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"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action." -- Herbert Spencer, philosopher and sociologist
TODAY!! - Invest In Our Schools Campaign Kickoff, 5/19, Missoula, Montana http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html --- Investing in Information Technology and Our Kids' Future - Montana's Future http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
2014 Montana Politics & 2015 Legislature
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- Governor Bullock: Too early to consider special session for infrastructure needs
"I think lawmakers need to talk to folks back home about what their expectations were," Bullock said.
- New coalition develops in Montana
A political party that attempts to impose radical change that people aren't ready for, will not succeed. A party that must force "group think" on its members to carry out its purposes cannot survive.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Whitewater business offers zipline thrills outside Yellowstone Park
At Montana Whitewater's Big Sky location, the zipline features river crossings and large rock cliff faces on the Gallatin River.
- 'In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean' to celebrate literary icon - July 10-13
"In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean" festival will have its inaugural celebration in Seeley Lake this summer, July 10-13.
Come Home Montana
- New Wal-Mart in Great Falls, Montana to employ 300 by late next year
"Having such a strong and successful retailer as Wal-Mart anchor the east end retail center is great news. It will help attract other retail, dining, entertainment and hotel businesses to the Great Falls market and help the underserved east end, including nearby Malmstrom Air Force Base residents. The future of Great Falls is very bright." Great Falls Development Authority CEO Brett Doney
- Montana Talent Available - Business Analysis | Strategic Planning | Consultant | Inventory Management - Analyzing to Optimize Business Operations
Current board member with non-profit organization and president of the Entrepreneurship Club at the University of Montana.
- David Letterman recalls how Choteau, Montana inspired him on 9/11 - Video
The town of Choteau on the prairie below would become his primary source of inspiration and ultimately the nation's.
- Montana A to Z: Everything's a short drive in remote Hi-Line town of Havre: Family lives in, renovates historic post office, courthouse
This is the eighth part of a Missoulian project called "Montana A to Z," in which our reporters and photographers are taking readers into 26 of our communities across the state, one letter of the alphabet at a time.
- Senator Tester works to train more doctors in underserved Montana
Senator's bill increases residency spots for first time in two decades
- Missoula, Montana's Imagination Media - The video element for your business.
Creating valuable and engaging content will build awareness and credibility for your business. How do we grow your business from the inside out?
- Missoula Brazilian restaurant Five on Black to open new location in Bozeman
The "fast, casual" take on traditional Brazilian steak house fare will include rotisserie-cooked meats on an entirely gluten-free menu with offerings to please every taste.
- Win a two-day rafting trip with Montana Raft Company
You guys, there are some adventures that need to be done when visiting Montana. One of them: whitewater rafting the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.
Business Plan Forums
- 21 signs you have a terrible boss
A terrible boss doesn't just impact the way you work in the office -- they affect your entire life.
- Malcolm Gladwell on the Surprising Upsides of Being a Loser
"They weren't in the instant gratification world growing up," he says. "They were off doing their own thing, and learning habits of patience. They did things as children that did not have any expectation of winning social approval."
- Tech speaker: More women choosing petroleum engineering career
Women still don't choose it as a career path in large numbers, but the numbers are improving.
- TED Talk - Brian Goldman: Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?
Telling stories from his own long practice, he calls on doctors to start talking about being wrong.
- Winners announced for Montana University business plan competition held at the University of Montana
The winners of the 26th annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge, which was held Thursday at the University of Montana, have been announced.
- Meet four start-ups that want to change the world
The competition, which brings together finalists from 16 cities, was expanded to include more global entries this year
University of Montana & Montana State University Tech Transfer
- John Oliver gives an eye-opening look at one of the lesser known ways chicken farming is messed up.
“Multiple studies have shown that the people who grow chickens live at or near the poverty line, which sounds insane. How can the people who make the meat we eat the most barely be making a living?”
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- University of Montana students create app to test bee colony health using sound analysis - another app to reduce noise pollution in operating rooms
Across the U.S., nearly 43 percent of all honeybees died from 2014-2015.
Missoula Schools Excellence
- Children's Museum of Bozeman STEAMlab
A great opportunity for children to discover and explore topics in technology, science, engineering, arts and math.
- Flaming marshmallows, life-size robots at DIY fest Maker Faire
If Dr. Seuss infiltrated Burning Man, the result might be something like Maker Faire, a family-friendly bacchanalia of DIY creativity and invention
- Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom
"Every kid deserves to find what drives them."
Montana Education Excellence
- 3D Printing & Robotics ZooTech Day Camp For Grades 6-11, June 6, Missoula, Montana
Bringing the local Missoula technology community together for development of an engaging, tech day camp designed for children grades 6 - 11 to explore the skills & capacities to use emerging technology in meaningful ways and create something tangible of their own using these tools.
- TODAY!! - Invest In Our Schools Campaign Kickoff, 5/19, Missoula, Montana
Invest in Our Schools -- Please join Missoula community leaders, parents and students as we kick off a campaign to invest in our schools, our kids and our future.
- Harlem, Montana Formula 1 in Schools team wins state championship - Looks for help to get to nationals
Harlem United is currently seeking additional funds and sponsorship for the students to take part in this unique opportunity.
- Investing in Information Technology and Our Kids' Future - Montana's Future
Most people like talking about high-paying tech companies coming to Montana because it feels good to know that people can earn a higher quality of living. Truth is that we have to invest in the schools and the IT infrastructure that supports them or else Montana kids won't be qualified to work for those higher paying tech firms.
- 2014 Pre-Money Valuation of Seed Stage Angel Deals By Bill Payne
The following table shows the pre-money valuation of seed stage deals from several sources over the past five years:
Funding and Building your Business
- Big Sky, Montana booming with more growth predicted
Commercially Big Sky is keeping pace with demand which means for many town leaders, the priority is with the workforce.
Energy and Climate Change
- Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit
"Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World" -- including giving up traditional job titles and working on multiple tasks rather than at a specific job.
- How To Find The Best City For Your Type Of Startup
Having a great idea in the wrong place won't get you the funding you need, the experienced domain experts you want, or the pilot market results you need for survival. You need to move to right location and get connected before you ask for help.
- 8 Ways To Maximize The Value Of Your Startup Stock
Every entrepreneur needs to understand the following basics, to be addressed at company formation, as they engage a qualified attorney to draw up the paperwork:
- WindStream Technologies - Nobody has approached energy like this.
Now for the first time, municipalities, commercial buildings and homeowners can easily and efficiently harness the power of the wind and sun.
- Household Solar Popularity Builds, As Does Utility Industry Discomfort
The nation's market in photovoltaic panels has grown fourfold since 2009, even discounting concentrated solar facilities.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Montana Secretary of State creates new 'civic engagement' website
"It's important to me that we build a culture around our children that teaches them that their lives are directly impacted by the decisions our government makes," Secretary McCulloch said. "Their voices matter and their voices are heard through the election process and through civic engagement."
- The Army's drone pilots aren't being trained because they're too busy mowing lawns
Imagine if a baseball player practiced his swing all day long but never threw or caught a ball. That's what you've got in the Air Force.
- Sweet Pea Festival comes to Bozeman August 7-9 for 38th year
The Sweet Pea Festival is a nonprofit enterprise, with excess revenue put toward its mission of cultivating the arts in the Bozeman area. More than 400 volunteers help put the festival together each year.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- 23 Brilliant Life Lessons From Anthony Bourdain - Wise words.
Few people on the planet have lived the kind of globetrotting and adventure-filled life that chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain has. You can probably learn a thing or two from the man.
- Winnow Scores Seed Funding For Its Food Waste Smart Meter
Winnow says the amount of food thrown away in the U.K. costs the hospitality industry over £2.5 billion annually, and that globally this figure is estimated to be at least £44 billion.
- Google to launch 'buy' buttons
When shoppers click on the buy buttons, they will be taken to a Google product page where they can make the purchase.
- 'We are convinced the machine can do better than human anesthesiologists'
The device is innovative, but it doesn't decide alone how much anesthesia to give to a patient.
- Lily - The camera that follows you
No setup required. Just throw Lily in the air to start a new video. It's that simple.
- Video: GE Builds Tiny 3-D Printed Jet Engine
Engineers at General Electric have created a tiny jet engine using 3-D printing techniques that they say could rewrite the rules for how components inside commercial turbine engines are produced.
- The hoverboard from "Back to the Future" is closer than you think and other new technologies
How could the hoverboard technology improve building safety in earthquakes?
- Google self-driving car accidents were not the cars' fault
Given the fact that Google's program has covered approximately a million miles since it began in 2009, the numbers are more than encouraging.
- More Flights in Service in Montana for Summer
"Since last year airfares have gone down. It brings in more competition and makes it easier to come to Missoula or leave on business," said Brian Ellestad, with the Missoula International Airport.
- Autonomous cars will destroy millions of jobs and reshape the US economy by 2025 - Google's Self-Driving Cars Hit the Open Road This Summer
Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near monopoly by 2030, and the sweeping change they bring will eclipse every other innovation our society has experienced.
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