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Monday
Oct 27, 2008
Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West
through Grand Hyatt Seattle

The Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West) will unite investors, financiers and project developers in the renewable energy sector, with a particular focus on the Western U.S. The conference builds on the success of the Clean Tech Investing in the Pacific Northwest conference and REFF-Wall Street. Attendees will take part in focused conference sessions on relevant topics and network with over 250 senior financial and industry delegates from across the sector. Speakers and session chairs include Maria Cantwell, US Senator-Wash.;Peter Duprey, CFO, Acciona Energy North America Corp.;Stephen C. Hall, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP; Michael Rosenfeld, Vice Consul, British Consulate-General, Los Angeles; and Kenneth Westrick, CEO, 3Tier.

Who should attend? Renewable energy project developers and technology companies, green building sector and related industries, energy management companies and ESCOs, corporate CEOs, CFOs and planners, Energy storage and electric vehicle companies, commercial and investment bankers, venture capital and private equity investors, financial analysts and advisors,

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Wednesday
Jan 14, 2009
TiE Clean Energy SIG
Perkins Coie (PDX)

We begin the new year with our Clean energy SIG meeting. The agenda for the evening includes a presentation by Ms. Lacey Riddle, Focus Oregon Organizer for Focus The Nation who will present a project based on proven solar thermal techniques- The SunnySide Neighbourhood Project Overview.

Sunnyside Neighborhood Project Overview

Sunnyside Neighborhood Energy (SunNE) is conceived as a comprehensive solution to local thermal energy needs. SunNE is a project of Northwest Neighborhood Energy (N2E), a new non-profit incorporated in Oregon. SunNE will eventually be structured as a community-owned district energy (DE) utility powered by renewable sources that will serve Sunnyside Environmental School and the surrounding historic neighborhood and commercial areas. The project is modeled on existing mid-sized DE utilities in Sweden, Denmark and Canada, which use solar thermal storage and biofuel boilers to provide thermal energy for detached single-family homes, multi-family residential and small commercial buildings. Adapting these successful international examples for implementation in Oregon gives us a scalable, replicable model whose economic and environmental impact will be tremendous.

Planned system components include thermal solar collectors, mass thermal storage for heating and anticipated cooling, combining water to water and ground-coupled heat pump technology, waste heat recovery, PV arrays and biofuel boilers for boosting and back-up. A distribution system of hydronic insulated pipes will deliver hot and chilled water for space heating, cooling and domestic hot water to the school, several hundred nearby residences, and commercial buildings. SunNE will operate as a member-owned, unregulated franchise utility within the City of Portland.

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Friday
May 1, 2009
NW Solar & Clean Tech Expo
through

Conference & Expo Mission: To educate renewable energy professionals as well as business owners and residential customers interested in clean energy solutions.

The 4th Annual NW Solar Expo 2009, featuring three days of Professional Solar Training and certification also offers multiple networking opportunities for business professionals, installers, integrators and potential solar and clean energy customers to meet. The expo offers a unique local opportunity for companies to showcase products and services that can be implemented today.

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Thursday
May 7, 2009
Energy Entrepreneurship and Innovation
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Join us at OTBC for the live webcast of this MIT Enterprise Forum program. The Energy Industry. An area for growth, a target for stimulus, and innovations that can potentially save money and the environment. Join the MIT Enterprise Forum for a fast-paced and "energetic" discussion of energy that will cover: - which sectors are the current hot trends - what areas are the funders most interested in - what hype to believe and what to ignore - what the government's role is in stimulating growth - what will transpire over the next 2, 5, 10+ years

You can read more details at this link .

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Friday
May 15, 2009
The 2009 Solar & Sustainability Science Fair
PHC Northwest

The 2009 Solar & Sustainability Science Fair is presented by PHC Northwest, host to the largest single-roof solar array in the Pacific Northwest. This FREE event challenges the minds of tomorrow and celebrates the people working towards a cleaner, more sustainable world today. It features “green” projects created by local students alongside exhibits from more than 35 solar and renewable energy organizations showcasing their latest programs and technologies. For more info visit http://www.phcnw.com/solar.

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Wednesday
Sep 30, 2009
Free showing of "The Crash Course" in three parts Sept. 30th, Oct 28th & Nov 18th
St. Francis Church Dining Hall

The Crash Course seeks to help you understand the nature of some extremely serious challenges and risks to our economy and your future prosperity. Chris Martenson weaves together a number of seemingly disparate topics into a single story, discussing the Economy, Energy, and the Environment... For it is where these fields overlap and intersect that the greatest story of any generation will get told.





