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05/31/2006 - Terabyte Tidbits

Meet the Lenders: Small Business Loans for $500 to $50,000, Free workshop
Thursday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. It takes money to make money. Half the battle for entrepreneurs who need funds to start or expand their business is knowing what small business loan programs are available. Tapping those resources is the other half. The U.S. Small Business Administration in combination with guest panelists who provide small business loans in the Inland Northwest is offering a "Meet the Lenders: Small Business Loans for $500 to $50,000" workshop on Thursday, June 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Spokane Regional Business Center, 801 West Riverside Avenue in Spokane. Admission is free but seating is limited. To preregister, call Spokane SBA at 509-353-2811.

SITSA Presents: A Video Game Industry Profile
Tuesday, June 13, 5:30 Socializing, 6:00 pm talk, at the SIRTI board room, 4th floor, SIRTI. Speaker will be Stu Steiner, Senior Lecturer, EWU Computer Science. This talk will be a profile of the business and technical aspects of the multi-billion dollar video game industry today, delivered by the principal developer of the new EWU computer science bachelors degree program in 3D Animation and Game Development. The talk will include new aspects of the game industry, the impact of networks on the game industry, and the nature of professional positions in the booming video and computer gaming industry today. Some demonstration works produced at EWU will be shown as part of the program. Cookies. Free.

EFGN June Workshop; Web Strategy Series Part I: Defining the Value
Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. EFGN begins a three-part web strategy series in which you'll learn how to maximize the value of your company's Web site by defining what you need, determining how to implement it, and measuring its success. Part I, presented by Laura Bracken, will help you zero in on the purpose of the Web site, define its scope, identify your target market, integrate it with your company's business, project a company image, define the content, and determine the time and budget required to meet your goals.

Laura Bracken has been a graphic designer for more than ten years and has been building web sites for over nine years. She has created and developed hundreds of Web sites while at several local firms, including Egghead Software. Her current business, Design Spike ( specializes in graphic design and Web site design. Laura graduated magna cum laude in English from the University of Texas, Arlington, where she also received her MA in English.
SIRTI 4th Floor Boardroom
665 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
Spokane, WA
For more information, contact Don Yates: e-mail:, phone: (509) 979-2139

Exploring Microsoft's New PowerShell
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 6:00 PM. Windows PowerShell is a new command-line shell and task-based scripting technology that provides comprehensive control and automation of system administration tasks. Windows PowerShell allows Windows administrators to be more productive by providing numerous system administration utilities, consistent syntax, and improved navigation of common management data such as the registry or Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). Windows PowerShell also includes a scripting language which enables comprehensive automation of Windows system administration tasks. The Windows PowerShell language is intuitive and supports existing scripting investments. Presented by Michael Stokesbary. Location of the .NET meetings is subject to change, so visit to learn the correct venue.

INMUG - Adobe User Group
Thursday - June 15, 2006, 6:30 - 7:30. Let's celebrate Flex, Flash Player 9, and an early version of the next Flash IDE code named "Blaze" (which will provide AS3 support for Flash). Exciting times are ahead as Adobe and the Flash Platform continue to provide tools for building "Great Experiences". Inland Northwest Multimedia User Group (INMUG), an Adobe User Group meets the third Thursday of every month in the SIRTI Fourth Floor Boardroom. For more information, visit

WTC Hosts Life Sciences Funding Seminar
Thursday, June 29, 2006, Breakfast & Presentation: 7:30 to 9 a.m.; Optional Q&A Session: 9 to 11 a.m. All are invited to the Washingtong Technologyo Center’s (WTC) SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research grants) Quarterly Breakfast Seminar. The topic is "Award Opportunities with NIH (National Institutes of Health) & DoD (Department of Defense)." WTC is pleased to host Dr. Gregory Milman, Director of the Office for Innovation and Special Programs Division of Extramural Activities for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Milman will share insight into the NIH process, what types of biotechnology research are on their radar, and how life sciences companies can tap into the more than $640 million dollars available in SBIR funding.

The breakfast is at the University of Washington Club, UW Campus, Seattle, WA, and is hosted by the Washington Technology Center with sponsorship support from Clark Nuber and Dorsey & Whitney. To Register: Admission is $35. Register online at or call 206-616-3102.

Spokane named one of the Hottest Midsize Cities in the US
Spokane recently ranked #30 in INC Magazine’s poll of BoomTowns, "Best Cities for Doing Business." Inc. studied 393 population centers across the nation, identifying job creation and other signs of business vitality. Their research found that big cities are idling, and the real entrepreneurial hot spots are on the periphery -- where low costs and favorable regulatory environments make it possible to thrive.

Demographics Update
The Washington Technology Center (WTC) recently released its 2006 Washington State Index of Innovation and Technology. The Spokane area ranked “least congested” traffic area of all Washington areas in the report. The region also showed the most affordable housing on the list and topped the list for most proficient youth, notably in math and science.

Regional Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology set for July 24 in Vancouver
July 24 to July 26, 2006. At the Hilton Hotel, Vancouver, Washington, Washington Technology Center and Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute will present the 2006 Micro-Nano Breakthrough Conference. To Register: Admission is $175 before July 14 and $200 after July 14. Fee includes all sessions, conference meals, reception and banquet. Register on-line at

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