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12/31/2003 - Terabyte Tidbits

MAS to Hear "LEED - What It Means For You"
Thursday, January 8. Probably the most important recent development in the architecture and engineering design industry, Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) is rapidly growing in acceptance. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) developed the LEED program as a national standard for high performance, sustainable buildings. Local, state and federal agencies are increasing emphasis on sustainable design, and firms who can demonstrate LEED knowledge and experience will have an edge in the foreseeable future. Attend the January program and luncheon meeting of the Marketing Associates of Spokane (MAS) to learn the origin of LEED, see examples of LEED Certified buildings, and uncover the myths and truths surrounding this standard. The presentation will be made by Paladino and Company, a Seattle based sustainable building consulting firm. Paladino was instrumental in the formation of the standard, and provides continued technical assistance to the USGBC.

The meeting will be Thursday, January 8 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 January 5. For membership information or to make a reservation, contact MAS Vice President Greg Sofio at (509) 534-0451 or go to the MAS website at www.maspokane.org.

Economic Update Rally to Focus on Higher Education
The quarterly Spokane Area EDC "Economic Update Rally" on January 15 will focus on higher education. With more than 65,000 students enrolled in the region's colleges and universities, higher education is a significant contributor to the economy of the Spokane region. Students and tuition are only one aspect of this multi-million dollar economic driver that also includes salaries, research grants, facility construction, and supplies and services purchased. The program will include an overview of the University District initiative and brief presentations from each College or University President.

The Rally will be held in the "Lair Student Center" building on the campus of Spokane Community College at 7:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be available at 7:00 a.m.

Program collaborators are the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber's Higher Educational Leadership Group. The Rally is being sponsored by Inland Power and Light; Farmers and Merchants Bank and Inland Northwest Health Services. RSVP's are requested by January 13 to 363-6820 or pmackey@spokaneedc.org.

Hendryx Named Director of Institute for Mental Illness Research and Training
Michael Hendryx has been named director of the Washington Institute for Mental Illness Research and Training (WIMIRT), Eastern Branch, at Washington State University Spokane. Hendryx, an associate professor of health policy and administration and associate professor of psychology, previously served as assistant director for WIMIRT. According to Hendryx, the institute's work focuses on performance measurement, evidence-based care and treatment for co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse.

XP Agile Universe 2004: The Role of Extreme Programming and Agile Methods as Mainstream Software Development Techniques --- Call for papers.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, August 15 - 18, 2004. What does it mean for Extreme Programming and other Agile Methods to be mainstream software development techniques? What does it take to move them to a level of acceptance that well transcends the current contexts? Following the success of the previous three conferences, XP Agile Universe 2004 will continue to transform the prevalent thinking in the software development community, targeting both advocates and skeptics, through learning, experiencing, and sharing. To that end, XP Agile Universe is soliciting proposals and papers in several categories. For further Information: www.xpuniverse.com.

Spokane's Tango in LA
Rick Woodbury, president of Commuter Cars, reports that Lotus Engineering and Special Projects are perfecting the prototype of the Tango for the LA Auto Show in early January. They plan to have new molds made which Triumph Composites in Spokane can use to make body parts.

SBA, OMB, GSA and DOD Work Together to Integrate Pro-Net and CCR Database and Simplify Contracting Process for Small Businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration, the Department of Defense, the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration are taking steps to simplify the federal contracting process by creating an integrated database of small businesses that want to do business with the government.

The integration of the existing Pro-Net and DOD's Central Contractor Registration (CCR) databases will create one portal for entering and searching small business sources and will assist small businesses with marketing their goods and services to the federal government. The integration will begin on Jan 1.

The CCR-PRO-Net linkage is part of a comprehensive strategic effort to transfer Pro-Net's functions to the E-Gov Business Partner Network (BPN) in order to simplify government-wide vendor registration. The network incorporates DOD's CCR database. Registration in CCR is now a requirement for federal contracts. After Dec. 31, CCR will assume all of Pro-Net's search capabilities and functions and small businesses will no longer need to manually register in both Pro-Net and CCR.

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