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Cognizant debuts consultant trainee program in Missoula

Our Consultant Trainees will be responsible for completing a 12-week specialized training program with areas of focus in Business Essentials, Consulting, Systems Analysis and Design, Data Analytics, Project Management, Information Infrastructures, and more!

Kalispell Chamber looks toward another year of growth

“We have people without jobs and jobs without people,” Unterreiner said. “We plan to create the most educated and productive workforce in Montana.”

“You Asked:” Developing businesses in the Electric City

Brett Doney, President and CEO of the Great Falls Development Authority, is excited for the city’s future. They’re hoping to add more force to one of Montana’s most powerful natural resources.

Device ‘Ownership’ Is a Civil Liberties Issue

A sad fact of modern technology is that many “smart” devices use their smarts to act as their manufacturer’s spy and digital enforcer.

3 Successful Companies that Call Butte, Montana Home

Most of these companies create the behind-the-scenes products that run our lives — everything from silicon to industrial mixers to tube and duct assemblies for aerospace applications.

Tickets on sale Jan. 25 for April 4 lecture by astronaut Scott Kelly at MSU

Kelly, who is also a bestselling author, is expected to discuss his space travel, share lessons on leadership, reflect on his commitment to discovery and tell stories of perseverance at the lecture

Harlowton, Montana’s Eventgroove – Create a Customized Event Page and Sell Online

Free for event hosts – very low fees for ticket buyers.

Montana Tourism Awards – Nominations OPEN 1/15-2/15

I hope you will have plenty of nominees from your respective regions; please share this information in your organizations and communities and extend the invitation to attend.

Tesla Launches Its First-Ever Portable Charging Station for $500

The sleek home charging station can be plugged directly into an existing high-voltage plug.

All Montana University Students Encouraged to Submit Ideas for $50,000 Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge

Applications are due Friday, Feb. 8, and can be found on the John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge website.

S&K Technologies, Inc. (SKT) Acquires Tucson-based International Towers, Incorporated (ITI) – Expands Capability Portfolio

Acquiring ITI expands SKT’s service and capability offering into the Cellular and Broadband communications, tower and broadcast infrastructure, and security markets.

A look into the Great Falls community’s businesses and their 2019 plans

Ignite 2019, sponsored by Great Falls Development Authority, allowed 18 businesses to present their 2019 projects this past Friday.

Idaho Governor Brad Little: Climate change is real, and it must be reversed

The 64-year-old Republican sworn into office earlier this month shocked some at the Idaho Environmental Forum by declaring that climate change is real and will have to be dealt with.

Bike lanes prove that transportation solutions can be cheap and effective

At very little cost, the new bike infrastructure increased total street capacity and improved safety.

Kia electric-assist pedal car would be dispersed like a SEED Urban Transport

The futuristic fun didn’t stop there, however, as the automaker also unveiled an electric-assist pedal car that could find use in the smart cities of tomorrow.

Montana Career Opportunities – Civil Engineer/Branch Manager, Project Manager/Civil Engineer – Territorial Landworks

We believe in playing an active role in the communities where we live and work.

How Pineapples Inspired a Montana Wheat Farmer to Excel – Wheat Montana

“Give the customers what they want, not what you want them to have”

Startup’s new passenger drone could be steppingstone to new form of urban transportation

In five to 10 years, he predicts, aircraft such as the Hexa will play a very different role in urban environments, becoming an “alternative to driving” for certain types of trips.

1 Million Cups Missoula – 1/23 – Join Us

Exciting new presenter at next week’s meeting – woohoo!

MCPS to hire consultant to assist in superintendent search – Montana Career Opportunities – Elementary, Middle and High School Principals and more… Missoula County Public Schools

We will create an inspired 21st Century Educational Culture that improves lifelong student achievement, develops remarkable educational leaders and engages the Missoula community in the future of its children.

Google’s new employee perk: paid sabbaticals to work for nonprofits

Google.org Fellowships is a program that allows its own employees to embed for up to six months at nonprofits with special projects that need the help of experts in computer engineering, data analysis, and artificial...

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