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05/31/2005 - Terabyte Tidbits

Technology Solutions Workshop
June 1, 2005, Wednesday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at The Davenport Hotel. Registration and a Davenport Continental Breakfast begin at 8:30am. A Workshop sponsored by Microsoft and HP will be presented by Romney & Associates and Resource Computing to show local businesses how to use the latest technology to their advantage. The Workshop will address problems faced by every business, large or small. Issues such as remote access to business information, ensuring critical business data is safely stored, managing email, managing relationships with customers and suppliers, and Internet security threats -- Bob Romney, Romney & Associates will be presenting technology solutions that have helped business owners deal effectively with these and other similar problems. Jeff Sale from HP Services, will discuss the HP partnership with Microsoft aimed at helping small- and medium-sized businesses better utilize technology.

To register contact Denise DeMello at (509) 252-3515 or ddemello@rescomp.com. You may also register online using Event Code 102850 at www.clicktoattend.com.

“Angel Groups in Action: Funding Early Stage Innovation”
June 1, 2005, Wednesday, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. MIT Enterprise Forum presents the June global broadcast program, “Angel Groups in Action: Funding Early Stage Innovation,” at Gonzaga University, Foley Teleconference Center. The MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. presents a rare insider’s look into the ever increasing role of Angel Investing in early stage technologies. Featuring a panel of experts from across the country, “Angel Groups in Action” will close the knowledge gap between entrepreneurs and the tech community and the practices and principles of angel investing. Featured panelists include Ed Roberts ’57, MIT Sloan School of Management Professor and Founder of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center; James Geshwiler GM ’00, Chairman of the Angel Capital Association and Managing Director of CommonAngels; and Dan Roach (moderator), of Brown & Brown LLP. Register online at http://www.mitenterpriseforum.org or contact Jim Roberts, 509-869-0238.

"Implementing Change and Managing the Change Process"
Women's Network Entrepreneurial Training (WNET) Roundtable - Free
Friday, June 3 The U.S. Small Business Administration is holding a Women's Network for Entrepreneurial (WNET) Roundtable session on Friday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This free lunchtime training session is titled "Implementing Change and Managing the Change Process." It will be held at the Spokane Regional Business Center's first floor conference room at 801 West Riverside Avenue. The workshop presenter is Dr. Laura Asbell, past president of the Washington State Psychological Association and current board member of the Inland Northwest Society of Consulting Professionals. Flexibility and adaptability are key features of success in today's fast changing business climate. Bring your own lunch, but beverage and fruit will be provided. To register, go on-line to www.spokanechamber.org, click on "Register Now" and then June 3 on the calendar to access the workshop listing, or call 509-624-1393.

VPnet Development Forum moderated by Steve Simmons
Tuesday, June 14, Socializing: 5:30 pm; Presentation: 6:00 pm Spokane's Virtual Possibilities Network (VPnet) is approaching its second anniversary. Its first year was devoted primarily to technical architecture and connecting the twelve founding member sites. Its second year focused on member's projects and perfecting the running of a working, carrier class, high performance network.

Please Note Location: SIRTI Board Room, Room 432, 4th floor, 665 North Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane, Washington 99202-1665.

WSU Spokane CityLab Summer Camp June 27-July 1
June 27-July 1, 2005 WSU Spokane CityLab is offering its annual Young Women's Summer Science Camp for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls on the Riverpoint Campus. The theme for this year's camp is "The Secrets of Crime Scene Investigations." Tuition is $135 and includes a T-shirt, a day trip to the WSU Pullman campus, a day trip to the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab, and an afternoon at Wild Walls climbing gym. Scholarships are available based on need. Please contact Glynis Hull at 358-7635 or ghull@wsu.edu, or www.spokanecitylab.wsu.edu/.

Catalyst Awards
October 19, 2005 -- Save The Date The 8th Annual Catalyst Awards and Auction at the Pend Oreille Pavilion, Northern Quest Casino. For more information call 242-8324.
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TECHNET Intern Needs Survey Participants
TECHNET Intern Chris Barnes, EWU is doing his graduate research on "Personal Disaster Preparedness" for the Spokane County Disaster Committee. Local disasters range from home fires to winter storms and rural fires. The anonymously gathered information will help local emergency management organizations in planning for disasters and for their distribution of disaster preparedness information to the public.

TECHNET requests that you visit http://surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=46591088063 and fill out the short 30 question survey that should take less than two minutes. After you submit the survey, you will then be able to view information on disaster preparedness and request additional information if desired.

SBA to Implement Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Program
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that it has concluded its review on a study from the independent National Academy of Sciences and will begin the necessary steps to implement the Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Program.

The first step in implementation is to prepare proposed regulations that would define the eligibility requirements for being considered a woman-owned small business, including requirements relating to ownership, control, and economic disadvantage. The SBA will also request proposals for undertaking the industry-by-industry study needed to determine those industries where women-owned small businesses are underrepresented and substantially underrepresented. The study is required by law.

The next step is to review the resulting study and implement the program in accordance with its findings. This initiative is part of an overall effort by the SBA is to increase contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses.

SBA Creates Unit to Help Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Gain Better Access to Federal Contracting Opportunities
The Office of Federal Contract Assistance for Veteran Business Owners, established in accordance with a Presidential Executive Order, will provide service-disabled veteran business owners with a single point of contact to address their questions and concerns and receive clarification on procurement opportunities designated for them. For more information about SBA's Office of Federal Contract Assistance for Veteran Business Owners, visit www.sba.gov/gc/indexprograms-vets.html.

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