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Main Street Montana Project Regional Meetings!, 7/16, Billings http://www.matr.net/ev ... =5118
Main Street Montana Project
Montana Data Focused Business Cluster
- Main Street Montana Regional Meeting Changes and Updates - You're Invited
Governor Bullock and Lt. Governor McLean invite you participate in one of our Main Street Montana Regional Meetings. The Governor or Lt. Governor will be present at each meeting.
Arrow Solutions Group
- Germany's 12th Man at the World Cup: Big Data
The tool allowed them to identify and visualize the change and show it to coaches, players and scouts. "That then goes into the game philosophy of the German team. What is apparent is the aggressive style Germany plays."
Big Sky Commerce
- Montana Career Opportunity - VB Developer - Arrow Solutions Group
The client is located in Billings, MT. A remote contractor may be considered.
- Montana Hospital Association selects Big Sky Commerce as its preferred Merchant Service Provider
MHA member hospitals and clinics in Montana will be able to enjoy significant savings in payment processing services with Big Sky Commerce.
Come Home Montana
- How Mining Data About Employees Could Give You A Competitive Edge
How can companies do a better job retaining employees? According to Leerom Segal, co-author of New York Times bestselling book "The Decoded Company," the answer could lie in big data.
- The future of healthcare: Analytics and big data
Data should be delivered to clinical leaders on a daily basis so they can start to see the value of knowing.
- What big data could do for health care
This change won't happen overnight, and the payoffs are potentially big.
Hellgate Venture Network
- Montana Career Opportunities - Entry Level Engineer, Project Engineer - Beaudette Consulting Engineers, Inc.
We are proud to be one of the leading Structural Consulting firms in the state of Montana.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Director of Development, Planned Giving Officer - Montana State University Alumni Foundation
n order to fulfill our mission, we are always looking for dedicated, creative, trustworthy, enthusiastic, and self-motivated professionals who are interested in promoting the best interests of Montana State University and working in an environment that values respect, fairness, and integrity.
- Hellgate Venture Network Meeting - Kali Lindner, OULA Fitness, 7/17, Missoula, Montana
Learn how Kali is building a business, a brand and a lifestyle that is about much more than fitness.
MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative
- Building a Better Travel Mug Comes From Building A Fishing Rod in Whitefish, Montana
"I've been looking for a mug like this for a long time," he said. For more information on Cortiça travel mugs and the Kickstarter campaign, visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1672271502/the-cortica-mug-a-coffee-mug-for-coffee-connoisseu.
- Blue Cross execs in Montana actually got a lot more pay in 2013 than earlier reported
Top executives at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana did not take a pay cut last year, as reported erroneously by the Gazette State Bureau in May -- but, rather, received quite a bit more in total compensation.
- Made in America grants for Montana manufacturers
We quickly assess a company's eligibility and we prepare, submit and track the application, cost free!
- Fledgling family doctors begin 3-year residencies in Missoula
Because physicians often practice where they last trained, Wilson said, the hope is that the program will place more doctors in rural Montana, improving the state's quality of care and access to treatment. "Ideally, they'll go out into rural communities and work at critical access hospitals out there," said Wilson.
- The Hot New Job Skill Is 'Altrocentrism.' Do You Have It?
What differentiates a standout candidate from the pack is whether he or she has the altrocentric leadership skills needed in business.
- Job-search startup helps college grads and companies find each other
Silicon Valley has given the world another matchmaking service -- this one, to set up recent college graduates with gainful employment. Looking for a strong writer and varsity athlete? A computer science major and Python programming whiz? Ask Collegefeed, and a short list of candidates will soon pop up in your inbox.
Incubators and R&D
- Governor Bullock Announce $400,000 Grant for Parks, and Outdoor Recreation
"Montanans know the value of our public lands, rivers and streams--it's where our memories of hiking, fishing, or floating are created," Bullock said. "We're working to make sure the next generation of Montanans has the same opportunities to explore the wild places that we did growing up here."
- Bay Area governments buy nearly 100 electric vehicles with MTC grant
A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country. The six cities, two counties and two water agencies have gone in together to buy 90 electric vehicles with the help of a $2.8 million grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, a regional transportation agency, officials with the Bay Area Climate Collaborative said on Tuesday. Some of the vehicles will be on display at a news conference on Tuesday. The vehicles will save more than $500,000 in fuel costs and about 2 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over five years, Bay Area Climate Collaborative Executive Director Rafael Reyes said.
- Research View - Innovation & Scholarship at the University of Montana Summer 2014
Research View is published twice a year by the offices of the Vice President for Research and Creative Scholarship and University Relations.
