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Globalization Partners International
- 2011 The Year of International Social Media
I see rapid change in the global online scene and an exponential growth for online business opportunities, due to the dramatic expansion of internet usage in non English-speaking markets.
21st Century Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Join The New & Improved PrintingForLess.com Referral Program - Double the rewards, plus a free iPad if you refer $2,000 in sales!
Referrals are the lifeblood of our business. If you've had a great experience using PFL, we would truly appreciate your help in spreading the word.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Graduation Matters Missoula Celebrates Its First Year, 1/19, Missoula, Montana
Scheduled to speak from 10 to 11 a.m. are Apostle, Juneau and Roberta Evans, dean of the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Montana. The public is invited.
- One school's answer to "Why International Baccalaureate?"
To paraphrase one of our board members, you expect to receive modern and up to date medical and surgical procedures; why should your expectations be any less for the education of your children?
- Technology embedded in all aspects of school district
Technology is infused in three of the district's strategic goals.
- How to Spend $100 Million to Really Save Education
13 Radical Ideas How would you spend $100 million? the answers are as varied as the edu-experts we asked.
- Michelle Rhee Wants to Spend $1 Billion Fixing Education
How -- and why -- she created her new interest group, Students First http://www.studentsfirst.org/.
- Bending and Stretching Classroom Lessons to Make Math Inspire
She wants to make math cool. "You're thinking about it, because it's awesome."
Come Home Montana
- Startups issuing ISO stock options have fast approaching tax filing and disclosure deadline
If your company is issuing options to employees, the information below may be applicable and you should consult with your legal counsel and/or finance professional.
Developing Tech Jobs in Rural Communities
- Montana Career Opportunity - Lead Business Technology Customer Service & Support - Northwestern Energy
The Lead CSS will develop and implement best-in-class processes, procedures, metrics, reporting, and continuous improvement methodologies for Customer Service, including Incident Management and ITIL.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Attorney - Indian Law Resource Center
The attorney will provide legal assistance to Indian and Alaska Native nations, including possibly Indian peoples in Mexico, Central and South America, in matters relating to self-determination, lands and resources, international human rights, environmental protection, and the rights of Native women.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Senior Sales People - SameSky Tickets - Major US Metropolitan Areas
SkyTics http://www.skytics.com , a division of SameSky Tickets, is seeking senior sales people across the US in major metropolitan areas to market and sell state of the art online and box office ticketing solutions to venues, performing groups, fairs, sports groups and anyone requiring a ticketing solution.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Network/Systems Administrator - ALPS Corporation
ALPS Corporation has a full time position responsible for administering corporate Network, installing and maintaining Windows desktops and Servers, active Directory administration and maintaining software applications.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Trip Planner - Sales Adventure Life Journeys
Leading eco-tourism co. hiring
- Montana Career Opportunity - Experienced .Net Software Developer - Elm Locating and Utility Services
We are looking for a sharp (C# to be exact) developer to join our small team in Missoula.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Business & Finance Manager - Montana PBS
For additional job openings at MSU-Bozeman http://www.montana.edu/jobs/
- Self-Employment Key to Expanding Rural America's Revival
In many ways, these are the best of times for rural America.
Warren Miller Freedom Foundation
- Montana Ambassadors Annual Meeting, 2/24-25, Helena, Montana
As is our tradition, the first day focuses on Montana Ambassador events including Orientation, Activities Update, 2010 Award Winner Presentations, a Social and Awards Dinner to honor our outstanding winners. The second dayâ€™s theme will focus on: â€œThe New North American Energy Corridor: Montana and Albertaâ€
- Warren Miller's World: New Year's Powder
Remember the best day of skiing that you ever had and try and put a price tag on it. Is it worth $1 million or more? It is not for sale for any price and the only way that you can own one of these special days is to be the first one on the chair lift on a powder day. Memories are priceless.
Montana Economic Development
- Montana to switch Essential Air Service carriers; Direct-to-Denver flights to end
Billings now will be the hub for all federally subsidized flights out of Havre, Glasgow, Lewistown, Wolf Point, Glendive, Miles City and Sidney
- Montana projected to be fourth 'grayest' state by 2015
By the year 2025, nearly one in four Montanans will have surpassed the age of 65.
- ikuw Solutions achieves Microsoft CPLS status, expanding local opportunity for Montana companies and organizations to invest in employee training
This opens up tremendous opportunities for state agencies and private businesses who participate in Microsoft's volume purchasing programs to redeem their Software Assurance Training Vouchers with Montana's only locally managed Microsoft CPLS", said Leeanne McManus, President of ikuw Solutions.
- Algae AquaCulture Technologies Biomass Project at Stoltze Lumber Endures After Death of Chief Strategist
Swope, a retired lieutenant general with the United States Air Force living in Whitefish, used his connections in Washington D.C. to stimulate support for the biomass project, which is the brainchild of scientists at Whitefish-based AACT.
- Some Yellowstone County, Montana businesses thriving in recession
In the wake of the Great Recession, some Yellowstone County businesses are surviving, even thriving, as the Bakken oil boom sweetens their sales.
- Young Montana entrepreneurs get down to business - Keenpath
In 2008, Mark Mathson launched Keenpath http://keenpath.com/ , an inbound marketing company focusing on online marketing tools.
- Belgrade, Montana rancher sells special Wagyu beef directly, thanks to grant
He's has already made a big splash on the QVC network, Woienski said. During his first appearance, he sold 16,000 Wagyu beef burgers in less than four minutes.
Funding and Building your Business
- Coalition Forms to Advance Montana Economy Through Wind Energy Development
Montana Wind Group Launches Thanks to Butte Jobs Summit
- Richland County, Montana residents urged to participate in county-wide conference
The conference's objectives are defined as: updating the county strategic plan and growth policy to reflect the current state of the county; setting the course for next year by prioritizing strategies to improve the county; and identifying partners and potential action for 2011
Montana Education Excellence
- Banks Loosen Purse Strings
U.S. banks are expanding their loans to consumers for the first time since the credit crisis erupted, as lending standards begin to loosen and demand for new loans edges higher.
- Want to survive? Then its time for an annual small business plan
It works. My business is here today because I have an annual planning session.
- If You Want A Company To Survive, Start It Up In One Of These 20 States - South Dakota #1
The index ranks the climate for small businesses in the 50 states (and D.C.) based on public policy factors that include 38 major government-related, or imposed costs.
- When It's Time to Take On Help
"If you're focused on the minutia of answering phones or doing paperwork, or if you're losing business to your competitors, that's a good indication you've got to hire" help.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- Montana University system has long record of leading, contributing
Both the University of Montana and Montana State University recently completed economic impact statements that report our institutions create personal income of approximately $2 billion in the state.
- University of Montana Marketing Management Class (MKTG 461) Offering Marketing Plan Development to Montana Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations
If you know of a business or organization that needs to have a marketing plan developed this semester, please have them contact me as soon as possible.
- Great Falls, Montana hosts regional business leadership conference
"It kind of gives them that real-world flavor," said Kelly Parsons, business teacher and BPA adviser at CMR. "It gives them that confidence they need."
- Montana State University engineering professor, Ross Snider incorporates elite Boeing training into classroom - MSU, Boeing legacy goes back generations
MSU and Boeing officials estimate that Boeing has hired anywhere between "well over 500" and 1,200 MSU graduates over the years.
- University of Hawaii sees research as economic engine
The university plans to establish an institute that would connect innovators to investors
- Sun Valley berets bring big business
"The hats are warm and stylish and they carry on the tradition of the old ski school. I've got girls wearing them, as well as guys. And you can wear them forward in old school fashion or backwards in new school fashion," Paragary said.
