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"Worst advice I ever got?.... Quit" Usher
Hellgate Venture Network With John Connors Of Ignition Partners, 4/22, Missoula, Montana http://www.matr.net/ev ... =5011
Big Data Week - May 5-11-14 - 30+ Cities Worldwide Including Missoula
TEDx Events in Montana
- Cancer doctor glad that Medicare data dump is causing consumer outrage
"I didn't make $11 million in 2012. I'd be ecstatic if I made $11 million. I'd be ecstatic if I made a million dollars in 2012, let alone $11 million.
- Uncle Sam Wants Cyber Warriors, but Can He Compete?
"You would think, with all those benefits and a hot area, cybersecurity, that people would just be pouring into the program," says Piotrowski. "We have a very, very tiny pipeline."
Next Generation Broadband in Missoula
- Today's TED Talk David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?
Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy.
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- Seattle's shiny economic future depends on city-owned broadband
Why we need city-owned broadband to create the thriving, competitive city we all think we have coming.
Blackfoot Telecommunications Group
- Finding Southeast Montana - Bucking Broncos, Sacred Spots and Old Fashioned Sharpshooting
To call the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale a rodeo is a significant understatement.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Missoula Downtown Association Coffee Talk At Blackfoot, 4/16, Missoula, Montana
Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee and delicious treats from the Market on Front.
Come Home Montana
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Career Opportunity - Executive Director - Lake County Community Development Corp
Applicants must have 3 to 5 years' experience managing an enterprise in a non-profit setting is preferred. Must have supervisory duties, a thorough understanding of MT and Federal employment laws, public speaking and customer service is required.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Project Manager, Quality Assurance Specialist (Bozeman Montana)- Takeda Vaccines, Inc.
Takeda, one of the top pharmaceutical companies in the United States, is characterized by a strong heritage of innovation. Takeda's growth stems from a deliberate and sensible approach to business and a robust pipeline focused on treating serious diseases and disorders, including bone and joint disorders, cardiovascular disease, central nervous system disorders, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, gastroenterology, gynecological disorders and infectious disease.
- Come Home Montana - Programmer - Allegiance
The Programmer is responsible for developing and maintaining programs and MIS reporting for all lines of business
- UM Entrepreneurs Club - Bernice's Bakery - Christine Littig, 4/15, Missoula
Christine will be talking about how the bakery is a lifestyle business for her after working for the bakery for 15 years prior to purchasing it from the previous owners.
Montana Economic Development
- Wintermute Biomedical - Missoula scientists patent treatment for dangerous MRSA infection
Wintermute Biomedical http://wintermutebiomedical.com/ , is one of the only biomedical research facilities in Missoula and they've been using a $60,000 grant from the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology to fund their testing.
- After selling Summit Aeronautics Group to Boeing, Helena's Tom Hoffman now launching Pioneer Aerostructures
Now he is doing it over again and there are a lot of future options for expansion of the aerospace industry at the Helena airport.
- Montana Tourism Awards Honor Industry Partners
In 2013, Montana hosted 11 million visitors who added more than $3.6 billion to the state's economy.
- Aircraft manufacturing in Helena takes off
"Our further investment in Montana is testament to our Helena team's ability to deliver on their commitments and establish themselves as a reliable, globally competitive supplier to our commercial airplane programs." Boeing CEO Jim McNerney
- Manufacturing: Butte makes bid to be hub
Butte-Silver Bow government teamed with the Butte Local Development Corp., Montana Tech and other entities in putting the application together over the past several months.
City Club Missoula
- Today's healthcare CIO job goes way beyond managing information technology (infographic)
Looking ahead, CIOs said their focus would be on analytics initiatives, building the clinical skill sets of their teams and seeking greater strategic involvement in their health systems.
- The New ABCs of Business - a modern glossary for workplace survival
The general study of business verbiage, however slippery and challenging, is extremely rewarding for those who believe that it is sometimes important to understand what other people are saying.
- Physical activity helps older brains
Those who engaged in physical activity at least twice a week had a lower risk of dementia than those who were less active.
- Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions
These days, you're urged to "follow your passions" and "lean in"--but what if you're not sure where your particular passion lies? What if you don't know which way to lean?
- 7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People
People with high emotional intelligence tend to do better at work. So what habits do they have that set them apart?
- State of community discussed in Missoula at City Club Missoula Luncheon
City, county and community members gathered together Monday in Missoula to discuss the state of the community and bring everyone up to speed on current events.
- Goal of SBDC Advanced is to spread economic gardening opportunities throughout Colorado
Economic gardening is an economic development concept designed to help speed a company's growth through the gathering of specific data and access to experts that can help business owners understand how to use that data.
