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MAS to Hear "Multigenerational Communication in the Workplace"
Ever find it challenging to manage the clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters? Do your Xer employees sometimes frustrate your Veteran clients? Does your Boomer management style ever conflict with your Xer staff? If you've faced conflicts in your office, part of the problem could be trying to blend today's Multigenerational Workforce. Attend the November program and luncheon meeting of the Marketing Associates of Spokane (MAS) to discover the characteristics of these generations and explore the most effective ways to communicate with them. Mary Ann Sanger, an award winning teacher and business educator, will make the presentation.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 13 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 November 10. For membership information or to make a reservation, contact MAS Vice President Greg Sofio at (509) 534-0451 or see the MAS website at www.maspokane.org.

ACM to Hear "A Gentle Introduction to RSA"
Tuesday, November 11. The November meeting of the Inland Northwest Association for Computing Machinery (INACM) will feature Tom McKenzie, Gonzaga, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science who will speak on "A Gentle Introduction to RSA". The meeting will be at SIRTI, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd, Room 432 and will begin at 4:30 with networking. The lecture will begin at 5:00. Dr. McKenzie will discuss the mathematics behind RSA, one of the most important cryptographic techniques used in E-Commerce. RSA stands for MIT professors Ronald Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Leonard Adleman who came up with a system for implementing public-key cryptography. McKenzie received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Oregon. He has been on the Gonzaga faculty since 2002.

Lumen Software awarded ISV Partner Status with Zend Technologies, Inc.
Lumen Software has been awarded ISV Partner status with Zend Technologies, a leading Web infrastructure software company that is the authority in PHP. Zend is an active leader in the PHP and open source communities, and plays a central role in the growth of PHP, which is now being used in over nine million web sites worldwide. As a Zend ISV, Lumen is positioned to offer enhanced value to customers by coupling Lumen products and services with Zend's suite of PHP tools.

SBA Sets 50-Year Record in Loans to Small Businesses
A record number of small businesses turned for credit assistance to the U.S. Small Business Administration over the past year, producing a 29 percent increase in the total number of loans backed by the agency in for year 2003, including sharp jumps in the number of loans to women, minorities and veterans.

During the fiscal year ending September 30, the SBA backed 76,465 loans to small businesses in the agency's three major loan programs. Locally, SBA's Spokane office also had a hallmark year. Year end loan volume for the Spokane office was 466 loans for $92.9 million.

Worldwide, One in 11 Women Involved in Entrepreneurial Activity
Women business owners are continuing to demonstrate extraordinary economic prowess worldwide, with one in 11 (8.9%) women involved in entrepreneurship across the globe, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). Among the 37 countries studied by GEM, there exists a wide range of women's entrepreneurial activity, with women's entrepreneurship rates in the U.S. (at 8.1%, or 1 in 12) being outpaced by nine other countries of the 37 included in the study.

These findings are included in a new Issue in Brief from the National Women's Business Council, "Women's Entrepreneurship Around the Globe," which highlights the major findings related to women's entrepreneurship from four studies conducted by GEM. The GEM research program is an annual worldwide assessment of entrepreneurial activity. Initiated in 1999 with 10 countries, it expanded to 21 in 2000, 29 in 2001 and 37 countries in 2002. GEM has closely examined the link between the demographic make-up of a country and the achieved level of entrepreneurial activity and has found a very strong causal relationship. Several critical demographic dimensions have emerged including: the age structure of a population, the level of participation by women in the entrepreneurial process, and anticipated population growth.

Worldwide, women are much more likely than men to cite necessity as a reason for starting their business. Fully 69% of men cite opportunity as their motivation for starting a business, with 31% citing necessity. In comparison, just 56% of women cite opportunity, while 44% cite necessity as their motivation for starting a business. Thus, nearly half of women say that they became entrepreneurs because there were no other options available.

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