Chris Martenson is an author and obsessive financial observer who has made profound changes in his lifestyle because of what he sees coming. He runs a popular website devoted to advancing awareness of the Three“E’s"--the Economy, Energy and the Environment, although most of the focus is on tracking the economy.

Chris is not an economist. He is trained as a scientist, having completed both a Ph.D. and a post-doctoral program in Neurotoxicology at Duke University. Chris’s extensive scientific training guides how he thinks. He gathers data, develops hypotheses, and continually seeks to accept or reject them based on the evidence at hand. He lets the data tell the story.

In addition, Chris has a solid business background, with an MBA in Finance from Cornell with ten years experience in corporate finance and strategic consulting, becoming an executive of a Fortune 300 company.

The main body of Chris' work, The Crash Course, is a dynamic web-based video presentation, bringing together the threads of the “Three E’s,” and explaining why and how the next 20 years will be completely unlike the last 20.

Shown in Three Parts

All 20 sections take 3 hours and 23 minutes to watch in full, with chapters are between 3 and 20 minutes in length.  

To allow for plenty of time for discussion we will be showing this DVD in three parts, on the following days. Please note that we will be flexible in how far we get each night, but the dates listed below are not going to change.

September 30th

1. Three Beliefs   (1:46 minutes)
2. The Three "E"s    (1:38 minutes)
3. Exponential Growth    (6:20 minutes)
4. Compounding is the Problem    (3:06 minutes)
5. Growth vs. Prosperity    (3:40 minutes)
6. What is Money?    (5:55 minutes)
7. Money Creation    (4:19 minutes)
8. The Fed - Money Creation    (7:13 minutes)
9. A Brief History of US Money    (7:14 minutes)
10. Inflation    (11:48 minutes)
11. How Much Is A Trillion?    (3:28 minutes)
12. Debt    (12:32 minutes)
13. A National Failure To Save    (12:06 minutes) 

October 28th

14. Assets & Demographics (13:41 minutes)
15. Bubbles (14:10 minutes)
16. Fuzzy Numbers (15:52 minutes)
17a. Part A: Peak Oil (17:52 minutes)
17b. Part B: Energy Budgeting (12:15 minutes)
17c. Part C: Energy And The Economy   (7:05 minutes)

November 18th

18. Environmental Data  (16:22 minutes)
19. Future Shock   (8:02 minutes)
20. What Should I Do?  (19:48 minutes)

 

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Wednesday
Oct 28, 2009
Free showing of "The Crash Course" in three parts Sept. 30th, Oct 28th & Nov 18th
St. Francis Church Dining Hall

The Crash Course seeks to help you understand the nature of some extremely serious challenges and risks to our economy and your future prosperity. Chris Martenson weaves together a number of seemingly disparate topics into a single story, discussing the Economy, Energy, and the Environment... For it is where these fields overlap and intersect that the greatest story of any generation will get told.





Chris Martenson is an author and obsessive financial observer who has made profound changes in his lifestyle because of what he sees coming. He runs a popular website devoted to advancing awareness of the Three“E’s"--the Economy, Energy and the Environment, although most of the focus is on tracking the economy.

Chris is not an economist. He is trained as a scientist, having completed both a Ph.D. and a post-doctoral program in Neurotoxicology at Duke University. Chris’s extensive scientific training guides how he thinks. He gathers data, develops hypotheses, and continually seeks to accept or reject them based on the evidence at hand. He lets the data tell the story.

In addition, Chris has a solid business background, with an MBA in Finance from Cornell with ten years experience in corporate finance and strategic consulting, becoming an executive of a Fortune 300 company.

The main body of Chris' work, The Crash Course, is a dynamic web-based video presentation, bringing together the threads of the “Three E’s,” and explaining why and how the next 20 years will be completely unlike the last 20.

Shown in Three Parts

All 20 sections take 3 hours and 23 minutes to watch in full, with chapters are between 3 and 20 minutes in length.  

To allow for plenty of time for discussion we will be showing this DVD in three parts, on the following days. Please note that we will be flexible in how far we get each night, but the dates listed below are not going to change.

