Sirti Bestows Award of Honor
October 21, 2010. Billie Moreland, PhD, of Billie Moreland and Associates and Steve Simmons, PhD, Eastern Washington University Professor of computer science were given an Award of Honor by Sirti at their October Board Meeting. The award was "in special recognition of their efforts and vision for the Terabyte Triangle and its positive impact on our community."
"We are both delighted to receive this award, and especially happy to know that our last 15-years' work with Sirti and the technology sector in downtown Spokane has been valuable," says Moreland.
There are many highlights in that work. Highlights include:
%uF076 facilitating Spokane's nomination for, and being named as, one of seven "Intelligent Communities" by the World Teleport Association
%uF076 Contributing to the All America City Award for Spokane, 2004
%uF076 Ten years of technology-based newsletters and Web publication
%uF076 Contributing to the real estate community to establish 150 technology companies in downtown Spokane.
%uF076 Contributing to community education to facilitate high speed, optical fiber connectivity availability in most downtown buildings.
%uF076 Assisting with VPnet
%uF076 Assisting with the Northwest GigaPop.
%uF076 Nurturing and chronicling technology businesses as they grow from startups to success
About Sirti. Sirti accelerates Inland Northwest technology-based companies toward success and positive regional economic impact. We deliver entrepreneurial coaching, a mix of no- or low-cost business services, access to capital, and the legal services needed for successful formation, IP protection and long-term growth.