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Doug Kelley takes the Spokane Catalyst trivia prize — $5 coffee card

Doug Kelley of Spokane was the first person to answer our awesome, totally difficult Spokane Catalyst Awards trivia contest.

We wanted the name of any group other than TechNet that was promoting tech and economic development, back in the mid-1990s, when the awards were launched. Kelley named INTECH.

Which is close enough, as the actual name was INTEC. (Who can forget those balmy days when INTEC moved heaven and earth to bring great things to Spokane?)

A number of other group names would have qualified, as well. Such as the Spokane Regional EDC, the BASR (Biotechnology Association of the Spokane Region), and Jobs Plus, based in North Idaho.

Win $5 coffee card if you can answer Spokane’s Catalyst Award trivia challenge

The annual Spokane community Catalyst Awards take place this evening, starting at 4 p.m., at GU’s McCarthey Athletic Center.

We’ll give a $5 coffee card to the first reader who can answer two of the following Catalyst Awards trivia questions correctly:

  • In what year did the Catalyst Awards start?
  • Which group started the awards?
  • How many years have the awards been handed out?
  • Name one other Spokane-area nonprofit group that at one time actively promoted tech-education or tech growth but is no longer around (it can’t be the same as the answer to No. 2 above).

Place your answers here, or send them to, with the subject “Catalyst.”


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