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Message to Butte: Play to your strengths

Kenosha, Wis., Mayor John Antaramain has a message for Butte: Play to your strengths, build consensus, work together and don’t be shy in asking for state and federal dollars. By Gerard O’Brien of The Montana...

Billings educators, business leaders trade places today

There’s the old saying about walking a mile in someone else’s shoes. Today, about 30 educators will bring members of the business community into their world, and then trade places for the other half of...

Gov. Martz offers plan to cut state income tax

Gov. Judy Martz on Monday proposed cutting state income taxes by 10 percent or $66 million annually, while imposing a sales tax on tourist items, possibly including restaurant meals and alcoholic beverages, on both Montana...

Do You Tell Your Staff When You Disagree With the Boss’s Orders?

Last week I wrote about how managers who are excluded from decision making that affects their work can try to get included and make their views known to senior executives. But what should they do...

U. of I. shows off faculty’s tech work to venture firms – More universities try to lure capital

Technology show-and-tell sessions have joined teaching and research as staples of academic life. By Jon Van Chicago Tribune staff reporter As universities have gotten into the business of starting new companies, more campuses are initiating...

Dot-coms may be dead, but small businesses are still using the Internet to extend their reach

e-commerce hasn’t died. It’s just gone underground. At a time when acres of glassed-in offices hold the ghosts of failed dot-coms, one of New England’s more successful online businesses operates from the musty basement of...

A change in thinking could make all employees leaders

A common misconception that many business organizations have is the "someday" mindset: Someday, somehow, someone will come along and sprinkle magic dust on employees, transforming them into the leaders of tomorrow. By JIM SWEENEY Seattle...

Great Falls native earns science honor

Great Falls native Dr. Irving Weissman will be crowned the 44th California Scientist of the Year next month. By RICHARD ECKE Tribune Staff Writer Weissman, a Stanford University professor and medical doctor, will receive the...

MSU Research Roundup- Space cassettes -Wheat from on high-Dish review – Architecture on-line

Space cassettes If everything goes as planned, Elinor Pulcini, two other MSU researchers and three or four undergraduates will head for the Kennedy Space Center in July. They will load bacteria into 16 cassettes designed...

Boise Cascade continues to refine business mission to wean itself from the endless cycles of boom and bust.

The word Cascade isn´t the only thing removed from Boise Cascade´s new logo. The fir tree is gone, too. That missing tree seems to symbolize the Boise company´s efforts to start weaning itself from the...

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