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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. Browse the archives for back issues.

July 2009 Issue

  • Two local businesses named semi-finalists in regional Clean Tech Open
    InnovaTek and NHThree, both based in Richland, Wash., have been selected as semi-finalists in the inaugural Pacific Northwest Clean Tech Open competition. more...
  • Research District welcomes new tenants, honors SIGN
    The Tri-Cities Research District, located in Richland, Wash., recently welcomed two businesses that have located offices within the Research District boundaries, and also honored the Surgical Implant Generation Network for its contributions toward making the Research District successful. more...
  • Meier Architecture Engineering honored
    Meier Architecture - Engineering, based in Kennewick, Wash., was named one of "Washington's Best 100 Companies to Work For." The company ranked 22nd in the small business category on the list compiled by Seattle Business Magazine. more...
  • AMIC to test isotope production
    Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation, of Kennewick, Wash., and the University of Missouri are collaborating on preparations to test and develop prototype compact devices to produce the isotope molybdenum-99 more quickly and at lower cost. more...
  • Dade Moeller president receives award
    The president and chief executive officer of Dade Moeller & Associates, based in Richland, Wash., has been honored by the Mid-Columbia Leadership Development Association. more...
  • WBBA welcomes new staff member
    The Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association named Stacie Byars as the new director of marketing and membership. more...
  • Green Recognition program accepting nominations
    The City of Richland is taking applications for the 2009 "Green Recognition" awards. The yearly recognition program honors business, organizations, groups, schools or individuals in several "green" categories -- overall effort, project, process change or other. more...
  • BioSpace career fair
    JULY 16. The Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association is holding the BioSpace Career Fair in conjunction with its annual summer social at the Naval Reserve Center in Lake Union Park in Seattle, Wash. more...
  • Lab2Market Entrepreneurship Academy
    AUGUST 25-27 and SEPTEMBER 15-16. REGISTER BY JULY 15. The 2009 Lab2Market Entrepreneurship Academy will be held in August and September in Portland, Ore. more...
  • 2009 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference
    SEPTEMBER 21-23. REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 11. The 2009 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference will be held September 21-23 at the DoubleTree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Portland, Ore. more...
  • SmartMap Expo
    OCTOBER 1. The Tri-Cities Development Council will hold its annual SmartMap Expo, on October 1 at the Trade, Recreation, and Agricultural Center in Pasco, Wash. more...
  • Harvesting Clean Energy 2010
    FEBRUARY 7-10, 2010. The 10th annual Harvesting Clean Energy Conference will be held at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Wash., in February. more...

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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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