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"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Montana Department of Commerce
- Department of Commerce Announces Community Development Block Grants for 8 Montana Towns, Cities and Counties
"Montana's vibrant communities are working hard to build stronger places for their residents to live and work," said Director Haxby-Cote. "It's exciting to see their plans produce tangible results across Montana, and it's a privilege for Commerce to be part of the process."
- TODAY 12/29 - Montana Dept. of Commerce, Olympic Hopeful Maggie Voisin to Promote Montana with 360-Degree Live Video - Join her today as she Skis Whitefish Mountain Resort
"Montana has been at the cutting edge of tourism marketing and a leader in social media for more than a decade," said Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote. "Now we're charting new territory again, and we couldn't be more excited to have a Montana-born ambassador help us to show off some of the best skiing in the world."
- Two Montana-Made Films Selected for 2018 Sundance Film Festival
Two films with Montana ties have been selected by the Sundance Institute for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. "Wildlife" and "Dark Money" both stood out from thousands of submissions, each earning one of only 16 spots in their respective categories: U.S. Dramatic and U.S. Documentary.
Great Falls Development Authority
- NorthWestern Energy sues Montana utility regulators
NorthWestern Energy is asking a district judge to undo a state decision lumping the utility in with renewable energy developers when it comes to power contracts.
- 2018 "The Fire Within" Nomination Form - The best women entrepreneurs in Montana's Golden Triangle!
The Aspire Winner is a successful female business owner with under five years experience and the Inspire is a successful female business owner with over five years experience.
- Watch the Rose Parade and look for Montana's Xtant Medical on the "Donate Life Rose Parade Float"
Let's showcase this Montana company that will be there in the parade and in front of millions of people.
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- 11 can't-miss hikes in Glacier National Park
Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Jake Bramante's "Day Hikes of Glacier National Park Map Guide."
Arrow Solutions Group
- Blockchain Pumping New Life Into Old-School Companies Like IBM
IBM was one of the first big companies to see blockchain's promise, contributing code to an open-source effort and encouraging startups to try the technology on its cloud for free.
- What Is Blockchain Technology?
Few people understand what it is, but Wall Street banks, IT organizations, and consultants are buzzing about blockchain technology.
Energy and Climate Change
- Career Opportunities at Arrow Solutions Group
At Arrow Solutions Group we're your liaison to the employer and the job you want. Search our Job Postings and find a technology job that fits you.
Come Home Montana
- This Floating Solar Rig Produces Hydrogen Fuel Using Seawater
This new method could revolutionize the way we collect energy.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Backend Engineer, Customer Experience Associate, Front End Engineer, Partner Development Associate, Partner Development Manager, Partnerships Intern - ClassPass Missoula, Montana
Why work at ClassPass?
- Bitterroot Job Service moves to Missoula
Since Nov. 6, Job Service has been available four 10-hour days each week, with two of those days in Hamilton.
- Montana Career Opportunities - QA Analyst, QA/Automation Engineer, Quote to Cash (Q2C) Solutions Specialist and more... - Advanced Technology Group
Tired of the same old day-in, day-out drudgery of your current job?
Montana Economic Development
- Flathead Valley Business of the Year: Swank Enterprises
Kalispell-based general contracting firm continues to build multimillion-dollar projects in the Flathead and across the state after 57 years in the business
- Public lands are crucial to jobs, economy
We join hundreds of businesses and business organizations around the country who do not support Zinke and Trump's rollback of national monuments.
- Video: "Deconstructing Montana" Heritage Timber
Heritage Timber http://heritagetimbermt.com/ has been dismantling old buildings and carefully salvaging them for reuse since the early 1990s, diverting thousands of tons of useful materials from the landfill and preserving pieces of Montana history in the process.
- The Montana Experience: Stories from Big Sky Country
Montana is not just a place on a map, it's a state of mind.
- Montana's Fort Belknap Continues Push for Food Sovereignty with help from First Nations Development Institute and the Northwest Area Foundation
A Colorado-based development group has provided a $30,000 grant to promote food sustainability at Montana's Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
- International fitness company ClassPass to open third North American office in Missoula, Montana
“Missoula offers ClassPass the opportunity to become an employer of choice in a smaller, highly educated location whose culture matches their company mission of promoting healthy and active lifestyles,” said Chris Volney, Newmark’s managing director. “The high quality of life in Missoula and quality workforce will be a perfect fit for the ClassPass team as they put down roots and grow in the community.”
- ClassPass arrival in Missoula punctuates robust year of downtown growth
"All the stakeholders in downtown Missoula are working toward this kind of growth."
