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"I Code, Therefore I Rock" Anon
City Club Missoula Presents: "Heart Attack 2011: What We Know, What We're Still Learning" With Dr. Tod Maddux, International Heart Institute of Montana, 4/11, Missoula http://matr.net/articl ... .html --- Editorial: Attract new industries with an educated Montana workforce http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
Big Sky Commerce
- Empowering Students to Succeed
The National College Advising Corps (NCAC) seeks to bring talented, enthusiastic advisers to every community that wants them and to every student who needs them.
- University Health Sciences Center students learn of entrepreneurial opportunities
"He told me he couldn't hire me; he didn't have any funding," Briggs said. "But I asked him to let me show him what I could do, and that he didn't have to pay me."
- Promoting Science, and Google, to Students
The company is getting into the science fair business with its first Google Science Fair, a global competition for teenagers that spans sciences as diverse as computer engineering, space exploration and medical technology.
City Club Missoula
- Big Sky Commerce - Your total payment processing solution
Started in 2003, Big Sky Commerce is a Montana-based corporation operating nationwide.
- City Club Missoula Presents: "Heart Attack 2011: What We Know, What We're Still Learning" With Dr. Tod Maddux, International Heart Institute of Montana
Heart attack is still the leading cause of death in the United States, despite the fact that in-hospital death rates have declined from 50 percent to 5 percent since the 1960s.
Come Home Idaho
- Airport director boosts Great Falls, Montana-Glacier National Park connection
At a recent airline conference, Faulkner reached an agreement with Alaska Airlines, which flies Horizon planes into Great Falls, to partner with the airport in promoting travel to Glacier via Great Falls.
Come Home Montana
- IT contractor, POD Inc., will recruit staff for new Boise, Idaho office
POD plans a recruiting event in Boise Thursday, April 7, for qualified state IT contractors.
MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
- Columbia Falls, Montana hit by layoffs, but manages to grow by leaps and bounds
"We're re-inventing ourselves." Between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, the population of Columbia Falls increased by 29 percent.
- No Foolin' - MEDA Online News
Everyone interested in developing a better Montana economy is invited to participate.
Missoula Schools Excellence
- The Montana Ambassadors 2011 Spring Newsletter
Catch up on the California Chapter, message from President Edwards, and Chapter and Membership news.
- Catholic theology integral to Loyola students' education in Missoula, Montana
Modern Catholic education, as practiced in Missoula, is far removed from the old-line ways of Catholic schools past, where the stories of finger-whapping nuns and stony, hardhearted priests got traction and made their way into self-help books and the popular culture.
- Confucius Institute at The University of Montana Hosts Summer Camp for High School Students In China
All expenses in China are covered. Students who are interested need only pay the round-trip airfare from Missoula to Beijing, the visa application fee and for international insurance.
- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2010 Financial Results
Bacterin delivers over 109% year-over-year and 141% quarter-over-quarter revenue growth
Regional Economic Development
- Flathead's business community Tweeting Out of the Recession
Business owners want to know as much about Twitter as possible.
- Captive insurance industry taking off in Montana - You Should Be Here Building Your Business and Living Your Dream
Ten years after the Montana Legislature set out the welcome mat for an alternative kind of insurance, the industry is growing at a steady pace and adding thousands of dollars to state coffers, while burnishing Montana's reputation as a business-friendly state.
- Edwards Jet Center wins bid to service Gulfstream airplanes
Gulfstream, based in Florida, won a contract to replace Great Lakes Airlines of Cheyenne, Wyo., to fly to seven rural Montana cities under the Essential Air Service system.
- Diagnosis: Turnover - Doctors bemoan 'controlling' administration at St. Peter's Hospital in Helena, Montana
If you think it's hard to find a doctor in Helena, you're not alone.
- Davidson Companies sets up second data center in Denver, Colorado
"We need a highly dependable locations for the data center that's got redundancy in power and computer communications,"
- Good for business - Two Helena area men recognized by Montana SBA
This is the life
- U.S. EDA Announces University Center Competition to Promote Regional Growth
Applicant submissions should seek to create and nurture regional economic ecosystems through applied research and development, technology commercialization, and targeted activities that cultivate entrepreneurship.
- What AQT Solar tells us about economic development and the business of recruting companies to a community
The case of AQT Solar suggests that if the gap between California and other states is not as great as we think, the steps to close it just might not require such drastic measures either.
- Cockatoo No. 54: April 2011
The Cockatoo' is compiled by an international network of consulting companies and think tanks. We trawl the globe to identify best practice, leading-edge reports and analyses. We walk the talk on collaboration!
Funding and Building your Business
- For Google engineers, six figures; for the job market, a gender gap? Tech sector hiring is hot again as Google, Twitter, etc., grow
At Google, average pay for engineers ranges from $114,844 for one to three years of experience to $130,548 for 10 years or more, according to reports from Glassdoor members in 2009 and 2010. At Yahoo, the range is $106,046 to $129,299.
- Smarterer offers job seekers a way to validate their skills
"We're out to fix the 'skills' box on everyone's résumé."
- How Brain Science Can Save You From The Wrong Job
Millions of workers toil fecklessly in the wrong jobs. They don't want to cause problems--or risk losing their positions--by complaining, so they simply do what they are told.
Incubators and R&D
- Five Companies That Mastered Social Media's Branding Potential
Best Buy has nearly 3,000 active employees tweeting.
- Techies' Rock Health Fund is ready to roll - is accepting applications from startups offering tech-driven fixes to health care.
The Rock Health Fund -- the brainchild of blogger Halle Tecco -- is accepting applications from startups offering tech-driven fixes to health care.
- A Community for Ideas for you company - Bulbstorm
The Bulbstorm innovation community idea is that potential entrepreneurs or thinkers can share ideas with others while protecting their intellectual property securely, and revealing it slowly as trust develops with participants.
- Get Support, Software & Visibility for you Startup - BizSpark
Microsoft® BizSpark™ is a global program that helps fast-track the success of early stage technology startups with all the right resources, including software, support & marketing visibility.
- How Gigamon's Founders Bootstrapped a Networking Hardware Company to Profitability
It forced the founders down a technological path that made Gigamon's products both affordable and flexible--with the result that the company has been growing 60 percent year-over-year for the past five years.
- How Startups Can Use Metrics To Drive Success
You Manage What you Measure
- The Lean LaunchPad at Stanford--Class 4: Customer Hypotheses
Let the real learning begin.
- The way we are is the way we work
Google has announced that, based on exhaustive research into 10,000 observations about managers across 100 variables, it has developed eight rules that make managers great.
Montana Education Excellence
- News site, The Conversation, highlights analysis by academic and research experts
Now in beta, The Conversation bills itself as "an independent source of information, analysis and commentary from the university and research sector."
- Wyoming researchers license new methane process
Regal Resources Ltd. of Melbourne, Australia, has licensed the process from Western Research Institute of Laramie for use in Australia and Northern Ireland, the company announced late last week.
- Western Research Institute (WRI), of Laramie, Wyoming - not-for-profit, research organization renowned for work in advanced energy systems, environmental technologies and highway materials research.
Our highly experienced team of men and women offer expertise from fields such as chemical, petroleum and environmental engineering, organic, physical, analytical and inorganic chemistry, geology, soil science, business administration and economics.
University Business Plan Competitions
- MSU President Cruzado orders halt to Northern dean search
The review will be "to determine if there has been a procedural error or violation of MSU-Northern policies in the conduct of the search," Cruzado said in the email. "No further action will be taken on either search until such time as the review is completed."
- Tony Preite works to push MSU-Northern projects
"We've gotten lots of great support from our local legislators. And we need to keep that strong support, " Preite said. "We've had good statewide support too. "
- Montana State University College of Business Students Succeeding in Business Competitions
The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) will be soon leaving for Atlanta to compete in their regional competition and the College of Business wishes them the best of luck.
Developing an Angel Network in Montana
- International Alliance Created to Further Commercialization of Research
"What we are determined to do coming out of this forum, and for years to come, is to implement more effective practices and innovative models to take research results and transform them into globally competitive products and services."
