“E-business Day events on Thursday, August 24 include:11:00 a.m.: A proclamation from Governor Gary Locke, at Theatre Square, 10th & Broadway in the Tacoma Farmers Market. The governor will issue an official proclamation and visit the interactive Tech Map kiosk and technology companies.A City of Tacoma proclamation officially declaring E-business Day was presented Tuesday.11:30 a.m.: Atomic Tangerine grand opening celebration and the Turn the Juice Loose event at the Ninth & Broadway Building, 302 Ninth Street, Suite 201.Watch for hundreds of tangerine-colored squeeze balls to drop onto city sidewalks to celebrate the opening of this venture consulting and Web security firm.11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: The Web Fair, an area-wide high-tech industry open house of over two dozen Tacoma technology companies (see listing). At various locations throughout the greater Tacoma area, many downtown within walking distance.Check the Tech Map kiosk at the Tacoma Farmers Market or the E-business Day link at www.tacomadailyindex.com for business locations.3:00 to 6:00 p.m.: Tacoma’s high-tech CEOs, economic development and business leaders are available for media interviews with members of the regional and national press. At corporate offices and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce.7:00 p.m.: South Sound eBusiness Awards ceremony, Tacoma Club, 16th floor of the Wells Fargo Plaza, 1201 Pacific Avenue.Presented by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, the first annual eBusiness Awards honor ten greater Tacoma companies and one individual as rising stars in their high-tech fields.Competition this year for the awards was fierce. Winners will be announced in Friday’s Index. “
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