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"Too many people are profoundly illiterate in power. As a result, it's become ever easier for those who do understand how power operates in civic life to wield a disproportionate influence and fill the void created by the ignorance of the majority." Eric Liu, civics educator
2018 Montana Politics
- Missoula YMCA offering childcare help on Election Day
Parents may drop off children for a maximum of two hours while they vote and must bring some form of photo ID with them.
Montana West Economic Development
- Utility smart meter and energy storage focus by Northwestern Energy
Bob Rowe, CEO at Northwestern Energy, added:"The technology that Kilowatt has developed is compelling. It aligns closely with our thinking about the evolution of the infrastructure that serves our customers, from rural to industrial, and at multiple layers of the network.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- What Can Politicians Really do to Create Jobs?
Entrepreneurs want to locate their businesses where safety and good public schools are a given
Energy and Climate Change
- 7 Ways to raise your kids to be good at their future jobs (no matter what they do)
It has nothing to do with AI or coding camp, and everything to do with a love of learning and emotional intelligence.
Come Home Montana
- A gas leak every mile: Google Street View cars find problems that utilities don't
In some communities, those funny-looking Google Street View cars driving around taking pictures of houses and storefronts are also sniffing for natural gas - part of an effort to detect and fix leaks before they become bigger problems.
- Bitcoin Will Burn the Planet Down. The Question: How Fast?
"I thought, man, this is a lot of energy," Krause says. "I thought, it can't be true that people are using this much energy. But it is."
- Montana Career Opportunities - Data Network Engineer, Senior Corporate Tax Accountant - Blackfoot
You want more. More choices. More knowing. More reliability. More "I'll be right over" when you call. More problems solved with technology.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Library Director - City of Great Falls
A combination of training, education and experience equivalent to a master's degree will be considered.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Salesforce Administrator, salesforce developer, salesforce architect - Zinovo
We are doing something pretty cool. We are changing the way Salesforce is supported and managed from the bottom up.
- The Blackfeet Brain Drain
Some Native kids who leave to pursue education find themselves stuck between a longing to help their community and the lack of viable employment back home.
- Dave Glaser of MoFi/Podcast
Investing $100m a year in the Rocky Mountain Region in businesses/people that are not "Bankable" and getting more than a 99% repayment rate! More than 50% of their clients are women.
- MMEC News and Events for Montana Manufacturers November 2018
Manufacturers employ at least 25,000 Montanans, are continually finding new and creative ways to be environmentally conscious, and are part of Montana's fastest-growing job sector.
- Montana Hutterite colony sees a future of agriculture and manufacturing, aided by the Internet
"We have to do this."
- High Tech Business Alliance responds to allegations of political bias
"If I physically assaulted someone and was arrested, my board would have me out of the company, so clearly this is not an independent board," Fitzgerald said.
- Bozeman rental company Hatch Adventures helps launch outings with a wide range of outdoor gear
His concept was to help tourists and local weekend warriors live the Montana backroad dream. It is, after all, why many of us live or visit here.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- How to deal with criticism when you have thin skin
Here's how to learn from negative feedback instead of taking it personally.
- How can you uncover your best self? Start by judging other people -- really
Uncovering your micro-motives -- that collection of super-specialized things that make your particular heart sing -- are key to finding fulfillment and success at work.
- Why we should all consider taking a midlife gap year
"I'd worked all my life and never did a student gap year," says Harper. "I thought, 'I'm going to go see a bit of the world.'"
- Watch Out Workers, Algorithms Are Coming to Replace You -- Maybe
Mr. Harari recently spoke about the benefits and dangers of A.I. and its potential to upend the ways we live, learn and work.
City Club Missoula
- Montana's digital divide: Rural communities deserve broadband access
Montana is one of the poorest states in terms of internet connectivity.
- Today's TED Talk - A memory scientist's advice on reporting harassment and discrimination
She shares three lessons to apply if you've been harassed or discriminated against -- and introduces Spot: a free, anonymous, online reporting tool that helps empower victims.
- Missoula Veterans Court 8th Annual Mentor Training, 11/10, Missoula
The event is also open to anyone else interested in learning more about the court whether or not they are able to volunteer as a mentor.
- Trump Administration Spares Corporate Wrongdoers Billions in Penalties
Former Republican officials have largely welcomed the change, though some are concerned that the Trump administration's softer approach toward banks could open the door to the sort of reckless Wall Street behavior that spurred the financial crisis, particularly as federal regulators ease some Obama-era rules adopted after the crisis.
- FCC will 'take action' in 2019 if carriers aren't doing enough to fight robocalls
The FCC is just as fed up with robocalls as the rest of us
- CMS will cover virtual care for the first time
Medicare will pay for certain communication technology-based services, the remote evaluation of recorded video and/or images and an expanded list of telehealth services.
Incubators and R&D
- Forget Portland and Seattle -- people priced out of expensive California cities are buying homes in Idaho for 'Monopoly money'
Idaho may be the new frontier for Californians.
- Idaho second state to implement Code.org CS education policies
"I take great pride in the fact that within two years every single high school in our great state will offer students at least one computer science course." Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter
North Dakota Business and Economic Development
- Boost Your New Venture By Teaming With An Incubator
Growing up and surviving in the entrepreneur world requires a fine balance between an independent determination to be self-sufficient, and a humble willingness and ability to listen to and learn from the best and the brightest startup mother-hens out there. Are you and your startup ready to make the cut?
- Training North Dakota workforce for Boom 2.0
Legislators consider scholarship program to target critical skill areas
Washington State Business
- Amazon in advanced talks about putting second headquarters in Northern Virginia, those close to process say
The site in Arlington County is a front-runner to land the online retail giant's second North American headquarters and its 50,000 jobs.
- Seattle's Hotel Boom Could Go Bust
"Everyone and their brother is wanting to build a hotel,"
- Gillette business owners, officials see improved air service as key to economic rebound
"It's not a good use of my time to drive five hours to hit the airline in Denver just to save a couple hundred bucks," he said.
MAPS : Media Arts in the Public Schools
- Training the Next Generation of Doctors and Nurses
The biggest nontech innovation in medical education? Teaching students to understand how the health care system works and what that means for patients
Montana Education Excellence
- MAPS students pick up awards at film competition
"Our message in this film was to inspire not only ourselves about thinking about our futures but for other students to never stop dreaming,"
Universities and Economic Development
- Montana State University online program delivers to rural Wyoming students
"You could enroll and finish without ever setting foot on campus," Peterson said. "We designed it specifically that way so it would provide opportunities for place-bound people who don't have deep pockets."
- Hall Passages: Missoula schools join nationwide celebration of after-school programs
Flagship serves more than 1,700 students in Missoula each year, with more than 400 free after-school and summer programs.
- A Great Example of A Professor's Involvement With A Startup Community
I decided to reblog it because I think it does a great job of highlighting some of the specific things that a professor like BradB can do to impact the startup community from a role in a university.
Funding and Building your Business
- Can You Curate a Town? Even Walmart wants to bring back ye olde Main Street.
Curating a town as one might an art collection -- or in latter days, a party or store -- is not a lonely pursuit.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- It's time to stop spending billions on cheap conference swag
Instead, consider offering experiences.
- 'How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services' by Tom McMakin and Doug Fletcher
You'll have to unlearn everything you know about sales, but then you'll learn new skills that will help you make connections, develop rapport, create interest, earn trust, and turn prospects into clients.
- 8 Key Elements To Make Your Social Venture Profitable
Founders who avoid the use of the term "profit" had better have deep pockets of their own.
- Former Cisco CEO John Chambers on Why Firms Need to Change
He worked hard to overcome personal challenges and rise to the top position at Cisco Systems, where he transformed a router company into one of the biggest tech operations in the world.
- Why Companies Should Encourage Employees to Vote
Business has a political responsibility to encourage employees to vote.
- Could llamas be the key to universal flu vaccine?
By challenging these antibodies to combat human flu, the antibody engineers were able to craft a protein that could fight off the flu.
- Uber and Lyft Slowing Traffic in San Francisco, Says Report
A report by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority has concluded that ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have greatly contributed to traffic congestion across San Francisco.
- DINNER & A MOVIE AT FORK & SPOON, 11/15, Bozeman
- Teddy Bear Toss, 11/30, Bozeman
- The Montana Business Assistance Connection Invites The Public To An Evening Celebrating The Growing Entrepreneurs 11/15
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