater Gains."
In a state-by-state analysis, the study finds over $200 MILLION economic impact in Montana alone, of which more than $137 million accrues to rural economies in Montana.
- National Manufacturing Study Reveals New Trends, Steps for Success
Today, the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC), along with its trade association, the American Small Manufacturers Coalition, released the results of its 2011 Next Generation Manufacturing (NGM) Study, identifying key trends affecting the industry and steps U.S. manufacturers can take now to be successful in the next generation.
- Idea Mensch Interview - Josh Hughes - Co-Founder of Great Falls, Montana Based Add-A-Tudez Entertainment Company
The single biggest thing I want to say is to those audacious enough to think they are worth something and can have an impact: YOU ARE RIGHT! You are right and don't let others tell you different!
- Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company Bozeman, Montana Based RightNow For $1.5 Billion
Founded in 1997, Bozeman, Montana based RightNow went public in 2004. The company boasted a market cap of $1.2 billion at market close last week.
- Senator Baucus Announces That Oracle Plans to Expand Business in Bozeman Through RightNow Acquisition - Company Was Drawn To Montana Through Baucus' Economic Development Summits
"We've shown time and time again with our Economic Development Summits that when we give Montana entrepreneurs a chance to shine in the national spotlight, they steal the show and the attention of big name job creators like Oracle," Baucus said. "RightNow Technologies is a great company that has proven Montana can produce home-grown, state-of-the art technology. Landing Oracle's business in Montana is a big win for Montana jobs and another great return on our investment in Economic Development in Montana."
- Oracle Wrangles Cloud Customer Service Outfit RightNow
"Oracle's bare-knuckle approach to sales and how it treats customers is 180 degrees the opposite to RightNow's ethos of client-centricity and flexibility," William Band, a vice president at research outfit Forrester Research, told Wired.com.
Regional Economic Development
- Montana Community Development Corporation Receives Top Honors for Stinger Welding Project in Libby, Montana
Montana CDC's $17 million Stinger Welding expansion project in Libby, Montana received the top award for best use of New Markets Tax Credits among projects from across the country.
- Colorado speeds up economic-development plan
Since January, state officials have been soliciting public input for a "bottom-up" economic-development strategy intended to allow counties and regions to promote their own approaches and goals.
Funding and Building your Business
- Virginia's first Economic Gardening program: Seeds taking root in Hampton Roads
Economic Gardening is part of the "grow-your-own" economic development cluster strategy for Innovate!Hampton Roadsâ„¢, a program of the Hampton Roads Partnership and a vital component of the first region-wide Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, Vision Hampton Roads.
Montana Education Excellence
- Four Questions to Ask a Business Broker
Will you get me top dollar for my business? This is a trick question. Beware of the broker who answers with an unqualified "yes."
- 10 Tips On How To Become A Fabulous Entrepreneur
To be successful as an entrepreneur, you don't have to be a fabulous person, but it helps.
- SBA proposes tougher penalties for companies that misrepresent their size
Contractors who misrepresent their size or status to the government would face much stiffer penalties under a rule proposed by the Small Business Administration earlier this month.
- 17 things I wish I'd known when starting my first business
Here are seventeen mistakes that you should avoid:
- Montana School Superintendent Juneau Announces New Members to Superintendent's Student Advisory Board
The board consists of 40 high school students from 30 Montana schools.
- UM Receives $1.25 Million Grant For Special Education Training
"We are thrilled to receive this award," Alwell said. "It will allow us to collaborate to provide specialized training for graduate students and teachers in the field and impact the quality of educational services received by children and youth with disabilities in Montana."
- Buck Knives, of Post Falls, Idaho, keeps its knifemaking legacy in family
Buck Knives' roots trace back to 1902, when 13-year-old blacksmith apprentice Hoyt Buck developed a method of heat-treating steel so that hoes and other tools would hold their edges better.
- At least two Idaho manufacturers are bringing a small number of jobs back to the U.S.
Buck Knives is not the only Idaho company "reshoring" -- the opposite of offshoring, and the buzz term for bringing jobs from abroad back to America. Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2011/10/23/1850121/made-in-china.html#ixzz1bhnKcI8r
Connectivity & Communications
- Companies got millions -- but state got no jobs
Despite the low job-creation totals, though, the state paid out $754.2 million to the companies.
Energy and Climate Change
- How to Find Out Who Looks at Your Facebook Profile
The most obvious yet oft-overlooked is the friends list on the left-rail of your Facebook profile page.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Department of Energy Seeks New Location for Solar Decathlon 2013
DOE hopes to provide other communities with the opportunity to host the competition and share the economic and education and outreach benefits of the event.
- Koch brothers accidentally fund study that proves global warming
This confirmation could help move the discussion toward solutions
- Scott McNealy's Wayin reflects shift in marketing game
These days it's all about discovering what makes us tick, isn't it?
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