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Scaling MT Speaker Series Featuring Phil Venables, VP & CISO of Google Cloud – 5/16 – Bozeman, Kalispell, Billings and Zoom

This month’s featured speaker is Phil Venables, Chief Information Security Officer of Google Cloud. He is a world-renown cybersecurity expert, who also serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, as well as the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board of NIST. He will be joined by Sherri Davidoff of LMG Security for a conversation bout cyber and security risks.

Stem Ecosystems

Every young person should have access to rich, connected learning opportunities

Missoulians hurry to get plastic ban on November ballot

Voters may have an opportunity to choose whether to ban some single-use plastics in the City of Missoula, thanks to a court ruling that overturned a recent state law.

New 2024 Great Falls Housing Market Demand Assessment

Bottom line: the data says we need more housing.

New Analysis Platform Shines Light On Utilities’ Solar Energy Future

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in collaboration with three other national labs, have developed a free online platform to help utilities understand how solar energy projects will affect the operation of their power systems.

Multiple Major Banks to Close Operations in Parts of Montana

Not only are Chase and BOA struggling, but Wells Fargo is beginning to pull out of some locations across Montana as well. Missoula lost a Wells Fargo Branch in 2023. A Wells Fargo branch in Helena is slated to close its doors this July.

GFDA – Upcoming Trainings: Government Contracting Certifications, Business Financials, and more!

Are you a small or disadvantaged business looking to unlock new opportunities in government contracting? Join Great Falls APEX for an informative session where we will be joined by Small Business Specialists for the Department of Transportation with the Civil Rights Bureau. Learn how to obtain and maintain the DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise for 51% woman or minority owned) and SBE (Small Business Enterprise for 50/50 husband/wife or 100% white male owned) state certifications.

This is how we finally end the 40-hour, 5-day workweek

California Congressperson Mark Takano, who introduced a 32-hour workweek bill, discusses how we can transform the way we think about our work schedules.

These Artificial Blood Platelets Could One Day Save Lives

Platelets help blood clot, but they have a short shelf life. With blood in short supply, synthetic platelets could help meet demand.

Suddenly There Aren’t Enough Babies. The Whole World Is Alarmed.

The world is at a startling demographic milestone. Sometime soon, the global fertility rate will drop below the point needed to keep population constant. It may have already happened.