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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.

February 2015 Issue

  • Mid-Columbia Small Business Awards
    Submit your nomination for the 20th Annual Mid-Columbia Small Business of the Year Awards, which recognizes small business throughout Benton and Franklin Counties for their exceptional customer service, outstanding commitment to employees, and superior community relations. more...
  • Proposal Writing Workshops
    Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering “Writing Proposals: All You Need to Know to Win.” This workshop will help businesses learn to choose the right markets to grow their businesses, how and when to build client relationships based on long-term targets, and how to prepare and tell winning stories in requests for proposals. more...
  • Government Contracting Essentials
    February 10.  Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering “Government Contracting Essentials,” from 9 am to 11 am at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce in Kennewick, WA. more...
  • GSA Schedule Proposal Preparation
    February 17-18.  Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering the “GSA Schedule Proposal Preparation – 2 Day Intensive” workshop from 8:30 am to 5 pm at Green River Community College in Kent, WA. more...
  • Building a Fundable Company
    The Keiretsu Forum Academy is offering “Building a Fundable Company,” a four-day course designed to provide in-depth coverage of key areas that businesses need to master to get funding. more...
  • Methods of Government Contracting
    February 26.  Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering “Methods of Government Contracting” from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Bates Technical College in Tacoma, WA. more...
  • Marketing to the Federal Government
    February 26.  Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering “Marketing to the Federal Government” from 9 am to 11:30 am at Greater Spokane Incorporated in Spokane, WA. more...
  • Alliance Northwest
    March 5.  The 2015 Alliance Northwest will be held from 7:30 am to 4 pm at the Sleep Country Showplex in Puyallup, WA. more...
  • Save the date - Bridging Partnerships Small Business Symposium
    April 15-16.  The Hanford Small Business Council is presenting the 12th annual “Bridging Partnerships Small Business Symposium” at TRAC in Pasco, WA. 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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