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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.

September 2011 Issue

  • Tri-City Procurement Technical Assistance Center
    Interested in selling your products or services to the ports, cities, counties, school districts, colleges, state agencies, federal agencies, or others? Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) staff can help. more...
  • Business Negotiation Strategies
    Assistance through PNNL Economic Development Office's Mentor-Protégé Program can help small technology-based businesses with negotiating business agreements. more...
  • Harvesting Clean Energy
     Register now for the11th annual Harvesting Clean Energy Conference, October 23 - 25-the Northwest's premiere gathering of the agriculture and energy industries to advance rural economic development through clean energy. more...
  • Regional Open for Business Expo Planned
    Mark your calendars-the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce will present its Regional Open for Business Expo 8 a.m. more...
  • Science & Technology Discovery Series
    September 9. Discover your world through Washington's leading scientists and researchers. Technology Alliance's Science & Technology Discovery Series kicks off September 9th with a look at the research innovations behind Microsoft's Kinect motion sensor technology by Dr. more...
  • The Innovation Showcase
    September 16. Would your company benefit from the opportunity to: Expand your network to include those in the startup community with a keen interest in putting you on a path to achieving your next milestone? Work with expert coaches-at no cost to you-to hone your pitch before you meet with investors? Become a member of a collegial community interested in following your future successes? Are you a Washington company: Commercializing around groundbreaking IP that you control? Headed by a CEO who is still building out the team? With a prototype completed or very nearly so? Which has creatively financed its efforts through grants and bootstrapping to make it this far? If you can answer yes to these questions, you are encouraged to submit your free application. more...
  • 8th Annual NH3 Fuel Conference
    September 18 - 21. Participants at this year's NH3 Fuel Conference can expect an excellent technical agenda covering NH3 as a solution to energy independence. more...
  • Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine
    September 20. Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine are among the most promising fields in the history of medicine. more...
  • PubTalk
    September 20. PubTalk provides a great way to take that first step toward becoming "angel investable." Hone your presentation, gain exposure, and receive immediate feedback at this informal fun event featuring food, drink, a keynote panel, and company presentations. more...
  • Webinar - Quickbooks for Government Contracting Recipients
    September 22. 10:00 am- 11:30 am. Learn how to use Quickbooks accounting software to manage government accounting requirements. more...
  • Government Contracting Class
    September 27. "Developing Your Capability Statement" A capability statement is like a resume, only you use it for government contracting. more...
  • Smartmap Expo 2011
    September 28 - 29. Find out which advanced manufacturing concepts work for you, and which don't by registering today to exhibit or attend the premier manufacturing networking event in the Pacific Northwest, Smartmap Expo. more...
  • TREN Event
    September 30. The Three Rivers Entrepreneur Network (TREN) presents its September seminar: How Life Science Will Heal, Feed & Fuel the World. more...
  • NEW! - Gorge OEN's Mini Boot Camp: "How & Why to Seek Angel Investment"
    October 8. You have a good business idea that you want to make better-or you have an established business and need to go to the next level. more...
  • Abstracts for Young Professionals in Energy International Summit
    October 15. Young Professionals in Energy (YPE), the world's premier energy networking organization, has opened registration for its second international conference, set for April 23-25, 2012 in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. 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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