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01/31/2004 - Terabyte Tidbits

Call for nominations for the 2004 Community Star Awards
The Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is calling for nominations for the 2004 Community Star Awards. Any person or organization may nominate a community leader, woman business owner, or someone who helps women in business for these awards. Awards will be presented to winners at the COMMUNITY STAR Awards Breakfast, March 25th at the Spokane Club. The submission deadline for nominations to NAWBO is February 6, 2004.

Awards that will be presented include Unsung Hero, Pioneer, and Team Builder. Two additional awards, Bridge Builder, and Rookie or the Year, are specifically for NAWBO Members. For more information and nomination forms, go to Or call Cathy Doerr at 509-838-8755.

Human Resource Management for Entrepreneurs Seminar
Monday, February 2. The Center for Entrepreneurial Activities at the College of Business and Public Administration announces its third in a series of eight public seminars devoted to business and entrepreneurship. Julie Prafke, CEO of Humanix, Jeannine Marx, president of JM Recruiting, and Roger Ingbretsen, former director of Executive Development at ITRON Corporation will discuss the personnel aspects of business ownership. These weekly seminars will take place on Monday evenings through March 15, 2004 at the Riverpoint campus auditorium, room 122, from 6-7:30 p.m. All interested parties are invited to attend at no cost. Contact Terry Sanchez at 358-2208 with questions and directions to FREE parking.

BIZStreet Training - "Beauty or Beast? Establishing a Corporate Identity & Protecting It"
Tuesday, February 3, 2004
Location: SRBC - BIC Training Room (801 W. Riverside, #240)
BIZStreet Trainings: $10 for members; $15 for non-members

Part of the Spokane Chamber's small business program, "BIZStreet," BIZStreet Trainings are held monthly for members and non-members. Presented by Rick Hosmer of Klundt Hosmer and Jamie Waldo of Webster University, this is an opportunity to understand the importance of branding and protecting your brand.

PTAC --- Introduction to Doing Business with the Government
Thursday, February 5, 2004
Location: SRBC (801 W. Riverside, #100)
7:30am - 9:00 am.
Workshop: FREE

For companies interested in doing business with government agencies at the local, state and federal level, this Intro to PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) Workshop will provide the basics to get you started and the resources to tap into.

Inland Northwest ACM Meeting to Hear about Compression, Computation, and Complexity
Tuesday, February 10, 2004. Jeff Putnam, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at EWU, will discuss Compression, Computation, and Complexity 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., room 432. It begins at 4:30 p.m. with networking and 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 John Maus at (509) 995-4758.

MAS to hear Spokane Commercial Real Estate Update
Thursday, February 12, 2004
Noon - 1:30 PM
Red Lion River Inn Hotel
700 North Division Street
Spokane, WA
$15 for each MAS Member
$25 for each non-Member

A regional leader in commercial real estate, Tomlinson Black Commercial has served Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Montana since 1958. Tomlinson Black Commercial's President and Co-Owner, Mark Pinch, is the featured speaker at the February program and luncheon meeting of the Marketing Associates of Spokane (MAS). His impressive real estate expertise, background as a CPA and degrees from Western Washington University in Accounting, Economics, and Business give him a unique and informed perspective on the current commercial real estate market in the Spokane area.

Mardi Gras Ball
February 21
7:00pm - 1:00 am
The Davenport Hotel

With the historic Davenport Hotel the scene of the action, all the fun and pageantry of Mardi Gras has been re-established in Spokane. The Mardi Gras Ball has the unique aspect of party guests designating which charity they want their portion of the ticket proceeds to benefit.

Tickets can be obtained at the Chamber office with a portion of ticket sales benefiting the Chamber. If you purchase tickets elsewhere, don't forget to include the Spokane Chamber's Area Business Foundation as your non-profit of choice. For more information, call Kyla at 459-4105.

Spokane Business Gets SBA Contract to Provide Services To Native American-Owned Small Businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Native American Affairs has contracted with Kauffman & Associates of Spokane, Washington, to provide technical assistance, marketing assistance, communications training, and Web site development to select micro-enterprises and small businesses in economically disadvantaged areas of Indian Country. To learn more about Marketing Native America's Entrepreneurs and to download a copy of the application for services under this SBA contract, Indian-owned businesses should access or call KAI at 509-747-4994.

SBA Proposes New Rule Changes to Assist Small Businesses in the Information Technology and Testing Lab Industries
Two new rule changes will help more small businesses in the information technology and testing lab industries qualify for small business contracting opportunities and assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Both rules were published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2003, and become effective on January 28, 2004.

The SBA established a new industry category for Information Technology (IT) Value Added Resellers and set the maximum size standard to qualify as small at 150 employees. Under the new rule, a small business would be classified as an IT Value Added Reseller if it provides IT equipment and multi-vendor hardware and software along with significant services on a federal contract. The SBA also increased its receipts-based size standard for small businesses in the testing lab industry from $6 million in average annual receipts to $10 million.

Women-Owned Businesses More Resilient
Similar Survival Rates, Fewer Job Losses From 1997 - 2000
Between 1997 and 2000, women-owned employer establishments demonstrated amazing tenacity and proved to be more resilient than employer firms overall during the period, with a much lower 4.2% decline in employment among those firms in business in 1997 - compared to a 6.7% decline among all establishments. Further, women-owned employer establishments were just as likely to have remained in business over this period, with three-quarters (75.1%) still in existence after three years. This new information is contained in an Issue in Brief, "Trends in Women-Owned Employer Establishments: 1997 to 2000" being published by the National Women's Business Council (NWBC).

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