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Gallatin College to host open house and live virtual events for 10-year anniversary – 7/30 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m

In honor of its 10-year anniversary, Gallatin College MSU invites the community to a virtual 25-minute tutorial on personal cyber and network security on Thursday, July 23 as well as an open house with safe tours and demos on Thursday, July 30.

Montana Next Generation of Community and Economic Development Tools Report Released; Your Input and Recommendations Requested by July 27th

To help us prioritize our next steps, I am asking you to complete our brief survey at   so we can hear from you – what topics and themes interest you. 

Website personalization at its most simple.

GeoFli – Getting from the First Conversation to the First Conversion

Website personalization, or giving website visitor messages based on their location, can have a huge impact on the conversion rate of your website.

But how does something like that work? How do you implement it yourself?

Read through to see how.

On Broadband, Tester Tells FCC: Don’t Leave Rural Communities Behind

It is irresponsible for the FCC to allocate $16 billion using incorrect data that gives an incomplete picture of the nation’s broadband gaps. I fear this will turn into another broken promise from the FCC and rural America deserves better.”

Sen. Jon Tester – Update on available Broadband assistance

The fund would estabish a fund to compensate rural broadband providers for offering free or discounted services to families who are struggling to keep up with their bills due to COVID-19.

MACo News: July 2020 – MACo Launches Mobile App

The new “MACo App” features a digital directory of county officials, staff directory, news, resources, policy information, events, and a section called “Friends of MACo,”

Senator Tester Grills FCC Chairman on Plan to Spend Billions on Broadband Expansion without Accurate Coverage Maps – Senator: ‘The potential for wasting money here is just over the top”

The agency announced that it will roll out their $9 billion 5G Fund and their $20 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) before they are able to build accurate, granular service availability data through the implementation of Tester’s Broadband DATA Act.

USDA Seeks Applications for Technical Assistance Grants to Help Socially Disadvantaged Groups

A socially disadvantaged group is one whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic or gender prejudice because of their identity as members of a group without regard to their individual qualities.

How Working Remotely Is Making Us More Creative

The shift to remote work has made many elements of daily working life more difficult, but it may provide a hidden boost to humanity’s creative powers.

Tell Us Something Online Storytelling Intensive Workshop – Tuesday Evenings – 7/28 – 8/25 – 5:30-7PM

The goal of the workshop is to have a 10-minute story to share on the theme “Good Intentions” by the end of the workshop.