In this issue...
The work of the WBBA is dramatically extended by a network of business and scientific experts who are working to build a leading life sciences community globally. Committee descriptions are available online. Please e-mail the assigned staff member if you are interested in volunteering on one of our important committees:
Interested in volunteering at a WBBA's event? We typically need volunteers for Life Science Innovation Northwest and the Governor's Life Science Summit and Annual Meeting. Contact Cole Basque for more information.
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Letter from the President
Welcome to the Summer 2011 edition of “The Innovator”.
The first half of the 2011 for the WBBA has been incredibly busy and productive. Since Life Science Innovation Northwest (LSINW), and the last edition of “The Innovator”, we have produced some incredible Events, signed up some new Purchasing Partners, made incredible strides in our Commercialization efforts, and continue focus on growing life sciences in Washington through our Policy efforts!
Working together for better health
WBBA membership dues: "best use of funds"
Twenty-four new member companies agree! Please join us in welcoming the newest WBBA members!
WBBA adds additional resource to better serve members and grow the association
WBBA welcomes a new staff member! Ms. Danah Abarr joined the WBBA in March 2011 as Business Development Manager. Danah is responsible for recruiting new members to the association and ensuring current members are retained. You can reach Danah at email@example.com or 206.732.6709. Welcome Danah!
Member Spotlight- Arkitek Studios
Arkitek Studios Inc. is a full-service creative house that brings strong storytelling coupled with cinematic sensibilities to complex science, technology and education-based concepts. They are a vital resource for science and technology research, philanthropic and educational sources, media producers and other creative agencies.
Arkitek Studios Inc. is a returning WBBA member and WBBA is happy to have them back, reconnecting with other members in the life sciences industry. When asked why they decided to return to WBBA, Ms. Beth Anderson (CEO & Co-Founder) said, “We’d been members for 7 years, and during that time found our membership to be extremely beneficial. I regret that we’d let it lapse for several years, but are now back in the fold, and eager to reconnect with other members.” Arkitek Studios Inc. also participated in WBBA’s SBIR Funding Roundtable event in May of which Ms. Anderson says, “I found the SBIR workshop to be packed with meaningful and relevant information, presented by people who’ve walked through that particular fire and emerged intact. If this is presented again, I would highly recommend it to anyone giving serious thought to entering the grant world, it is well worth it.”
Services to help you grow. Resources to help you thrive.
WBBA announces new Purchasing Program partner: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
The WBBA is pleased to announce that members can now receive significant discounts and exclusive enhancements on overnight hotel stays and meetings at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle.
The Fairmont Olympic is a premier luxury hotel in downtown Seattle, boasting impeccable service, splendid Italian Renaissance architecture and two award-winning Seattle restaurants. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and widely regarded as one of the city’s most celebrated treasures, The Fairmont Olympic is a Seattle destination in itself.
Program details and reservation instructions are available on the The Fairmont Olympic Hotel Purchasing Program webpage.
FedEx has launched a new website for Healthcare Solutions
When it comes to the healthcare industry, one size doesn’t fit all. Whether you’re shipping pharmaceuticals, lab samples or other critical items, you can count on FedEx to provide specialized and cost-effective solutions to support your business. We offer packaging, monitoring and distribution services designed to meet all of your healthcare shipping needs. Be sure to take advantage of the FedEx savings program that is one of the many services offered in the WBBA Purchasing Program.
If you are not taking advantage of our services to help you grow and resources to help you thrive, contact Stacie Byars to find out more.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available
The events, programs and actions of the WBBA are fueled by our members and sponsors. We are pleased to provide the 2011 Sponsor Prospectus for your consideration. If you have any questions please contact Stacie Byars, Director, Marketing and Membership at 206.732.6705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Life Sciences Partners