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"Wide plains and tall peaks separate these stories, but each is centered on the way Montana natives make a living as individuals and tribes, in spite of long odds." Montana's Indian Country is Open for Business - The University of Montana School of Journalism 2012 http://matr.net/articl ... .html
S&K Electronics Brings High Tech Opportunities to Montana's Flathead Reservation http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Goes to Mount Everest
- Five climbers with Montana State University's Everest Education Expedition reach summit
The five climbers were Mark Jenkins, MSU alum Kris Erickson and fellow North Face athletes Hilaree O'Neill, Sam Elias and Emily Harrington.
- Listen To Your Customers' Tweets
For small and mid-market businesses, analytics is the key to smarter commerce, enabling them to understand consumers' needs and act on them in real-time.
Highway 12 Ventures
- Northwestern Energy Distribution System Infrastructure Project (DSIP)
The goal of DSIP is to maintain and improve future reliability by building more capacity into the system through targeted proactive equipment replacements.
Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
- Orbotix Gains $5M In New Funding
Orbotix just inked its first, big retail deal with Brookstone, which just debuted the robotic ball in its retail stores this week.
Come Home Montana
- MMEC field engineer wins Lifetime Achievement Award
"He employs brutal honesty, listening and relating, and mediation along with a wealth of knowledge from 25 years immersed in design and manufacture as a business owner."
- Montana Career Opportunity - Sr. Java Developer - Deloitte Consulting LLP - Helena, MT
Deloitte Consulting LLP is seeking a talented Java Developer to join our Helena, Montana project team to provide development and sustainment services for our clients, both pre and post-implementation.
- Montana Career Opportunity Web Developer - Global Nest
Globalnest is a leading technology consulting and software solutions company. At Globalnest , we help our clients to plan their investment in technology and we design and implement solutions that drive their businesses. We have the capacity of working across all technology platforms, operating systems and infrastructures and we offer a wide range of IT services.
- BNSF to hire 140 Montanans
Havre will get the most jobs. BNSF expects to hire 48 people in that city. Glendive gets 34 more workers, Glasgow 18 and Billings about 10.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Membership Analyst - Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Responsible for coordinating and executing direct marketing programs to acquire, retain and upgrade RMEF members.
- Montana Career Opportunity - IT Business Analyst - Re-advertised - State of Montana
This position is responsible for the analysis activities related to complex business processes and information systems for a variety of divisions, programs, and systems.
- Montana Career Opportunity - IT Project Manager - Re-advertised - State of Montana
This position is responsible for project management through a framework of project planning, execution, monitoring/control, and closure activities.
The Missoula Economic Partnership
- How Missoula's Caffe' Dolce uses Resume Manager to simplify hiring and focus on awesome food & service
Every business needs to try Resume Manager. Why wouldn't you use it? "I would never go back."
- Senator Baucus Bringing Ambassadors From Trading Partners Australia, Brazil, Colombia, South Korea, and Vietnam On Montana Jobs Tour Starting 5/29
"Seeing is believing, and we've shown time and time again that when the world sees what Montana has to offer, they're sold," Baucus said. "This year's Ambassadors Tour will give us a chance to follow up on connections we've built with countries like Colombia and a chance to open new doors with countries like Vietnam. I can't wait to see the exciting ways Montana businesses turn this tour into jobs."
- Montana's Indian Country is Open for Business - The University of Montana School of Journalism 2012
Wide plains and tall peaks separate these stories, but each is centered on the way Montana natives make a living as individuals and tribes, in spite of long odds.
- S&K Electronics Brings High Tech Opportunities to Montana's Flathead Reservation
"S&K Electronics is a vision to try to find ways of developing diversity within the Flathead Reservation in the way of economies." Larry Hall, General Manager S&K Electronics
- Missoula innovator's businesses pushing the edge on big data
First, Philp will tell you this: A disruptive, explosive amount of data is being created in extreme volumes these days.
- Missoula's Biomimicry 3.8 receives design award
A Missoula organization that looks back on billions of years of natural history to make the modern world a better place has done some significant evolution of its own.
- Why You Should Hire a Veteran
Young male veterans ages 18 to 24 had a 29.1 percent unemployment rate while nonveterans of the same age had a 17.6 percent unemployment rate in March 2012.
- James Grunke: Missoula can be beacon for economic development
There are things we can all do to improve the economic outlook of Missoula.
