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“In my 2013 State of the State, I described any failure to address early learning development as one of our state’s greatest unfunded liabilities; this bill breaks from the status quo and provides our first down payment on ensuring Hawaii’s keiki [children] are prepared to enter kindergarten ready to learn… No other piece of legislation this year was more important. I firmly believe that giving keiki a strong early childhood education foundation is the best, most effective way to empower their success in life.” - Governor Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii in a June 24, 2013, http://governor.hawaii ... bill/
City Club Missoula Presents: Governor Steve Bullock, 7/8, Missoula, Montana http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html --- Main Street Montana Project Business Roundtable, 7/8, Kalispell, Montana http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- Montana's Old Works golf course in Anaconda is one of the good ones
The citizens of Anaconda got it right. Old Works is a world class golf course by the Golden Bear (his logo is everywhere) and managed by Troon, a well respected golf management company that excels in high level service, site beauty and impeccable conditions.
Come Home Montana
- Why do docs struggle with population health data?
Today, with modern EHR systems, clinicians may have an easier time getting clinical data -- but not all of it, which is a problem for providers pursuing population health goals.
- Data - The Secret to Building Dream Teams
Hiring managers CAN immediately view candidates' behaviors against multiple positions, not just the one they apply for.
- Four Big Data Trends That Change Everything
As big data, cloud and mobility ramp up, Mr Jain says "out of the box and into the next box thinking is required".
- Big Data ROI Still Tough To Measure
It's little surprise that 85% of survey respondents believe that big data strategies should be "user-centric." Without that focus, the data-driven future we've been hearing so much about will never fulfill come to pass.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Finance Officer, Claims Support Specialist - The Montana Association of Counties
Counties provide the services on which people depend; they are the service arm of government services and provide the building blocks for healthy, resilient and fiscally sound communities.
- Flynn's Harp: Conference 7/10-12 in Seattle - Business Development in Under-Served Communities focuses on aiding at-risk businesses -
The July 10-12 Conference on Business Development in Under-Served Communities Business Development in Under-Served Communities , which will draw leaders from 20 universities that have programs aimed at engaging students with businesses in low- and moderate-income communities
- Leadership Montana Announces New Executive Director! Jeff Laverdiere
The Leadership Montana Board of Governors is pleased to welcome Jeff Laverdiere as Executive Director of our program.
- Montana Ambassador Summer Newsletter
Get caught up on the activities of Montana Ambassadors around the state and learn how your efforts are making a difference in Montana.
- Motion and Flow Control Products Expands into the Bakken With the Acquisition of MD Hose & Fittings, LLC of Sidney, Montana
MD Hose & Fittings was founded in 2010. MD has expanded rapidly in that short time. It currently serves in excess of 1000 customers.
- Billings Clinic Hospital and Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Top 100 Hospitals in the U.S. - Seven Montana hospitals achieve the community value Five-Star Hospital rating
The healthcare consulting firm placed two of those Montana hospitals in an even better category, the Community Value 100 Hospitals listing of the nation's 100 best hospitals. They were Billings Clinic Hospital and Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
- KERBspace demonstrates smart parking meter in Bozeman, Montana
Bozeman-based KERBspace came out of "stealth mode" Wednesday afternoon with a downtown demonstration of its product -- a smart parking meter that allows cities to more efficiently manage urban parking.
- Charter takes over Optimum in Montana: Provider hopes for seamless transition in $1.625B purchase
The purchase "happened fast and there's a lot going on, but our goal is to make this very seamless for our customers."
- The Mission Continues
Driven by the deep belief that veterans are civic assets and leaders, The Mission Continues is built around challenging them to continue to serve here at home.
- 9 Reassuring Qualities Of The Truly Confident
Confidence is quiet: It's a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard.
- Comparing State Salaries to Private Pay
State employee salaries are growing at dramatically different speeds.
- Oregon Employment Department divided by distrust, dysfunction, state assessment finds
Distrust became a major issue, the report said, and must be addressed before the agency can function properly.
- Iowa Innovation Fund to provide capital for high-growth companies
The Iowa Innovation Council is working to build a new funding vehicle to help startup companies in the state to grow.
