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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.

March 2014 Issue

  • Mass Spec Workshop
    March 10-11.  The "Proton Transfer Reaction-Mass Spectrometer Workshop on Air, Breath and Gas Monitoring for Volatile Organic Compounds," sponsored by the RJ Lee Group and Ionicon, is March 10-11 at the Columbia Basin College, Pasco, Washington. more...
  • Government-to-Business Networking
    March 13. The Alliance Northwest Conference, the largest government-to-business networking event in the Pacific Northwest, is March 13 at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center, Puyallup, Washington. more...
  • Startup Weekend Tri-Cities
    March 14-16. The second Startup Weekend Tri-Cities is March 14-16 at Washington State University Tri-Cities in Richland. more...
  • Building a Fundable Company
    Starts March 18.  Keiretsu Forum Academy presents its series on "Building A Fundable Company" in Seattle, Washington. more...
  • Government Contracting 101
    March 19. Learn how to sell your products or services to the local, state, and federal government at "Government Contracting 101." This free seminar is March 19 from 9 - 10:30 am at the Tri-Cities Business and Visitor Center in Kennewick, Washington. more...
  • Industry Day at the Corps of Engineers
    March 25. A free event, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District Industry Day, is March 25 from 9 am to 4:30 pm at the Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla, Washington. more...
  • 2014 Innovation Summit
    April 3. The 2014 Innovation Summit is April 3 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It's for entrepreneurs who are starting or expanding a high-tech business. 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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