Come Home Washington
- Memorial Day Special: Two Vets Who Became Millionaires
In honor of Memorial Day, OPEN Forum interviewed Jerry South and Blake Hall, two Army veterans now leading successful companies. Read on for tips on how veterans can get into entrepreneurship.
- Veterans must market themselves like civilians
Companies need to recognize the value of vets. And vets need to understand and communicate how their skills fit in the civilian world.
Regional Economic Development
- Washington Career Opportunity - Quality & Data Systems Manager - Spokane County
Put your knowledge of information systems data design, development, and quality assurance to work performing professional, administrative, and supervisory support for the Spokane County Community Services, Housing & Community Development Dept.
- Conservatives for Ignorance
The objections to the ACS are a fascinating window on the radicalized post-2008 version Republican Party, a party that's gone beyond skepticism about the merits of particular government programs to a generalized belief that even the most useful public sector undertakings are an infringement of basic rights.
Funding and Building your Business
- Sustaining Montana Communities Through Philanthropy
The articles focus on overviews of community foundations and philanthropic organizations, strategic partnerships between the federal government and charitable groups, inheritance laws and upcoming policy changes, factors and motivations behind charitable giving in rural and urban Montana, and inspiring stories of successful philanthropy in communities across the region and throughout the U.S.
- Video of Celebration of VJ Day in Honolulu August 14, 1945
Great video of a Spontaneous Victory Parade in Honolulu in 1945. Take a look at this video-absolutely fabulous!
- Grateful Nation - "Remember the Children of our Fallen Heroes" Memorial Day Tribute
Grateful Nation Montana was formed for the specific purpose of facilitating college educations for the children of soldiers killed while on active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Connectivity & Communications
- Why you need to follow up with every job applicant
Let a good one get away? That's a bad mistake but not the worst. Here's the one that trumps all the rest.
- WordPress or Drupal: Which One to Use for Small Business Websites?
Making comparisons like this is a bit like asking if a Honda Fit is as good as a Mercedes Benz CLS550. Both are cars, but they have different target markets.
- The Wrong Advisory Board Will Hurt Your Startup
Here are some tips on using your advisory board effectively:
- A Harvard Professor Analyzes Why Start-Ups Fail
Every time you raise money, it heightens the chances you're going to be fired as C.E.O.
- Is Your Startup Relevant Enough to be Great?
Your startup needs to be a "conscious" entity, constantly aware of the complex eco-system around it, and the factors driving change and evolution.
- 5 Ways to Hire People Who May be Smarter Than You
If you can find people with more passion, more knowledge, and more desire to succeed than you have, it will push you to be better and take the organization to new levels.
- A hierarchy of business to business needs
In most large organizations, nothing happens unless at least one of these needs are met, and in just about every organization big enough and profitable enough to buy from you, the order of needs starts with the first one and works its way down the list.
- Improve Your Mental Toughness in 2 Minutes
Having the right mental focus will lead to more successful business outcomes in the long term.
- Videoconferencing Steps Out of the Office
"This is about the ability to connect to different types of people on different types of devices on any network. It's device-agnostic. You can have a smartphone connected to a tablet to a laptop to a high-end HD videoconferencing in an office."
- Five Ways Crowdsourcing Can Transform the Public Sphere
The successes of public-sector crowdsourcing initiatives and advances in technology have caused the public to expect to engage with government on a personal level.
- 7 Ideas for Next-Generation Strategic IT Planning
States may have a chance to leapfrog the conventional wisdom and map technology investments to outcomes that matter beyond the four walls of government.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Conserves Close to 1 Million Acres for Elk in Wyoming
Conserving land helps improve habitat for elk and other wildlife, which also helps the population grow.
- Grateful Nation Montana Supports Children of Fallen Soldiers
Forty-two soldiers from Montana have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a local group is trying to help the families left behind.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Native filmmaker draws on Flathead upbringing
"Circle" is about the same young Native American woman "who was adopted away from her community," Swaney told "On Native Ground," "and her wanting to reconnect with her roots - kind of through a roundabout way of really wanting to have a baby."
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- MIT Builds A Needle-Free Drug Injector
"It's sort of like a laser beam."
- Newly identified computer virus, used for spying, is 20 times size of Stuxnet
Some researchers say that certain characteristics common to Stuxnet and Flame suggest that whoever ordered up Stuxnet is also behind Flame.
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