Gorge Tech Alliance Newsletter

October 2023

Supporting, connecting and developing the tech community of the Columbia River Gorge.

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2023 GTA Annual Award Nominations are Open

Tech Leader of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding achievement over the last year on the part of an individual or company that principally provides technology products, services, or support in the Columbia River Gorge. 

STEM Education Leader of the Year Award recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) education in the Columbia River Gorge over the last year. $1000 prize.

Nominations must be received by

9am on November 20th!

This year's Awards will be presented at the GTA's Winter Party on December 12th.

Complete your Nominations Here!

GTA Member News

Congrats to GTA Member SIGMADESIGN who recently announced its recent certification of ISO 27001/IEC 27001:2013!

This certification is an internationally recognized standard for information security management systems and underscores SIGMADESIGN's solid commitment to data security, information system management, and client satisfaction. Read more here.

GTA Member Google recently announced the recipients of their annual community grants!

  • The Dalles Civic Auditorium: the award will fund new permanent sound and lighting systems and new balcony seating.
  • The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub: the award covers kits for the hub’s K-5 STEM after-school program for students in Wasco County.  
  • The Oregon State University Extension STEM program: Wasco County 4-H will be able to expand their existing mobile computer lab with the purchase of new tools, and will also support a tech camp that specializes in mental health support for students and LGBTQ+ youth.

Read the full article for more details!

ICAP Launch 

The Gorge's UAS Companies have been recognized as an industry cluster in both Oregon and Washington! MCEDD is currently working with funding from Washington Dept. of Commerce to promote and drive the cluster's development through May 2024. To learn more about this project, visit the webpage here.

Membership/ Sponsorship Renewal Drive  

The GTA's Annual Membership Drive continues through October! Our members and sponsors receive resources, promotion and connections to support success in the industry. The GTA also supports community initiatives for STEM education, Robotics and Gorge Women in STEM.

Can't remember all the great reasons to be a member or sponsor? Follow the links for all the details.

Thank you to this month's new and renewing members and sponsors!

  • Allied Vision - Silicon Sponsor!
  • Dana Meyer Consulting - Silicon Sponsor!
  • IBEW 48 - Gold Sponsor!
  • Pendleton UAS Range - Silicon Sponsor!
  • RADCOMP - Silicon Sponsor!
  • Sightline Applications - Gold Sponsor!
  • Sagetech - Gold Sponsor!
  • Trillium Engineering - Platinum Sponsor!
  • ANPC - Silicon Sponsor!

  • Bernard Yoo - Associate Member
  • Clarify Consulting, LLC - Technology Member
  • Dan Fuller - Associate Member
  • Eric Strid- Associate Member
  • Jaime Mack - Technology Member
  • Lightwave Communications- Technology Member
  • Magnum Custom Works - Technology Member
  • Mark Zanmiller- Technology Member
  • Niobium Research, LLC - Technology Member
  • Northern Wasco PUD - Community Partner
  • Will-Mann, Inc. - Technology Member
  • Port of Skamania County - Community Partner
  • Port of Klickitat- Community Partner

See the full list of benefits for all levels of engagement here.

 GTA Events

Thank you to this year's sponsors and presenters for another successful Tech Showcase!

This year's great turnout pictured below!

Human Resources Coffee

Our bi-monthly virtual meeting for GTA members' HR representatives. This month's presentation will be on Human Resources Software.

November 7th | 8:30-9:30am


Contact Jason to register.

GTA Happy Hour

Come and mingle with fellow tech companies' employees to relax and rejuvenate while building community connections.

The first beverage for GTA members only is on us!

November 9th | 5 - 6:30pm

Volcanic Bottle Shoppe

Hood River

No RSVP needed!

GTA Winter Party - Tickets Available!

Networking - Dinner - Annual Awards Program

Free for GTA Members and Sponsors. $25 for others.

Get your ticket now!

Partner Events & Resources

Oregon IT Expo

With a focus on the latest trends and best practices in the IT industry, this is an opportunity for attendees to learn and network with top industry experts and peers.

If you are looking to streamline processes, increase efficiency, or enhance the overall performance of your business, the Oregon IT Expo is the place to be!

November 9th

Evergreen Aviation, McMinnville

Learn more and register here.

Navigating Federal Government Contracts

Northwest 2023

Federal Contracting Seminar.

November 14 - 15th | 8:30 - 11:45 am


Register here.

PNAA returns to Oregon for an evening of networking with industry peers. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your aerospace network! Enjoy complimentary food and beverages in a casual setting where the primary focus is on socializing and making new acquaintances.

November 18th | 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Tualatin, OR

Register here.


Monday, April 22, 2024 - 

Thursday, April 25, 2024

San Diego Convention Center

and YES the GTA will have it's annual mixer as part of the event! Stay tuned.

GTA Member Job Openings

Newest jobs in bold!

  • ANPC is hiring a Senior Project Manager, an Information Security Analyst and a Production Technician.
  • Cardinal IG in Hood River is hiring Maintenance Technicians and Production Technicians for the second and third shifts.
  • Columbia Gorge Education Service District (CGESD) has an opening for a Director of People and Culture, as well as teaching and substitute positions in South County.
  • East Cascades Works is hiring a State Re-Entry Program Manager.
  • Google The Dalles is hiring a Construction Program Manager, a Program Manager III, Global Server Operations, Networking, and a Logistics Operations Specialist.
  • IBEW 48 has positions available for licensed electricians
  • ICE is seeking a Machinist, an IT Manager and a Computer Tech.
  • Impact Electronics Solutions / Silicon Forest Electronics is hiring a Technical Project Manager, a Rework Repair Technician, a Machine Operator and an Electronics Assembler.
  • Insitu is not hiring at this time.
  • Overwatch Imaging is seeking a Software Quality Assurance, and a Software Engineer – Front End, a System and Test Engineer, a Director of Business Development- ARMY, a Director of Business Development- AEROSPACE, a Product Manager, a Quality Assurance Analyst, and General Applicants.
  • Radcomp is hiring for Helpdesk Specialists, an IT Solutions Analyst, a Systems Admin L3 and a Client Account Manager.
  • Sierra Olympia is taking General Applications at this time.
  • SIGMADESIGN is hiring a CNC Programmer II at its Camas location, and a Conformal Coat Member, and a Direct Placement Engineering Manager at the company’s Vancouver, WA location.
  • Trillium Engineering is hiring an Electrical Engineer, a Change Control Manager, an Electro- Mechanical Technician, and Intern a Cost Accountant and is taking General Applications at this time.
  • Zepher is hiring a Sales Manager and an Accounting Clerk.
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