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01/31/2006 - Terabyte Tidbits

EFGN February Workshop: Go-to-Market Strategy Series, Part I
Wednesday, February 8, 2005, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Go-to-Market Strategy Series Part I: Using Distributors to Move Products to Market. Whether you're a startup or an existing company, "go-to-market" strategy requires a whole new way of thinking from what it takes to promote an established product: how to use sales and distribution channels to connect with customers; guiding and tracking customer interactions from initial contact through fulfillment; and delivering your targeted message to each of your chosen market segments. EFGN zeroes in on go-to-market strategy for our three-part series of winter workshops.

In Part I, Tim Szymanowski explains the language and terminology used in the channel sales world, how products are distributed, the value of partnering with distributors, how to choose a partner, the business mind of distribution companies, the market place behavior of distributors, the cost of partnering with distributors, and the path to success with distribution partnerships.

SIRTI 4th Floor Boardroom
665 N. Riverpoint Blvd.

International Trade Alliance Annual Meeting
Thursday, February 9, 2006 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. – The International Trade Alliance Annual Meeting will take place in the Davenport Hotel – Marie Antoinette Ballroom (10 S. Post Street, Spokane, WA 99201). It will attract approximately 120 international business and industry leaders from throughout the Inland Northwest. The keynote speaker will be Peter Bunin, Vice President and General Manager of Aerospace and General Engineering Products for Kaiser Aluminum. The cost is $40.00 for ITA members and $45 for non-members. Reservations may be made by calling (509) 459-4123.

Spokane Small Business Server User Group
Thursday February 9, 5:30 pm. Spokane Small Business Server User Group (SSBSUG) is open to anyone interested in small business technology solutions with a particular focus on Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS). Meet in the Conference Room, Amman Building, 1516 W. Riverside Ave. (across from the new Fire House at the entrance to Browne's Addition). Membership is free.

SITSA Presents: Scheduling Problems and Soft Computing
Tuesday, February 14, Socializing: 5:30 pm; Presentation: 6:00 pm. Scheduling Problems and Soft Computing presented by Dr. Yang Yi, Sun Yat-Sen University, China. Winner Determination Problem: Combinatorial auctions are efficient mechanisms for allocating resources in complex marketplaces. Winner Determination, which is NP-complete, is the core problem in combinatorial auctions. Dr. Yang Yi is an associate professor of computer science at Sun Yat-Sen University. She is currently a visiting scholar in the computer science department, Eastern Washington University. http;//

SIRTI Board Room
Room 432, 4th floor
665 North Riverpoint Blvd.

Gamefest Update
Gamefest Spokane 2006 is right around the corner! You’ll have an opportunity to hear the latest in the gaming industry from the experts and participate in PC and Xbox tournament competitions, a career fair and much more. Pre-registration is now available at – if you register before March 1, you will receive a $5 discount off admission. Entrance fee after March 1 will be $40. Gamefest is looking for sponsors, speakers and exhibitors for Gamefest 2006. Interested parties should contact Robin Toth at the EDC at (509) 742-9388.

2006 Washington Technology Summit
Friday, April 28, 2006, 8 am – 7 pm. Sign Up Early & Save. Register before February 28 for $50 off the regular $150 conference fee. For more information, contact Angie Santo, 206-616-4187, or email

Experience Spokane Installs Language Portal
Experience Spokane’s web site at has installed a language portal to 7 different languages. “I fully believe, as a city on the rise, we need to portray ourselves as internationally oriented, and we have taken a step to help the whole city to do just that! The software we have chosen to use has some tremendous advantages for all the businesses in our program and also the ones we link to,” says Jill Smith, Experience Spokane creator. The Spokane Regional Sports Commission will be using the site in March to show off Spokane in the 7 different languages in Korea at the annual SportAccord International -- a meeting of all the International Governing Bodies of sport.

Business Plan Competition Update
Entries are rolling in for the 2005-2006 GU Hogan Business Plan Competition in collaboration with Eastern Washington University’s Center for Entrepreneurial Activities and Whitworth College’s School of Global Commerce and Management. A total of $42,500 will be awarded to finalists in three categories: Student-Generated (for original student ideas), Community-Based (for students working on for-profit ideas from entrepreneurs in the community), and Social Enterprises (for students working on non-profit ideas. Completed plans are due on March 27. For more information visit

New SBA Web Portal MY BIZ for Women Offers Women Entrepreneurs New Online Tool for Business Start-Up
The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the launch of MY BIZ for Women, a new online tool designed to provide comprehensive business information and assistance to women entrepreneurs. MY BIZ for Women is designed to be the first step for all women business owners, providing one-stop access to information for women entrepreneurs highlighting the best resources the government has to offer. The Web portal provides information on starting and growing a small business, gaining access to capital and contracting opportunities and links to other government agencies and SBA resource partners offering business counseling, a state-by-state listing of SBA's Women's Business Centers and other resource information. The MY BIZ for Women Web site can be found at

SpokaneHotZone Honored
The SpokaneHotZone was honored as one of America’s Best Programs in 2005 December 2005, Business Facilities Magazine. The SpokaneHotZone won the bronze award in Business Facility’s 13th annual “Best Program” awards. The Spokane Area Economic Development Council nominated the HotZone as a 2005 Best Program on behalf of the Technology Alliance including City of Spokane, Downtown Spokane Partnership, Itronix, OneEighty Networks, Purcell Systems, Vivato and WhiteRunkle.

APW/NextIT Has Position Available
APW/NextIT has the following job position available. Interested person(s) contact Philip Sandifur via email at with their resume & portfolio. Fulltime, part-time, and contractor employment basis available.

Website Designer
This entry level position is responsible for providing graphics design for the company’s web based applications and marketing support to the company’s sales team. This person under direct supervision provides graphics and UI design for the company’s web site, program applications and specific products. This person has knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the Web design field. This person performs a variety of tasks. Assigned duties require excellent customer communication skills, strong technical abilities, and good leadership and judgment skills.

This position requires the applicant have at least an AA degree in graphic design or a related field and 1-3 years of related work experience. Must be proficient in Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Macromedia MX Studio.

The successful candidate will have excellent graphic design skills and be a strong oral and written communicator. One to two years direct, hands-on experience in operational design is required. Must have good working knowledge of web site design..

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