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University of Montana mulls academic renewal amid push for STEM college

Mahdavi’s push for bolstering interdisciplinary connections comes from the growing number of employers whose ideal candidates have experiential learning or internships on their resumes.

Are shorter workweeks a good fit for your company? Here are the pros and cons

Let’s examine some of the pros and cons of the four-day workweek.

Tribal Broadband Bootcamps Announced for 2023

The Tribal Broadband Bootcamps, which have worked with 20 Tribes and more than 100 participants over the past 2 years, offering hands-on training in wireless and fiber-optic networks, will continue in 2023 with an expanded schedule and expanded curriculum.

City of Billings first Montana city to accomplish LEED for Cities Gold certification

“Each new LEED certification is one step closer to revolutionizing the places where we live, learn, work and play.”

The mayor of Paris transformed her city into a bicycle city in incredibly short time.

The mayor of Paris transformed her city into a bicycle city in incredibly short time. It continues to impress how much Paris has changed for the better. Less dust, less noise, more quality of life

Save the Date – Hellgate Venture Network – December Holiday Party – Dec. 8, Missoula – All are Invited – Bring a Friend or your Mother.

While we don’t know half of what people contribute and take from our community we have heard of jobs being found, businesses launched, relationships started, and other forms of collaboration. Come join us and bring a friend. There is no fee, no membership due, and no advertising.  Sign up for our newsletter to get notified of our upcoming meetings. We look forward to seeing you. 

Missoula, Montana’s LMG Security – How Hackers Go from Zero to Takeover Weaponar, the Top Threats of 2023, Preventing Holiday Scams, and More!

Cyberattacks and data breaches are two of the most important threats to address when undertaking business continuity planning and disaster recovery strategy development. Our blog shares the cybersecurity considerations to include in a strong business continuity plan.

News Just For YOU! Big Sky Economic Development

Big Sky Finance Funds SBA 504 Loan for $1,172,000

Search for University of Montana law school dean continues

he University of Montana School of Law is still without a permanent dean after a search committee failed to find a new replacement last semester. Now, the school is run by a long-time administrator and…

Reach Higher Montana Scholarships double to $2,000 this year

“Reach Higher Montana is super excited to offer funds to students to pursue their college and career dreams,” said Steve Coop, programs manager. “We understand the value of higher education, whether that be the trades, a two-year school or a four-year school.”

What Comes Next After Abolishing Parking Mandates?

From Tennessee to Florida, parking reform is sweeping the nation. But there’s a lot more work left.

Montana schools unable to get milk delivered to students

I never in a million years would’ve thought getting milk delivered to a school would be so much trouble,” Wenz said.

200 Irish Businesses Get To Try Out Electric Vehicles For Free

As part of a goal to have roughly 1 million EVs on Irish roads by 2030, the Irish government is aiming to boost the electrification of commercial fleets. A new project will allow Irish businesses to test out electric vehicles for free as part of initiatives aimed at reducing pollution in Ireland.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issues executive order blocking TikTok from state devices

Recently, the FBI said TikTok could pose national security concerns because of possible data collection or influence on users. Chinese policies passed in 2021 say nothing about limiting government or ruling Communist Party access to personal information.

Housing market has ‘further to fall’ as buyers walk away and sellers scramble for profit

Talk about a harsh wake-up call for sellers.

What a Great Idea! – Bozeman, Montana’s Zoot Employee Art Show and Handcrafted Gift Fair Monday, December 5th – Friday, December 23rd, in the Zoot Mezzanine.

The Zoot Art Gallery in Bozeman is pleased to announce its upcoming Employee Art Show and Handcrafted Gift Fair. The company recognizes and encourages employees’ creative growth and is honored to celebrate Zoot’s in-house artisans, crafters, small business owners and their families.

The Peculiar Case of Montana’s Dueling Dinosaurs – Welcome to the Montana Dinosaur Trail!

To dig for your own dinos in the land of fossils—Northeast Montana, that is—visit Montana’s Missouri River Country.

Missoula, Montana-Based Pathlabs Selected as a Best Workplace for Young Careers – Join Our Team – Career Opportunities

A Missoula-based media execution company, Pathlabs, is selected as a finalist in industry-leading WorkLife Awards among the top American advertising companies. Finalists for this award have excelled at creating exceptional workplaces and company culture. Listed alongside Pathlabs are five large agencies headquartered in major metropolitan areas.

Bodyslammed: Folk Hero (Rob Quist) vs. Billionaire (Really just a Millionaire…) (Greg Gianforte) World Premiere Event in Whitefish 12/13

The special election of 2017 to fill Montana’s sole congressional seat captivated the nation and culminated in the body-slam heard around the world.

In 2017 Gianforte was convicted of assault in state court from attacking Ben Jacobs of The Guardian that year.

Our Missoula Community Kickoff of the 2.5 Year Planning Process – 12/13 – Missoula County Fairgrounds Commercial Building

This will be your online source for information during the 2.5 year planning process. We are early in the process, and more information will be posted online throughout the project. And, you will have a chance to interact with the project online, so check back for updates and sign up for our newsletter if you’d like to stay informed.

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