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08/31/2007 - Terabyte Tidbits

Home-Based Business Connection
Wednesday, September 5, 7:30am - 9:00am, At 801 W. Riverside, Suite 100. Home-based businesses are welcome to attend the Home-Based Business Connection. There will be a presentation on "How to Organize Your Office," followed by a roundtable discussion on the topic as well. The Home-Based Business Connection is open and free to both members and non-members of Greater Spokane Incorporated. To register, call 459-4118.

Proposals for R&D Funding Due October 18
Thursday, September 6, 2007, 10:00am - 11:00am. Washington businesses working on cutting-edge new technologies can apply for a grant from Washington Technology Center to move their R&D forward. Washington Technology Center awards hundreds of thousands of dollars to Washington-based research teams in an effort to help transition great ideas out of the laboratory and into the marketplace. To help entrepreneurs, chief scientists, and academic researchers learn more about the RTD program, Washington Technology Center hosts informational meetings throughout the year. The next meeting is a Tele-Seminar, Thursday, September 6, 2007, 10:00am - 11:00am. This meeting is live with two-way audio delivered over the telephone. To reserve a space in one of these sessions, please contact RTD Project Manager, Russell Paez, 206-616-3102, email .

How to Apply for WTC Funding. To be considered for the fall 2007 round of grants, interested parties should complete a Notice of Intent form by September 13, 2007. Applications are due on October 18, 2007. Winners are notified in December and projects begin January 1, 2008. More information and applications materials are available on-line at

Government Contracting Workshops – State Certification for Minority and Women-owned Companies Marketing Strategies/Selling to the State
Tuesday, September 18, the Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) will conduct two free workshops to help women and minority-owned businesses access government contract opportunities. The BIZStreet Resource Center will host these free OMWBE workshops in the SBA Training Room at 801 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 240. To register, call BIZStreet at 509-459-4118.
Workshop 1: "Washington State Minority and Women Business Certification Benefits"
9:00am - 12:00pm
801 W. Riverside, Suite 240
If you are a minority, woman, or person of social and economic disadvantage who owns and controls a business in Washington, attend this free certification briefing to find out how your business can benefit. To register for this free workshop, call 509-459-4118.
Workshop 2: "Selling to the State"
1:30pm - 3:30pm
801 W. Riverside, Suite 240
Small businesses face many challenges in today's competitive marketplace. Becoming familiar with the government procurement process will help businesses expand into that market. To register for this free workshop, call 509-459-4118.
Spokane.NET Users Group (SNUG)
SNUG meets on Wednesdays usually the second or third Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm. Meetings are held at the Itron campus in Liberty Lake. Itron is at 2111 N Molter Road, Liberty Lake WA. For details, visit

Spokane Linux Users Group (SLUG)
Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm. The Spokane Linux Users Group has been meeting for over 10 years, discussing technology, Linux troubles, and sharing advice. All, from the grizzled Unix long-beard to the timid newbie, are welcome to join a festive Linux discussion over pizza and beer. There are no dues or registration, just drop by. Meetings generally run 1-2 hours. Find SLUG at Davids Pizza, near Gonzaga, on the corner of Hamilton & Boone: 829 E Boone Ave.

Inland Northwest Multimedia Users Group (INMUG) -- Open Session
Thursday September 20, 6:30pm Bring your questions, suggestions and ideas. This will be a roundtable session where we will help one another solve current problems and maybe build a project together from the ground up. Be ready to contribute and have a good time. Thursday September 20, 2007, 6:30pm. At Sirti Board Room, Room 432, 4th Floor, 665 North Riverpoint Blvd. Spokane, WA.

Business Loan Briefings
The U.S. Small Business Administration conducts free Business Loan Briefings in Spokane SBA’s Training Room at 801 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 240. Anyone interested in how to get a loan to start, expand or buy a small business should attend. Registration is not required.

The fall, 2007 Business Loan Briefings in Spokane will be held at from Noon to 1:00 on the following dates:
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007

Too far away from downtown Spokane? Attend a Spokane SBA business loan briefing using “ReadyTalk”. ReadyTalk enables SBA to offer this easy and no-cost option. Virtual attendees can use their home or office phones to conference call, toll-free, to hear the briefing plus view the PowerPoint (PPT) presentation on their computers. The virtual business loan briefings conducted by SBA will start promptly at noon and last approximately one hour.

SBA ReadyTalk participation instructions for virtual attendees.
On the phone: Dial toll-free to 1-866-740-1260.
When prompted, enter the Participant Log in Access Code of 3109402 to join the conference call.

On the computer: Log onto
Type the same Participant Log in Access Code of 3109402 in the box on the left.
Fill in a simple participant registration form to join the live session and view the PPT.

For more information about the business loan briefings, call Spokane SBA at 509-353-2800. For more info about SBA Programs and Services in Washington and Idaho, access

The Third Season of the Spokane Science & Technology Discovery Series Begins
The Spokane Club will again be the place on the third Friday of the month -- 7:30 – 9:00am -- for you to join some of our state’s finest scientists and researchers, learn about their work and explore issues important to citizens of the Inland Northwest. The Technology Alliance in partnership with the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research have been working this summer to bring you nationally known speakers who will talk about a wide range of topics. Join other business, government, education, and community leaders who have made the Spokane Science & Technology Discovery Series the place to be once a month for breakfast, science, and technology. For more details about the Spokane Science & Technology Discovery Series and to register, please visit the program web site, or contact Laurie Hassell at (206) 465-4691 or Discovery Series presentations begin at 8:00 am and open with a buffet breakfast at 7:30 am at the Spokane Athletic Club. The intimate setting encourages discussion with a Q&A session following the speaker's presentation. Each session adjourns promptly at 9:00 am. Cost of membership is $250.

2007 - 2008 Season Speakers
September 21, 2007 - Dr. Deborah Kelley, Associate Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington - Topic: Lost City Hydrothermal Field on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

October 19, 2007 - Saif Hussain, Coffman Engineers - Topic: Technologies to protect structures and people from earthquakes

November 16, 2007 - Judd Case, Eastern Washington University - Topic: Hunting dinosaurs in Antarctica

January 18, 2008 - Steve Setter, Washington State University - Topic: Pharmaceutical care of the elderly

February 15, 200 - Dr. Dan Rosen, Dan Rosen & Associates - Topic: Technology innovations, venture investments and the marketplace

April 18, 2008 - Dr. Jaak Panksepp, Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University - Topic: Understanding emotional well-being: neurochemistry may hold the key

May 16, 2008 - Dr. Suzan Kardong-Edgren, Washington State University - Topic: Human Patient Simulation Project

Connect with...Web site Commerce
Wednesday, September 26, 7:30am - 9:00am, at 801 W. Riverside, Suite 100.
Join Connect with...Web site Commerce experts from the Spokane area as they discuss how your business can make the most of the Internet. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the key components of web commerce. To register, call 509-459-4118.

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