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In Butte, Montana it is legal to shoot anyone who deliberately mispronounces the city's name and giggles.
Montana Networking Breakfast, 6/8, San Francisco, CA http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development
Montana Politics & Legislature
- Join me at the Innovate Montana Symposium in July
This is the second of three symposiums being held across the state and will showcase how Montana's small businesses are changing and innovating, creating good-paying jobs, and strengthening our economy in the 21st century marketplace.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Poll: Growing number of Montanans believe public lands help jobs
"We found that support for national parks and conservation is about as popular and bipartisan an issue as you can find these days," UM geography professor Rick Graetz said Wednesday. "There's agreement in the state, on all sectors of politics."
- Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Missoula - Congratulations to Jack Manning, Dan Semmens, Erin McCrady, and Steve Bell
In addition to this individual recognition, Dorsey's Corporate/M&A practice group in the Missoula office received a Band 1 ranking, the highest possible ranking for a practice group awarded by Chambers.
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- PFL Newsletter: Start your Summer with Success
Let's face it - creative marketing can take some effort. Luckily for you, we rolled up some great ideas into a single place!
Energy and Climate Change
- Montana - 111 ways to fill the season with outdoor adventures, live music, community festivals, oddities and more
We've researched the region's most outstanding, outlandish and just-plain-odd offerings.
- Yellowstone Park launches app to help visitors get around
The app will provide information about visitor centers, dining and lodging, shopping and services, self-guided tours, historic places and natural features.
Come Home Montana
- How much should utility companies pay for renewable energy?
PSC commissioners, project developers, representatives from Northwestern and other utilities all chimed in to try and figure out the best way to set a cost for these contracts. Currently, the agreements are between 20 to 25 years long .
Developing Funding Opportunities in Montana
- Video: You thought you knew Montana
The travel brochures have it all wrong.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Public Relations Account Coordinator - Partners Creative
In this full-time position you'll coordinate the daily flow of jobs in the public relations department.
MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
- Bozeman, Montana-based Next Frontier Capital Successfully Completes Inaugural Venture Capital Fundraising with over $21 Million Raised
The Fund's focus on investing in Montana technology and healthcare companies attracted investment from more than 70 Limited Partners drawn from many of the world's top technology, investment and venture capital firms," said Will Price and Richard Harjes, General Partners of Next Frontier Capital, in a joint statement released today.
- MEDA June News
Whether organizing a new team visit, or following up for a ret urn team visit, the month of May was fully engaged with MEDA Resource Teams.
- Treasure State Internet & Telegraph in Helena, Montana Announces Crowd-funding Initiatives Under New Laws
"We're excited to offer the chance for anyone to invest in TSI&T, and especially because Montanans can invest as little as $100 to help us grow."
- Governor Steve Bullock meets with Colstrip leaders about its energy future
"The market for coal, the rise of natural gas, other things. But I'm certainly, I'm committed, and been committed, to making sure we're turning over every rock."
- Former Vann's executive Paul Nisbet pleads guilty in fraud case
Paul Nisbet agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy, an offense that carries a maximum punishment of five years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, three years supervised release and mandatory restitution. Nisbet has agreed to pay the $122,250 in restitution.
- Missoula's Collaborative Learning Network, LLC Works with XQ Super School Team to Complete Semi-Final Round
Nick Salmon is an educator, professional development coach, educational facility planner and founder of the Collaborative Learning Network, LLC in Missoula and has been supporting the Heartland Hills team since early February.
- Montana's Simms Fishing Products wins national award
"Over the last 25 plus years, we have made a concerted effort to find the best international partners to help us build our brand internationally," Diane Bristol, senior director for employee and community engagement, said in a release. "We have a deep appreciation for the relationships we've built and the efforts they've made to represent us."
Come Home Washington
- The magic word this researcher says can get people to agree with you
According to new research, a perception of morality strengthens an argument, giving it more sway than opinions based on tradition or practicality.
- Google offers shortcut to data it stores about you
"We are trying to take the mystery out of privacy."
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- Washington Career Opportunities - IT Helpdesk Specialist, Director of Waterfront Operations, Senior Mechanical Specialist - S&K Global Solutions, LLC
If you are looking for a company that has a reputation for expert, cost effective management of complex projects, look no further than S&K Global Solutions.
- Analysis: Internet Access -- An Incomplete Promise
History is likely to judge us harshly.
- Why this Midwest town is thriving when so many aren't
The place that Oprah Winfrey dubbed "America's most unusual town" is more than just quirky.
Incubators and R&D
- Idaho ranks No. 2 in tech sector growth
Thanks to large employers like Micron, Idaho has the second-fastest-growing tech sector in the country behind Utah.
- Stanford researchers 'stunned' by stem cell experiment that helped stroke patient walk
Stanford researchers studying the effect of stem cells injected directly into the brains of stroke patients said Thursday that they were "stunned" by the extent to which the experimental treatment restored motor function in some of the patients.
