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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.

November 2008 Issue

This section describes news, appointees, and events related to the Tri-Cities Research District. The Research District is a vibrant, 1,600-acre mixed-use area in north Richland, Wash. with more than 80 employers and an emphasis on science and technology companies and organizations. Contact at (509) 375-3060. Other Research District tenant news appears in this newsletter as indicated by the symbol *.

  • Entrepreneur University all-day seminar
    NOVEMBER 6. REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 4. The Northwest Entrepreneur Network's "Entrepreneur University 2008: Raise Your eIQ" seminar is scheduled for November 6 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle. more...
  • MEIER Enterprises open house
    NOVEMBER 6. MEIER Enterprises, Inc. will host an open house to celebrate its growth over the past year and introduce new employees. more...
  • Learn About Web conference
    NOVEMBER 7. The first annual "Learn About Web" conference is scheduled for November 7 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Wash. more...
  • Engineering and technology management classes
    NOVEMBER 15. An information session about a distance education program for engineering and business professionals is scheduled for November 15 from 9 am to noon. more...
  • Hispanic chamber co-sponsoring business seminars
    NOVEMBER 17. The Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is coordinating with Columbia Basin College to hold seminars for small business owners in English and Spanish. more...
  • Small business workshops
    The Columbia Basin College Institute for Professional Development offers the following workshops in November, from 6 to 9 pm. more...
  • Three Rivers Entrepreneur Network seminar
    NOVEMBER 18. REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 21. The Three River's Entrepreneur Network presents its November seminar: "Intellectual Property from the Start-Up's Perspective." Speaker Sean Grygiel will discuss strategies and best practices for building intellectual property from both a start-up and an early-stage company's perspective. 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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