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08/31/2006 - Terabyte Tidbits

GameFest 2006 at the Spokane County Fair September 8-17, 2006
Due to the popularity of the original GameFest Spokane 2006 which was held last April, a second event highlighting console and PC gaming will take place at the Spokane County Interstate Fair in the Ag A Building from September 8-17, 2006. The event, which includes a 24-hour, 104 seat LAN party and a 24-hour HALO Tournament, is designed for casual to elite gamers looking to meet and compete with other gamers from across the region. Attendees also can meet with representatives of Eastern Washington University’s computer game-development program. For more information, visit . Another Web site of interest is,

SITSA Presents “The Google Map API” by Jack-Daniyel Strong
Tuesday, September 12, Socializing: 5:30 pm; Presentation: 6:00 pm. Jack-Daniyel Strong will talk about the Google Map API at SITSA in the Sirti Board Room, Room 432, 4th floor, 665 North Riverpoint Blvd, Spokane, Washington 99202-1665. Free.

EFGN presents an Entrepreneurs’ Reception
Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. For our September gathering, we’re trying something different --- a casual reception for all area entrepreneurs and those who work with them. Come find out what others are doing and tell people what you’re up to -- find people you can help, and who can help you as you grow your business. Demonstrate your great idea, bring a Powerpoint, or just come to meet others who are trying something new -- just like you. In the Sirti 4th Floor Boardroom, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane, WA. FREE! Refreshments! For more information, contact Don Yates: e-mail:, phone: (509) 979-2139

2006 Contracting Symposium: Linking Business with Opportunity
Saturday September 18, 7:30am-Noon, Red Lion at the Park – Spokane 303 W. North River Drive
• Discover contracting opportunities with federal, state, local governments
• Investigate subcontracting opportunities with prime contractors
• Meet representatives from government agencies, primes and small business advocates in the exhibit hall
• Learn "Strategies for Successful Contracting" from featured speakers Kenyon Taylor, GSA Northwest/Arctic Region, Andrea Melius, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Jim Burke, CSK Communications. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the people who are looking to do business with your company! Cost: Register by 9/12: $25; After 9/12: $40. Space is limited. Call 459-4120 to register. Presented by the Spokane Regional Chamber's Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Sponsored by FedEx Small Business Center

IRS Schedule C for Sole Proprietors-- Free Tax Workshop at Spokane -- Free
Tuesday, September 19, 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Are you a sole proprietor who needs help sorting through tax issues that may apply to your business? Are you ready to file your quarterly taxes? The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a tax workshop, "Schedule C for Sole Proprietors" in Spokane SBA's Training Room at 801 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 200 on Tuesday, September 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The presenter for the workshop is Connie Goodman, a certified public accountant with Blodgett & Company in Spokane. Cost: Free. Call 509-353-2800 to register.

INMUG September Meeting: Dreamweaver
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 6:30 pm. The INMUG (Inland Northwest Multimedia Users Group) program will feature Dreamweaver. Meeting will be held in the Sirti Board Room, Room 432, 4th Floor, 665 North Riverpoint Blvd. Free.

Spokane Science & Technology Roundtable New Season
Mark your calendars for an expanded season of the Spokane Science & Technology Roundtable beginning on September 22. The Technology Alliance and the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research have assembled another impressive roster of speakers, moved the program to the Spokane Club, and have expanded the season. We are also pleased to have Kevin Cable, Executive Vice President of Cascadia Capital and David Curry, CEO of World Wide Packets, join us as our new Co-Chairs. We hope you will join us and learn about new and breakthrough developments in science and technology as presented by our state’s leading researchers and scientists. This season’s line-up features:

September 22, 2006: Leland Siwek of Sacred Heart Medical Center
October 27, 2006: Daniel Malarkey of Washington Biodiesel
December 8, 2006: Leroy Hood of the Institute for Systems Biology
February 2, 2007: Toby Bradshaw of the University of Washington
March 2, 2007 : TBA
May 4, 2007 : Bonnie Dunbar, NASA Astronaut
June 1, 2007 : Howard Grimes of Washington State University

Please register today at for this exciting, thought-provoking series. Renewing members qualify for an early bird rate of $195. New members and those registering after August 11 pay only $225 for the entire season. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Laurie Hassell at 206-465-4691 or for more information.

Eastern Edge: Benchmarking Spokane
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Eastern Edge: Benchmarking Spokane. Eastern Edge is a community lunch break and collaborative information exchange sponsored by Eastern Washington University (EWU), in partnership with the Spokane Area Economic Development Council. Eastern Edge will inform the Spokane region about an important new research and decision making tool – the Spokane Community Indicators Initiative Web site – for gathering critical economic development data.

Patrick Jones, director of EWU Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis will present the new Web site and demonstrate its uses. EWU President Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo and Foundation Northwest President and CEO Mark Hurtubise will overview the importance of this project to EWU and the region.

Eastern Edge will be at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in the Les Schwab Meeting Room, West 720 Mallon Avenue. RSVP by Wed., Sept. 27. Cost: $20. Call (509) 359-4550 or visit

Proposals Now Being Accepted for WTC Research Grants
Washington businesses working on cutting-edge new technologies can apply for a grant from the Washington Technology Center to move their R&D forward. WTC allocates more than $1.2 million annually to this program, which awards grants on a competitive basis to collaborative research teams working on innovative technology projects with near-term commercial viability. This funding can pay up to 80 percent of the cost of research projects-allowing companies to channel their capital to other business growth needs. Project teams are eligible to receive up to $100,000 for initial proof-of-concept projects and up to $300,000 total for multi-phase projects.

RTD grants are applicable to a wide-range of technologies and both start-up ventures and established companies looking to trial and market a new technology are eligible for the awards. However, preference is given to smaller companies, those with 250 or fewer employees. To be considered for the fall 2006 round of grants, interested parties should complete a Notice of Intent form by September 14, 2006. Applications are due on October 19, 2006. Winners are notified in December and projects begin January 1, 2007. More information and applications materials are available on-line at WTC’s website:

New On-line Resources for Teen Business Start-Ups -- Launched by SBA and Junior Achievement Worldwide
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the launch of new on-line resources for young entrepreneurs at the Mind Your Own Business teen Web site, to help young entrepreneurs succeed in the world of business.

The SBA and JA Worldwide (Junior Achievement) have teamed up to develop three new Mind Your Own Business resources: a student activities guide, a volunteer guide, and an assessment tool -- Start it, Grow it, Own it! -- that serves as a companion tool to the student activities and volunteer guides. Each of these resources is available at the Web site, and is cosponsored by JA Worldwide.

The Mind Your Own Business Web site introduces five easy-to-navigate steps on business ownership for the entrepreneurial-minded teen, each with helpful information for young entrepreneurs who want to start, run or grow their own businesses.

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