"South Sound Business Briefs for Wednesday, January 5, 2000"

“Olympia Designer Hosts Small Business Marketing CourseEllis Paguirigan, an Olympia-based designed and principal of Ellis Paguirigan Designs, will be teaching a course to provide small businesses a design edge.The four-week course, Cost Effective and Professional Marketing for the Small Business, will be offered by South Puget Sound Community College. The course begins Thursday, January 13 with classes from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.Paguirigan will cover five topics in the course: developing brand identity; cost effective utilization of image; best bets on the Internet; simple cost-effective ways to market a business; and selecting and working with a reliable design firm.Cost for the course is $70. For information or to register, please call South Puget Sound Community College at 360-705-7711, extension 365.Tacoma Mall & Microsoft Join for Internet Services PromotionMicrosoft Corporation and Simon Property Group Inc., owners of Tacoma Mall, have announced they have created a joint promotional offer for a Simon mall gift certificate with purchase of MSN Internet Access online service.Consumers who sign up at Tacoma Mall to use MSN for their Internet service provider, will receive a $50 or $100 Simon mall gift certificate from any of the 120 participating Simon-owned malls nationwide. Through February 29, shoppers who prepay for six months of Internet access will receive the $50 gift certificate, those who prepay for a year of access receive the $100 certificate.”