University of Montana & Montana State University Tech Transfer
- The coming American economic boom
Happy days aren't here again, but there are good reasons to believe they are coming.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Research Facilities at the University of Montana
The University of Montana has extensive Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources.
- States revive preschool funding as economies recover
There's a lot of ground to make up.
Montana Education Excellence
- 'Pay it Forward' Plan Would Make Tuition Free at Oregon Colleges
The state Legislature this week approved an idea that might ease the economic dread for future philosophy and art history majors.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- Free summer meals available for Kalispell kids
Nearly half of Kalispell School district students currently qualify for free or reduced lunches at school.
- Invitation: Fall 2013 Employer Information Booths at UM Business School for Sept. 25, Oct. 8, & Nov. 6th
Fall Semester Employer Information Booths: September 25th, October 8th, & November 6th
Funding and Building your Business
- How Jan Gehl Turned Melbourne, Australia into a Pedestrian Paradise
"A good city is like a good party. You know it's working when people stay for much longer than really necessary, because they are enjoying themselves." Jan Gehl
- Cities Get on Board with Better, Reliable Transportation
As these cities and other metropolitan areas in the U.S. continue to grow, investments in the right mass transit is critical to encouraging economic development and to making communities more livable - and high-quality BRT delivers.
- How Some Cities Are Creating Permanent Pipelines of Innovation
Two principles guide these cities. First, social change is an issue of governance, not just government, so any approach that does not span the entire community, from business to activists to philanthropic foundations, will have limited effect. Second, because the leaders of these cities invest in creating vibrant systems ripe for innovation, they expect innovation in return.
Energy and Climate Change
- Major companies recruit disabled to gain a loyal workforce, tap overlooked talent and add diversity
Such efforts could be crucial as more people with physical and mental challenges who attended school after the 1990 passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act reach adulthood.
- How to Turn Your Million Dollar Idea Into a Startup
The first step is to pick one idea (idea people find it hard to focus on only one), and go to work along the following lines:
- Military to Main St.: Women Vets Build Businesses
Count Me In and Capital One are pleased to introduce the Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps (WVEC), an exciting new business growth initiative for women business owners who are veterans or spouses/domestic partners of veterans.
- Montana Disability Navigator Program - Services to Persons with Disabilities
Whether you are an Employer or a Job Seeker, if you have questions related to employment and disabilities, contact us for assistance. We can connect you to resources to answer those questions.
- What did you learn from your biggest critic? 7 entrepreneurs share their experiences
Procrastination is worse than making a mistake
- Living the Startup Life Video - Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur
I loved this video review of Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur. I watched it this morning and smiled a huge smile.
- Employees Can't Carry Out A Strategy If They Didn't Help Plan It
The failure is in the strategic planning process itself.
- Video utility bills break down charges visually
Next step: web-based interactive bills?
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- State of Montana Transparency
Accountability to our citizens helps ensure that we are providing efficient and effective government services.
- 50-State Report Card on Technology in Government
Mouse over the U.S. map below to find each state's grade for the 2010 Digital States Survey. Click on a state to view examples of selected best practices.
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- Israeli Startup's Seeing Aid for the Blind Sees Big Demand
OrCam makes a small gizmo that hooks onto a pair of glasses and tells the wearer what's in front of him. It can read the text of a book aloud, or announce the names of friends and family in a room.
- The "Maker Movement" - Who Says Jay Leno Isn't Cutting Edge?
Almost everyone knows Jay Leno, the comedian, host of NBC's "Tonight Show" and avid classic-car and motorcycle collector. Far fewer know Jay Leno, the advanced manufacturer.
- System enables users to 3D print their thoughts
As the technology improves, could this combination of mind-reading and 3D printing offer a genuine platform for object creation?
- Scientists Fabricate Rudimentary Human Livers
The promise, in a field that has seen a great deal of dashed hopes, is immense, medical experts said.
- Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress
"Understanding how the brain regulates anxious behavior gives us potential clues about helping people with anxiety disorders. It also tells us something about how the brain modifies itself to respond optimally to its own environment."
- Android security flaw affects 99 percent of phones, researcher says
The problem lies in the security verification process that has been used on the Google Play applications store since the release of Android 1.6.
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