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AAA Mountain West
Early Edge Montana
- Wimps receives AAA Mountain West President's Award
Wimps Body Works Inc. http://www.hamiltonbodyshop.com/ was selected for the award based on its demonstrated high standard of service to AAA members, its service call record, member satisfaction surveys, feedback from on-site assessments and their business relationship with AAA.
- Early education right for children and Montana's economy
This isn't just a social issue; this isn't just an educational issue; this is fundamentally an economic issue.
- "Often the business people embrace early childhood as a priority well before the politicians do."
This is an issue that is subverting a lot of the traditional left and right, democrat and republican divides."
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- NorthWestern Energy offers Montanans energy-related tours, training and workshops.
Great ways to learn more about energy related issues.
- Northwestern Energy 2014 Green Motors Training, 6/16-20, 5 Montana Cities
Commercial Customers, facilities managers, electricians learn how to estimate operating costs for electric motor systems and to identify improvement in motors management practice to increase system reliability and reduce operating costs.
- Northwestern Energy BOC Tech Talks, 6/24 Helena, 6/25 Bozeman
These events will provide an overview and introduction to the Level I Building Operator Certification training that kicks off in August in Bozeman.
- Free Training For NorthWestern Energy Commercial Electric Customers, 06/10-13, Billings, Bozeman, Helena And Missoula
This intermediate class will be a snapshot of state-of-the-art technology. Showcasing all aspects of LED developments, from monolithic chips and packages, to luminaires and lensing.
- NorthWestern Energy's Building Operator Certification, 08/11, Bozeman
Training is designed for staff responsible for the maintenance and operation of equipment and systems in commercial and public buildings.
- Energy Efficiency Of Chilled Water Systems, 08/27, Missoula
David’s classes cover a wide range from energy engineering, research, program design, measurement and feasibility of electrical/ mechanical systems, and energy supply for commercial and industrial facilities.
- Dorsey & Whitney - Post Limelight v. Akamai, Are Multi-actor Method Patent Claims D.O.A.?
The Supreme Court's decision in Limelight v. Akamai yesterday requires a single actor, direct infringer to exist as a prerequisite to any finding of direct or indirect infringement.
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- Take Your Message to the Great Outdoors with Yard Signs from PrintingForLess.com
They're a great way to promote your business, message or initiative. Perfect for political campaigns, contractors, realtors and landscapers.
Great Falls Development Authority
- The beauty of Montana's Big Hole Valley
The Big Hole Valley is Montana at its absolute finest.
- Loenbro Announces New Great Falls, Montana Facility
We're very proud to have a homegrown company of such high caliber as a leader of the Great Falls business community! We're also very proud to have Loenbro as one of our Entrepreneur Elite clients!
- Leadership Training That Changes Everything!, 6/18-19, Great Falls, Montana
This is your opportunity to join growth focused leaders in a two-day live facilitated training where you will get the tools to eliminate negative and unproductive behaviors, uncover habits that hold you back, and stop sabotaging your own success.
Come Home Montana
- Learning to Predict Death with Big Data
The challenge of analytics is in finding the combination of events that have lead to death.
- Data Analytics May Replace Your Doctor
"Data-driven findings will uncover patterns in clinical data and algorithmically create new clinical guidelines using practice-based evidence."
- Montana Career Opportunities - Project Manager, Senior Java Developer - ZaneRay
Have you ever thought about having a job in a place where camping, fishing and skiing are 15 minutes away, where you do something new -- and challenging -- at your job every day and where you can still afford a home on acreage?
Montana Economic Development
- Darby's Lightfoot Cycles lands new contract for San Francisco pedicabs
Lightfoot is already hiring to expand production, and will be looking into expanding their facility, as well.
- Food Waste Fuels Growth for Missoula, Montana based Biochemical Maker Blue Marble
"From our own research, we're the only company in the world to patent this type of fermentation process to create GMO free, all natural, drop in replacement chemicals for the flavor, fragrance and personal care markets."
TEDx Events in Montana
- U.S. Small Business Administration Montana District Office Newsletter June 2014
SBA Loan Tip/News/Updates: Do you know about SBA's Microloan Program?
- Butte bid passed over for federally funded manufacturing hub, says Matt Vincent
Vincent said the 12 new locations chosen by the U.S. Department of Commerce were all densely populated areas and none of them concentrated on natural resources as its major strength, which is what Butte and its private and public partners in Montana did.
- Vincent sizes up hub miss: manufacturing lack hurt Butte chances
Butte's chances of landing a federally funded manufacturing hub were likely hurt by its lack of existing industries and the state and region's largely rural status, Chief Executive Matt Vincent said Thursday.
- Today's TED Talk Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry
"We're all going to die -- and poems can help us live with that."
