What happens when you take a group of teachers and turn them into students for a day? They crash planes, spin until they are dizzy and run around a dark room playing with night vision goggles. Keep reading and you will find out why.
Archive for April, 2012
On April 27 (that’s this Friday!) small businesses will have the chance to understand how they can leverage the world of online marketing for their business at GetListed.org’s “Local University,” a full-day workshop featuring local and national online marketing gurus.
We posed some questions to a couple event hosts, including Ed Reese of Sixth Man Marketing – a GSI member and local Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and online marketing company – and David Mihm, President and CEO of GetListed.org.
Here’s what they had to say about the event and what small businesses can take home:
“Time is money” to businesses looking to move or expand. If land purchases, permits, approvals, and other requirements are a long, confusing or frustrating process in our region, companies may decide to site or move their business elsewhere, taking jobs and investment with them.
Avoiding surprises is one reason businesses choose our local business and industrial parks, which are considered “shovel-ready.” We are looking for that same ease with larger, undeveloped industrial parcels in the area.
In the economic development industry, the topic of shovel-ready sites has been discussed for years. Economic development entities on the East Coast and in the southern part of the U.S. have been promoting their certified sites, and have been successful in landing large facilities due to the ease of permitting and approvals.
Greater Spokane Incorporated has endorsed this movement to our regional partners as an opportunity to speed up site selection and investments, particularly on large parcels – both privately and publicly-owned. Last week, the City of Spokane launched its new Certified Sites Program, which will allow for property owners to have their property deemed shovel-ready, and speed up the process for permit application on their site.
Spokane is now home to some national champion high school students, thanks to their savvy cyber defense skills.
CyberPatriot is an annual cyber defense competition held in Washington D.C. High school teams are set up with one to three virtual machines where students must work on scanning each machine to find as much vulnerability as possible within a certain amount of time. Teams that find the most vulnerabilities advance to the next round, with winners of all three rounds competing in the national championships.
Spokane Public Schools sent seven teams from four schools to D.C. Check out how they did: