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Raising business capital, cyber security on tap for two upcoming events

Here’s a few upcoming business events that might be worth checking out:

•  The Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington will be hosting a panel discussion about how businesses can get access to capital.

The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20 at the Pickford Film Center.

The panel will focus on such topics as crowd funding, Angel investing, bank financing and loans. The event is not only for those seeking capital but also for all with an investment in our community and local economy, according to a news release from TAG.

The panel will be moderated by Paul Grey, president of the board for TAG. The panelists are Glenn C. Butler, Bellingham Angel Investors; John Stewart, Heritage Bank and Lara Merriam Smith, Northwest Innovation Resource Center

TAG is based in Bellingham and was formed to address the needs of a growing technology industry in Whatcom County. Details can be found at

•  3D Corporation and security partner Sophos are inviting Northwest Washington businesses, to learn more about today’s cyber threat landscape.

Find out how cyber criminals target your computer, identity and money by joining us for lunch at Bellingham’s Golf & Country Club at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26. Attendees will get practical advice on how to protect yourself and combat today’s advanced threats. Sophos has more than 100 million users in 150 countries, according to a company news release.

”You’ll not only walk away with fresh out-of-the-oven, deep technical knowledge about the threats to your business and how to manage them, from Sophos the world leader in cyber-security,”, said Dave Koshinz, CEO of 3D Corporation, in a news release.

To RSVP or learn more about this event or 3D Corporation, please visit