Next Generation Broadband in Missoula
- Creating portals for community action - June Noel and the Phyllis and Dennis Washington Foundation
"It's almost like I'm playing all day," she said. "I play at work and then I go mountain bike after work, and then I go do something else."
- Hundreds of Cities Are Wired With Fiber--But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unused
The reasons vary by city, but in many cases, the reason you can't get gigabit internet speeds--without the threat of that service being provided by a company that wants to discriminate against certain types of traffic--is because of the giant telecom businesses that want to kill net neutrality in the first place.
- Editorial: Bozeman officials wise to expand broadband capabilities
Montana ranks 47th in the nation on broadband speed, and Bozeman ranks 10th in the state.
University of Montana & Montana State University Tech Transfer
- Northwest SBA leaders seek to reach rural and minority-owned businesses
"We want to do everything we can to make sure that small businesses recognize that their greatest business opportunity may be outside the U.S."
- How Technology Is Transforming U.S. Manufacturing
The U.S. manufacturing revival is if anything more real and more profound than has been acknowledged.
- Montana State University agriculture researchers have new triticale grain lines for licensing
Montana State University researchers have produced two new varieties of the grain triticale, a cross of wheat and rye that combines the grain quality, yield and disease resistance of wheat with the vigor and hardiness of rye.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Broadband industry wants Wyoming tax exemption
The association is asking to be exempted from the sales and use taxes they pay for infrastructure and equipment "when we buy that and bring it into the state."
- Wyoming's telecom law about to sunset, clouding future of rural phone service
If the act sunsets without being replaced, state money to help pay for phone service to rural areas would end, and residents' phone bills will rise steeply.
Montana Education Excellence
- All Parents Need Access to Education Data Now
Data that are easy to understand and tailored to individual students can help parents work in partnership with teachers to improve their children's learning.
- Global Gateway at University of Montana
Global Gateway's mission is not limited to students.
- U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to give Salish Kootenai College commencement address in Pablo, Montana
"Tribal colleges and universities like (SKC) play such a vital role in Indian Country - and in our nation as a whole - because they help maintain, preserve and restore Native languages, history and culture, and provide a high-quality education for tribal families and communities."
Funding and Building your Business
- Missoula bus officials consider free-fare rides
A partnership comprised of educators, hospitals, and local businesses will help fund the project, which will allow free rides for everyone all year long.
- More Cities Adopting 'Naked Streets'
Whether by foot or by car, most of us have to travel for twice the time due to unnecessarily long waits at traffic lights.
- Expert: Failure to plan for Missoula growth is plan for failure
"We're here to kick off the most extensive community involvement program I've seen for a long-range planning project anywhere," Robert Horne Jr. said. "This is a remarkably meaningful exercise."
Connectivity & Communications
- 'Growth Hacking' Helps Startups Boost Their Users
"Growth hacking"--a cross between marketing and coding that's intended to sharply increase a nascent business's user base.
- John Oliver hammers FCC on net neutraility
Oliver implored the Internet's commenters to contact the FCC in support of an open Internet. It apparently worked.
- The Rise of the Sensor-Based Smart City
We look at making cities smarter through the use of sensor technology: tiny electronic devices that can measure and track just about anything that goes on in a city.
- Open Data in Government Is Open for Business
The creation of Beagle Score is an example of how states, cities, counties and the federal government are encouraging entrepreneurs to take raw government data posted on "open data" websites and turn the information into products the public will buy.
- The Boom in Urban Data Labs Helps Support Growth in Smart Cities
The emerging field of urban informatics - "It is the field fueled by the advance of digital technologies -- sensors, wireless communication, storage and clever software -- that makes it possible to see and measure activities in an urban environment as never before."
- Nebraska Senator Aims to Break Down Siloes, Open Up Data
I've always had the understanding that departments don't talk to one another. There are overlapping costs for doing the same thing. In Nebraska, we have a CIO, but it still seems like departments are too unwilling to share their information. That's where I want to go with technology and find ways to [break those siloes].
- Montana Nonprofit Association June 2014 Newsletter
Promoting a strong nonprofit sector in MONTANA
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- How the Biggest Scientific Discovery of the Year Was Kept a Secret
Great surprises in science don't just happen-they're engineered.
- Why American Express Wants to Kill Credit Cards
There are two things you always have with you: a credit card and a smartphone. The day is coming when we combine them.
- Strava's Cycling App Is Helping Cities Build Better Bike Lanes
Oregon wants to make its roads safer and more convenient for cyclists, but has a problem--it has very little data on where people ride and what influences their choices. So it turned to an outfit that has loads of data on that: Strava.
- Streetcars: The Transit System America Threw Away
A century ago, there were nearly 34,000 miles of streetcar tracks connecting neighborhoods to downtowns, and towns to neighboring towns.
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