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Fatbeam Celebrates nearly a decade of growth with new website

Fatbeam, a leading B2B provider of fiber-based network solutions in the Western US, has officially rebranded in order to highlight its extensive growth and competitive advantages for organizations looking for Wide Area Network (WAN) and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) solutions. Founded in 2010, the company has dramatically evolved from a local Idaho-based provider to a dominant player connecting over 40 major cities across seven states. A key, foundational component of the rebrand includes a new website with fluid user navigation that emphasizes the company's dedication to customer service.

With over 35,000 fiber miles across the Western US, Fatbeam serves a variety of verticals including enterprise, healthcare providers, government and educational institutions. The company has an especially strong history with network provisioning for K12-20 customers. In the spring of last year, for example, Fatbeam won $11.8M in E-rate contracts, adding two states to its footprint. For CEO Greg Green and the entire Fatbeam team, bringing fiber to customers offers the added benefit of spurring regional economic development as other local businesses and organizations, in turn, look to modernize and accelerate their growth.

Over the next few years, Fatbeam is poised to capitalize on its proven track record of success as it continues to expand and deliver reliable fiber-based network services to its customers. The company is set to deliver on its ongoing commitment to 'Deliver the world limitless access to high speed connectivity and dark fiber.'

For more information, visit www.fatbeam.com.

Spokane Motorcycle Show & Sale this coming March 15-17

The 16th Annual Spokane Motorcycle Show & Sale, presented by Toyota, is coming to the Spokane Fair & Expo Center, Friday through Sunday, March 15-17. This year's show will feature hundreds of motorcycles and accessories, great discounts and financing. The area's best bikes will compete for trophies, prizes and more. You can try your hand in the Law Shark Indoor Poker Run, and Toyota will give away $100 Gas Cards every two hours. The show will also feature and Indoor Stunt Show, and Beard & Mustache competition.

Admission is $10, cash only. Children 12 and under are free.
Hours: Friday 3-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm. For more information, visit www.SpokaneMotorcycleShow.com.

International Women's Day Celebration on March 9

Local community organizations, businesses, and universities join together to offer a free, public celebration of International Women's Day this Saturday, March 9 at Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center. This year's theme is Balance for Better: Cultural, Creative, and Community Healing. The event runs from 1-5pm, doors open at 12:30pm.

The purpose of this event is to foster community, cultural awareness, and self-care. Keynote speaker is Idella King, an activist for missing and murdered indigenous women. Her presentation, 'Community Healing through Female Indigenous Ideologies' will introduce the afternoon, with workshops, vendor and community resource tabling, and appetizers following the speech. The Keynote will begin promptly at 1pm.

This event is free and open to the public, though space is limited, so registration is necessary, at ywcaspokane.org.

Custer's Arts & Crafts Show this weekend

Custer's 42nd Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show is this Friday through Sunday, March 9-10 at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center. This year's show features 300 professional artists and crafters from across the northwest displaying and selling their fine art, hand crafts and specialty foods. Jewelry, hand thrown pottery, fused glass work, wood turning, metal art, photography, soaps, candles, paintings, wearable fiber art, mixed media, seasonal decor and more.

Hours are Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Admission is $7, good all weekend, kids 12 and under are free. For more information, visit www.custershows.com.

Spokane SCORE workshops this week

Spokane SCORE Chapter 180 presents two workshops this week.

How to Start a Business
Wednesday, March 6 from 9am-12noon
Learn step-by-step consideration of legal, tax, insurance, accounting, business planning and funding topics which need to be addressed to successfully start a business.

Tax Tips with a Tax Expert
Thursday, March 7 from 9am-12noon
Gain knowledge of Schedule C, addressing filing requirements, recordkeeping, income and expenses, depreciation, independent contractor vs. employee, self-employment taxes, vehicles, and business use of home.

Workshops will be held at the SBA/SCORE Training Room at 801 W Riverside, Suite 444. To register and for additional information, visit spokane.score.org or call 509-353-2821.

Essential Soap & Supply announces new line of all natural specialty soaps

Essential Soap & Supply is a local provider of eco-friendly soaps and has recently announced the beginnings of their new line of all natural specialty soaps. This line has been uniquely designed to help with specific skin care types and needs. In addition to high-quality natural soaps, they also offer bath bombs, lotions, creams, and lip balm. The new line consists of a 100% olive oil soap, soaps made with shea butter, a combination of shea and cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, cucumber juice and aloe vera, avocado oil, activated charcoal and clays.

Essential Soap & Supply is located at 2324 E Euclid, #208. For more information, find them on Facebook or call 509-954-7337.

The Business Thought of the Week

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