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Supporters Plan to Re-submit Morrisville School Application Topics for this year’s RTP180 information series at The Frontier at RTP range from science and technology to culture and the future. All events are free, but registration is required and only 300 tickets are available. Following the March 16 “Best of RTP180”, featuring a previous speaker returning for an encore, the schedule includes: April 20 – Smart Cities May 18 – Animal Behavior June 15 – Design July 20 – Biomedical Engineering August 17 – Hacking September 21 – Women in Business October 19 – Travel November 16 – Nanotechnology The Frontier at RTP is located at 800 Park Office Drive. For information or to register to attend, visit rtp.org.
Ryan Combs Named Executive Director at Regional Partnership Ryan Combs is the new executive director for the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. Combs moves into the position from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, where he served as director of government affairs. Combs replaces RTRP President and CEO Charles Hayes, who retired last year. Retired Raleigh Chamber President Harvey Schmitt served RTRP in the interim.
Triangle ArtWorks Hosts Workshop on Trademarks Triangle ArtWorks hosts a special workshop on trademarks and trademark registrations for professional artists at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park. Leading the workshop is Triangle attorney Ed Timberlake of Forrest Law Firm. In addition to being a Triangle ArtWorks member, Timberlake is well known in the Triangle for his work helping artists and other businesses with trademark and other intellectual property issues – and a frequent and popular speaker. Topics at the workshop include: • • • • • • •
How to create trademarks that are likely to be good investments The relationship between trademarks and trademark registrations When to use the ™ and ® symbols The relationship between trademarks and copyrights Some of the ways trademarks aren’t like other property The process for applying to register trademarks at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Strategies to improve the effectiveness of a trademark
Admission is $5. Register at eventbrite.com/e/trademark-forartists-tickets-32815345582 . The Frontier at RTP is located at 800 Park Office Drive.
Susan G. Komen Triangle Race Scheduled for May 6 The 21st Annual Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, presented locally by Duke Cancer Institute, is Saturday, May 6 at The Frontier at Research Triangle Park. “We are excited to change the Triangle Race to early May when average temperatures are in the mid 70s,” said Pam Kohl, executive director of Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (NCTC). “We’re planning for the ‘coolest’ Triangle Race for the Cure ever with a goal of raising $1 million to support local programs and national cutting-edge research.” The event features a 5K run/walk and a Survivor Celebration that honors participants who have battled breast cancer. Plans also include an expanded Tailgate Zone with food trucks, a beer-tasting garden, and fun activities for all ages. 919 Magazine
The Komen Triangle Race for the Cure raises awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised stay in the community to support breast health education, screening, treatment and programs for women and families in a 29-county service area. The remaining twentyfive percent supports Susan G. Komen’s national research program. For more information or to register, visit komennctc.org.