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07/30/2004 - Terabyte Tidbits

"Spokane's University District and Its Impact on the A/E/C Industry"
The August meeting of the Marketing Associates of Spokane (MAS) will feature special guest Tom Reese, Economic Development Advisor for the Office of the Mayor, who will discuss the City's efforts to promote and develop a vibrant University District plan. His presentation will discuss the overall impact of the plan on the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry and what opportunities will exist when it becomes reality.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 12, 2004 from Noon - 1:30pm at the Red Lion River Inn, 700 North Division Street in Spokane. The cost is $15 for MAS members and $25 for non-members; lunch is included. Reservation deadline is August 11. For membership information or to make a reservation, contact MAS Vice President Jamie Miller at (509) 927-7747 or visit the MAS Web site at

Searching for the Missing Piece of the Pie to Help Your Company Get Ahead?
R&D Funding May Be the Answer
Is your company working on the next big idea to hit the market? The Washington Technology Center (WTC) can help you get the funding you need to move your project forward.

WTC's Research and Technology Development (RTD) awards program is now accepting applications for Fall, 2004. Whether your company is just starting up or planning growth, an RTD award may be the answer to helping you take the next critical step in the commercialization process. WTC awards more than $1 million annually to Washington companies through this academic-industry partnership program. The RTD program is designed to encourage and support collaborative idea generation and help move concepts out of the laboratory and into the commercial market.
Application Fee: $250
Applications are reviewed by an independent committee of advisors made up of industry experts in various technology fields. Proposals are evaluated on technical merit, commercial potential, and economic impact. On average, one in four proposals is funded.

Notice of Intent: September 9
Proposals Due: October 14
Grants Awarded: January 2005
For more information contact Russell Paez, 206-616-3102, email Or visit, and

2004 Catalyst Awards Nominations
Trailblazers of Innovation and Inspiration
October 20
Davenport Hotel

The nominations for the Catalyst Awards, Technet's most distinguished awards ceremony, are now being accepted. The 4 categories you can nominate for are:
Company. Recognizes a business company that has demonstrated great change and development through creating or utilizing innovation of technology to the benefit of the region. Their efforts have created jobs, new innovative methods/processes, products and or concepts that have impacted our region.
Organization. Recognizes an organization that has demonstrated great change and development through creating or utilizing innovation of technology to the benefit of the region. Their efforts have created jobs, new innovative methods/processes, products and or concepts that have impacted our region.
Ken Grunzweig Innovator of the Year. Honors an exemplary individual from our region who has demonstrated courage, passion and dedication in bringing to life an innovation process, product or service. This innovator has significantly impacted our community through economic development, recognition or utilizing innovative tools.
Mentor of the Year. This award honors an exemplary individual, organization or company from our region who have demonstrated dedication to mentoring or the promotion of mentoring programs. Their commitment has significantly impacted our community through growth in workforce development, human development and or gender/diversity awareness.
To nominate a "Trailblazer of Innovation", visit

SBA Promises Small Business Concerns will be Heard
Following testimony via video conference originating in both Seattle and Spokane and linked to Washington, D.C., ten small business owners and representatives of thousands of other small businesses with concerns about federal regulatory enforcement problems received assurances from the National Ombudsman for the U.S. Small Business Administration that they will be heard in Washington, D.C.

Testimony from small business owners followed by feedback by the SBA Ombudsman and Regulatory Fairness Board via video conference was the first of its kind. The Spokane end of the video conference originated in the Polycom fitted Business Information Center (BIC) meeting room at 801 W Riverside. Small business owner Kyle Kinyon, Allegro Escrow Services, Inc., Spokane Valley, testified about a tax-problem involving tax identification numbers. Kinyon received a referral and telephone number for an IRS official in attendance that day in Washington, D.C. Testimony regarding ISO Certification was read into the record for Brenda Stinson of Silver Needle, Inc. of Kellogg, Idaho. A Regulatory Fairness Board member requested Stinson's contact information so that he could further discuss her concerns.

Anyone may file a concern or complaint directly to the SBA National Ombudsman's office in Washington, D.C., by calling 1-888-REG-FAIR. Comments can also be filed on-line by going to

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