Billie Moreland Receives Award
October 21, 2010. Billie Moreland, PhD, of Billie Moreland and Associates was given an Award of Honor by Sirti at their Board Meeting. An Award of Honor was also given to Steve Simmons, PhD, Eastern Washington University professor of computer science and Billie’s husband. The award was “in special recognition of their efforts and vision for the Terabyte Triangle and its positive impact on our community.”
“I am delighted to receive this award, and especially happy to know that our last 15-years’ work with Sirti and the technology sector in downtown Spokane has been valuable,” says Moreland. There are many highlights in that work. Highlights include:
facilitating Spokane’s nomination for, and being named as, one of seven “Intelligent Communities” by the World Teleport Association
Contributing to the All America City Award for Spokane, 2004
Ten years of technology-based newsletters and Web publication
Contributing to the real estate community to establish 150 technology companies in downtown Spokane.
Contributing to community education to facilitate high speed, optical fiber connectivity availability in most downtown buildings.
Assisting with VPnet
Assisting with the Northwest GigaPop.
Nurturing and chronicling technology businesses as they grow from startups to success
About Sirti. Sirti accelerates Inland Northwest technology-based companies toward success and positive regional economic impact. We deliver entrepreneurial coaching, a mix of no- or low-cost business services, access to capital, and the legal services needed for successful formation, IP protection and long-term growth.