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"Millions of parents don’t have the means, the skill or, in some cases, the interest in building their children’s future. Early childhood education is about building structures so both parents and children learn practical life skills. It’s about getting kids from disorganized homes into rooms with kids from organized homes so good habits will rub off. It’s about instilling achievement values where they are absent." By DAVID BROOKS When Families Fail http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Missoula's Second Annual State Of The Community Event, 2/21, Missoula, Montana http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html --- Zillastate To Host Coffee Talk At Missoula's Merc (old Macy's) Building, 2/20, Missoula http://www.matr.net/ev ... =4484
GigaPOP in Missoula
Montana Department of Commerce
- Video with Bill Moyers - Susan Crawford on Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly and Unfair
Telecommunications policy expert Susan Crawford says our government allows media conglomerates to put profit ahead of the public interest.
- The Most Powerful Internet Connection in the World Is Now in France
With billions of things--cars, appliances, cameras, watches--expected to tap the Internet by 2020, demand will only rise. "That is the thing that all network providers are panicking about. That bandwidth requirement is not going away. In fact, it's increasing."
- Faster, Sooner: Why The U.S. Needs 'Gigabit Communities'
In a global economy, talent and capital can flow anywhere, and they'll flow to countries with the strongest innovation infrastructure. We're in a global bandwidth race, and we need to ensure the U.S. has a strategic bandwidth advantage. Without it, we risk losing our global lead on innovation, and we risk watching jobs and investment flow elsewhere.
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- Montana Governor Bullock Announces Continued Record High Exports
"Strong international export numbers translate into jobs for Montanans," said Governor Steve Bullock. "Our products are in high demand and these new trends shed light on the value of both our emerging and tried and true industries."
SRS Crisafulli, Inc.
- Montana Department of Tourism - Tourism Industry News
Get Lost merchandise is now available from several outlets throughout the state.
- Three Montana rivers serve up tasty mix: fly-fishing, beer drinking
What's not to like about this picture?
- SRS Crisafulli February 2013 Newsletter
The new year for SRS Crisafulli started off on the right foot. While others rang in the New Year celebrating with friends and family, we were happy to bid adieu to an SD-110, which is headed to the Philippines.
Come Home Montana
- Big Data Opens Governments And Fosters Innovation
Open data initiatives are happening in democracies around the world at all levels of government. Such programs seek "to 'liberate' government data and voluntarily-contributed corporate data to fuel entrepreneurship ... and create jobs," according to a White House Web site.
- Optimizing Merchandising Using Big Data Analytics
Applying big data analytics in real-time (or otherwise) is not only necessary (because of the volume, variety, velocity and mix of data) but also crucial to answer questions related to merchandising decisions, as alluded to in earlier paragraphs, with more granular data available down to individual levels and to correlate them to market conditions and context.
- To Avoid Nasty Surprises, Higher Ed Turns To Prediction
Lots of mainstream businesses are graduating from rearview-mirror reporting to more advanced, predictive analytics, so it's no surprise that colleges and universities are making the same progress.
- Infographic: The Average Income For Every Neighborhood In America
See where the money lives--and where it doesn't--in your city.
- Montana Career Opportunity - System Administrator - LAN administration, Help Desk - First Call Computer Solutions
The Systems Administrator position is responsible for both onsite and remote administration of customer networks.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Business Analyst - PrintingForLess.com
Do you have a proven record of working with teams to drive improvements?
Montana Economic Development
- Zoot Enterprises Announces Successful 2012
"We are pleased to continue a positive trajectory of growth with both existing and new clients. As we move into 2013 we're hiring for more than 20 new positions this month and anticipate additional growth throughout the year," said Dennis Dixon, president of Zoot Enterprises.
- 'The Sky's the Limit' One of Montana's oldest Internet service providers in Montana keeps advancing
MontanaSky has advanced from Weber's risky startup company founded near Eureka in 1994 to today's expansive information technology source for Flathead, Lincoln and Lake counties.
- EMTEQ exceeds goals - Great Falls wire assembly plant hires nearly twice as many as expected
"To put it in perspective, we had anticipated creating 50 to 60 jobs by the end of 2013, and right now are at more than 90 workers in just over a year,"
- KL Communications Acquires Missoula, Montana's Grupthink; Creates New CrowdWeaving™ Platform
"We've been proud to see Grupthink used with great success by companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 to small non-profits," said Steven Sundheim, founder of Grupthink. "But we knew early on that our platform was particularly suited for fostering consumer-led innovation, so for KL Communications, Grupthink will serve as the perfect foundation for their co-creation solution."
- Montana tourism industry sees uptick in 2013
Increasingly, visitors to Montana are looking for more authentic encounters -- more personal interaction, said Sarah Lawlor, spokeswoman for the Montana Tourism office.
MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative
- Libby, Montana Braces for Another Closure - Stinger Welding shutdown will leave nearly 70 people out of work
"You can't quit trying, but it is discouraging."
