Check out these five stories from across Montana that highlight entrepreneurship, the high tech sector, and everything else that makes Montana great!

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1. Montana Top Tech Employers 2018

Do you want to work for a high tech company in Montana, but don’t know where to start? This week, the Montana High Tech Business Alliance released its list of Montana’s Top Tech Employers for 2018 in the state.

According to the Montana High Tech Business Alliance, Montana’s tech firms expect to add more than 1,200 new jobs in 2018. Companies fit two or more of the following criteria: 20 employees or more, plans to grow workforce in Montana, established in the state for more than 10 years, consistently hiring, and involved in the community.

Click here to find out who Montana’s top tech employers.

2. Telecommuting Tuesday

Are you looking for the flexibility to work from home and live in Montana? Or are you looking to change careers or to pivot in your current career? Have you considered telecommuting?

According to a study released in 2017 by the Montana Telecommunications AssociationMontana ranks No. 1 in the country in telecommuting. Telecommuting offers former Montanans the ability to make Montana home again and is a career opportunity for residents in the Treasure State’s small towns.

Click here to read what Brad Comer, the chief technology officer for Texbase, said about telecommuting from Cameron.

3. Preparing for Kids’ First Camping Trip

Do you remember your first camping experience? If you grew up camping and haven’t taken your kids camping, there may be a level of anxiety.

If you don’t know where to start, check out this story on Explore Big Sky Country. The article gives several tips and tricks for preparing kids for their first camping trip. Some of the tips include setting up a campsite at home and preparing for their fears.

Click here to read more.

4. Sun Canyon Lodge Offers Hospitality Outside Augusta

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, consider the Sun Canyon Lodge outside of Augusta. The Sawtooth and Castle Reef mountains welcome visitors to the lodge that was finished in 1923. Throughout the decades, the lodge passed through multiple owners until its current owners bought it.

Guests have options to camp, stay in their RV, or even stay in cabins.

Click here to read more.

5. Missoula College Launches IT Apprenticeship Program with Local Firms

Earlier this week, three Missoula College students were signed up to work for IT companies as part of the college’s new information technologies apprenticeship program. The apprenticeship signing included four different local companies, including Allegiance Benefit Plan Management, First Call Computer Solutions, Univision Computers, and Blackfoot.

The IT program at the college provides students with branches into network, cyber security, programming, and app development.

Click here to read more.

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