- For Idaho, change is in the wind
"This will be one of the big fights of this session," said Roy Eiguren, an Idaho energy lobbyist representing wind developers.
Oregon Economic Development
- Portland startup Lecere sues its own investors over online comments
In a series of increasingly barbed posts this fall and winter, a new federal lawsuit alleges, these critics called Morris a "criminal," a "clown" and a "scum bag rotten piece of trash with no morals."
- Portland's Indow Windows brings thermal inserts to market
The inserts are made out of acrylic glazing edged with a spring bulb. When you press the insert into place, the spring bulb compresses, holding the glazing securely in place, just like a refrigerator door.
Utah Economic Development
- Oregon has a four-year wait for jobs to reach 2008 level, state economist says
"Eleven years ago, in my first address to the City Club of Portland, and every address since then, I have advocated for kicker reform," Potiowsky said. "And by God, we may just get it."
- Oregon has more homes without plumbing now than in 2000
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Oregon's five most-populous counties accounted for the entire 33 percent increase in the number of homes without plumbing from 2000 to 2009.
2011 Montana Legislature
- Utah entrepreneurs advised to 'think big' and 'dominate'
To add to that success, Shane Robison, executive vice president at Hewlett-Packard Co., said the state needs to persist in its support of schools that produce engineers and other employees who make the high-tech businesses work.
- Today at the Montana Legislature
All meetings are in the state Capitol in Helena unless listed otherwise.
- College of Western Idaho works like a business
Glandon says the school operates like a business with officials preparing monthly profit-loss statements and holding regular meetings with department heads do discuss budgets.
- More Autism Schools Proposed in New Jersey
"the start-up costs of these programs, if you do it district-by-district, are mind-blowing and the quality is variable."
- State must get 'much more aggressive in everything that we're doing,' says new economic development chief
"We just need to be very aggressive because our ability to turn around the economic challenges that we have in this state is sensitive to time," Finney said. "And if we are highly responsive, the likelihood that we will get things done to the expectations of our citizenry is fairly high."
- Governor strives to help tech firms add state jobs
"What needs to be understood is how competitive the market is for employers."
Energy and Climate Change
- Six key lessons from Portland, Oregon's urbanism
"Life Unexpected," set in Portland, shows how doing unexpected things brings a city the honor of distinctiveness.
- Walker bill puts $500 million in wind turbine investment at risk
1,800-foot setback requirement would halt most projects
- If Quakes Weren't Enough, Enter the 'Superstorm'
Climate scientists have for years noted that the rising temperature of the earth's atmosphere increases the amount of energy it stores, making more violent and extreme weather events more likely.
- Technology & Fuels Are Key To Reducing Transportation Climate Impacts
A second Pew Center report on transportation and climate change has been released. It places most emphasis on vehicle technology and fuel, less on transit and smart growth. However, urban planners should note that pricing policies are stressed.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Where Are The Techies? Snow Kiting!
Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and techies are obsessed with catching BIG air in emerging sport called, snow kiting, which doesn't require chair lifts, poles, or groomed snow.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- A real 'Dick Tracy wristwatch' may be coming from HP
Though it will be spartan by design, researchers say HP's prototype could be one of the first in a new wave of products incorporating flexible electronic displays.
- Kindred souls in a small Montana town, a ragtag team and a story of triumph - "Blind Your Ponies"
"Maybe after so many losses along the way we all need to win at something," a sentiment so true after all.
- Montana ad raises issue: Can you be charged with DUI on a horse?
The popular 30-second video titled "Sober Friend" shows a savvy horse carefully obeying traffic laws on a nighttime journey through town before stopping in front of a bar to pick up a rider.
- Biking Infrastructure Projects Create More Jobs Than Auto-Based Initiatives
Pedestrian and bike infrastructure projects create 11 to 14 jobs per $1 million of spending while road infrastructure initiatives created seven jobs per $1 million of spending.
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