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"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." - Louis L'Amour
The Next Frontier of Innovation: Big Sky Code Academy offers Montana's First Ever Data Science boot camp http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Businesses For Sale
- Missoula's Unique Buttercup Market and Cafe is For Sale - What's up buttercup?
This business is currently FOR SALE and offers the best of the past and is set it up to succeed in the future. Check out this Windermere RE listing by Jaime Hand for more information contact 406-370-1850 or check out http://montanarealestate.withwre.com/2017/07/14/whats-up-buttercup/ Windermere Missoula Listing: http://www.windermeremissoula.com/property/21707518/1221-helen-missoula
Big Sky Code Academy
- NorthWestern hires FWP to study wildlife at wind farm
A post-construction study is under way at the Spion Kop wind farm.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- The Next Frontier of Innovation: Big Sky Code Academy offers Montana's First Ever Data Science boot camp
Montanan's and out of state online students can now join the fast growing data science industry with Big Sky Code Academy's Data Science boot camp.
Energy and Climate Change
- "Summer Melt" - The challenge of the 40% of high school graduates who don't show up for college after being accepted.
According to research from Harvard, as many as 40% of kids who intend to go to college at the time of high school graduation don't actually show up in the fall.
Come Home Montana
- German Utility EWE Plans a Flow Battery Big Enough to Power Berlin for an Hour
Germany may be launching a new era of city-scale energy storage. But there are still many incremental steps on the way.
- This New Material Could Let Phones And Electric Cars Charge in Seconds
Can't wait to stop waiting!
- Lawmakers suggest Montana PSC's short renewable energy contracts may be 'unlawful'
Montana's Public Service Commission last Friday finalized plans to cut contracts and rates offered to renewable energy projects no larger than 3 megawatts -- projects large enough to power 540 or fewer homes.
- Montana Career Opportunity - CNC Machinist - CM Manufacturing
We're looking for a CNC machinist who has an associate degree in machining or at least 4 years minimum machining experience.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Program Director, Communications Manager - Adventure Scientists
Since our founding in 2011, Adventure Scientists has sent thousands of volunteers on missions to collect data from remote, difficult-to-access locations for our conservation partners.
Montana Economic Development
- Oilman Russell Gordy Has a $96 Million Collection--of Ranches
"I like people--I just don't want to be around them," he said.
- The Good Seed Company in Whitefish hopes to jumpstart a movement of Flathead Valley residents growing their own food
"Chemical farming is like living on white bread, white sugar, coffee, and little sleep -- your immune system is under stress a lot of the time."
- Women - Can you back up your big honkin trailer with ease and confidence? If not or if you'd like to further perfect your skills, RCKN Reverse from the The Rckn Outdoor Sisterhood is for you.
Women teaching women how to successfully and safely hitch and tow a trailer with your vehicle.
- Global marketing firm Firebrand Creative opens Missoula office, plans virtual program for startups
Firebrand Creative CEO Amanda Larrinaga, a Missoula resident and the company's founder, said the Garden City was a logical place to direct the firm's efforts to position new startups and other small businesses for success.
MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative
- Gallatin County leads state for business investment, growth
The study ranks counties based on their business establishment growth, GDP growth, new building permits and federal contracts.
TEDx Events in Montana
- Our 6 Must Reads for Scaling Yourself as a Leader
You're likely to find yourself looking at your current role, looking ahead to the role you want (or at others who have it), and wondering how in the hell you'll be able to get there when you're already buckling under the weight of your work.
The Burton K. Wheeler Center
- Today's TED Talk - How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)
Rethink your home and how you live in it with this eye-opening talk.
- The Wheeler Center Presents - Max Baucus, Reflections On My Time In Public Service. - 9/7 - Bozeman, Montana
Please join the honorable Max Baucus, former Ambassador to China and longtime Senator from Montana as he shares his reflections on his time in public service.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- 4 courses every tech entrepreneur should take to stay afloat
Keeping up with trends and tech advancements is necessary to remain relevant in any industry.
- Hot new job for middle-class students: manual labor
Young workers are becoming barbers, bookbinders, furniture-makers and jewelers. In the process, they are elevating what, historically, were lowly manual labor jobs into sought-after career paths with cultural cachet.
- Broadband and Rural Economies - Maybe Small Is Better
While it is nice to have big dreams, some rural stakeholders find that it is better overall to temper economic expectations. But that doesn't mean rural Americans want to skimp on speed.
- Medicaid Work Requirements Could Create Additional Problems in Rural
The efforts of eight states to enact work requirements for Medicaid recipients could create special problems for rural participants, according to a new study.