- Stanford's culture of collaboration drives innovative discoveries in areas vital to our world, our health and our intellectual life.
18 interdisciplinary institutes cross school boundaries and foster collaboration.
University of Montana & Montana State University Tech Transfer
- Driverless Car Testing May Spark a Tech Transformation for One California Town
The Concord Naval Weapons Station is today a testing site for automated driving. In the future, its city and county want it to be much, much more.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Understanding University Intellectual Policy and Commercialization
The idea of faculty ownership of IP wasn't very popular with U.S. university administration.
MAPS : Media Arts in the Public Schools
- The Case for Improving U.S. Computer Science Education
It is time for computer science to be seen as a core science on par with more traditional high school offerings such as biology, chemistry and physics
- Using predictive analytics to increase student retention
A look at 4 campus "data czars" and how they're promoting predictive analytics.
- MAPS: Year End Round Up: New Faces, Promotions and Projects
In 2014 and now 2016, MAPS was recognized as one of the top 50 after school programs in the country by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH).
Funding and Building your Business
- As Billings plans for growth, the chief planner keeps getting surprised
Just when she thinks Billings' growth policy is about wrapped up, people offer Candi Millar ideas she hasn't thought about before.
- Vote YES for Missoula's Library! - Community Leaders Launch Ballot Committee to Pass Missoula Public Library Bond
"Our public library is an essential community resource, but it is almost a half-century old and over-capacity. Building a new, up-to-date and expanded public library will help our kids learn, benefit our entire community and ensure our community is ready for the future."
- Humanities MONTANA June Newsletter
Humanities Montana strives to enrich the lives of all Montanans by fostering inquiry and stimulating civil and informed conversations about the human experience.
- Cooperative Living as an option in Missoula, Montana
Former Missoula county commissioner Bill Carey is continuing to work on bringing a new option for senior housing to Missoula. He thinks the rest of the state could benefit from the idea as well.
- Growthspurt: Missoula city leaders look to update downtown master plan as projects unfold
"A lot of that has to do with folks looking to invest in downtown. They see the vision in downtown because we have a master plan, and it has helped create predictability and bring some long-term goals to the table." Linda McCarthy, director of the Missoula Downtown Association.
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
- Elon Musk: Tesla was founded on 2 false ideas, and survived anyway
At the company's annual shareholders meeting, CEO Musk and a rotating cast of longtime Tesla employees discussed the Palo Alto company's difficult birth in detail, complete with admissions that they often didn't know what they were doing.
- Elon Musk goes on a 'machines building machines' rant about the future of manufacturing
We realized that the true problem, the true difficulty, and where the greatest potential is - is building the machine that makes the machine. In other words, it's building the factory. I'm really thinking of the factory like a product."
- How to Hire the Best Performers
Building a solid pipeline of talent is critical for any business, but finding and retaining good employees can be especially tricky for small and midsize businesses.
- 7 essential Google Analytics reports every marketer must know
I've put together a list of seven custom and standard reports you can use right away to get better insight into your marketing performance.
- S&K Global Solutions awarded two Small Business Innovation Research contracts with NASA
Great news from a small Montana company owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- 'Jurassic Park' paleontologist Jack Horner retiring from Bozeman, Montana museum he built - The Museum of the Rockies
Horner, 69, is one of the best known dinosaur researchers in the world. Michael Crichton based the character Alan Grant on Horner in the 1990 book "Jurassic Park," and Steven Spielberg brought Horner on as a technical adviser on all of the "Jurassic Park" movies -- and Horner did it without a college degree and with dyslexia.
- Tech superstars talk A.I. at Code Conference
Everyone from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Bill Gates is talking artificial intelligence at Code Conference 2016.
- Musk's Future: Driverless Roads by 2019, Mars Colonization by 2025
His latest pronouncements: that most cars won't have drivers in three years and that people will arrive on Mars by 2025.
- The incredibly brilliant way people are now paying for things in Asia
Conducting real-life and online transactions through messaging apps stands to change retail like no other services have.
- Morgan's Wooden Three-Wheeler Is the Eccentric's Electric
Yes, three-wheeled cars tend to be unstable, but Morgan doesn't cater to those concerned with practicality.
- Delta announces nonstop flights between PDX and London
The four-day-a-week flights between Portland International Airport and London's Heathrow airport will start on May 26, 2017, and continue through Oct. 29.
- Free Cycles Missoula and Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation Gain Extension for Capital Campaign to July 1st
"The demand from the citizens is here. We are bursting at the seams. It is critical we own the property to expand our space and programs. Land is the medium for service," says Giordano. People can donate three ways:
- World's largest airline touches down in Montana
For the first time on Thursday, American Airlines touched down in the state of Montana.
- Researchers Develop 7 Metrics to Evaluate Bike And Pedestrian Projects
The risk here is that the absence of a universally accepted standard will lead local governments to spend more money than necessary on improvements that have little real benefit.
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