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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.

August 2014 Issue

  • SIGN Gets Innovation Award
    SIGN Fracture Care International, Richland, WA, was recognized on July 30 with the inaugural Innovative Partner of the Year award by the Tri-Cities Research District. more...
  • Local SCORE Chapter #2 in State
    Mid-Columbia Tri-Cities SCORE was ranked the number two top performing chapter, after Seattle, of all SCORE chapters in Washington for June. more...
  • Free Resources for Small Businesses
    Eligible small businesses in the Tri-Cities can apply to receive software, training, a website, or equipment valued at up to $1,000, as part of the Small Business Incentive Program. more...
  • Business Certificate Program
    The University of Washington will offer a six-week Business Certificate Program at Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA. more...
  • Microgrid Challenge
    The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting a competition to recognize local organizations that have adopted successful grid strategies to provide power during severe weather and other disruptive events. more...
  • Tri-City Chamber Orientation
    August 5, RSVP by August 4.  Is your business interested in learning about membership in the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce? Then attend the free event, “Meet The Chamber – Member Orientation & Refresher.” It’s August 5 from 3:30 – 5 pm in the Bechtel Board Room at the Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center, 7130 W. more...
  • Get to Know West Richland and Red Mountain
    September 17.  Real estate brokers and site selectors are invited to attend a “Familiarization Event” featuring West Richland and Red Mountain on September 17. 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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