September 30th

1. Three Beliefs   (1:46 minutes)
2. The Three "E"s    (1:38 minutes)
3. Exponential Growth    (6:20 minutes)
4. Compounding is the Problem    (3:06 minutes)
5. Growth vs. Prosperity    (3:40 minutes)
6. What is Money?    (5:55 minutes)
7. Money Creation    (4:19 minutes)
8. The Fed - Money Creation    (7:13 minutes)
9. A Brief History of US Money    (7:14 minutes)
10. Inflation    (11:48 minutes)
11. How Much Is A Trillion?    (3:28 minutes)
12. Debt    (12:32 minutes)
13. A National Failure To Save    (12:06 minutes) 

October 28th

14. Assets & Demographics (13:41 minutes)
15. Bubbles (14:10 minutes)
16. Fuzzy Numbers (15:52 minutes)
17a. Part A: Peak Oil (17:52 minutes)
17b. Part B: Energy Budgeting (12:15 minutes)
17c. Part C: Energy And The Economy   (7:05 minutes)

November 18th

18. Environmental Data  (16:22 minutes)
19. Future Shock   (8:02 minutes)
20. What Should I Do?  (19:48 minutes)

 

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Wednesday
Nov 18, 2009
Free showing of "The Crash Course" in three parts Sept. 30th, Oct 28th & Nov 18th
St. Francis Church Dining Hall

The Crash Course seeks to help you understand the nature of some extremely serious challenges and risks to our economy and your future prosperity. Chris Martenson weaves together a number of seemingly disparate topics into a single story, discussing the Economy, Energy, and the Environment... For it is where these fields overlap and intersect that the greatest story of any generation will get told.





Chris Martenson is an author and obsessive financial observer who has made profound changes in his lifestyle because of what he sees coming. He runs a popular website devoted to advancing awareness of the Three“E’s"--the Economy, Energy and the Environment, although most of the focus is on tracking the economy.

Chris is not an economist. He is trained as a scientist, having completed both a Ph.D. and a post-doctoral program in Neurotoxicology at Duke University. Chris’s extensive scientific training guides how he thinks. He gathers data, develops hypotheses, and continually seeks to accept or reject them based on the evidence at hand. He lets the data tell the story.

In addition, Chris has a solid business background, with an MBA in Finance from Cornell with ten years experience in corporate finance and strategic consulting, becoming an executive of a Fortune 300 company.

The main body of Chris' work, The Crash Course, is a dynamic web-based video presentation, bringing together the threads of the “Three E’s,” and explaining why and how the next 20 years will be completely unlike the last 20.

Shown in Three Parts

All 20 sections take 3 hours and 23 minutes to watch in full, with chapters are between 3 and 20 minutes in length.  

To allow for plenty of time for discussion we will be showing this DVD in three parts, on the following days. Please note that we will be flexible in how far we get each night, but the dates listed below are not going to change.

September 30th

1. Three Beliefs   (1:46 minutes)
2. The Three "E"s    (1:38 minutes)
3. Exponential Growth    (6:20 minutes)
4. Compounding is the Problem    (3:06 minutes)
5. Growth vs. Prosperity    (3:40 minutes)
6. What is Money?    (5:55 minutes)
7. Money Creation    (4:19 minutes)
8. The Fed - Money Creation    (7:13 minutes)
9. A Brief History of US Money    (7:14 minutes)
10. Inflation    (11:48 minutes)
11. How Much Is A Trillion?    (3:28 minutes)
12. Debt    (12:32 minutes)
13. A National Failure To Save    (12:06 minutes) 

October 28th

14. Assets & Demographics (13:41 minutes)
15. Bubbles (14:10 minutes)
16. Fuzzy Numbers (15:52 minutes)
17a. Part A: Peak Oil (17:52 minutes)
17b. Part B: Energy Budgeting (12:15 minutes)
17c. Part C: Energy And The Economy   (7:05 minutes)

November 18th

18. Environmental Data  (16:22 minutes)
19. Future Shock   (8:02 minutes)
20. What Should I Do?  (19:48 minutes)

 

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Wednesday
Mar 17, 2010
TiE Oregon: Energy Solutions for the Developing World
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

Bringing cost effective energy to the Billions living in primitive conditions

Over 1.6 billion people, upwards of 30% of the global population, are without access to electricity. Electricity advances developmental factors such as small business development, extended working hours, access to communications, enhanced education levels and rural development. Energy can improve life of millions.

In developing countries access to energy remains constrained by factors such as limited access to well adapted affordable technology, fragmented small markets, prohibitive taxes and limited financial resources. On Dec 14th , at the Copenhagen Climate conference the Obama Administration announced a $350 million dollar initiative dubbed “Climate REDI” to promote clean energy technologies in developing countries.

Join us on March 17th for a discussion with our expert panel, on what kind of innovations in products, finance, supply and service can ensure reliable & affordable energy to the billions of poor across the world.