Come Home Oregon
- Charles Best, Founder Of DonorsChoose.org, 3/5, Montana State University, Bozeman
"We are thrilled to be hosting Mr. Best, who in the spirit of philanthropy will be giving the audience over $22,000 in the form of $50 DonorsChoose gift cards," said Carmen McSpadden, director of the MSU Leadership Institute.
- Author Of 'Everyone Leads', Paul Schmitz To Speak At Montana State University On Feb. 19
Schmitz is also CEO of Public Allies, a national organization committed to building leadership skills in all people.
- Portland's tech renaissance is great for software developers, not so for those looking to hire
"I deal with a lot of employers, and they're saying we're having a hard time finding people."
- Study - Idaho Good for Business Startups, But Better at Killing Them
The study therefore suggests that public policy should direct more of the state's resources towards helping existing businesses succeed rather than enticing out-of-state businesses to relocate.
University of Montana & Montana State University Tech Transfer
- Portland's 'financial technology' cluster aims to simplify online commerce
Companies in the Portland area working to change the way money moves, online
- MSU graduate launches biofuels start-up, partners with university - Sustainable Bioproducts
Funded by a Small Business Innovation and Research grant from the National Science Foundation, Mark Kozubal and his start-up company, Sustainable Bioproducts, will conduct further research, as well as enlist the consulting needed to study the product's fit within the marketplace.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- School Of Business Administration Career Development Program Speed Networking Event , 3/22, Missoula
The mission for this event is to help business students practice the art of personal introductions & networking, & to have the opportunity to meet professionals who can help them identify potential network contacts relevant to their individual career goals.
MAPS : Media Arts in the Public Schools
- How a flipped classroom flipped a student's perspective
This flipped teaching model allowed me to learn at my own pace and made a huge impact on my education. While watching my teacher's lectures, if I didn't understand something or needed to review for a test, I could simply rewind the video and watch it again.
- When Families Fail
Millions of parents don't have the means, the skill or, in some cases, the interest in building their children's future. Early childhood education is about building structures so both parents and children learn practical life skills. It's about getting kids from disorganized homes into rooms with kids from organized homes so good habits will rub off. It's about instilling achievement values where they are absent.
- The future of education - High school program "accelerates" entrepreneurial, real-world education
The future of education may be right here in Kansas City, tucked away in a modern building in Overland Park, Kan., bustling with teenagers.
- Elite cadre of MAPS students make up new production group
Rosten said their goal for MAPS Productions is to be able to employ students before and/or after their college experience.
Funding and Building your Business
- Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government
Just as the post office and the highway system provide public infrastructure to channel both personal and private enterprise--a platform upon which citizens can grow--so too could a modern digital government house the needs, concerns, information, and collaboration of an enlightened digital citizenry.
- Missoula's Second Annual State Of The Community Event, 2/21, Missoula, Montana
Admission is free and all are encouraged to attend and participate.
Energy and Climate Change
- 9 Entrepreneur Lessons Not Taught in the Classroom
The key is learning from the life lessons of others, something you never get in classrooms.
- 10 R's of Motivation Every Entrepreneur Should Know
Motivation has to be a constant priority and tone, focused more on the positive emotional and internal needs of a person, rather than their opportunity to simply make more money.
- What Makes Your Company Smart?
No business is viable without all four categories of smarts.
- Entrepreneurs Need 'Go-To' People
If you are not that natural leader, remember that becoming the go-to person in your organization is very powerful in raising positive perceptions of your value.
- PR disasters in a 2.0 world
The era of social media has thrown all the old rules of crisis communication out the window - for elected officials and business leaders alike.
- Branding - New weapon emerges in war for talent
Finding ways to attract and retain top talent is emerging as a key concern for many businesses in the face of an ongoing shortage.
- The secret algorithm one VC firm uses to pick entrepreneurs
Instead of relying on the gut instincts, punditry and armchair quarterbacking that VCs are notorious for, our firm is pattern replicating to decide which entrepreneurs to fund.
Connectivity & Communications
- University of Montana scientists want to reopen state climate office
"We have a lot of capacity to do some really great things, especially given the expertise here at UM."
- Is a smart home in your future?
Companies such as Comcast and Vivint now offer basic home automation systems for less than $500 installed. And Lowe's Iris, which is available for about $300 for a full system, is designed for self-installation.
- 5 Must-Have Tools To Make Email Less Painful
Deal with everything once so you can achieve "Inbox Zero" nirvana? Most of us can't even remember to fill up gas in our cars until that little empty light comes up.
- New York City's $15M Big Data Partner
The new Institute will focus on five key sectors: smart cities, new media, health analytics, financial analytics, and cybersecurity, and speaks directly to the City's groundbreaking Applied Sciences Initiative to increase New York's capacity for applied sciences and potential for economic growth.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- How to Woo Talent From the For-Profit World
What many social enterprises often fail to recognize is that private-sector recruits often come to them looking to build new skills, not just provide the ones they already have.
- Cancer, Innovation and a Boy Named Jack
Innovation doesn't care how old you are.
- Bike paths around the world visualized through user-uploaded videos
Cyclodeo is an effort to provide video documentation of the many routes available to cyclists today.
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