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Tri-Cities Tech Business Update

This monthly e-mailed update contains news, opportunities, upcoming events, and other information about Mid-Columbia tech businesses and the organizations that support them. Visit the EDO Home page to subscribe to this Newsletter. Browse the archives for back issues.

April 2009 Issue

  • Nominations open for Small Business Awards
    APRIL 2. The Mid-Columbia Small Business Awards Committee, coordinated by the Three Rivers Alliance of Chambers, is accepting nominations to recognize small businesses in Benton and Franklin Counties for exceptional customer service, outstanding commitment to employees, and superior community relations. more...
  • National Institutes of Health stimulus funding grants available
    The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for $1.5 billion in funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. more...
  • Wiley post-doctoral fellowship program
    APRIL 15. The U.S. Department of Energy's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, located on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory campus in Richland, Wash., has launched the William Wiley Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program. more...
  • Vendor space available at energy expo
    The Sustainable Energy and Environmental Network (SEEnet) has booths available for businesses and groups interested in participating in the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Expo (formerly the Alternative Energy Expo). more...
  • Resources online
    1) The article "Protecting intellectual property vital" was published in the Tri-City Herald on March 1. more...
  • Technology based economic development presentation
    APRIL 1. The Columbia Basin Chapter of the American Society for Quality's April meeting will feature the presentation "Of Silos, Swim Lanes and Stovepipes" by Mike Schwenk, Vice President of Battelle and Director of Technology Deployment and Outreach at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. more...
  • Small Business Cost Proposal & Government Accounting Workshop
    APRIL 1. The Washington Technology Center is hosting a Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer workshop in Vancouver, Wash., featuring Jim Greenwood of the Greenwood Consulting Group, well-known SBIR and STTR consultants. more...
  • Washington Innovation Summit 2009
    APRIL 9. Washington Innovation Summit 2009 in Bellevue, Wash., will bring together more than 400 innovators and thought leaders in sustainability and technology who are driving industry development in sustainable energy, innovative materials & manufacturing, urban sustainability, and healthy ecosystems. more...
  • Invention to Venture event
    APRIL 10. The Invention to Venture: Commercialization in Life Sciences workshop will be held in Portland, Ore. more...

We invite your contributions! We will consider items that fit the mission of this publication, including your tech-related news, awards, and notices of upcoming events. Please send text to or call (509) 372-6013.

Tri-Cities Tech Business Update is published by the Economic Development Office at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Each month, we send you an e-mail message, giving you the link of news, tips, awards, upcoming events, and other information about local technology-based businesses and organizations that support them. With business and community partners, our goal is to build and diversify the Tri-Cities economy—adding skilled jobs in primary-sector industries that bring in outside dollars. Currently, more than 1,100 tech-related businesses, investors, and economic development stakeholders subscribe to the newsletter, mostly in the Mid-Columbia area and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. This newsletter (RL-P00-009) supports PNSO's vision for the future of the Hanford Site and surrounding area through the creation of research opportunities, new industries, and new business clusters.

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