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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.

July 2011 Issue

  • Girls Engineering Design Camp Registration is Now Open
    Columbia Basin College (CBC) is hosting a great opportunity for young women who have completed Algebra math to get involved in a non-traditional career path: Engineering. more...
  • WBBA Commercialization Corner
    Are you forming a company, writing a business plan, or looking to raise capital? Then check out http://www.lifesciencestartup.com/, the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA)-hosted wiki website full of resources and information for early-stage life science entrepreneurs and for experts, mentors, and service providers who have advice and expertise to contribute to the life sciences community in Washington State. more...
  • Tri-City Regional Chamber's Small Business Resource Center Kiosk Unveiled
    The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce has officially launched its Small Business Resource Center. more...
  • New Awards Program for IT Professionals
    July 10. Washington Information Technology Awards is a new program created by Seattle Business magazine to recognize the individuals and companies in the IT world that are so critical to our region's prosperity. more...
  • DHS Accepting Proposals for FY11 Phase I SBIR Solicitation
    July 18. The Department of Homeland Security posted its FY11 Phase 1 SBIR Solicitation, and is accepting proposals until July 18. more...
  • Meet the Hanford Contractors.
    July 27. July's Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon will give you a chance to "Meet the Hanford Contractors". more...
  • Green Recognition Awards
    July 29. The City of Richland is accepting applications for its seventh annual Green Recognition Awards. more...
  • Northwest Entrepreneur Network First Look Forum
    October 18. Are you at an inflection point in your business and need help taking it to the next level? Are you an innovative, growth-oriented startup, and could benefit from expert coaching and exposure to an investor audience? Look no further than Northwest Entrepreneur Network's (NWEN) signature coaching program and investment showcase: First Look Forum! By applying to NWEN's First Look Forum you will have the chance to access the breadth and depth of coaches, advisors, investors, and more--all dedicating their time and talents to help your business reach the next level of success. more...
  • Harvesting Clean Energy Conference
    October 23 - 25. The 2011 Harvesting Clean Energy Conference will provide a bounty of practical information, and access to experts across the full range of rural energy opportunities--from wind power, to solar and geothermal, small hydro, biofuels and biopower, food processing innovation, and efficiency technologies that cut energy costs and enhance profitability. 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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