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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.

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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