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THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011, 1:31 P.M.

An ‘entrepreneurial juggernaut’ due to share her insights on Oct. 15

UPDATED 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6:

We learned today through Igor Malanchuk that the Teri Hawkins event at the Lincoln Center Oct. 15 is free for all.

The note from Igor reads: 

"Today, Wall Street Barter and Teri Hawkins agreed to make it free for all. Anyone can come for free. I would ask to contact Wall Street Barter ( to get on a guest's list."
Ready or not, a MainStreetChamber event is going to land in Spokane on Oct. 15. Are you ready to fear the Internet?

Many questions arose after we received a release describing the event and the featured speaker, a "marketing guru and entrepreneurial juggernaut" named Teri Hawkins.

Who is MainStreetChamber?  We're not really sure, since the bits we can put together are mostly here at the organization's website.

Who's Teri Hawkins? She's a motivational-type speaker based out of Bend or Eugene, it's not clear. A link to her bio and stuff is here. That page says: "Teri has a background that will impress the intellectual and awe the artistic."

Since many people fit that description, Hawkins' bio adds: "She is a master's master, a teacher's teacher. She has coached and worked with such leaders as Lee Iaccoca, Liz Claiborne and Pat Riley." Enough said.

As for what Hawkins will do during the visit to the Lincoln Center (1316 N. Lincoln) from 9 a.m. to noon, here's the topic list as provided by the event promoter:

  • How the Internet can seriously hurt business
  • A campaign technique that moves from free gigs to long term business 
  • How to make storytelling into a big money-maker for your business 
  • How to pick and choose the old school and new school of business so that you manifest your dream 
  • How to shut up and let them buy
  • How to heal your relationship with money

What's Hawkins charging for these insights? Tickets are $25 each, but are free, we're told, for people who register with MainStreetChamber, or who become Wall Street Barter members. We have no clue what Wall Street Barter is, and the release didn't explain that either.

But, if you're still interested, we recommend you contact the person moving this event into town: Igor Malanchuk, the state director of MainStreetChamber. He's at  (509) 466-9787 or

It's time for us to shut up.

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