- Innovation Profiles: Louisville and Albuquerque
You can help Albuquerque, Louisville and the other cities participating in the City Accelerator by rating and reviewing their proposals. The process is simple, fast, and - dare I say - fun. Just follow the links, watch a short video and give them a quick review.
- SBA Announces Available Funding to Support Regional Clusters
To be eligible for funding, the lead organization must provide the small businesses in the cluster with matchmaking opportunities, business training, counseling, and mentoring.
Montana Education Excellence
- The 10 Best Public High Schools in the United States
The top 10 schools don't simply boast off-the-charts standardized test scores and impressive scores on AP tests--they also provide their students one-of-a-kind curricula and diverse learning experiences.
Universities and Economic Development
- Gallatin College MSU to offer new CNC machine technology program
The one-year program enables graduates to pursue careers as CNC machine operators and leads to a certificate of applied science degree.
- Montana State University Alumni Foundation hires Christopher D. Murray as new President and CEO
"The Montana State University Alumni Foundation plays a critical role in securing and managing the private resources that fuel MSU's ongoing success as an academic and research institution. I am honored to be part of an incredible team of talented and passionate staff and volunteers who care so deeply about MSU and its future."
Funding and Building your Business
- University sets up technology transfer network
"Our goal is not to make it formal and burdensome, but to give everyone a place to connect and talk about what we have going on."
Energy and Climate Change
- Crumbs cupcake shop shows dangers of focusing on single product
Crumbs' rise and fall isn't surprising when considering the company's dependence on a fad.
- To Make a Better Bet, Use Trial and Error
Why guess what the best business strategy is when you can cost effectively test your way to the best solution?
- 12 Unusual Ways To Spur Creativity During Meetings
Ask for the Worst Idea in the Room
- Wall Street Discovers the Best Way to Drive Workers: Hand Them the Whip
When employees feel they are required to work more, it motivates them to work less. When given more power to set their own pace, young bankers choose to work longer hours, take less vacation time, and sacrifice personal needs.
- How 3D Printing Is Speeding Up Small Businesses
The device "has taken three months off our production cycle [and] allowed us to stay closer to the market."
Connectivity & Communications
- A Livable City Solution: The Powerful Potential of Microgrids
"When you're talking about a livable city, you're not just talking about energy or energy use," he says. "It's a combination of how we use water, create food, construct buildings, and transport people or goods. These are all largely connected and interdependent."
- A Smarter Power Grid for U.S. Utilities
The U.S. electrical grid, once one of the world's great marvels, is crumbling after decades of underinvestment.
- Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways
The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.
- Sen. Al Franken accuses AT&T of 'skirting' net neutrality rules
The lawmaker warns that letting it buy DirecTV could give AT&T gatekeeper power over the mobile Web.
- How Technology Can Stretch Infrastructure Dollars
A bridge-monitoring system used in South Carolina and other states is helping to hold down the costs of maintenance.
- Eco-Analytics Dashboard Helps San Francisco Measure Neighborhood Sustainability
"The final vision for this work is that we will have an interactive interface for internal stakeholders to evaluate future projects and plans," Chen said. "And then ideally, in the future, there would also be a simplified public facing interface."
- What Defines the Culture of Your Nonprofit Board?
A nonprofit should communicate its values and culture both internally and externally -- with precision and persistence. Be sure to reward staff that advance the culture -- be honest with those who don't.
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- Welcome to the Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble
Around the world, nearly every asset class is expensive by historical standards. The inverse of that is relatively low returns for investors.
- Want $10,000? Hack a Tesla Motors Model S electric car.
Tesla itself isn't involved in the competition in any official capacity, nor does it support the competition--but the company could learn lessons from anyone who does manage to crack its software.
- The new plague: Computer viruses that extort you
In just nine months, Cryptolocker had kidnapped the files of 400,000 people -- most of them Americans.
- Airbus: Pilots don't really need windows
Without the need for windows, the flight deck could move "to an unused zone of the aircraft, and in particular into a zone difficult to configure for receiving passengers or freight."
- Here's An Early Look At Volvo's Self-Parking, Driverless Car, Due To Hit Streets In 2017
Bottom line: Both demonstration were impressive, and proved that with the right software, the autonomous vehicles can work incredibly well.
- Why the U.S. Will Never Be Bicycle Friendly
When it comes to protective outlets, if you build it, they will bike.
- A Quiet Revolution in Trash Trucks
Garbage trucks get as little as 3 miles per gallon, making them prime targets in cities' efforts to trim costs and curb greenhouse gas pollution.
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