E-business Day Comes to Tacoma Today

“E-business Day began early today for event founder Jamie Chase as she and Tacoma City Councilmember Kevin Phelps appeared as guests on a KCPQ-13 television morning news show.As of deadline, KIRO 710 AM radio was slated to begin coverage of the event interviewing Governor Gary Locke for his take on technology in Tacoma. KOMO TV News is scheduled for exclusive coverage from the balcony of Atomic Tangerine’s new Tacoma offices as the company launched its Turn the Juice Loose grand opening at 11:30 a.m., as well as coverage of the South Sound eBusiness Awards ceremony this evening.KIRO and KING TV news teams were also slated to cover Tacoma’s celebration of being America’s #1 wired city.Today’s E-business Day events include a proclamation from Governor Locke; a Web Fair area-wide high-tech open house featuring over two dozen greater Tacoma technology firms; and the South Sound eBusiness Awards this evening at the Tacoma Club. The awards banquet was not only sold out as of yesterday afternoon, but over-sold out, as additional seating was arranged to accommodate the business community.Congratulations to event founder and coordinator Jamie Chase, as well as the management of Michael’s and Tim (we didn’t catch his last name) at Cheney Stadium for their help in procuring the equipment and supplies necessary to create the real-world map for the Web Fair downtown.Photo: Atomic Tangerine Vice President Karen Worstell, left center, and President, CEO Jonathan Fornaci, right center, cut the ribbon officially opening the company’s Tacoma office. The firm specializes in venture consulting and Internet security for Global 1000 businesses and governments. Atomic Tangerine has begun working with Interpol on fighting global cyber-crime.The security division is based out of the Tacoma office. Photo: Steve Brown. “