- Low-interest financing for essential community facilities
Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation offers low-interest, long-term loans to public bodies, non-profits, and federally-recognized tribes in communities of less than 20,000 people.
- Senator Jon Tester Announces Nearly $5 Million to Upgrade Airports in Kalispell, Billings, Butte and Glendive
"Montana's airports bring business and travelers to our state, strengthening our economy and creating jobs," Tester said. "I'm pleased to work with all our local airports to help secure these critical resources that will help Montana's economy soar to new heights."
- Idaho is spending $12 million on courses that colleges don't always accept
"We are hearing from the governor's office and legislators that the state might be spending a lot of money on courses that may not be helping students," said Matt Freeman, Idaho State Board of Education executive director.
- New Idaho company PetIQ says its medicines would save you money on pet prescriptions
Attention pet owners: A company you've never heard of wants you to stop buying prescription medicines and supplements for your dog or cat from your veterinarian and buy its products in stores instead.
- Portland developers try to ease homeless crisis that they helped create
It's not the first time Cody saw his business jeopardized by the city's 4,000-and-growing homeless population.
- Could Hawaii Be The First State To Offer A Basic Income?
"In the wealthiest nation on the planet, we have the resources to ensure that no-one gets left behind." Chris Lee, State Representative
- Colorado Divide: Seismic shifts create rural-urban chasm in the culture, economy and politics of the state
"That's the mind-set. We don't exist. We're down in the flatland, in the middle of nowhere. We get ignored like that."
- Desperate Residents of Austin Completely Surrounded by Texas
Austin has traditionally enjoyed freedoms as a semi-autonomous region, hosting film festivals and literary events without the interference of its hostile neighbors, but there are growing fears that those days may be coming to an end.
Montana Education Excellence
- Study highlights economic impacts of 'quiet' recreation
Quiet recreation is generally nonmotorized activity that excludes off-highway vehicle use, power boating, snowmobiling or driving for sightseeing.
- Meet Albertsons' CEO. He's the most powerful Boise businessman you've never seen
Maybe you've seen Bob Miller shopping for groceries at the Albertsons store on State and 16th streets, where founder Joe Albertson started a supermarket empire in 1939.
- Major company CEOs made 271 times the typical U.S. worker in 2016
CEO pay may not be quite as high as it once was, but the numbers still dwarf the pay earned by the typical worker.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- University of Montana Paleontology Center Collections Manager Kallie Moore and science writer Blake de Pastino team with Hank Green to Launch YouTube Channel
"EONS will go on a deeply engaging and wildly entertaining tour of Earth's four-billion-year natural history, one fascinating vignette at a time," Green said. "I'm excited to explore these topics in detail with Kallie and Blake and hope it will encourage audiences to become more interested in paleontology."
- University of Montana receives 98 applications for presidency
"The best skills for a challenging presidency are clear communication, academic integrity, energetic leadership and fiscal savvy." UM President Sheila Stearns
Funding and Building your Business
- MSU researchers partner with Ennis hatchery, construct wetlands to treat effluent
"We're using the same microbial processes as in wastewater treatment plants," Wallis said. "It's just in the form of a wetland instead of a mechanical system."
- Will it make the boat go faster?
Helping individuals and teams to realise their ambition. Achieving results through teamwork and a steely focus on performance.
- Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits
Insights from Google's new study could forever change how teams are assembled.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Local Governments Still Using Russian Security Software Kaspersky Despite Federal Warning
This month, the General Services Administration, the agency in charge of federal purchasing, removed the company from its list of approved vendors, suggesting a possible vulnerability in Kaspersky that could give Moscow backdoor access to the systems it protects.
- Company to install microchips in employees
"It's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby told the station.
- Blood test could detect early sign of Alzheimer's
"Our results demonstrate that this amyloid beta blood test can detect if amyloid has begun accumulating in the brain," says Randall J. Bateman, a professor of neurology and the study's senior author.
- Park City launches first all-electric bike-share program in the nation
Park City officials say the first phase of its program, operated by Canadian company Bewegen, will support 88 new pedal-assisted e-bikes.
- Toward Better Advertising Campaigns for Transit
A few ideas on how advertisements could do a better job of selling public transit to the public.
- Bill Gates, Y Combinator, Jeff Bezos, Pierre Omidyar and many others invest millions in trucking app - Convoy
"We aim to cut down on the 40% of the time that trucks are empty, and even if we're 1% more efficient that would save 400 million gallons of fuel," Lewis tells USA TODAY.
- The Montana Food Show 10/10, Bozeman, Montana
- LTM - Last Thursday Of The Month Networking Extravaganza - 7/27 - Missoula
- Changes In North Dakota Unemployment Insurance Reporting & Payments, 08/10, Webinar
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