Archive for January 2018

New Angle Podcast: Mindset and Community with Cyclist Tyler Hamilton

In this episode host Justin Angle talks mindset, community, and life changes with former professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton.

Tyler discusses how he made significant changes in his life after being caught for doping. He also explains why Missoula is an ideal community for him.

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New Angle Podcast: The Future of Higher Education with Bryce Ward

In this episode host Justin Angle discusses the future of higher education with economist Bryce Ward.

Bryce recent delivered a keynote talk at the Economic Outlook Seminar held by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research in Missoula.

So, this episode explores the research and conclusion Bryce delivered in his talk.

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Montana’s Unique Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

“A New Frontier: Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Bozeman and Missoula, Montana” is the first major study of entrepreneurship in Montana, funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The Kauffman Index has ranked Montana the #1 state for startup activity for four straight years, and this case study helps explain why.

Based on 42 first-person interviews with Montana entrepreneurs and support organizations, surveys, and public data, the report sheds new light on Montana’s ecosystem – our high level of entrepreneurship, dense networks of support, global businesses, high quality workforce, and high quality of life.

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Powering Montana: NorthWestern Energy finds high-tech solutions to help customers

By Katy Spence

Note:  This article originally published by Montana High Tech Business Alliance. Republished with permission.

NorthWestern Energy President and CEO Bob Rowe (left) and Community Relations Manager Steve Clawson (right) visit Kalispell-area customer Dale Haarr. Photos courtesy of NorthWestern Energy.

Every month, NorthWestern Energy President and CEO Bob Rowe sends anniversary cards to employees, thanking them for their years of service. He already knew he worked for an exceptional company, but when a 45th anniversary card crossed his desk, that confirmed it.

When employees stick around for more than 40 years, you know your company must be something special.

NorthWestern Energy serves more than 718,000 customers across Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, through improving customer service, providing diverse energy solutions, and investing in local communities. For more than 100 years, the company has worked to make all their operations safe, reliable, and personable.

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Podcast Explores Montana Business Ecosystem

The University of Montana College of Business recently launched a new podcast. “A New Angle” explores the unique Montana business ecosystem.

Associate Professor of Marketing Justin Angle creates and hosts the podcast.  The podcast’s biweekly episodes highlight “cool people doing awesome things in and around Missoula, Montana.”

Only a highlight reel is available now, but the first full episode will be available on January 30.

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