WestGate@Crane Technology Park October Newsletter
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Many professionals, elected officials, business leaders, and civic figures have worked for the development of a technology park adjacent to NSWC, Crane Division. WestGate@Crane Technology Park partners with a variety of organizations and businesses such as local and state economic development corporations, NSWC Crane, I-69 Innovation Corridor, Indiana Office of Defense Development, and WorkOne. WestGate@Crane Tech Park is the ideal location for business to grow and thrive. The purpose  WestGate@Crane Technology park newsletter is to share tech park related news .

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Here's what we are covering in our October
issue of the WestGate@Crane Technology Park Newsletter.
  • Regional business, education, and government leaders gathered at WestGate Academy for the 5th Innovative Conversation facilitated by Dr. Sue Ellspermann 
  • $3,000 in STEM scholarships awarded at the annual WestGate@Crane College Fair
  • An original and current WestGate Authority Board member wins Sagamore award
  • Precise Systems Holds Ribbon Cutting at WestGate@Crane Technology Park
  • Lock and Key coworking space member receives 'Difference Maker" award
  • Booz Allen Hamilton holds event at WestGate Academy
  • NSA Crane celebrates 75 years with Commodore Run
  • Begin 2 Biz features H and H 3D Plastics as guest speaker

VIDEO: Dr. Sue Ellspermann Facilitated 5th Legislative Day, an Innovative Conversation at WestGate Academy

The 5th Innovative Conversation, facilitated by Ivy Tech Community College President Dr. Sue Ellspermann, was held at WestGate Academy. Legislators, school administrators, college and university representatives, and economic development corporations took part in a conversation about how to improve the workforce pipeline in Southwest Indiana.

How does college fit into your child's success? Watch the video and learn more about the discussion at Legislative Day. 
Read More About Legislative Day
Watch the Conversation

VIDEO: $3,000 Awarded to Students Furthering their STEM education

Pictured left to right: Cary Bledsoe, Jonathon Ritter, Allyson Speer, Alexandria Kilzer, and Ben Wrightsman

Click the image above for a feature story by WJTS

Three high school seniors were acknowledged October 4, 2016 at the 4th Annual WestGate Academy College Fair with scholarships that collectively summed up to $3,000. The students were encouraged to submit an essay prior to attending the college fair with the focus on how areas such as science, technology, engineering, and math can become elements to configuring world issues...

Click here to read the WJTS article 
Read More About the Scholarship Winners
Watch the News Story

WestGate Authority Board Founding Member Received Sagamore Award

Pictured left to right: Sen. Mark Messmer, Don Bowling, and Becky Skillman

Photo credit: Photo courtesy of Loogootee Tribune Editor Jill Wadsworth
Story credit: Story courtesy of Loogootee Tribune Reporter Jessica Shinn

WestGate@Crane Technology Park resides in three counties: Daviess, Greene, and Martin county. The WestGate@Crane Authority Board together runs the technology park including WestGate Academy Conferencing and Training Center. The board is made up of a group of business leaders from each of the three counties. Don Bowling represents Martin county and is one of the founding members of the board ten years ago. Bowling is a true leader and we are honored he has been part of the WestGate story. Congratulations Don!

Follow this link to read the story by Loogootee Tribune
Read More About Don Bowling

Precise Systems Celebrates Grand Opening of New Location at WestGate@Crane Technology Park

Featured from left to right:  Laura Raley, Ray Crawford, Samantha Bobbitt, Gene Monteilh, Angela Rothwell, Julie Hudson, John Twigg, John Mensch, Bruce Jones, Scott Pfister, Susan Fuller, Julian Galyon, Melissa Klingle, Issiah Santos, Christina Payne

Read the following from Precise Systems

Precise Systems, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of our fourth location at the WestGate@Crane Technology Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 19. We were pleased to welcome Samantha Bobbitt, Executive Director, and Jennifer Lantaff, Office Manager of the Daviess County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate our new presence in the community. Precise is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) focused on providing a broad range of professional services with core competencies that include: systems engineering, program and project management, logistics, information technology and cyber security, and software development services for our warfighters. Precise has grown since our inception in 1990 and is delighted to continue to do so at the WestGate@Crane Technology Park.

Read more here
Read More About Precise Systems

Lock and Key Member Receives 'Difference Maker' Award

The video above is a feature story covering Romans and Romans Warrior Foundation.

Brian Romans with the nonprofit he founded, Romans Warrior Foundation, was recognized as one of the Top Ten Difference Makers of Greene County. Romans is a member of the coworking space at WestGate@Crane Technology Park, The Lock and Key. Congratulations to Romans and thank you for all you do for the community!

Read the full article from Greene County Daily World on the Difference Maker Banquet.
Read More About the Difference Maker Banquet

Booz Allen Hamilton Holds Event at WestGate

Booz Allen Hamilton held an event at WestGate Academy.

VIDEO: NSA Crane Commemorates 75 Years with Commodore Run

In collaboration with Naval Support Activity Crane to celebrate their 75th Anniversary, WestGate@Crane Technology Park and WestGate Academy partnered to provide parking for the Commodore Run.

Click here and check out WTWO's story on the race! 

VIDEO: Begin 2 Biz Speaker Talks About Garage Startup

H & H 3D Plastics at Begin 2 Biz
In this month's Begin 2 Biz presented by our coworking space The Lock & Key, Shane Huffman from H and H 3D Plastics discusses what is it like to start a successful business.
Read More About H and H 3D Plastics
Watch the Video
In case you missed it, here are some events we have had since our last newsletter release.
  • Wedding Ceremony & Reception
  • WestGate@Crane College Fair
  • WestGate Authority Board Meeting
  • Begin 2 Biz
  • 5th Legislative Day
  • Hosted Various Private Trainings
Here is a list of upcoming news and events. Don't miss out!
  • WestGate Authority Board Meeting - November 1 at WestGate Academy (Public Event)
  • Daviess County CEO Class Visit - November 3 at WestGate Academy (Private Event)
  • White Belt Certification Training - November 3 at WestGate Academy (Public Event, Must Register)
  • Wedding Ceremony & Reception - November 5 at WestGate Academy (Private Event)
  • Begin 2 Biz - November 15 at WestGate Academy (Public Event)
  • Joint Land Use Study - November 16 at WestGate Academy (Public Event)
  • Daviess County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet - November 17 at WestGate Academy (Private Event)
  • CTE Summit - November 18 at WestGate Academy (Private Event)
  • CISSP - November 28-December 2 at WestGate Academy (Public Event, Must Register)
  • CCNA - December 5-9 at WestGate Academy (Public Event, Must Register)
  • Vincennes University Windows 10 Certification Training - December 12-20 at WestGate Academy (Public Event, Must Register)
  • Crane Community Christmas - December 13 at WestGate Academy (Public Event)
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