Partner Keith Trefry Judges First Annual Eagle’s Nest Business Pitch Competition

Paine Hamblen is proud to announce that partner, Keith Trefry, was selected to judge the first annual Eastern Washington University Center for Entrepreneurship’s Eagle’s Nest Business Pitch Competition, which took place on Thursday, May 18th. The Competition began last November with a total of 35 student teams entering. After advancing through two preliminary rounds, seven student teams remained to compete for over $5,000 in prize money, with the top team taking home $2,500! The teams pitched their ideas to a panel of judges from the local Spokane business community, which included Paine Hamblen partner, Keith Trefry. The Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Bruce Teague, PhD, and his staff are excited with the results of the competition’s inaugural year and hope to have 100 new business ideas competing next year. For more information on the program, go to: