ADVOCACY

 The Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) focuses on strengthening our members' business growth, our region's economy, and our nation's security through training, one-on-one counseling, business-to-business networking, and advocacy.  

PNDC Annual Dinner with Keynote Frank Kendall-Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics - Nov. 9

Register - Reserve your Sponsor Display Table - Join the Innovation Award Committee     

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DEFENSE EXPORT SEMINAR  
YOUR INTRODUCTION TO EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES AND REGULATIONS - Oct. 11

Defense and security businesses will learn how to increase sales opportunities and navigate exporting regulations. Companies or staff that is new or newer to export regulations will enjoy an overview of compliance strategies and practical advice on making exporting work for your business.

Speakers Include:

Exporting Opportunities: U.S. Commerce Resources - Diane Mooney, Partner, Director, U.S. Department of Commerce

Export Opportunities and Regulations - Larry Ward, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney

Cyber Task Force - Here to Help - Tim Wallach-Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Task Force, FBI Seattle Division

IT and Cloud Computing Considerations with Export Regulations - Matti Neustadt Storie, Attorney, Azure and Azure Services, Microsoft

Putting Regulations into Practice - Panel - Tony Bristol, Rainier Arms & Judy Johnson, Shine Micro 

 
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WEBINAR: MANAGING THE REGULATORY MAZE - TIPS TO MANAGE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUES FOR SMALL TO MIDSIZE MANUFACTURERS - Oct. 6

Have you ever heard anyone who runs a small to mid-sized  business complain that they don't have enough to time to deal with environmental issues?  Perhaps the same happens with some safety issues as well.  Many small to mid-sized manufacturers have serious environmental, health and safety (EH&S) requirements, which if left unmanaged can lead to costly mistakes, unsafe conditions damaged reputations and lost business.  Having sound practices, policies and procedures, effective employee training, and effective inspection practices can help most companies avoid  the unexpected, and help companies find resource efficiencies that can improve productivity.  No matter the size of your company, effective EH&S programs earn positive returns by:

  • Avoiding environmental penalties 
  • Reducing work-related accidents and ill-health and the costs associated with them
  • Improving performance through heightened employee morale and adherence to policies and procedures
  • Reinforcing a responsible and well-managed reputation with customers, stakeholders, and communities

 

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