Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

January 31, 2003

Whitworth's Entrepreneur Speakers Series to Feature
Regional Entrepreneur Greg Green

The Whitworth School of Global Commerce and Management's Entrepreneur Speakers Series will feature in February a presentation by Greg Green, chairman and chief executive officer of OneEighty Communications, Inc., and OneEighty Networks, Inc. Green's presentation will take place on Thursday, Feb. 13, at a noon brown-bag lunch session in the Hixson Union Building Catering Rooms at Whitworth. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-3742.

OneEighty Communications is a facilities-based integrated communications provider that serves business customers in Billings, Mont.; Cody, Wyo; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; and Spokane, Wash. OneEighty Networks provides broadband Internet, private line and hosting solutions for business customers in Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.

Green founded OneEighty Communications in 1998; he formed OneEighty Networks in 2002 when he acquired ownership of Avista Communications' Spokane, Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene Internet-access customers. Both companies are based in Spokane.

Whitworth's March 2003 Entrepreneur Speaker Series will feature Nathan Brown, a managing partner with The Morgan Leigh Group. Located in Liberty Lake, Wash., The Morgan Leigh Group develops investor packages for startup companies.

The Entrepreneur Speaker Series is part of the new Entrepreneurship and Small Business Studies Program at Whitworth. The program was established recently with a $137,628 grant from the Seattle-based Herbert Jones Foundation to support the Whitworth School of Global Commerce and Management as it becomes a regional leader of entrepreneurship education and to strengthen connections between the college and the Spokane business community.

The on-campus speaker series provides Whitworth students and faculty, and members of the regional business community, with opportunities to learn from and interact with entrepreneurs and small-business professionals from industries throughout the region. In addition to the speaker series, the three-year grant will lay the groundwork for development of a program for entrepreneurship and small business studies by establishing a job shadowing/mentoring and internship program that will link students with Spokane-area entrepreneurs.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The college enrolls about 2,200 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.

Contacts:

Elizabeth Peterson, assistant professor of economics and business, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4675 or epeterson@whitworth.edu.

Jo Ann Nielsen, coordinator/administrative services, School of Global Commerce and Management, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3242 or joannnielsen@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, Public Information Specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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