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“Vitality arises from sheer human contact, especially from loving connections. This makes the people we care about most an elixir of sorts, an ever-renewing source of energy. The neural exchange between a grandparent and a toddler, between lovers or a satisfied couple, or among good friends, has palpable virtues…the practical lesson for us all comes down to, Nourish your social connections.” Daniel Goleman, author of "Emotional Intelligence" http://danielgoleman.info/
Montana again leads the field - Congratulations! "Havre, Montana's Bear Paw Development Picked as One of Nation's Top Economic Development Groups" http://matr.net/articl ... .html --- "Montana Ener-Tech Alliance Speaker Series", 5/31, Bozeman, Montana http://matr.net/events ... =3684 --- "The 2011 Montana Energy Conference For Businesses, 6/7-9, Bozeman, Montana" http://matr.net/articl ... .html
Globalization Partners International
- Why a Localization Kit is Essential for Documentation Translation
Many customers new to translation projects ask us what they need to provide in order to receive an accurate cost-estimate quotation.
- The 2011 Montana Energy Conference For Businesses, 6/7-9, Bozeman, Montana
The 2011 Montana Energy Conference for Businesses (June 7-9 in Bozeman) is for mainstreet businesses through large institutions, convenience stores through large office buildings, business owners and their purchasing staff to facility managers/engineers, realtors and developers, and the energy service community that supports commercial facilities.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Enter the PrintingForLess.com Woof and Wag Best Dog Trick Video Contest
"Here at PrintingForLess.com, we bring our dogs to work on a daily basis," says Andrew Field, PFL Founder and CEO. "Our dog-friendly policy helps staff morale, and builds camaraderie among employees, so it is important for us to celebrate this fun day and help increase awareness for pet adoptions on a regular basis."
Arrow Solutions Group
- An Animated Case for High-Quality Early Education
"You can either pay a little now or spend a fortune to fix problems that could have been prevented by early childhood education."
- $500 Million Federal Early Learning Challenge Announced
"reward states that create comprehensive plans to transform early learning systems with better coordination, clearer learning standards, and meaningful workforce development."
- Teaching physics, philosophy and other core classes in a second language
When parents are given a choice of primary and secondary schools for their children, schools with foreign language immersion programs can be some of the hottest draws. By learning not just literature and grammar, but also physics and philosophy in a foreign language, students are thought to develop a more expansive view of the world and be more intellectually and culturally nimble, as well as being able to speak fluently in two tongues.
- Mentor became so much more for grad - The Mentoring Network
The Ray/Jess pairing is a great example of how school-based mentoring can work, Mentoring Network Executive Director Donna Shines said. But it's not unique; many mentor/student pairs choose to stay together for years, she said.
- Silicon Valley teacher leads the charge for National Science Day
"If it's done in the way that we're doing it at this school, you're going to have a whole generation of kids across the country that are going to be very interested and engaged in science and are going to want to pursue science in the future," Mann says. "This is the Apollo moment acted upon."
- Montana Career Opportunities - Various - Arrow Solutions Group
Finding a new job can be challenging...at ASG we try to make that process as smooth as possible.
Big Sky Commerce
- The Three Vocational Themes: Exploring Where the Career Makes Sense
Customized Employment (CE) is a process that builds upon the foundation of Supported Employment.
Come Home Montana
- A unique fundraising effort by two local groups Big Sky Commerce and Missoula Catholic Schools. Easy switch in credit card processing means more money for local schools
"We at Big Sky Commerce are thrilled to support the fundraising efforts of such a well-established and successful school system as Missoula Catholic Schools (MCS). This partnership provides MCS alumni, parents, staff, the foundation board and members of the Missoula community to utilize a service they may already be using to generate revenue for the school system," says Big Sky Commerce owner Kevin Davis.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Career Opportunity - Accounting/Office Management - Great Falls Development Authority
Experienced professional sought for demanding new position at non--profit economic development organization.
- 7th Annual Montana Rocky Mountain Testicle Festival, 6/11, Washington, D. C.
The Society uses the proceeds to promote Montana state at events like the cherry blossom parade where we sponsor a cherry blossom princess from Montana. We also hope to sponsor an intern to help with Montana outreach, but this depends on our yearly fundraising efforts.
- Are You An Entrepreneur? Here's How To Tell
Every attempt - and every failure - gets you one step closer to the next success.
- What every leader can learn from "The King's Speech"
"People expect you to lead, and if accepting support from others will help you be an even better leader, it's your best course of action,"
Montana Economic Development
- Missoula's Own - Paul Gladen in Inc. Magazine - My Favorite Tool for Collaborating
Entrepreneur Paul Gladen explains how he uses Mavenlink to work on projects with his employees, contractors, and clients.
- Rocket men - Montana's small and burning aerospace industry
Yes, there are rockets in Montana. And rocket scientists.
- Drake Water Technologies, Inc., Selected by The Artemis Project (TM) as a 2011 Top 50 Water Company
"The Artemis Top 50 is the water industry's benchmark for recognizing innovation that will matter. It identifies the entrepreneurs that are applying technology to meet the world's water challenges," noted Laura Shenkar, principal at The Artemis Project.
- Senator Baucus Applauds New Resource to Boost Montana Exports, Montana Jobs - Bank of Montana
APEC Trade Summit Lays Foundation for Bank of Montana's http://www.bankofmontana.com/ New Export/Import Bank Authorization
- Havre, Montana's Bear Paw Development Picked as One of Nation's Top Economic Development Groups
"Knowing there are more than 380 similar organizations in the United States, being singled out as one of the top dozen high-performing Economic Development Districts is a high honor and very humbling," said Paul Tuss, Executive Director of Bear Paw Development.
