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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.

June 2014 Issue

  • Certification Workshop
    June 3. Does your business need to get certified through the Washington State Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises? Attend a certification workshop to complete your certification application. more...
  • Get Angel Investors
    June 10. "How to Get Angel Investors to Finance Your Business" is June 10, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. more...
  • Entrepreneur Courses
    June 3, 10. The Keiretsu Forum Academy presents courses in Seattle for entrepreneurs. "Preparing for Funding" is June 3, and the "Funding QuestTM Workshop" is June 10. more...
  • Government Contracting
    June 12. The "Government Contracting 101" workshop will help you learn the basics of marketing and selling your products and services to federal, state, and local government agencies. more...
  • Materials Exchange Workshop
    June 19. The Materials Exchange Speed Networking workshop will help you learn how to reduce your disposal and operating costs and create new business opportunities through the exchange and reuse of materials. more...
  • Clean Tech Showcase
    June 23.  Early-bird registration is open until June 9 for the Clean Tech Showcase at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. more...
  • Electricity Savings in Commercial Buildings
    Commercial buildings could cut their heating and cooling electricity use by an average of 57% with advanced energy-efficiency controls, according to a year-long test of the controls at malls, grocery stores, and other buildings across the United States. 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) 371-6017.

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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