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Gibson Guitars announces major expansion at Bozeman, Montana facility – Career Opportunities

Curleigh noted that the new expansion could bring an additional 100 to 200 jobs to the Bozeman area over time. The company is going to need people to help make guitars.

Senators call on FCC to quadruple base high-speed internet speeds

In a letter to government leaders Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators called for a quadrupling of base high-speed broadband delivery speeds making 100Mbps down and 100Mbps up the new base for high-speed broadband.

Dorsey Webinar L&E Briefing: Tips for Employment Separations in a Remote Work Environment 3/31 – Online

While saying goodbye to departing employees is always hard, in the era of Covid-19, it’s gotten harder.

Senator Tester Secures $20 Billion for Vaccine Distribution in COVID Relief Package, Millions for Montana Workers and Small Businesses

Investments will significantly ramp up production, procurement and distribution of vaccines, allow for Montana’s economy to reopen faster

Managing Growth in the New West – 3/10 – 11AM MST – Online

 Our aim is to inspire and inform local actions by both governmental and non-governmental entities that will address priority issues related to rapid growth and change. 

How states rolling back mask mandates could impact all of us.

“Hey, we’re about to get there. We’re so close. Let’s not screw it up now.”

Montana Department of Commerce Connection – 3/2021

Welcome, Director Osterman! – Scott Osterman is a visionary leader with a private sector background of guiding successful strategy and execution to realize growth, develop strong partnerships and lead companies through transition.

The Osher Lifelong Institute at Montana State University to host talk about housing affordability in Bozeman area

The forum will highlight Arrowleaf Park and Perennial Park, a collaborative project aimed at developing sustainable and affordable housing with related family services in Bozeman. It will also discuss partnerships and innovative funding strategies used to help meet Bozeman’s growing community needs for affordable housing.

New EU ‘right to repair’ laws require technology to last for a decade

New devices will also have to come with repair manuals and be made in such a way that they can be dismantled using conventional tools

Prospera 35th Annual Awards Celebration – We’re All in This Together – Celebrate our extraordinary community members! – 4/20 – 11AM

Join us In-Person or Virtually!

How to Prepare Your Application for Emergency Rental Assistance

Renters will be able to apply directly for rent and utility assistance, and landlords will be able to apply on behalf of renters with the renter’s co-signature and required documentation.

Helena, Montana aims to reduce garbage by 50% by 2040

“I’m very grateful to everyone in the community who has been a part of this,” Dean said. “This is a great step that we’re taking, and I’m excited about where we can be in nine and 20 years.”

Businesses tied to South Dakota governor’s family got $600,000 in virus grants

Family members of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem received over $600,000 in funds from a state grant program pushed by the governor that directed federal coronavirus relief funds to small businesses.

Montana: The lost best place? This isn’t the Montana most of us know

After one half of one legislative session, it feels like Montana is making a marked shift. We have lost the live free aspect of our state and seem to be replacing it with heavy-handed social policies which are anathema to the spirit that drew me back home.

Montana Career Opportunities – Engineering Manager, Milling Machine Operator, Color Prep Machine Operator and more…. – Gibson Guitars

Come join the band! Gibson Brands, Inc., the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sound of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Come and join one…

As Visitation Spikes, West Glacier Frames Forward-thinking ‘Vision’ Plan

Community-driven planning project creates a roadmap for future land use, development and identifies shared values

Move over, Uber. I want to ride on this tiny trolley

The Rolla might be the best of all worlds.

Abundant Montana helps connect AG producers with buyers during pandemic

Abundant Montana currently has more than 400 producers listed on their directory.

How battery swapping could reduce EV charge time to just 10 minutes

The fastest electric vehicle charging stations currently get an empty battery to 80 percent full in about 30 minutes. But a new company is working on swapping out empty battery packs for fully charged ones. That would get an electric vehicle to 100 percent full in about 10 minutes.

Great Falls native Dane Storrusten scores Emmy win for modern-media strategy by following his passion

More than anything, Dane wants young adults growing up in communities like Great Fall to know that following your dreams is worth more than any paycheck. Winning an Emmy may not be your dream but it is totally attainable with consistent work.

Yellowstone National Park seeks applicants for 2021 Youth Conservation Camp

Yellowstone National Park is looking for 12 teens, ages 15 to 18, to work in the park for five weeks. The Youth Conservation Camp starts at the end of June, but applications are due by…

SBA Update – 3/3/21 – PPP IFR Revisions to Loan Amount Calculation and Eligibility, PPP updated FAQ’s

Important updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) effective immediately which include new loan amount calculations for IRS Schedule C borrowers and removal of certain eligibility restrictions.

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