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Onvia Names Theresa Treat as Vice President of Human Resources Executive Brings Breadth of Experience with Fast-Growth Firms.



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SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2000

Onvia Onvia, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONVI) is an American government business intelligence company with 174 employees and annual revenue of US $17.7 million. Onvia offers a number of business-to-business software products, including Onvia Business Builder, a government leads and relationship .com, Inc. (Nasdaq:ONVI), the leading business-to-business This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling.
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 exchange connecting small business buyers and sellers, announced today that Theresa Treat has joined Onvia as Vice President of Human Resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees.  (HR) effective immediately.

Treat, who brings 20 years of human resources experience, will oversee all human resources functions including employee relations, mergers and acquisitions integration planning and employee benefit programs. Treat reports to Mike Pickett, Chief Operations Officer.

"Theresa Treat is an important addition to senior management at Onvia," said Glenn Ballman, Chief Executive Officer of Onvia. "She understands the dynamics of a fast-paced work environment and how to use state of the art HR practices to harness the talent and skills of our people to move our business ahead. We look forward to enhanced productivity, greater efficiency and increased communication as a result of Ms. Treat's efforts," Ballman said.

Prior to joining Onvia, Treat was vice president for HR at Pointshare Inc., where she developed and implemented an enhanced HR infrastructure during a period of rapid growth that allowed the company to successfully expand its employee base and services. Treat also worked as director of Human Resources at Nextlink, Communication, Inc. In this role, she established an innovative Human Resources Model, including management training and shared services shared services,
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In addition, Treat served as Director of Human Resources for Horizon Airlines, where she managed the Human Resources function for 25 remote company locations. She also previously served as the Regional Director for the Alaska Public Employees Association as a labor negotiator and employee advocate.

About Onvia.com

Onvia.com Inc. (Nasdaq:ONVI), headquartered in Seattle, WA, is the leading business-to business exchange for small business buyers and sellers. Onvia helps small businesses succeed by aggregating demand and providing an exchange where small businesses can buy and sell services and products, obtain valuable news, product and service information, and access free business forms, worksheets, and productivity tools. Onvia also offers web hosting Making a Web site available on the Internet. Many ISPs host a few personal Web pages for an individual at no additional cost above the monthly service fee, but the address is subordinate to the ISP; for example, www.friendlyisp.com/pat_smith.  and government procurement Government procurement, also called public tendering, is the procurement of goods and services on behalf of a public authority, such as a government agency. With 10 to 15% of GDP in developed countries, and up to 20% in developing countries, government procurement accounts  contracting opportunities for its more than one million small business users. For more information, contact Onvia.com Inc: 1260 Mercer mer·cer  
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[Middle English, from Old French mercier, trader, from merz, merchandise, from Latin merx
 St, Seattle, WA, 98109. Tel: 206/282-5170. Fax: 206/373-8961. Web: www.onvia.com.
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