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"The nice thing about doing things in Montana is this is a place you can have a lot of impact," Thomas Siebel, Founder -Siebel Systems See: Advertising blitz to highlight meth's horrors - Montana has obtained a high-powered ally - Thomas Siebel http://www.matr.net/article-15830.html
Come Home Montana
- Sidney native always wanted to live in this area
Kevin Brost is glad to be back in Sidney and working with Sidney Woodworkers and Lumber.
- Colstrip working to lure businesses - ‘‘The Virtual Tour of Colstrip, Montana, Tomorrow's Town Today,''
A 26-year-old Colstrip native has developed a promotional compact disc to be used in pitching the southeastern Montana community to businesses, tourists and potential residents. ‘‘It's my hometown, but it's also a great town,'' Joel Vetsch said. ‘‘There's a lot of stories here when you peel back the layers.''
- Students at Miles Avenue Elementary School in Billings, Montana await wireless laptops funded by the Beaumont Foundation of America
"Many of the families cannot provide access to technology," she said Thursday. "In today's society, you need to be literate in technology to be successful."
Montana Economic Development
- MacKenzie River Pizza Co. owner learned from mistakes, revels in restaurant diversity
The MacKenzie River restaurants are riding a wave or helped to create one. The restaurant scene in Montana has changed dramatically in the past 15 years.
- NorthWestern Corp. buyout: Can the Montana cities pull it off?
Tens of thousands of Montana consumers, who already have seen their natural gas and electricity rates rise in recent years, stand to be affected by whatever happens, although no one yet can say with certainty how.
- Montana hotelier sees subtle shifts in tourism industry
Tourism increased dramatically after the 1987 institution of the bed tax, which funds a state-run advertising campaign.
Developing Funding Opportunities in Montana
- Helena Area Chamber of Commerce joins Montana State Chamber health insurance plan
"This was a program set up for small businesses to help out with the challenges they're facing providing health insurance," said Helena Chamber president Cathy Burwell. "Health insurance comes in at the top of all of our surveys of what our members need and what their biggest challenges are."
Funding and Building your Business
- Venture capital program eyed for small firms
Members of Congress want to establish a new government-backed venture capital program to replace one that's being phased out because of sizable losses.
Regional Economic Development
- Startup gets a leg up from Wilson Sonsini lawyers
Wilson Sonsini has helped many young companies with early financing, and later taken them public. Firm clients include Google, Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Pixar Animation Studios and Sun Microsystems.
- How entrepreneurs can retire rich
Experts share tips, strategies and secrets for ways to accumulate wealth - First, do no harm...
- "After The Term Sheet: How Venture Boards Influence The Success Or Failure Of Technology Companies."
The paper covers a lot of ground. It starts by exploring how the board adds value to the enterprise (through social, intellectual, and interpersonal capital) and then describes in details the attributes of successful boards
- 20 Things Tech Companies Don't Want You to Know
These insider tips will help you cut through hype when you shop, save money when you buy, and get the most out of products you already own.
Washington State Business
- The Northwest Area Foundation is pleased to announce the 2006 Great Strides Award Application Process. Up to four communities in the Northwest region will receive up to $100,000 each
Communities can submit their applications on-line, responding to a series of questions which define the poverty reduction approach.
- SBA Newsline Eight -September 2005
- Northern Irish tech group to visit Colorado
This is the seventh trade mission from Northern Island to Denver since 2002, she said. The NITDC, an arm of Belfast-based economic development agency Invest Northern Ireland, specializes in creating trade partnerships between the regions rather than persuading companies to relocate.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- Venture Capital: Seattle is a hot spot for wireless gaming
Here are a few examples of what is going on:
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- In Search Of Skilled Employees for America’s Future
If current trends continue, experts estimate that the U.S. will face a shortage of roughly 13 million qualified employees by 2020.
- Montana Committee for the Humanities, September, 2005, E-Newsletter
Welcome to the Montana Committee for the Humanities monthly e-newsletter. Here you will find links to MCH, Montana Center for the Book, and Montana Festival of the Book news, grant guidelines and deadlines, calendar of events, and much more.
- Bestselling author, Christopher Paolini ( "Eragon" and "Eldest,") makes hometown stop in Bozeman, Montana
The 21-year-old author of "Eldest," the second of his "Inheritance" trilogy which was just released a few weeks ago, was in town on a stopover from his book tour, much to the delight of the hometown crowd.
- Missoula Cultural Council - Some news and upcoming events for the week of September 5, 2005
Connectivity & Communications
- Cascade County beams over solar panels
"Public education about alternative energy is important," said Cascade County Commission Chairwoman Peggy Beltrone. "This provides that opportunity."
- Fish oil runs the generator — in Alaska
Replacing diesel with fish oil cuts costs, as well as harmful emissions such as sulfur and particulates, Unisea officials said.
- Location-Specific Katrina Information Reported on Google Map - They Knew What to Expect
How to Find Out if Your New Orleans House Is Under Water - Virtually everything that has happened in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck was predicted by experts and in computer models, so emergency management specialists wonder why authorities were so unprepared.
- Hurricane Katrina: Information Technology Impact And Response
IT can and is doing a lot to help in the ongoing recovery efforts.
- Monkeying With the Web - A new browser tool lets you rewrite anyone's homepage.
Just as you can pimp your Scion with snap-on parts, you can modify Web sites to suit your tastes - whether the authors like it or not.
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