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TechNet Women of Innovation
TechNet’s Women of Innovation series debuts with Sally Jewell, COO of REI. Jewell will speak on “Bringing REI into the 21st Century” at the TechNet breakfast, Friday, May 9. The event is from 7:00 to 9:00 a. m. at the Spokane Club at 1002 W Riverside. TechNet members are free, non-member pre-registered $25, and non-members at the door $30. For reservations go to

The Great American Nerd-off Programming Contest
Spokane Community College -- Computer Information Systems -- Web Technologies and Maplewood Software’s third and final programming competition will be Thursday, May 1. In past rounds, contestants were required to write code for an application. The application specification required interaction with a MS SQL database populated with data and data structures, and the contestant was required to develop a thin-client (browser) front end. Entries are evaluated based on functionality produced per person; quality of the code in terms of maintainability, reliability, and documentation; and usefulness of the resulting application relative to the problem description.

According to John Janzen of Maplewood Software, “We have had twelve contestants so far and have seen some pretty remarkable programming. So far people feel it has been a good experience.” Watch the Spokesman-Review for the names of the winners.

Handling Crisis Communication
The May program and luncheon meeting of Marketing Associates of Spokane (MAS) will be presented by Skip Bonuccelli, of the Central Valley School District. Bonuccelli will address how to handle and prepare for communication internally and with the press and public when your business is facing a crisis situation.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 8th at noon at the Red Lion River Inn, 700 North Division Street in Spokane. The cost is $15 for MAS members and $25 for non-members. Reservation deadline is May 5th. For membership information or to make a reservation, contact MAS Vice President David Dowers at (509) 536-3853 or see the MAS website at

ACM SIG to Discuss Wireless
Tuesday, May 13, 2003. Michael Slupczynski, Network Systems Manager, North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, will discuss "Wireless: Its Future is Now" at the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (INACM) special interest group (SIG). The meeting will be held at SIRTI, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd., and room 432. It begins at 4:30 p.m. with networking, coffee, and cookies. The talk will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is no charge and the meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Michael Slupczynski at (208) 769-3231, or e-mail: or call John Maus at (509) 995-4758.

Small Business Month --- May Highlights
May 1 - Start & End the Workday with the Chamber -
Good Morning Spokane Region - Spokane Regional Chamber - 7:15-9:00am. Location: The Ridpath Hotel, 515 W. Sprague, Spokane. With featured speaker Steve Rothrock, a national site consultant, the Chamber's monthly program brings business and community leaders together for a look at what's happening today and tomorrow. Register online at the Spokane Regional Chamber Website or call: (509) 624-1393.

Marketing After Hours - Spokane Regional Chamber, 5-7 p.m. Art at Work, 123 N. Post, Spokane. A celebration of all businesses in the Inland Northwest, this quarterly event helps to build relationships with other people in your same industry. Open to the public. please register online at the Spokane Regional Chamber Website or call: (509) 624-1393.

May 7 - 9am - noon.
Washington Manufacturing Services (WMS) and the Washington State University SBDC, both based at SIRTI, and Idaho TechHelp present Understanding & Managing Your Business Direction during Uncertain Times. The presentation will be on the principle aspects of Strategic Planning and Strategic Marketing, and how these disciplines are cornerstones of "navigating your business direction in difficult times." This will be followed by breakout sessions where companies can discuss real issues facing their businesses today and get answers on how to address these issues.

Sessions will be facilitated by: Patric Sazama- Washington Manufacturing Services, Toivo Mykkanen- Idaho TechHelp/ Washington Manufacturing Services, David Damiano- Idaho TechHelp, and Rick Thorpe-Washington State University SBDC. Cost: Free. Location: 665 N. Riverpoint Boulevard, Suite 432, Spokane. To register, contact the Spokane Area BIC at (509) 353-2800.

May 8, 2003
Small Business Day at SIRTI - Classes - 2 - 4pm
The Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute (SIRTI) will offer two presentations designed to enlighten and encourage small business owners, students and entrepreneurs. Nigel Davey, SIRTI's Associate Director, will begin at 2:00 PM with an interactive presentation entitled "Managing Growth in a Small Business". Location: 665 N. Riverpoint Boulevard, Suite 432, Spokane. Cost: Free. For more information about this event or about SIRTI, please call R. Scott Powers at 358.2006 or visit To register, contact the Spokane Area BIC at (509) 353-2800.

Immediately following the previous session, SIRTI's Director of Financial Services, David Wingate, will present "Public & Private Financing Sources and How to Use Them". Cost: Free. For more information about this event or about SIRTI, please call R. Scott Powers at 358.2006 or visit To register, contact the Spokane Area BIC at (509) 353-2800.

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