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‘Hearing the Music of Someone’s Voice’ – A Podcast Looks for Nuances of Rural Stories

Now entering its second season, Reframing Rural podcast pivots from portraits of rural life and its people to discussing solutions for rural communities.

The Labor Shortage Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon–Unless Companies Make These Changes

A new poll from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows what businesses must do to get–and keep–the workers they need.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 12-5-21

Here is our Top 20 for this week celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy — Montana’s Golden Triangle. And, sharing business resources and skill-building opportunities to empower your success.

Own Nothing and Love It

The conversion of the high-rise office space into what urbanist Richard Florida describes as the “the last relic of the industrial age“ suggests a future more likely dispersed than concentrated. The shift to remote work covers a large part of the workforce which historically filled high-rise offices—media, analysts, programmers, marketers, and designers.

Montana Family Farms: Farm to School programs grow during supply chain, staffing shortage issues

Montana Farm to School Coordinator Aubree Roth said more than 120 schools and afterschool programs across Montana are involved in their procurement, education and school gardening programs.

Montana ranked #2 state in America for record breaking job resignation rates – New Career Opportunities in Montana

We actually spoke with someone who recently quit their job. She says she felt underappreciated, underpaid and she wanted to do better. 

Don’t hire someone because of their résumé. Look for this instead

Advanced degrees or years of experience aren’t always good predictors of future success.

One Way to Fight the Great Resignation? Re-recruit Your Current Employees.

A conversation with consultants Debbie Cohen and Kate Roeske-Zummer on retaining employees.

Rise & Restore Small Business Summit – April 7th – Fairmont , April 12th – Sidney, April 14th – Billings

Through out the day attendees will have the opportunity to attend multiple breakout sessions at each location including QuickBooks, Getting your business on google, Marketing and Human Resources, just to name a few on the agenda. This live in-person event will be focused on Covid recovery and where we go from here.

Rise & Restore Small Business Summit – April 7th – Fairmont , April 12th – Sidney, April 14th – Billings

Through out the day attendees will have the opportunity to attend multiple breakout sessions at each location including QuickBooks, Getting your business on google, Marketing and Human Resources, just to name a few on the agenda. This live in-person event will be focused on Covid recovery and where we go from here.