I wanted to personally thank all who attended and participated in the Health Sciences Forum held yesterday at the WSU South Campus facility.
Also, a special thank you to our host sponsor, WSU Spokane.
As usual the people at WSU were a joy to work with and I would like to thank Barb Chamberlain, Becki Meehan and the WSU staff for their assistance and professionalism. Especially in how they went above the call of duty to assist with the parking challenges due to construction.
Next, I would like to again thank the event planning partners, sponsors, vendors, panel speakers and display sponsors for assisting to make this first Heath Science Forum a success based on the early feedback. (A list of partners, sponsors and vendors is provided below, special thanks to Title Sponsor Inland Imaging and to the DSP for the very cool Wayfinding signs)
Also, thank you to Jennifer Evans, Mark Simonds, Allen Battle, Bryan Peterson and John Duffy of LaunchPad for doing such an outstanding job and putting up with me.
Thank you to our Emcee Sean Owsley of KHQ-TV and Invest Northwest, he is class a act.
Finally, I received an e-mail from Luke Timmerman of Xconomy Seattle this morning. He wanted me to know how impressed he was with the collaborative spirit in Spokane around the Health Sciences Initiative and that he has posted the first of two articles he is doing on Spokane's Bioscience efforts on the Xconomy Seattle site. (link is provided below) This is a major win for our community
and I believe this model of bringing nationally known journalists to Spokane to see what is happening here is a very good strategy going forward. (Thank you Susan Ashe)
Xconomy Seattle and Xconomy nationally is a very well respected, highly read online publication. Leveraging traditional media and the viral potential of social media can only help our efforts in promoting our burgeoning industry ecosystems and cluster initiatives such as Health Science, Energy, Aerospace, Technology, etc.
I applaud all of your collective efforts and we stand ready to roll up our sleeves to assist in whatever capacity makes sense for taking our region to the next level. Let's think big!
Link to the Xconomy Seattle article here Thank you to our partners, sponsors and vendors:
Health Sciences & Services Authority (HSSA), Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), Institute for Systems Medicine (ISM), Revita Rehab, Sirti, University District, WSU Spokane
Title Sponsor: Inland Imaging
Event Sponsor: TROI IT Solutions
Media Sponsor: KHQ-TV
Print Media Sponsor: Catalyst Magazine
Caterer: Just a Couple of Moms
Hosted Bar: Isabella's
Wine Tasting: Vino A Wine Shop
Photography: Mark Anthony, Anthony Productions
Graphics: Hara Allison, Studio H
PSA Video Production: Corner Booth Productions
Thank you all again, Bill Kalivas
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
LaunchPad Inland Northwest, LLC509.953.3305