Our 2 presenters Michael(Kipp) Baratoff, Principal, Equilibrium Capital & Patrick Maloney, Program Director, Lemelson Foundation have been fully immersed in this space, having been engaged with social entrepreneurs over the course of their careers. Lemelson Foundation awarded an energy grant to Selco India for it’s Incubation Center and Innovation Department to develop new products and new business models to solve key problems for energy consumers. The SELCO Solar Light Private Limited (SELCO India) is already an important provider of solar systems and cook stoves in southern India, with products that allow rural families to increase their household income while reducing the environmental and health risks of higher-cost kerosene lamps and inefficient stoves.

Our event organizer, TiE Oregon Clean Energy SIG chair, Ravi Sinha, is the Chairman of Choice Solar India Pvt Ltd., company engaged in creative distribution of energy solutions to India's marginalized residents.

Bill Campbell, our moderator for the evening is also a Principal at Equlibrium as well as a TiE Oregon Charter Member and Board Member.

They will bring an insight into problems, economics, delivery & growth of energy solutions.

This event is also a continuation of our theme “Serving the 6 Billion” on which we launched TiE Oregon in 2007. The keynote (watch the video on our website) speaker at the launch was C.K Prahalad, Paul & Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, a globally recognized business consultant, who gave a stirring speech about the Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid.

It centers on the proposition that the world's poor can be the engine of the next round of global trade and prosperity and can be a source of innovation.

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Wednesday
Apr 21, 2010
TiE Oregon: Energy Storage for the Smart Grid
Stoel Rives LLP

Energy storage is increasingly perceived as a necessary and vital component of any future smart grid, yet meaningful energy storage is still a scarce and missing component.

Why is energy storage so important? - Energy storage helps solve the variability issues with renewable energy (solar and wind) generation, and as such will help balance the grid - Distributed energy storage located near the point of use will provide localized power, thereby decreasing the need to build new power plants and additional transmission lines. - Energy storage has been proclaimed by some as a "killer app" by utilizing batteries in parked electric vehicle (EV) fleets to feed stored energy back to the grid. Such Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) applications have promise to feed energy back to the grid for special purposes to benefit both the utility and the electric car owner. - Significant utility-scale storage capacity solves an even bigger issue, capturing and utilizing the massive amounts of electrical generating capacity that is otherwise typically unused.

The discussion will focus on: - Value chain elements of the energy storage industry - Who are local champions of energy storage - What are the interests of the investment community - What does the policy and regulatory framework look like - How do customers value energy storage - How is the smart grid expected to interact with energy storage

Join our panel on April 21st, to understand the technologies, trade-offs, market segments, future potential of energy storage.

Our 3 panelists are: - Dylan Steeg, Director Intel Capital, Intel's global venture capital organization. Dylan is responsible for several cleantech and semiconductor sectors, including photovoltaics, smart grid/demand response, datacenter energy efficiency, and semiconductor manufacturing

  • Dan Nicollet, Co-founder, Supercritical Energy, a pioneer of Supercritical Fluid Technology applied to distributed energy generation and storage on the electric grid

  • Marcus Wood , Partner and Chair of the Energy and Telecommunications (ENTEL) practice group Stoel Rives, . He focuses his practice on energy provider and energy facility developer clients.

The panel will be moderated by John Thornton, Founder, Clean Future, a consulting firm providing business and technical expertise at the convergence of energy, mobility, sustainability and the Smart Grid.

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Monday
Jun 21, 2010
AEE Certified Energy Management (C.E.M.) Training
through National Electrical Contractors' Association (NECA/IBEW-48)

Since its inception in 1981, the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) credential has become widely accepted and used as a measure of professional accomplishment within the energy management field. It has gained industry-wide use as the standard for qualifying energy professionals both in the United States and abroad. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Federal Energy Management Programs (FEMP), and the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as by numerous state energy offices, major utilities, corporations and energy service companies.

For more information please see the following link

http://www.aeecenter.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3351

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Saturday
Oct 26, 2013
PSU-TAO Cleanweb Hack (updated)
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

If you haven't already signed up for the Hack tomorrow at PSU, we hope some details included here will entice you. To prepare our participants for a fun and productive day, below are details and resources for the Hack.

Goals: To generate ideas are innovative to solving environmental and sustainability, social equity issues through utilization of software and mobile apps. Don’t forget to have some fun.

