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"We the people of Montana, grateful to God for the quiet beauty of our state, the grandeur of our mountains, the vastness of our rolling plains, and desiring to improve the quality of life, equality of opportunity and to secure the blessings of liberty for this and future generations do ordain and establish this constitution." Opening preamble to the Montana Constitution. - Please remember to send in your absentee ballots or vote on Tuesday - It's your future...
"Nationally Known Math & Science Academy (Mikelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy) Will Cover Costs for Third through Fifth Grade Montana Teachers To Attend" http://matr.net/articl ... .html --- "Gazette opinion: Vote for your educational values Nov. 2 "The State with the Best Education Wins!" http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html --- "City Club Missoula Presents: Legislative Preview Highlights, 11/8, Missoula" http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
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Come Home Montana
- City Club Missoula Presents: Legislative Preview Highlights, 11/8, Missoula
What issues will highlight the agenda of the 2011 legislature? Will state finances, taxes and budget dominate the agenda? Who will make up the leadership of the House and Senate?
- Montana Career Opportunity - Data Systems Analyst/Engineer - Northwestern Energy
Data Systems Analyst/Engineer ensures the integrity of all data systems within engineering and is responsible for the AM/FM system, the System Integrity database for Gas and Electric, electric reliability database and many other data-bases that are being used by Retail Operations.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Computer Support Specialist III - Montana State University
Computer Support Specialist III Help Desk and Computer Facilities Supervisor) Information Technology Center Montana State University in Bozeman
- Montana Career Opportunity - Customer Support Specialist - Black Mountain Software
We are seeking candidates with experience and/or education pertaining to common processes used in business or by local governments to manage accounting functions such as accounts payable, payroll, budgeting, and financial reporting.
Regional Economic Development
- Rivertop Renewables rides the wave in Missoula, Montana
"I think Rivertop Renewables is the most exciting project going on in Montana right now," says Jessica Allred-Meyers of the Missoula Area Economic Development Council, which has been working with the company to secure the grant. "It's pretty exciting."
- Packing business: Boulder Creek Packs builds packs for fire fighters and more
This year, Joy has expanded her business to include medicine bags and hunting packs designed so hunters can pack out a deer in two halves on their backs. A larger one can be fitted on a horse for elk.
- Fast-changing economy: Collaborations essential to emerging "knowledge economy"
The Great Recession may be over but the Great Resetting shows no signs of ending.
- Triangulation: How Universities, Government, and Business Can Stir More Innovation
This triangular structure will generate more user-driven innovation in the universities; more efficient use of clinical trial data; a marked increase in efficacious drugs coming to markets; more evidence-based regulatory frameworks; and enhanced economic growth through job creation.
- Investment partnership to assist Irish companies expand into US
ENTERPRISE EQUITY and Silicon Valley-based Irish Technology Capital (ITC) have formed a partnership to raise a $100-million (€72 million) venture capital firm that will accelerate the expansion of Irish firms into the US.
Funding and Building your Business
- Missoula Job Service - On the Job Training Grant Program - Also Available in Many Montana Communities
On-the-job training (OJT) is a training strategy that the Missoula Job Service can offer local employers and job seekers. This strategy can be a critical tool in helping workers and communities during the current economic environment.
- New Horizons is bringing LIVE technical training to the State of Montana.
New Horizons is bringing LIVE technical training to the State of Montana. Below are several events planned for the next few months. Due to equipment setup, seating is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can to assure room is available.
- 10 Things Recruiters Won't Tell You
1. "There are better ways to find a job."
Incubators and R&D
- FailCon teaches entrepreneurs to flop to the top
Dreaming of success? Then study failure - because "oops" is the mantra of champions.
- Venture Capital and Distance
Entrepreneurs who raised capital from investors located more than 25 miles away were forced to raise smaller amounts, with a shorter duration between each fundraising round, than those with nearby investors.
- The $105 Fix That Could Protect You From Copyright-Troll Lawsuits
Call it ingenious, call it evil or call it a little of both: Copyright troll Righthaven is exploiting a loophole in intellectual property law, suing websites that might have avoided any trace of civil liability had they spent a mere $105.
