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Computer Experts, Vendors Have Virtually All The Answers

Is Windows ‘95 necessary to stay ahead of the competition? Does cyber marketing pay for itself? What good is the Internet to a small business?

The 15th annual Computer and Business Technology Expo in Spokane this week hopes to provide the answers.

Experts and vendors from more than 100 companies will conduct nearly 50 seminars and showcase the hottest technology at the three-day event.

The Expo opens 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Spokane Convention Center, running through Thursday. Doors close at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 p.m on Thursday.

Tickets are $12 per person, though many exhibitors are offering complimentary tickets to customers.

Aaron Berstein, small business specialist for Microsoft Corp., will speak at noon Tuesday. Tickets for the luncheon are an additional $17.

Call 924-4200 for more information.

In other events this week:

WEDNESDAY

A free, four-hour workshop on starting a business partnership begins at 8 a.m. at the Safeco Insurance Building, 14610 E. Sprague. Call Sheila Ditmar, 459-4121.

Bill Hillar, director of education and employee development at the St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, speaks to the Executive Women’s Network annual autumn seminar at 5 p.m. at the Red Lion Inn. Call Nancy Flanary at 928-3677 or Nancy Jones at 928-1986.

THURSDAY

Former Speaker of the House Tom Foley gives the 1995 Luvera Lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the Martin Center of Gonzaga University. Free and open to the public. Call 328-4220, ext. 3759.

Business After Hours event begins at 5:15 p.m. at Global Travel in the Valley, 10020 E. Sprague. Cost: $5. Call 624-1393.

A seminar on the Basics of Exporting begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Fifth Floor Conference Room of Spokane City Hall. Cost: $20. Call 625-6190.

Matt Emmons of Jacklin Seed Co. speaks about doing business in the Philippines at the Inland Northwest Trade Council monthly luncheon at noon at Marie Callenders, 2111 N. Argonne. Cost: $10 for members; $12 for non-members. Call 625-6190.

FRIDAY

The premier showing of the restored Expo ‘74 film, “Man Belongs to the Earth,” will be shown at noon at the IMAX Theater in conjunction with the Green Star environmental awards to local businesses. Cost: $50. Call Kathy Miktuk at Associated Industries, 326-6885 for more information.

Jim Zuiches, dean of the Washington State University College of Agriculture and Home Economics, speaks to the Spokane Ag Bureau at noon in the Stockyards Inn Restaurant, 3827 E. Boone. Call 459-4114.

Paul Redmond, chairman of Washington Water Power Co., speaks at 7 a.m. about the utility’s future following its pending merger with Sierra Pacific Resources during the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Connections breakfast in the Red Lion Inn. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 924-4994. , DataTimes MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: ON THE SHELF Institutional Investor, November: Merrill Lynch & Co. topsmagazine’s All America Team rankings of the top equity analysts at securities firms. The magazine polled 300 big U.S. money managers, as well as managers in Europe and Asia.

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