For 36 years, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) have helped expand the number of small businesses that successfully compete for and win federal, state, and local government contracts. This September, PTACs from around the country are coming together for one special day to celebrate the success of the tens of thousands of small businesses who have benefitted from training and technical assistance delivered by their local PTACs.
Ninety Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of more than 600 dedicated procurement professionals who work to help local businesses successfully sell their products and services to government agencies. In 2020, the PTAC network served over 57,000 clients and helped them win over $24 billion in government contracts and subcontracts. The more successful our nation’s small businesses are in the government marketplace, the stronger our regional and national economies grow.
To celebrate the success of PTAC clients in communities across the country, the national PTAC network is hosting the fourth annual National PTAC Day on September 15th. It will be marked by events and community outreach at local and state levels to promote the effective work being done by PTACs across the country and the resulting success achieved by PTAC clients.
More information about National PTAC Day can be found at http://www.aptac-us.org/PTACday. Join the celebration!
Thank you to everyone who came out to Business After Hours at Bite at the Landing on Wednesday, August 11, 2021!
Thank you to everyone who made it to our Congressional Update luncheon on August 4, 2021! If you missed the luncheon, you can catch the replay on YouTube.
Thank you to everyone who came to the ribbon cutting at Tri-Cities Cider House on Monday, July 19, 2021! Visit their location at 1082 George Washington Way in Richland.
Thank you to everyone who came out to Business After Hours at BrandCraft Marketing on Thursday, July 22, 2021!
Tickets for the 17th Annual “Tri-Cities Day with the Seattle Seahawks” games are on sale now.
There are two games for Seahawks fans to choose from:
Tri-Cities Day with the Seattle Seahawks is sponsored by PayneWest Insurance.
For more information, contact Elisabeth Holt, Regional Chamber Vice President, at 509-491-3237 or email@example.com.
The Regional Chamber is asking for help from the community to identify three organizations most-deserving of an award to celebrate their extraordinary COVID-19 response efforts.
The Tri-Cities community has overcome incredible obstacles during the last year and a half by demonstrating innovation, grit, and resiliency. The new “Most Valuable COVID-19 Response Awards” will celebrate three organizations that stood out by going above & beyond with their COVID-19 response efforts – and recognize them in front of a crowd of hundreds.
Awards will be presented to the winners of three different categories:
The nomination form can be found here. Everyone, regardless of membership, is invited to submit nominees through the nomination form. Businesses, government entities, and non-profit organizations may also self-nominate. The Regional Chamber’s Awards & Recognition Committee will evaluate the nominees and select a winner. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, August 11, 2021.
Questions or comments should be directed to Elisabeth Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Friends of Badger Mountain on being named the Regional Chamber's Member of the Month for June 2021.
The Friends of Badger Mountain group is an all-volunteer organization that was founded in 2003 and has been an active member of the Regional Chamber for many years. The group has preserved over 900 acres and built and maintained 10 miles of trails.
The trails that the group work to build and maintain were able to remain a bright spot during the pandemic where people could get out and be active. In fact, over 300,000 users were counted during that time!
The group is now under a current campaign to raise money to create the third reserve – little Badger Mountain Preserve. They are also working on an exciting new development – Red Mountain Vineyard Trail - as a partnership with the Red Mountain AVA – the first vineyard trail in the U.S.
Congratulations on being named our June Member of the Month!
Thank you to everyone who made it to our Reopening Washington luncheon on June 23, 2021! This was our first in-person luncheon in 15 months, and we were so happy to see so many friends.
If you missed the luncheon, you can catch the replay on YouTube.
As the state inches closer to a full reopening and Tri-City businesses focus on recovery, the need for current, reliable, and relevant data has never been more important. Access to key economic indicators will allow businesses to develop a focused strategy for the future.
The Vitals are a free, interactive tool from AWB Institute that brings together more than 30 key economic indicators. The Vitals are part of Washington in the Making, a framework for the state’s economic recovery that envisions lasting prosperity in every community. Designed for employers, business groups and other leaders, the Vitals makes it easy to find, compare and track data.
What does this mean for the Tri-Cities?
This tool helps identify trends that impact the Tri-Cities. The insight gleaned will reveal opportunities for growth and use to inform collaborative projects of the myTRI 2030 Regional Vision initiative.
In the coming months, the Regional Chamber will be watching indicators that correspond with the myTRI opportunity areas: Agriculture, Education, Energy, Inclusion, Life and Prosperity.