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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.

March 2008 Issue

  • Community Leadership Seminar from CBC
    MARCH 5, 12, 19; REGISTRATION ACCEPTED UNTIL CLASS IS FILLED. The Institute for Professional Development at Columbia Basin College presents a three-day leadership course featuring local community leaders and state representatives including Rep. more...
  • Getting lean
    MARCH 11, RESERVE BY MARCH 5. The March 11 meeting of the American Society for Quality, Section 614, will address the benefits of the lean production system. more...
  • Financing for companies in transition
    MARCH 18, REGISTER BY MARCH 14. The Three Rivers Entrepreneur Network presents its March seminar, "Alternative sources of financing for companies in transition: A non-traditional approach." John Sumpter, Managing Director of Aequitas Capital Management, will describe how investment firms can provide a variety of funding sources to help companies that are growing or downsizing, seeking mergers or acquisitions, or undergoing other transitions. more...
  • Ethics from an ex-con
    MARCH 19. DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION BY MARCH 12. The Tri-City Development Council, with presenting sponsor CH2M HILL, will hold the TRIDEC 44th Annual Meeting at the Pasco Red Lion from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on March 19. more...
  • Summit for Oregon small businesses and start-up companies
    MARCH 25-27. Small and start-up businesses can attend the Oregon Small Business and Innovative Research Summit, hosted by the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition and the Portland State Business Accelerator. more...
  • Seminars for small businesses
    The Columbia Basin College Institute for Professional Development offers the following workshops in March, from 6 to 9 pm. more...
  • Research District master plan
    MARCH 7. Contracts to prepare a master plan for the Tri-Cities Research District will be signed in a ceremony on March 7 at 10 am in the Battelle Auditiorium in Richland, Wash. more...

  • Valuation and portfolio strategies for angel investors
    APRIL 14, REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 21. Valuation of pre-revenue companies is one of the most important issues in the angel investment process. more...
  • 2008 Washington State Technology Summit
    APRIL 15. DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION UNTIL MARCH 14. "Innovation for the Next Washington" is the theme for the 2008 Washington State Technology Summit to be held April 15 from 7:30 am to 5 pm at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash. more...
  • Tech industry investment forum
    APRIL 24. Entrepreneurs can present and market their companies at the 2008 Washington Technology Industry Association Investment Forum and Technology Showcase on April 24 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle, Wash. 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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