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The ITA Show Portland, OR

Telecom, Seminars, and Golf? Oh my!

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As March comes around the corner I am looking forward again to this Year’s ITA show in Portland, OR. As a regular attendee I have found the seminars to be insightful, the networking/relationship building awesome, and the 10am Shotgun Golf start to be relaxing and fun.  The OTA (Oregon Telecommunications Association) and WITA (Washington Independent Telecommunications Association) does an outstanding job at servicing the needs of the industry by hosting and facilitating the dynamic exchange of people and information. When you think about it, this dissemination and amalgamation of communications is what telecommunications is all about. Plus there’s GolfJ

This year’s notable speakers will be covering topics ranging from the Google Cloud and the Utilization of Empowering Fiber Networks to ARPU Growth and PON Puzzles.

BASIC SHOW INFORMATION:  ITA Showcase 2013 will be held at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport Hotel, on March 6 and 7.  Show hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.  Hosted luncheon will be provided on both days.  Our vendors are hosting a reception immediately following the first day of the show (from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday).  Seminars will be held on an hourly basis on both days (seminar schedule will be posted on this site after January 15).  Golf tournament begins at 10 a.m. (shotgun start) on Tuesday, March 5.

REGISTRATION:  Showcase 2013 is FREE to representatives from telephone companies, regulatory commissions, government agencies, RUS, PUDs, electric utilities, CLECs, ISPs, CAPs, wireless service providers, interconnects, CATVs, or state telephone associations.  The only people who must pay a $100 Registration fee are NON-EXHIBITING VENDORS to the industry. This fee does not apply to those vendors whose products are being displayed by a distributor.  Although there is no charge for most show participants, we ask that you click on the Attendee Registration link and fill out the registration form with names, titles, phone numbers and addresses of those attending.  This will help us greatly at registration on the days of the show.  (info provided by ITA website)

For more information please visit the site at http://www.itashowcase.org

The ITA Show is coming up fast, I hope to see you there!

TEAM PICS Supports the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

TEAM PICS supports the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk!

Rochester, N.Y. – 9,000 people showed up to support and raise money for breast cancer in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday morning.

Click here for more information on the success of the event.

Team PICS had a good showing of family and friends that helped support the walk. PICS was able to raise over $2900 in support of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer by holding various raffles, baking sales, auctions, and dress down days over the past month!  Special thanks goes to Beata Beam for once again coordinating and organizing the events here at PICS Telecom. This was the 6th year that PICS has participated in this event breaking the $20,000 mark in donations; good enough to be within the top 25% of companies that participate each year! Thank you to all that attended and supported.

Join Bill at the 10th Annual Providence Newberg Health Foundation’s HOPE for Children Charity Golf Classic presented by Integra Telecom

Bill will be attending the Providence Newberg Health Foundation’s HOPE for Children Charity Golf Classic presented by Integra Telecom next Monday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Oregon. This year’s round marks the 10th annual outing which raises awareness and funds for rehabilitation services for children with special needs.

The Providence Newberg Health Foundation has a goal to reach a 10-year total of $1 million, and they believe that 2012 may be the year that benchmark is reached. What better way to do so than by enjoying a beautiful Oregon summer day while playing some golf!

A total of 288 golfers from around the country will enjoy a nourishing lunch, vie for prizes in various contests and unwind over a fantastic dinner. Plus, golfers will get to meet some very special children whose lives are transformed by support they receive from the HOPE for Children Fund.

It goes without saying that it is an incredible cause that Bill is honored to be a part of.

We here at PICS Telecom salute Integra for sponsoring the efforts of the Providence Newberg Health Foundation’s HOPE for Children Fund.

Bill looks forward to seeing many of you there, but if you cannot make the trip but would like to make a donation, go to the Providence Newberg Health Foundation website and give what you wish to the cause.

Thank you!