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Gibby Media Group releases new interactive DVD/DVDROM on Spokane/Coeur d'Alene

Gibby Media Group, Inc. unveiled and officially released "Spokane / Coeur d'Alene the Regional Destiny" Interactive DVD/ DVDROM last Friday at GSI. This new Interactive DVD/ DVDROM is being released on the new Green Thin Disc, a thin flexible media disc, utilizing Gibby Media Group's proprietary format, that uses only half the amount of plastic and requires very little protective packaging, and reduces shipping costs. Gibby Media has also employed on the disc a patent pending proprietary software engine that makes it playable on home DVD players and on Windows and Apple computers off the same disc with videos and interactive web links. Rich Hadley President and CEO of GSI stated "This is a unique resource produced by a well known local company and should be a helpful tool for area business and the regional economy".

The "Spokane / Coeur d'Alene the Regional Destiny" disc contains an introduction by Mayor Mary Verner. It contains over 30 interactive videos (over one hour of video content), and hundreds direct navigation links to the internet to area businesses. Gibby Media Group Inc., a local media technology and software company developed the patent pending software engine that operates the disc. They have spent the last three years shooting and editing video content on the entire region including video content on Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint and surrounding areas. The disc features interactive videos on area parks, special events, cities, recreational opportunities, lakes, quality of life, hospitality, real estate, business opportunities, and much more. The disc was produced as a tool to help area business promote and market the region and encourage regional business opportunities and exposure. In addition to government, community and corporate applications for the product, Gibby Media Group Inc. is also releasing the product to the general public at an introductory price of $9.95 available now in retail outlets throughout the Spokane Area including Rosauers and Aunties Book store. Lon Gibby, GMG CEO and President stated "The disc will be updated every quarter to keep the content/web links fresh and current." Gibby Media is also releasing a website version of the disc with the same interactive content/web links in January, 2011. Gibby Media's Green Thin Disc is used by many national companies and recently at the United Nations Climate Summit to distribute, books, slide presentations, videos and weblinks. For more information go to www.gibbymedia.com or call 509-467-1113.

Spokane has lost a legend, with the passing of King Cole

King Cole, the "father" of Expo '74, Spokane's environmentally themed world's fair, died yesterday at the age of 88. The theme for Expo '74, "Celebrating Tomorrow's Fresh New Environment," was certainly ahead of its time. It was Cole's vision in the 1970s, as the head of a business group called Spokane Unlimited, to revitalize downtown and host a world's fair. He traveled all over the world in the early 70s, logging about 700,000 miles to get the job done. It was also Cole who was instrumental in working with city officials and the railroads to remove the massive tracks, viaducts and structures along Spokane Falls Boulevard (then Trent) to make way for the Expo '74 site which is now Riverfront Park. The Fair was opened May 4 of 1974 by President Richard Nixon and ran through November 3, attracting over 5 million visitors to Spokane. Spokane was the smallest city to host a Bureau of International Expositions recognized world's fair until Knoxville, Tennessee held the 1982 World's Fair eight years later. Cole also served as a consultant for the Knoxville Fair. Vigil services will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 1517 East 33rd Ave., with a funeral Mass Thursday at 10 a.m., also at the church. Rest in Peace King Cole and thank you for all you did for Spokane.

Rainmaker Marketing looking for non-profit nominations for pro-bono project

Rainmaker Marketing is gathering information and taking nominations for their next non-profit marketing contribution. If you have a favorite charity that you'd like them to consider for their first quarter recipient, please contact them with your nomination. Each quarter Rainmaker Marketing contributes $1000 of marketing and design to an organization that does great work for our community but doesn't have a strong enough voice to share their message. Contact Billie Guara at Rainmaker Marketing by email billie@spokanerainmaker.com or by calling 509-499-3399.


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