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New Program – How Women Rise: An Intimate Look at the Habits that Hold Women Back in Business + Life – Limited seating

The six session series will help you:

Several new Great Falls businesses are slated to open this year, and other announcements from Ignite 2020

The annual event marks the beginning of the New Year and provides community members a snap-shot of what’s to come to the Golden Triangle in the next 12 months.

‘Needle in a haystack’: Finding a home a challenge for child care businesses

Roughly 51% of Americans are living in a “child care desert,” meaning there aren’t adequate child care resources for the number of children in the area. In Montana, 60% of people are living in such areas, according to the Center for American Progress.

Never think you’re immune – Phishing Is Getting More Sophisticated. Here’s What to Look Out For

Experts weigh in on the best practices for combating the next wave of data breaches.

Investments in Climate Action Could Boost Rural Economies, Research Finds

Researchers believe rural America may be the key to some of the most effective climate change mitigation practices.

Bozeman Business Boom: what does the 2020 census mean for you in Bozeman?

We will take a look at why this year’s census could change your voice in Congress and how the state actually loses $20,000 in revenue for every person who doesn’t get counted.

Missoula County taking the lead on Southern route passenger rail push

Missoula County commissioners feel they might have found the means to officially pursue the idea.

A New Angle Podcast – Rachel Gregg previews the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Today’s episode is a special preview of this year’s Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, which runs February 14-23.

Big Sky Finance – January 2020 Newsletter

Big Sky Finance is here to partner with our lenders in order to provide the best long-term financing tool available to Small Business owners for their real estate and/or equipment financing needs.

Made In Montana Trade Show For Food and Gifts – Register as a Buyer Early, Start Connecting Now!

This year, we’re doing away with an event app (Whova), and instead inviting all buyers and exhibitors to a private Facebook group to connect and share before and during the show.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Economic Development Marketing but Were Afraid to Ask – 2/27

Top off your place marketing skills with this practical look at social media, site selection data, analytics and more.

Webinar: Turn your e-newsletter into a place marketing powerhouse – 1/22

2020 is your year to punch up that electronic newsletter and make it work for you instead of the other way around.

Reach Higher Montana Helps Students Apply to College, Will Level the Playing Field for all Montanans

The portal will be at the center of the 2020 College Access Week, when high school seniors are encouraged to submit applications during the school day.

Montana is retiring its mainframe

By spring 2021, Montana expects to be mainframe-free.

State Complete Count Committee Launches New 2020 Montana Census Website – Visit CENSUS.MT.GOV!

The new website has been designed to offer a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and easy-to-find resources.

Massachusetts Pursues Its Own Route to Broadband Expansion

Since 2016, more than a dozen rural communities in Massachusetts have gained high-speed Internet with state support. Mount Washington and Montgomery, with populations under 1,000, have unique stories to tell.

Texas School District Loses $2.3 Million in Phishing Incident

School district officials have not yet fully explained how the money was transferred to the hackers, but investigators say they have some “leads” as to who the cybercriminals might be.

Aspiring managers, here’s why you need emotional intelligence to be an effective leader

Thinking about leading a team or rising through the leadership ranks at your company? Better check that your soft skills are sharp.

Clean Energy States Alliance details successes, roadblocks, and strategies of bringing new technology to under-resourced communities

Accompanying these guidelines are 11 case studies, each giving unique insight into the process of introducing solar energy into under-resourced communities while also addressing the challenges that can arise, including the lack of capital or state-level policy support.

Climate change won’t result in a new normal but in constant, horrifying new disasters

From “wet bulb” heat waves that create deadly humidity to cascading economic effects of sea level rise, a new report catalogs some of the unanticipated consequences of runaway global warming.

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