- How to Build a Team of Inspired Followers
So for now, I don't want you to be leaders. Until this strike is over, we don't need your vision, we need you to step up and be the very best followers you can be.
- Are You a Leader or a Manager? Here Are the Differences You Should Know! (Infographic)
Leaders are all managers, but not all managers are leaders.
- 20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One
Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call "life" was made up by people that were no smarter than you -- and you can change it.
- Five Unexpected Career Resolutions You Should Make In 2018
"Get a raise" is a nice goal, but focusing on these resolutions might set you up for a more successful year.
- Governor Steve Bullock Reflects on Montana 2017 Accomplishments
As 2017 comes to an end, we take a moment from our busy days to reflect on the events and accomplishments from this past year. Although there were challenges, we made important bipartisan progress to keep Montana a place we are all proud to call home.
- New Bozeman mayor talks past and future
Growth and comfort often "don't coexist," Cyndy Andrus said Tuesday morning as she quoted her talking points around how she'll act as Bozeman's top elected official.
- Montana is 1 of 7 states that could get another seat in Congress after 2020 census
The lost seats would be reapportioned to Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas, which are all growing, according to census data.
- Pitching a Dreampitch: Boise tech scene benefits from national opportunity
Two of the challenges I hear most often from Idaho entrepreneurs is that their companies struggle to gain national exposure and to earn respect from the major players in Silicon Valley and larger tech hubs.
Funding and Building your Business
- West Virginia Elk Herd Inspires Hopes of Economic Renewal, if not Ecological Redemption
Hunters and businesspeople look forward to the day when the animal's numbers are sufficient to allow West Virginians to hunt elk there for the first time in more than 150 years.
- 6 Ways Small Businesses Could Bounce Back From A Bad Review
"When a customer has a positive experience, they'll tell one person, if they have a bad experience, they'll tell 10." Kevin Spiter
- 10 Questions To Ask Before Selecting A Search Firm
The right people are the most competitive advantage you can have in business.
- 2018's challenge: Too many jobs, not enough workers
Employers nationwide are grappling with a problem that threatens to stall economic growth: vacancies -- and lots of them.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Government Websites Need More than a Facelift
Often, governments invest in changes that offer aesthetic improvements but lack the fully integrated back-end connectivity to be truly transformative.
- True wireless charging is about to become a thing
The Federal Communications Commission has recently approved the first-ever "power-at-a-distance" wireless charger.
- The Five Most Amazing Things That Were 3-D-Printed This Year
Each of these items gives us clues to what the future of manufacturing might look like.
- 10 ways tech will shape your life in 2018, for better and worse
As I look into my crystal ball at what new technologies are most likely to shape our lives in the next 12 months, I see science-fiction dreams coming to life
- Turning Parking Spaces Into Grocery Stores or Whatever Store You'd LIke...
“In the coming decades, retail as we know it will disappear. Stores will become powered by apps, they will become accessible 24/7, and they will become mobile.”
- This Super Green Tower Will Feature a Landing Pad for Your Flying Car
The ride-share company, Uber, announced that they will be using flying cars as early as 2020.
- Australia trip helps MSU student jump-start solar car club
An electrical engineering major from Kalispell, Allery recently spent two weeks interning at the World Solar Challenge, traveling with 40 student teams as they raced their solar-powered vehicles along a nearly 2,000-mile-long route from Australia's north coast to its south.
- Montana drivers are the worst in the nation, study shows
Montana's worst-in-the-nation rating included rankings of first in failure to obey, second in fatalities, fourth in drunk driving, sixth in speeding and 29th in careless driving, the website states.
- 3 Transportation Predictions for 2018
Transportation in the Unites States is changing.
- ComEd using electric car ride-sharing program to examine energy use
They can order $3 one-way rides using the Innova EV Dash-- a tiny two-seat, electric vehicle that can travel 150 miles on a single charge to its lithium-ion battery.
- Uber May Be Aflame, But Its Self-Driving Cars Are Getting Good
These pilot projects aren't just public relations stunts.
- Driverless cars became a reality in 2017 and hardly anyone noticed
If you had to pick one moment when driverless cars went from being a research project to a real, working technology, November 7 is a strong candidate.
- After Peak Hype, Self-Driving Cars Enter the Trough of Disillusionment
...in some areas, we are finding that there were more issues to dig into and solve than we expected."
- Will the State of Montana have to pay some canceled roundabout costs?
"From a safety perspective, the roundabout alternative is the only option to both reduce crash rates and severity as well as ideally remove the right-angle crash trend from future events,"
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