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"No student should be prevented from majoring in an area they love based on a false idea of what they need to succeed. Broad learning skills are the key to long-term, satisfying, productive careers. What helps you thrive in a changing world isn’t rocket science. It may just well be social science, and, yes, even the humanities and the arts that contribute to making you not just workforce ready but world ready." -- The surprising thing Google learned about its employees -- and what it means for today's students -- http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Career Opportunity - Chief Information Security Officer - State of Montana - http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html --- Turn-key Physical Therapy Private Practice for Sale in Missoula, Montana - http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Department of Commerce
- Montana Department of Commerce Announces Grants for 28 Native American Businesses
"The businesses receiving these grants represent a cross-section of the increasingly diverse industries driving our reservations and native communities," Haxby-Cote said. "By supporting Montana's Native American entrepreneurs, the Indian Equity Fund grows prosperity for Indian Country and an even stronger economy for all Montanans."
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- High Impact, Full Color Plastic Business Cards
Make your marketing more effective and noticeable by incorporating plastic cards into your campaigns! These durable pieces are the perfect way to promote your company image over time.
Energy and Climate Change
- How to Use Blockchain: 10 Use Cases
Forward-thinking enterprises are investigating innovative uses for this distributed ledger technology.
- The Top 18 Security Predictions for 2018
Here's your annual security industry prediction roundup from the top cybersecurity experts, magazines, companies, analysts and more.
Come Home Montana
- How Electric Vehicles Could Sink the Texas Grid
Analysis shows why utilities need to think hard about future energy systems.
- No hoax here: Missoula County looks to write climate action plan with new position
The recognition acknowledges local governments that make it easier and more affordable to go solar. In other words, Missoula County is "open for solar business."
- Missoula Job Service spends 2 days a week in Hamilton
Two Job Service Missoula workers spend two days a week in Hamilton. They said anywhere from a dozen to 15 clients walk in to their office on the days they are open. Many are coming from remote stretches of the valley.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Chief Information Security Officer - State of Montana
This position reports directly to the State CIO, and receives the highest level of support for enterprise cyber security programs designed to protect the data of the citizens of Montana.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Director - Northwest Montana Small Business Development Center
Provides business and entrepreneurial counseling and training services to small business persons within northwest Montana (specifically Flathead, Lake and Lincoln counties.)
- Turn-key physical therapy private practice for sale in Missoula, Montana.
Offer includes patient list, professional website, centrally located office with 3,000 sq ft clinic space, and complete P.T. equipment, office equipment, furniture, inventory, supplies. Lease, with option to purchase, professional office building (5000 + sq ft).
Montana Economic Development
- In Sidney, Montana, hometown boy makes good -- beer, that is - Meadowlark Brewing
"If Wibaux can have a brewery, Sidney can have a brewery."
- Polson, Montana based Adelos to Develop New Fiber Optic Sensor Capabilities with U.S. Navy
"The agreement will help us achieve a significantly enhanced solution for our customers and provides a substantial benefit to the Navy."
- Startup company looking to invigorate Anaconda economy with bitcoin, officials say
BitPower vice president Scott Mosebach said Wednesday that the company is interested in locating a bitcoin mine operation in Anaconda because of the region's cold temperatures, because keeping massive banks of computers cool is essential to the operation.
- Missoula-based Hero Coffee Works - Espresso Machine Repair, Service & Parts Supplier
Hero Coffee Works is Montana's top coffee & espresso machine repair shop.
- Montana beer producers: Reduction in excise tax helps businesses
This week, some craft beverage producers in Montana celebrated the passage of federal legislation that cuts the excise tax on barrels by 50 percent.
- Montana West Economic Development - Making the Most of Economic Development Possibilities
"Sometimes when you just tell people this is what you do, you tend to be a little bit shy because you don't want to be seen as blowing your own horn," said MWED President and CEO Jerry Meerkatz. "This time, I wanted to be a little bit more deliberate."
Come Home Wyoming
- How the Japanese Practice of "Forest Bathing"--Or Just Hanging Out in the Woods--Can Lower Stress Levels and Fight Disease
"In the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you." John Muir
- The surprising thing Google learned about its employees -- and what it means for today's students
Those traits sound more like what one gains as an English or theater major than as a programmer.
- How Are You Perceived at Work? Here's an Exercise to Find Out
We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.
City Club Missoula
- 36 Hours In Sheridan, Wyoming: The Cowboy State's Coolest Small Town
But if you think about it, aren't these usually the elements of a great destination?
- City Club Missoula - Reaching Home: Missoula's 10-Year Plan To End Homelessness - 1/8
At January's City Club Missoula forum, Reaching Home coordinator Theresa Williams, and Eran Pehan, director of the city's Office of Housing and Community Development, will review progress over the last five years and outline plans for the future.
- Western States Poised to Lose More Than $1 Billion Under Tax Bill
As Congress speeds toward a vote on its massive tax overhaul, the lack of funding to cover the costs of the package means Western states are poised to lose nearly $1.3 billion in oil, gas and coal royalties.
- The net neutrality lawsuits are coming. Here's what they're likely to say.
The repeal will permit broadband companies such as AT&T and Verizon to speed up some websites, slow down others or charge them new fees -- a move that critics say could reshape the Internet ecosystem to favor large, established incumbents.
- Days after the FCC repealed its net neutrality rules, the GOP has a bill to replace them
Days after the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal its net neutrality rules for Internet providers, a Republican congresswoman has introduced legislation that would replace some -- but not all -- of the regulations.
