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“The University of Montana exists to serve through education, through research activity, through community engagement. We are here to inspire through others our commitment to serving their communities all over the world.” University of Montana President Seth Bodnar --- A UM calling: University of Montana president's inauguration marks dedication to service--- http://matr.net/articl ... .html
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2018 Montana Politics
Big Sky Economic Development
- Montana Attorney General Blasts Senate Candidate Corey Stapleton for Hiring GOP Consultant's Wife
"The Secretary of State's criticism is especially mystifying since he is currently using our attorneys for other litigation," Fox said. "Ultimately, he made a political decision to needlessly spend $60,000 on outside counsel and lost the case."
Montana Department of Commerce
- One Big Sky District - Transforming the Economic Future of Montana
Billings and the state of Montana are primed to benefit from the national landscape of changing economies.
- The Business Of Outdoor Recreation Summit - 12/4-5 - Whitefish, MT
xpect two days of networking, panels, dynamic guest speakers, film festival and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and National Trails Systems, along with the kick off of the National Parks Conservation Association Centennial.
- Montana Lt. Governor Cooney Leads Trade Delegation to Mexico
In addition to meeting with executives from Heineken Mexico and Constellation Brands, Lt. Governor Cooney is kicking off the Cerveza Mexico Expo, an annual gathering of Mexican brewers, importers, exporters and input suppliers.
- Vendor Registration for the Made in Montana Tradeshow is OPEN!
The Made in Montana Tradeshow will take place March 15 & 16, 2019 in Helena, Montana at the Lewis & Clark County Exhibit Hall, 98 West Custer Avenue, Helena, MT.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Announcing Zoot's New Podcast: The Finance Frontier
The Finance Frontier is a new avenue for me to address the leading and bleeding edges of the financial industry, speak with knowledgeable experts and feature engaging, immersive stories from the front lines.
Kalispell Chamber of Commerce
- Here is our Top 10 for this week, celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy.
Celebrated the ribbon-cutting at CMR High School's new STEM center, auxiliary gym, state-of-the-art weight room, fitness center, and wrestling room. The $11.3 million project is a result of the $98.9 million bond issue in 2016, in addition to contributions from the GFPS Foundation, Thurber Families, Chuck and Gerry Jennings, and DA Davidson Companies.
- What We Make in Montana
October is Manufacturing Month, and the Kalispell Chamber has dedicated this year's events to educating the workforce about manufacturing jobs
- Welcome to our new Montana Ambassadors
Angelyn DeYoung and Dusty Eaton are our newest Montana Ambassadors.
- Congratulations to the Mai Wah Society in Butte, Montana for their success in the 2018 Partners in Preservation Contest!
Sixth place in this national contest is enough to secure full funding for their project tp preserve and restore the buildings on West Mercury Street that are home to the Mai Wah Museum.
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- A Guide to Livingston, Montana, the Literary Town on the Yellowstone River - A Great Place to Work and Live Your Dream
With Yellowstone National Park just an hour's drive away, Livingston is a perfect base camp for hikers, and the town's fishing guides make it their business to know every curve of the Yellowstone River.
Energy and Climate Change
- How This Blockchain Innovation Could Impact Billions
"Everest gives the average person the ability to prove who they are, exchange value with another individual or institution, and utilize technology provided by an organization, facility, or agent army."
- AI Humanoid 'Sophia' Is Granted First Ever Robot Visa, Speaks With President
"It's unusual for a government agency to take the lead in delivering electronic services, but it's vital for governments to keep ahead of the curve."
- Google to give away $25 million to fund humane AI projects
So as a part of AI for Social Good, we're also launching the Google AI Impact Challenge, a global call for nonprofits, academics, and social enterprises from around the world to submit proposals on how they could use AI to help address some of the world's greatest social, humanitarian and environmental problems.
Come Home Montana
- Young scientists develop enviro-friendly bricks made out of urine
It's a radical breakthrough for those of us long accustomed to clay, concrete, and metaphorical sh*t bricks.
- Colorado utilities turning on to battery power, thanks to dropping prices, advances in technology
Xcel Energy-Colorado, the state's largest electric utility, will add a total of 275 megawatts of large-scale battery storage to solar arrays in its newly approved Colorado Energy Plan.
- Video- HGTV Dream Home 2019 Location - Montana - Where you can live the dream everyday
It's here! Our beautiful vistas come together with mountain design! Watch the video for the amazing location here in #Montana! HGTV Dream Home 2019 Location
- Montana Career Opportunities in Livingston, Montana -VP of Marketing, Project Manager, Partner Marketer and more... - PFL
We're looking for talented, hard-working people that are passionate about helping customers succeed. It helps if you enjoy clean mountain air and dogs.
- Multiple Career Opportunities in Montana Photonics Companies
Move your career and your life to a higher level.
