Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


ORNL to host Small Business Day Aug. 30

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 16, 2004 — Small businesses interested in working with four Department of Energy national laboratories managed or co-managed by the Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus, Ohio, may participate in a two-day conference Aug. 30-31 at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Representatives from ORNL, Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, N.Y., the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver, Colo., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., and Battelle Columbus will be available for a day-long series of executive briefings about small business contractors work available at each facility.

"This gathering presents a unique opportunity for small businesses to explore how they can benefit through working with these four national laboratories," said Greg Turner, ORNL's chief financial officer, who is hosting the event.. "Small business representatives will be able to learn of the broad range of opportunities available through face-to-face settings."

The deadline for registration is Friday, Aug. 20. Registration and additional information are available at www.ornl.gov/smallbusiness or by Kim Hinton at 865-576-5484 (hintonkc@ornl.gov).

ORNL is managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy.