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09/30/2002 - Terabyte Triangle Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

The Terabyte Triangle has much to celebrate. The Terabyte Triangle’s debut event was the grand opening of the newly ‘wired’ Fernwell Building in October 1997. Since then, the number of buildings with broadband connectivity available has increased dramatically, and several building developers, including Rob Brewster and Ron Wells, have credited their decision to include high-speed connectivity to Terabyte Triangle leadership. They also have noted that downtown broadband has been a major factor in attracting tenants.

Along with the ‘connected’ buildings, young, creative entrepreneurs have opened technology-based businesses in all corners of the Terabyte Triangle. A recent, incomplete census shows that there are now well over 100 technology-based businesses scattered around the downtown core --- some small, like Class 101 in the Spokane Computer Building, some large, like WhiteRunkle Associates with a building of its own. Since the survey in 1998, the number of such companies has grown by 263%, and organizations for the purpose of aiding and abetting technology growth and development have burgeoned into a rich alphabet soup including BASR, Intec, JUG, and ITA.

The Fifth Anniversary celebration will begin 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 14 with an Open House and tours of Steam Plant Square. Highlights will include demonstrations at ILF, beer brewing by the Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company, and a tour by Ron Wells. The Spokane City Council is expected to adopt a “Terabyte Triangle Week” proclamation that evening.

Robotic cake cutting will highlight the celebration 11:45 Tuesday, October 15 at the convention center in the middle of BizTech Expo. Mayor John Powers will read a proclamation declaring it “Terabyte Triangle Week.” Then Mead High School Robotics students will guide their SCORBOT Industrial Robot through the ceremonial cutting and serving of the Terabyte Triangle anniversary cake.

Capping the day, LaunchPad Productions and the Terabyte Triangle will present the “Terabyte Triangle Appreciation and Awards Gala.” This, too, will take place at the BizTech Expo from 5:00 to 7:00, Tuesday, October 15. Special guests will be the 100 plus technology businesses in the Terabyte Triangle. All BizTech Expo attendees are also invited. (To pre-register for BizTech on-line, go to

Anyone who has been missed by the Terabyte Triangle technology business census is encouraged to stop by the Triangle’s booth at the BizTech Expo. Bring a business card for a drawing, and a winner will receive gold level recognition on the Terabyte Triangle Web Site ( Anyone wanting to know more about the Terabyte Triangle, please stop by the Terabyte Triangle booth at any time during the two days of the BizTech Expo.

Billie Moreland
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