Montana Economic Development
- Survey of Missoula workers shows 'workplace environment' tops wage as priority
They also want to be challenged at work, have flexible schedules and to feel their work has meaning.
- Submittable and Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT): A Focus on Accessibility
Why is being accessible important?
- MeatEater Broadcast with Steve Rinella and onXmaps
Members of the onX team recently sat down with Steven Rinella to talk about magic circles, rut fests, and meat balls; prairie dog guide by day, tech visionary by night; memories from Steve's pre-onX days and more.
- Havre's Third Brewery Opens - Vizsla Brewing
Vizsla Brewing https://vizslabrewing.com/ has been a bright spot at the mall.
- Bozeman entrepreneur Chris Hedrick helps launch NextStep Interactive app to train workers displaced by technology
NextStep Interactive is a mobile phone app to help train workers displaced by artificial intelligence and automation for careers in the growing health care industry.
- What's the next good occasion to have a Montana Valley Ham? How about Tuesday?
The truth of the matter is, the sweet, juicy taste of a Montana Valley Ham can make any day of the year a special day.
- Multiple Montana television stations are being acquired by The E.W. Scripps Company.
The acquisition grows the Scripps local television station footprint to 51 stations in 36 markets with a reach of nearly 21 percent of U.S. TV households, according to the Scripps release.
- Perficient buys Montana digital marketing firm Elixiter
The acquisition of Elixiter, based in Bozeman, Mont., will add 40 people to Perficient's workforce, including Elixiter President and Founder Andrew Hull, who will join Perficient in a "key leadership role."
- Progress report: Praxis Center (National Center for Health Care Informatics) still on track for Butte, Montana
In addition to raising capital for the venture, the Praxis team's current tasks are lining up key personnel, continuing to build its partnerships with contractors and vendors and continuing to build its expertise in resiliency training for nurses -- just one of the many fields of study that will be available to students.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- What happened when I tried the U.S. Army's tactic to fall asleep in two minutes
The technique has been used to help people fall asleep in the most uncomfortable circumstances, and best of all, it's said to work for 96% of the people who tried it for six weeks.
- 5 steps to help you figure out your passion
Passion is not something you discover, she says -- "it's not like a lost set of keys!"
- Seven Life-Changing Lessons From Someone Who Lost Everything
If I could list all of the lessons those years taught me I'd be writing a book, not an Inc.com post. So here are the seven most important ones. As you read them think of your own life experiences and ask yourself how you measure up.
- Harvard Study of MBA Students Shows That Single Women Underestimate Their Ambition. Here's How Leaders Should Respond
Should business leaders have a say in women's ambitions?
- 7 ways parents can teach girls to build each other up, instead of tearing each other down
The girls may not have realized it, but they were pushing back against a powerful tendency for girls and women to view each other as threats, rather than allies or part of a support system.
Business Plan Forums
- Could Vermont Become the First State With Universal Broadband?
Gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist wants to bring utility populism to Vermont.
- EPIC Pitch Competition 2018 - 11/1 - Missoula
Come cheer on University of Montana students as they pitch their ideas for 3 cash prizes totally $2,500 dollars.
- 'Right-to-repair' advocates claim major victory in new smartphone copyright exemption
The Librarian of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office have granted American consumers and gadget repair shops greater freedom to fix their smartphones and other popular electronics in what "right-to-repair" advocates are calling a major victory.
- Supervalu, which failed to turn around Albertsons, is acquired. What it means to Idaho
It was not clear whether any jobs in Boise would be affected.
- New Zealand-based Ag-tech company CropLogic to open sales office at College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho
"They will need students to be involved in fieldwork and research work," CSI President Jeff Fox told the Times-News. "As an institution of higher education, our students need to see this is what education leads to."
- Boise and Reno Capitalize on the California Real Estate Exodus
Sky-high housing prices in the Golden State bring an echo boom--and new neighbors--to other Western states.
- Carmel, Indiana's Billion Dollar Bet
"We are actually going to invest into producing actual high-quality, urban amenities, infrastructure, etc. while we are in our growth phase, so that when we are complete, we have an essentially unreplicable environment that will retain its allure in a way that these earlier generations [of suburbia] didn't."
Regional Economic Development
- IBM to Buy Red Hat, the Top Linux Distributor, for $34 Billion
IBM is making a big move to bring more software developers under its corporate wing
- How Utilities Are Combining Voice and Analytics for Customer Engagement
Several new partnerships announced this year mark a new utility approach to voice.
- Explore The Role Of Coworking Spaces As An Important Tool For Community And Economic Development - 10/31 - Webinar
Featuring speakers from both the economic development and coworking fields, the presenters will discuss the measurable impacts of coworking spaces (especially in small cities across the American West), as well as tips and lessons learned from the field.
- A strong tourism economy means a thriving local economy
So, let's start by talking jobs.