Idea Generation: To start, you should ask the following questions: 1) What issues you and your team would like to tackle? (ie. carbon emissions reduction by buildings or vehicles, solar potential identifier, change of personal habits, e-waste tracking, etc.) 2) What do other similar applications exist on the market? Sometimes, building on existing apps can resolve a more refined product. 3) What is the marketability? Is it scalable?

The best project ideas are one that you are passionate about, and have some components of competition and linkage to social media.

Finding Data: While you are brainstorming ideas, you should also consider data availability as well. It is not the end of the world if you don’t have data sets or APIs to mock up a prototype. Simply build your own datasets, even if just a few that are enough for you to test out your product.

See the Cleanweb Hack resource guide for APIs, data sets, sample projects and project ideas. (http://tinyurl.com/m7a744e)

Judging Criteria: At the end of day, your prototype will be scored on these criteria: 1) Impact on resource and sustainability issues 2) Design and usability of prototype 3) Feasibility and marketability 4) Good use of datasets and APIs

Prizes: 1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $250

Bragging right is priceless.

Our judges are looking forward to your innovations!

Winston Saunders, Director of Data Center Security Initiatives at Intel Chris Harder, Division Manager at the Portland Development Commission (PDC) Skip Newberry, President at the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)

Questions? Ask us on Twitter (@cleanwebPDX), Facebook or via email [email protected]

There will be food, drink and good companies. Come out to have some fun!


What is Cleanweb? Cleanweb is a meme, a movement, a market that individuals/organizations are leveraging information technologies to address the world's critical resource challenges. This web of technologies can optimize how we use resources across the way we live, work, and play. It creates the biggest impact and economic opportunity of our time.

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Wednesday
Jul 16, 2014
Building Simulation Optimization
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)

***Registration required, lunch provided: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5FRNCVZ?utm_source=July+2014+BESF+Meeting+Announcement&utm_campaign=July+2014+BESF+Meeting+Announcement&utm_medium=email

July 16th Simulation Forum

Building Simulation Optimization for Climatic Passive Heating and Cooling Design: Advanced Materials, Workflows, and Tools

Jeremiah Crossett, Senior Analyst, Phase Change Energy Solutions Inc. and Founder of NRGSIM Inc. and Eric Youngson, President and Founder of Succession Ecological Services (SES)

Modern low energy buildings require innovative strategies that maintain occupant comfort while reducing energy consumption through the use of passive systems and sophisticated materials. Historically, building design has focused on active systems that increase complexity, drive costs higher, and result in environmental degradation. This presentation focuses on early load reduction that allows for smaller, more efficient mechanical systems through the optimization of building envelope design. Through the use of Pareto front analysis, designs are able to achieve optimal combinations of window, insulation, and phase change material (PCM) to achieve a desired balance between energy performance and cost objectives for various climate zones.

New tools developed in part by the presenters will be demonstrated using the jE+ EA cloud optimization Energy Plus shell, the "Eppy" Python scripting package, and a custom version of Energy Plus with enhanced PCM features. In addition, a brief demonstration of the NRGSIM web based energy modeling application will be provided.

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Tuesday
May 5, 2015
Science on Tap - Energy from PDX Compost
Clinton Street Theater

DATE: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TIME: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore.

COST: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door

FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks available. You’re welcome to bring food into the theater with you.

DESCRIPTION:

Food scraps comprise almost one-fifth of the amount of material our region sends to landfills every year – enough to fill 5000 long-haul trucks. These food scraps can provide compost, energy and other benefits to communities, but what are the most desirable environmental and economic approaches to dealing with this resource? What impact do food scraps have on the climate, water supplies, energy, and food security?

David Allaway, senior policy analyst with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, will share insights for different ways of dealing with food scraps while reducing what we throw away.

This event is part of Metro’s Let’s Talk Trash series designed to engage you in discussions that help shape how our region manages its waste in the future.

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Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

*A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is mostly supported by money collected at the door. It is committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Thursday
Jul 20
ANSYS Technology Event
TopGolf - Hillsboro

Join ANSYS at Topgolf, a premier golf entertainment complex, in Hillsboro, OR for a special ANSYS Technology networking event on July 20th.

If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.

Tee off with us and learn more about what sets ANSYS software apart from other engineering simulation tools.

Register now to reserve your spot. https://pages.email.ansys.com/englishevent/?&e=170414PR08USSE&t=Seminar%20Registration&d=ANSYS%20Technology%20Experience%20at%20Topgolf&p=EventPage&tsd=SeminarTrigger-EN

We look forward to golfing with you at this exciting event!

CONTACTS: Josh Martin [email protected]

Tyler Hasman [email protected]

Justin Rumpf [email protected]

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