IN THE KNOW NEWSLETTER
I’ll begin this month’s newsletter with a big and heart felt thank you
to all of you who participated as speakers, attendees, exhibitors and sponsors of the association’s inaugural Knowledge Fair & Expo. Board members and I greatly appreciated your positive and constructive comments on how we can make this an even better event in 2018. The event generated immediate media coverage from the Albuquerque Journal
and from Albuquerque Businesses First
. Like many of you that attended the event, the media discovered a dozen or more game changing firms from across the state. These firms are candidates for future media profiles.
The Knowledge Fair has also resulted in several new firms joining the association (we’ll provide profiles of these firms in our December newsletter). Shortly after the event, I met with AED President Gary Tonjes and several of his ABQ economic development staff members. I’ve since forwarded information from the Grow Bio report as well as from a study commissioned by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) on the competitiveness of NM and other states when it comes to recruiting companies and nurturing existing companies. Gary and his team will now recognize and market the biosciences as one of NM’s key business clusters and dedicate a page on its website to the sector.
We will be forwarding membership renewal invoices in December; payment is expected by January 31. However, if you wish to pay your 2018 dues in 2017, go to our website —http://nmbio.org
— and pay by credit card (before we consider raising dues 😀). Also, I’m hoping many of you will take advantage of the association’s preferred providers and the significant pricing discounts that firms such as UPS, Office Depot, VWR, TriNet, Likarda, ALT, Business Wire, AON and DMVG are offering you. Want to learn more about our preferred providers, their services and prices?
It’s easy. Schedule a phone call or personal meeting with me. In addition to giving you great deals, these firms provide the association with small royalty payments that help cover some of our business expenses and allow us to host events such as the Knowledge Fair & Expo. In this month’s newsletter, we’re featuring TriNet, our newest preferred provider. Its in-depth HR service offerings include health insurance.