- After net neutrality, brace for Internet 'fast lanes'
The Associated Press queried seven major internet providers about their post-net-neutrality plans, and all of them equivocated when asked if they might establish fast and slow lanes. None of the seven companies -- Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Sprint and T-Mobile -- would rule out the possibility.
- Europe's new internet regulations should make most Americans jealous
Fortunately, the European Union is here to save at least some of us.
- Montana Chief Information Security Officer Lynne Pizzini Leaving for Private Sector
The state of Montana will likely start the new year with a temporary but rather large void in its technology sector.
- UK Government moves to classify high-speed broadband access as a "legal right"
The UK Government has just announced that from 2020, high-speed broadband will be considered a legal right for all its citizens, meaning service providers must offer access to any person that requests it.
- After the death of net neutrality, what will the internet look like?
The year is 2020, and enough time has past for the Federal Communication Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules to have changed the way we communicate online. What's it like to use the internet?
- Internet Policy 20 Years Later: Did the U.S. Get It Right?
"In many ways, we got it right."-Kevin Werbach
- Idaho is fastest-growing state
The agency says there are about 37,000 more people living in the state than there were the year before.
- Montana ranked #1 Hulu streaming state
On Tuesday, the streaming service Hulu announced that Montana ranked #1 among all states in 2017 for the most hours streamed per subscriber.
- Vigor in the Heartland
America's "flyover country" is stronger than you think.
- USDA Rural Development awards RCDI Grant to Dakota Resources
This 3-year program will provide financial and technical assistance to the economic development professional staff and local leadership teams from twelve private nonprofit economic development organizations and low-income rural communities in South Dakota
- Casper leaders decide to sell city-owned buildings to local entrepreneurs
Downtown Casper should soon have more apartments and an expanded apparel store after city leaders approved the bids at the end of a contentious, three-hour meeting Tuesday night.
- Wyoming loses over 6,500 residents since start of energy bust -- largest drop since 1989
The fortunes of neighboring states like Idaho and Colorado, which has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, have a strong impact on whether people stay in or leave
Missoula Children's Theatre
- Community colleges continuing trend to offer four-year degrees
This past summer Ohio joined a growing number of states that allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees when it enacted legislation allowing community colleges, state community colleges, and technical colleges to apply to offer applied bachelor's degrees.
Montana Education Excellence
- Change a child's life! Make a year-end donation to Missoula Children's Theater!
With your help, kids will continue to look forward to MCT year after year.
- The Experience One story proves that dramatic and effective change is possible in higher education.
Montana Western now boasts twelve years of increasing levels of student success.
- Montana State University News - Mountains and Minds - Fall 2017
Flipping the classroom - Paul Andersen teaches science to millions using old school charisma and new wave technology
- Flipping the classroom - Bozeman' Paul Andersen teaches science to millions using old school charisma and new wave technology
Maybe Andersen isn't Superman, but the Montana State University grad is close.
Funding and Building your Business
- Montana State Parks is now accepting applications for the Montana Accessible Playgrounds Grant Program.
The Montana Accessible Playgrounds Grant Program http://www.stateparks.mt.gov will help municipalities and school districts secure additional grant funding to develop accessible playgrounds where children of all abilities can learn, play and grow.
- 5 Lessons on Taking a Stand You Can Learn From Patagonia
While some businesses may be left with the feeling that they can't be so bold, more and more, your customers expect you to stand for something.
- An Ideal Startup Team Excels At Whole-Brain Thinking
I see a big shift from the knowledge age, with its left-brain foundation, to a critical focus today on visualization, creativity, relationships, and collaboration, which are more in the domain of right-brainers.
- Businesses With A Higher Purpose Also Increase Profit
A three-phase process to develop the necessary business culture of energy, resilience, and openness:
- 3 Important Ways to Establish Your Expertise and Build Trust With Clients
Get your clients to trust you by using the principle of authority.
- Let's Improve Missoula's Reserve Street
The bottom line is that radical things have to be done to reduce traffic on Reserve St. I hope MDT will begin leading a movement toward that goal, not just constructing the next project to be funded on an endless list.
- Google Maps Will Now Show You Real-Time Accidents, Construction, And Road Closures
Google Maps will now show accidents, construction, and road closures as they're happening as part of a small but useful update released today.
- Electric car buyers will still get incentives under tax bill
Most automakers are pleased.
- Dangerous intersections: How you can protect yourself - The top 4 dangerous intersections in Montana are on Reserve Street in Missoula
More than 50 percent of all crashes in the United States occur at intersections
- All of Toyota's cars will be either hybrid or fully electric by 2025
They're shooting for sales of over 5.5 million electrified vehicles by around 2030.
- Willamette's new bike lanes are already outdated -The Danger of Half-Measures
Willamette's new bike lanes make for an important link in Portland's bike infrastructure, but building unprotected bike lanes on a high-speed street carries risk.
- Electrify America to establish non-proprietary electric vechicle charging stations throughout the U.S.
VW subsidiary to install 2,500 non-proprietary charging stations outside California in second phase. First phase in California previously OK'd by Air Resources Board.
- Colorado DOT Issues Final Report on Road Usage Charge Pilot Program
"We're looking at our revenue situation, and we're falling off a cliff,"
- What Needs to Happen Before Electric Cars Take Over the World
Merrill Lynch analysts now expect electric vehicles in the United States will be cheaper than their traditional counterparts by 2024. Just a year ago, they estimated it would take until 2030.
- FREE Grant Applicant Workshop For The Missoula TBID Sports And Events Grant Fund - 1/25
- Montana Pain Conference: Evolving Science & Modalities - 4/5-6 - Missoula
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