- Fishing a big business in Wyoming
"The number of fishing licenses sold this last year is the highest since 1991," said Renny McKay, public affairs chief for Game and Fish.
Montana Education Excellence
- Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina
A new plan to lower tuition has led to a 60 percent jump in the number of students who have reenrolled at one university.
- A UM calling: University of Montana president's inauguration marks dedication to service
"The University of Montana exists to serve through education, through research activity, through community engagement. We are here to inspire through others our commitment to serving their communities all over the world." University of Montana President Seth Bodnar
- New Seamless OneMSU initiative aims at easing transfers and simultaneous enrollment
The Seamless OneMSU iniative aims to help students transfer, enroll between campuses and find courses to help complete their degrees.
Funding and Building your Business
- Can Colorado Save America? It's impossible to drive across the state and not be reminded of the boundlessness of American potential.
Craig, 78, a pro-mining registered Democrat in camo shorts and Birkenstocks who refuses to join the National Rifle Association, is an ornery nonideological American. In other words, he's a lot like Colorado, purple state par excellence.
- 20 Under 40: Recognizing outstanding young Butte community members
The group will be honored at a luncheon in December, and a special section featuring this content will also be published in print on Sunday, October 28.
- Google Evaluates Leadership Skills Using These 13 Questions.
How Would You Rank? (And How Would Your Employees Rate You?)
- These are the things you're getting wrong in your hiring process
Bonobos's director of talent acquisition and The Muse's VP of people and talent share why its crucial for companies to pay closer attention to their hiring experience from start to finish.
- Levi CEO Chip Bergh wants you to give your employees time to vote
Speaking at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on Thursday, president and CEO Chip Bergh said Levi's was giving its employees up to five hours of paid time off to cast their ballots on Election Day.
- 5 Reasons Why Your Startup Should Join An Accelerator
The most important thing to remember for early-stage founders is that the top three global accelerators Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and Techstars report about ten percent of their portfolio companies as successful exits, according to Forbes.
- Why Companies Should Let Employees Work Remotely And Travel More
"What if in addition to vacation, companies offered paid opportunities to travel and volunteer abroad?
- Managing People Is the Hardest Part of a Leader's Job
Whether it's the employees on your team or external partners, it's important to understand the needs of others.
- 5 Key Elements Of A Winning Business Strategy Today
With the pervasive and instant communication of social media and the Internet, businesses can no longer hide behind the mask of their own hype, either inside the company or outside.
- The single most important interview technique that nearly everyone leaves out
Let's play a little mind game to set the stage.
- "The Onlys": There still aren't enough women at the table
"Onlys": women who are often or always the only female in the room at work.
- Labor Department Looks To Incentivize Disability Hiring
Federal contractors may soon get one more reason to prioritize hiring workers with disabilities.
- You Don't Just Get Fired at Netflix. What Happens Instead is Brilliant. (Or Maybe Insane. There's a Raging Debate)
Maybe it's Netflix that needs to learn to chill.
- Goodworks Ventures - Attention Entrepreneurs Who Want to Excel: Add More Women to Your Boards
We were having a bit of a catch-up and the "socialpreneur" was commenting about the new make-up of his board. For the first time since its founding, he said, half of the board was comprised of women.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- State of the States for Tech and Cyber
The technology and cybersecurity results signal major change is coming -- in many diverse ways. Here's what you need to know as we head into 2019.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Once Upon a Time in Montana
A traveler returns to his old town, where he's tasked with watching over a just-perished stranger.
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- This Startup Might Help You Recover From Heart Attacks and Strokes--for Less Than the Price of a New Car
Your stem cells hold the cure to a host of ills--and maybe aging itself. Forever Labs is making sure they'll be there when you need them.
- Missoula College Offers Free Cybersecurity Checkups - 10/29-11/1 - Missoula
Missoula College cybersecurity students will conduct free security diagnostic checks of digital devices from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, through Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the foyer of Missoula College's Riverfront Campus at 1205 E. Broadway St.
- The great auto disruption
Few changes in modern life will hit in more radical ways than how we get around.
- Portland businesses want cars kicked off transit mall
While the alliance opposes a proposal to convert one lane on Fourth Avenue and Broadway to a north-south bike highway, it is instead endorsing removing all personal vehicles from the Fifth and Sixth Avenue transit mall.
- Court Upholds Paris' Car Ban Along the Seine
Mayor Anne Hidalgo shifted her defense of the pedestrianization plan, winning with an argument that a car ban protects the city's heritage and tourism.
- Autonomous Vehicles for Postal Deliveries Take Over Europe's Streets
Postal services incorporate autonomous vehicles into their delivery service as postmen start being replaced by robots.
- Associated Chambers Of Commerce Recruiting Small Business For Annual Shopping Event - 11/24 - Kalispell
- 1 Million Cups - 10/31 - Missoula
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