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TECHFAST expected to draw 200

September 08, 1999|By SCOTT BUTKI

About 200 people are expected to attend Friday's Western Maryland TECHFAST at the Ramada Inn & Convention Center in Hagerstown.

TECHFAST, also known as "The Breakfast of Technology Champions," is a series of seven breakfast events held across Maryland and sponsored by the High Technology Council of Maryland.

The TECHFAST, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., will be the first in Hagerstown. The event is hosted by Hagerstown-Washington Economic Development Commission, Garrett County Economic Development Department and the Allegany County Department of Economic Development.

U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-Md. is ambassador for the event and will introduce guests.

There will be about 24 exhibitors, ranging from Hagerstown Community College to the Robert C. Byrd Institute in Huntington, W. Va., said Tom Riford, marketing director for the Washington County Economic Development Director.

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Maryland High Technology Council President Dyan Brasington will moderate a panel discussion titled "Technology for Everyone" with three leaders of high technology in Western Maryland: Ed Lieberman, Phoenix Color's chief financial officer; Sam Griffith, chief executive officer of National Jet, and Stephen J. Herman, president of Garrett Community College.

Reservations can be made by contacting the Maryland High Tech Council at 240-453-6200 or registering online at http://www.gazette.net/tech/techfast/index.html

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