Alumni Entrepreneurs

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Alumni Entrepreneurs

Dennis Held, BA, 1988Area 58 Sign


Area 58

Type of Business

Art Gallery and Secondhand Store

Date of Operation


Contact Information

3036 N. Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205

(509) 327-0427

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Dennis HeldHow did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life

Evergreen taught me that if I wanted something done, I'd better learn how to do it myself. Once, while learning how to shoot video, I dumped a TV monitor onto the sidewalk outside the Mods. Crash! I had to pay for a new one--ouch. But someone at Media Loan helped arrange payments, and hired me to work off a part of the debt. I learned to be more careful with the equipment--and I learned I could get help when I needed it. I learned I could make life-long friends with my teachers—hey there, Rudy Martin!—and fellow students: ditto, Steve Blakeslee. I learned that no matter where I go, no matter what I do, I'll always have a piece of Evergreen's heart in my heart, helping to show me the way. Thanks, Evergreen.