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April 2009 Issue

Technology based economic development presentation

APRIL 1. The Columbia Basin Chapter of the American Society for Quality's April meeting will feature the presentation "Of Silos, Swim Lanes and Stovepipes" by Mike Schwenk, Vice President of Battelle and Director of Technology Deployment and Outreach at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. The presentation will focus on what "technology-based economic development" means and how to go about it, regardless of the size or location of the community. Schwenk will also talk about the importance of government, industry, and academia working together to become more innovative and develop answers to pressing global questions and concerns. The meeting will be held at the Shilo Inn in Richland, Wash., with check-in and networking beginning at 5:30 pm, chapter business and buffet dinner at 6 pm, followed by the presentation at 7 pm. The cost is $17 for members and $20 for non-members, or $5 for the presentation only. To register, contact at (509) 371-2221 with your name, phone number, and company affiliation.


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