- Seasoned entrepreneurs offer insight on small business
The three entrepreneurs sat down with USA TODAY business reporter Laura Petrecca at the second annual Perfect Business Summit and shared their thoughts on social media, naysayers and counterfeiters.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- Montana State University Billings Receives First Patent Approval
"The patent is cool, but the important thing is the students," Toenjes said. "They are the real beneficiaries of all of this. For a relatively small town and a relatively small university, they can do what others are doing at Harvard."
- Construction of $1.4-billion research facility in Utah begins
The move will put Northrop Grumman's analysts and engineers within footsteps of the 526th's maintenance facilities. In shopping-mall terms, Northrop Grumman will become the "anchor tenant" for what will eventually be an 8 million-square-foot research park.
- Qwest Montana Awards iPad Grant to Arrowhead 5th Grade Class - "Teachers and Technology Grant Program"
Gibson and Montana first lady Nancy Schweitzer presented the award, which comes from the grant program Teachers and Technology. It's a joint effort between the Montana Association for Career and Technical Education and the Qwest Foundation.
- Montana Manufacturing Extension Center receives grant to train wind engineers
The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center is a statewide manufacturing outreach and assistance center staffed by full-time professionals with degrees in engineering and extensive experience in manufacturing and business in a variety of industries. MMEC has a proven record of positive impact for client firms and the economy.
- Missoula school district thanks businesses for support of auto repair classes
"My motivation is the kids," said Rick Booth, owner of Rick's Auto Body, when asked about his business's involvement in the program. "They really should be out in the community. It's really a chance for them to see how the real world works."
- Oregon has 14th best business tax climate, study finds - Montana #6
Though Oregon politicians talk otherwise, yet another survey finds the state favorable to business.
- University, business partnerships urged to create more start-ups
Research alone is not enough to create jobs.
2011 Montana Legislature
- Labor grant can help finance on-the-job training
Idaho businesses thinking about hiring new employees could benefit from an on-the-job training program the Idaho Department of Labor is coordinating with a $625,000 federal grant.
- Gazette opinion: Vote for your educational values Nov. 2 "The State with the Best Education Wins!"
Legislators elected Tuesday will decide how much money the state's K-12 schools have to spend in the next two academic years.
- University of Texas at Arlington trying to inspire math, science majors to teach
Science and math majors are recruited for UTeach Arlington, which enables students to weave teaching experience and coursework into their college curriculum.
- Guest opinion from Jill Biden: America must invest more in community colleges
Getting Americans back to work is the great challenge facing our nation right now - and community colleges are critically important to preparing graduates for those jobs.
- Nationally Known Math & Science Academy Wants Montana Teachers To Attend
The deadline to apply is this Sunday. The academy is only for teachers in the Third through Fifth grade level and if you are interested in the program, click here http://sendmyteacher.com/ to apply . If selected, the program pays all costs for you to attend the week-long session in New Jersey.
- JumpStart seeks to provide easier paths to success for entrepreneurs
The JumpStart Enterprenurial Network, unveiled Tuesday, unites dozens of business-support organizations in 21 counties under a single website and a shared mission: Making it easier for entrepreneurs to figure out where to look for space, whom to ask for money and how to find education and advice.
Connectivity & Communications
- Rural Youth: Who's Staying, Who's Leaving?
Our interest in rural kids' mixed feelings about their educational and residential plans arises in part from our own complicated relationships with the rural communities where we came of age.
Energy and Climate Change
- Google Ultra-High Speed Broadband Closer to Reality
The Web search giant announced last week on its official blog that Stanford University in Northern California will serve as the beta test site for the network before expanding the Internet service to at least one more community elsewhere.
- Companies fight to keep global warming data secret
Oil producers and refiners, along with manufacturers of steel, aluminum and even home appliances, are fighting a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency that would make the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that companies release - and the underlying data businesses use to calculate the amounts - available online.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Wyoming to Move State Employees to Google Apps
Wyoming will migrate the state government's 10,000 employees to the Google Apps for Government productivity suite within a year, officials said.
- MCT Community Theatre 2010-2011 Season Series Subscriptions are on sale now!
This is a funny show. But be warned-nothing is sacred. How about a tap number featuring senior dancers and their walkers? Or flamboyant fellows clad mostly in pink feathers? But all of the silliness is kind-spirited and fine for all but the least open-minded.
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