- Shining the Spotlight on Successful Growth Companies
FLCTW is a unique awards program honoring second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace, exhibit innovative products or processes, or otherwise make those companies "worth watching."
- Treasure Valley med-tech industry on a slow burn
Randy Werneth is immersed in a project he calls the Med-Tech Furnace - an incubator that he hopes will help ignite a local medical-technology industry.
- Act-On Software lands whopping $42 million VC round, among Silicon Forest's biggest ever
Act-On plans to add as many as 100 jobs this year to the 270 it currently employs, opening an office in Chicago this summer, another on the East Coast later in 2014, and moving quickly after that to grow in England, Australia and New Zealand. The company plans to expand its engineering team in Beaverton, too.
Washington State Business
- Comcast named worst company in America
Comcast received 51.5 percent of the votes, narrowly edging out the second-place vote-getter, the chemical and agricultural tech company, Monsanto. It's the second time Comcast has taken the not-so-coveted prize as "Worst Company in America." Video game publisher, Electronic Arts, also is a two-time winner and was named America's worst company last year.
Montana Education Excellence
- Washington State University considers med school on its Spokane campus.
"It's clear we need more primary care physicians," WSU president Elson Floyd said. The University of Washington has done a great job of putting doctors in the region, he said, but increasing demand in rural Washington state "is so great it may require two medical schools."
- University of Montana to Offer Online Bachelor's Degree in Media Arts
Students in Missoula and afar now can take advantage of the University of Montana's first Bachelor of Arts degree that can be earned fully online.
Funding and Building your Business
- Billings, Montana Ranks 4th Best in National City Satisfaction Survey
In communities with higher satisfaction rates, residents are more likely to be optimistic that the area is improving than are residents of communities with lower satisfaction rates.
- Accusation in Montana of Treating Rape Lightly Stirs Unlikely Public Fight
For nearly three years, this college town in the hills of western Montana has lived under the shadow of stories of rapes gone unpunished and complaints that officials minimized or ignored reports of sexual assaults -- especially if the suspects played for the University of Montana Grizzlies, the wildly popular football team.
- Greenbacks for green thumbs: Billings has funds to help plant trees in boulevards
Fred Bicha is counting on the Johnny Appleseeds living in Billings to make this spring's Boulevard Tree Cost Share Program a success.
Energy and Climate Change
- Hard Questions Spark Breakthrough Business Thinking
What business are we really entering?
- How Stories Best Communicate Your Startup Value
Everyone today, whether they know it or not, is in the emotional transportation business, and compelling stories are the best way for you to move your business forward.
- What to Ask When You're Interviewing Interns
What do you ask in an interview if you don't have past positions to use as a gauge?
- 8 Of Google's Craziest Offices
Google offices have but one goal: "to create the happiest, most productive workplace in the world."
- Tightwad companies paying the price now
Companies that have been cutting investment in the future are suffering on Wall Street this year, as investors wonder what such penny-wise moves will mean if markets turn less friendly.
Connectivity & Communications
- Climate Efforts Falling Short, U.N. Panel Says
Not only is there still time to head off the worst, but the political will to do so seems to be rising around the world.
- "Years of Living Dangerously" The most important television series ever
The devastation to the planet that we'll be experiencing in the next century is really, I think, pretty unfathomable for most people, and I think that what the series can do is to bring it home and make it real, make it real in people terms." James Cameron
- Montrose, Colorado Approves Public Networks
My little San Juan Mountains town in western Colorado on April Fool's Day voted by an overwhelming 74% to reclaim the right to provide our own broadband, cable, phone and other telecommunication services.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Westminster, Colo., Cuts Manhole Inspection Time by 90 Percent
"What we were looking to do was to kind of streamline that process, move away from that paper-based way of doing things and make it all digital," Alvis said. "We designed it so that we could get the information in as quickly as we possibly could."
- The Technology We Need to Protect Children
It's critical to give caseworkers and everybody else involved in protecting kids a complete, shared picture of every vulnerable child's life.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Missoula to tackle cultural master plan
The plan would unify the city's arts and culture sector and create an environment to attracts and enhances business growth in Missoula.
- Amazon's Jeff Bezos outlines grocery, drone plans in annual letter
And the company says its Prime Air unmanned drone team is testing fifth- and sixth-generation aerial vehicles and in the design phase on generations seven and eight.
- Behold: The Kitchen of the Future
Unlike more futuristic design studies, Electrolux's concepts are almost ready for production.
- Bike Lanes Don't Cause Traffic Jams If You're Smart About Where You Build Them
If you start with roads that are well under capacity, you'll only increase the congestion a little bit. And it may not even be noticeable. Slimming down these roads that are too "fat" is known as a road diet -- and yes, that is the technical term.
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