- U of M finalizes license agreement for Commerce and Search for Technology Transfer
CaSTT allows universities and research institutions to upload technology descriptions of intellectual property, which makes it easier for others to find through advanced search engine optimization (SEO).
- UNLV hopes lab-born research will work in business
Could hibernating squirrels help reawaken the Las Vegas economy?
- Minnesota start-ups have new tool to lure capital: the angel tax credit
In the program's first year in 2010, 67 companies raised a total of $28 million using the tax credit. It's a modest sum even compared with the ever-thinner slice of U.S. venture capital that finds its way to Minnesota.
2011 Montana Legislature
- Women-owned businesses create $4.2 billion of Idaho economy
The number of Idaho companies owned by women has grown 41 percent since 1997, compared with the national growth rate of 50 percent.
Alberta Business and Economic Development
- Editorial: Attract new industries with an educated Montana workforce
Without proper funding for schools, Montana will continue to struggle to attract new industries to the state. Companies will go where there is an abundant supply of well-educated workers who can do the job. If we hope to bring those companies here, properly educating our workforce is a necessity.
- Dirty Oil - A Documentary on The Alberta Tar Sands - NYTimes Editorial: No to a New Tar Sands Pipeline
When people don't know the truth that's called ignorance. When people are presented the truth and ignore it, that's called.....STUPID!
Making the Most of the American Prairie
- Study of Mandarin Chinese By U.S. Students Booming
"When you look at all the countries that surpass us on the PISA tests, they all have early-language programs, they start children learning language in elementary schools."
- American Prairie Foundation Recruiting Scientists for BioBlitz in North Central Montana
American Prairie Foundation will hold a BioBlitz event June 23 - 25, 2011 on American Prairie Reserve (50 miles south of Malta) and is currently accepting applications to participate from scientific experts and citizen scientists.
Connectivity & Communications
- Governor Hickenlooper Launches Colorado's Bottom-Up Economic Development Plan Initiative - Join the conversation! Purpose, Objectives and Outcomes
We invite you to actively participate in your county's economic development planning processes. Provide input and ideas and ask friends, family, neighbors and others to participate as well. Attend planning meetings, take the online survey (http://www.advancecolorado.com), or send us an email at [email protected]
Energy and Climate Change
- w3schools.com educate yourself!
At w3schools.com you will learn how to make a website. We offer free tutorials in all web development technologies.
- MCAT (Missoula Community Access Television) offers training in Social Media Outlets, Cable Television.
MCAT provides equipment, training and channel time to anyone in Missoula who wants to make a video show for the community. We have a studio, editing equipment, cameras, lights and action for anyone who wants a creative or informative outlet in video. We now train on how to load video to all the social media sites including YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo.
- Stop worrying about the environment - it isn't helping
Traditional methods of encouraging people to be more environmentally sustainable rely on information campaigns to increase awareness and concern about environmental issues. However, information by itself is rarely successful in getting people to change behaviour or take action.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Humanities MONTANA April e-Newsletter
Call for New Speakers: Applications by May 1 - We are especially interested in programs appropriate for high schools, programs that emphasize facilitated discussion of public affairs issues, and programs on the 1972 Montana Constitution, world affairs, Montana history, and Native American history and culture.
- AND THE WINNERS ARE... 34th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival, 5/7-14 in Missoula, Montana
"Even the world's greatest scientists proclaim that conservation must be a part of wildlife films. If anything, there were too many great films that the judges had to choose from." Janet Rose
- Better Place
Virtually experience a world free from oil.
- Mass 'scareware' attack hits 1.5M websites, still spreading
A massive attack that's trying to scare computer users into visiting a bogus antivirus site has infected more than 1.5 million websites and continues to spread, according to an Internet security firm.
- Wave of phishing could follow Epsilon hack
Top banks, retailers and service companies have begun warning consumers to be on high alert for spoofed e-mails that may attempt to coax them into clicking on viral attachments or harmful Web links.
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