Funding and Building your Business
- 10 Ways to Get More Candid Feedback (and 5 ways if you really can't handle the truth)
Ask your boss this question: "Not that I'm going anywhere, but if you had to replace me, what would you look for in the ideal candidate?"
- Looking for the right excuse
People who have a built-in all-purpose excuse (middle child syndrom, wrong astrology sign, some slight at the hands of the system long ago) often end up failing--they have an excuse ready to go, so it's easier to back off when the going is rough.
- Finding the Right Business Mentor is Value Squared
In a reverse fashion, most of the recognized business gurus always found time to be a mentor.
Incubators and R&D
- SBA Offers New Mobile App for Small Business Owners
Developed and donated as a gift by Palo Alto Software, Inc., the SBA mobile app will make the search for extensive resources more efficient, whether users are starting a new business or taking an existing business to a new level.
- Startups Needed For Cloud Computing Gray Areas
Even though "the cloud" is a familiar clichÃ© for the Internet, cloud computing is still very much an opportunity for startups, with lots of room for innovation and better solutions. Now is the time to jump on board, but a cloud usually means you should expect a few storms ahead before you see the sunshine.
- Adam Wiggins on Heroku's Pivot, Building a "Washing Machine" for Web Developers, and Joining Salesforce.com
From its humble beginnings as part of the Winter 2008 term at Y Combinator to its acquisition by Salesforce.com last December for $212 million, Heroku has had a startlingly rapid rise, fueled in part by the rabid devotion of its customers--Web application developers using the popular Ruby on Rails programming framework.
- Facebook exec says tools can promote small businesses
Tips on how small businesses can best work with Facebook tools are buried within the site.
- Safeguarding Your Intellectual Property in China
Some IP leakage is inevitable. From discussions with senior executives at several U.S. and European companies, here are three ways to slow involuntary leakage
- the $10,000 Elevator Pitch
Get your elevator pitch ready. If you're selected as a finalist, you'll only have 49 storeys to convince Matthew Corrin and our judges to award you with $10,000 to help grow your small business. Entries close June 20, 2011 at 11:59:59 pm ET.
- Peter Thiel giving $100,000 to dropouts
More than 400 people younger than 20 from nearly nearly 200 high schools, junior colleges, community colleges, four-year colleges and graduate schools in nearly two dozen countries applied for the fellowships. Read more: Peter Thiel giving $100,000 to dropouts | San Francisco Business Times
- Beyond Hawaiian-Shirt Friday: Groupon, Hulu Inspire Employee Innovation With Radical Trust
CEOs of two breakthrough, webby businesses show Fast Company how office policies built on frankness, trust, and occasionally awkward closeness engender a culture of success.
Montana Education Excellence
- Creating Entrepreneurial Buzz in Silicon Valley - SSE Labs
SSE Labs is different in a notable way
- Change in air for Montana's 2-year colleges
Over the past 10 years, Montana's public two-year colleges have become increasingly important contributors to new educational opportunities and pathways for our citizens and state.
Oregon Economic Development
- Connecting researchers and companies
"Many times people outside the university just don't know who to contact, and faculty may not know how they should interact with business."
- New tool to help universities manage intellectual property
The new guide will be an invaluable resource for vice-chancellors and senior managers in universities.
- Portland Seed Fund expects as many as 100 applications for 6 to 8 spots
The city-backed initiative aims to provide early-stage "seed loans" between $25,000 and $50,000 to help startups develop their products.
- Students Leverage University of Utah Lassonde Experience to Land High-Level Jobs
"The University of Utah's Lassonde New Venture Development Center http://www.lassonde.utah.edu/lnvd.php excels at catalyzing synergies between students of different backgrounds, allowing us to focus on our strengths while learning the elements that go into developing a successful startup."
- Leaders brainstorm path to state's 'innovation economy'
"We have phenomenal innovators. We're just not very good at commercializing that."
- Hickenlooper signs Colorado angel investors bill
Those who invested at least $25,000 in a company five years or younger would receive a 15 percent tax credit, not to exceed $20,000.
Energy and Climate Change
- A City Prepares for a Warm Long-Term Forecast
Climate scientists have told city planners that based on current trends, Chicago will feel more like Baton Rouge than a Northern metropolis before the end of this century.
- Real-Time Data Helps Iowa Households Lower Their Water Bills
The portal, which utilizes IBM's cloud computing, fostered a sense of engagement and conservation competition among users.
- Swimming Pool Heated by Waste Heat from Cremations
The idea of capturing waste heat for other purposes is well known and very green, but what about when the waste heat is derived from burning the dead?
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- CEO Wisdom, Class of 2011
"Your career, if it is to be a successful one, will be a series of collaborations as a member of many different teams. And the secret to being a valued contributor to those teams will be your development as a lifelong learner." Ellen Kullman CEO, DuPont Speaking at Lehigh University
- Man Controls Robotic Hand with Mind
For a month, Pierpaolo Petruzziello's amputated arm was connected to a robotic limb, allowing him to feel sensations and control the arm with his thoughts.
- Invisible Phone: Answer Calls with Your Hand - Imaginary Phone - "Scotty, Beam me up"
Baudisch and his colleagues believe the imaginary phone prototype could liberate users from actually having to physically retrieve a device when answering a call.
- We Build Roads That Kill Pedestrians - "Dangerous by Design"
Transportation for America's new report, "Dangerous by Design," highlights that these deaths could have been prevented with better street design.
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