South Sound tech pacesetters honored at eBusiness Awards

For the second straight year, the South Sound honored its technology pacesetters, at the joint eBusiness 2001 Awards, last night at the Sheraton Tacoma Hotel and Convention Center.
The Tacoma Technology Consortium eBusiness 2001 winners include:
n Artifex BID – Creates cutting-edge designs, Websites and Web applications that uniquely identify clients.
n Donation Depot – Offers secure online donating, volunteer matching and other services.
n – An online charity launched to assist fallen firefighters and their families.
n HarborNet – One of only a few small, independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that have survived the economic roller coaster.
n Limelight Technologies – Provides fully integrated information technology solutions.
n Net Telesis – Uses Microsoft DNA-based tools to create a totally Web-based platform to support the $100 billion network marketing industry.
n Optic Fusion – Provides broadband network services and infrastructure in a carrier-neutral co-location facility in downtown Tacoma’s Perkins Building.
n Sagem MORPHO – World leader in fingerprint identification for law enforcement and social service applications.
n Surphoria Networks – Deploys free-for-use public Internet access stations.
n Topia Ventures – Produces agent-based software products to automatically diagnose and fix technical problems.
WSA South Sound Award categories and winners include:
n Business Product of the Year – Advanced Interactive Systems, Laptop Professional Range Instruction Simulator – Uses proprietary AIS software to track police trainees’ use of a weapon, OC spray, baton or flashlight in simulated altercations.
n Service Provider of the Year – Alaska Airlines – Provides the industry’s best Internet services, including ticketing, vacation packages, car and hotel bookings, and day-of-travel Web check-in.
n Outstanding Contribution to the Community – Intel Corporation established an Intel Computer Clubhouse, helped fund MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) partnership and provided Junior Achievement grant for Go Figure! math learning program, with strong volunteer participation.
n Most Promising New Technology – Simpson Timber Company, Commencement Bay Operations – Replaced Commencement Bay Mill, which used limited technology in production, with the most high-tech sawmill in the country.
n Most Promising New Company – Donation Depot.