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ISO 9000 briefing scheduled

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 25 - March 23, 1995

Businesses: Has the ISO 9000 maze left you confused about what you need to do to become certified in international marketing? Or are you wondering what the worldwide quality certification program can do for your business?

Get the answers you need at an ISO 9000 briefing on April 5, beginning at 1 p.m., in Virginia Power's Activities Building in Staunton.

Virginia's foremost authority on ISO certification, Roger Beeker, will lead participants. Additionally, corporate executives from central Virginia who have been through the ISO certification process will discuss ISO 9000 and how it could change your business.

"A statewide movement is under way to place Virginia at the vanguard of quality assurance in the United States. And while the quality movement is not a panacea, it is likewise not a passing fad. Increasingly, ISO certification is becoming a prerequisite for dealing with leading U.S. corporations and U.S. governmental agencies like the Department of Defense," said Joe Adams, a briefing organizer and economic development specialist in Virginia Tech's Public Service Programs.

The half-day session will address issues such as how to become certified, how will certification change your current business practices, what implications will certification have on your domestic and international business, and does your business need to be certified to compete in the global marketplace.

The program is co-sponsored by Tech's Public Service Programs, Virginia Department of Economic Development, and Virginia Power.

Registration deadline is March 29. The cost is $45 per person. A second briefing will be held June 28 in the South Hill area.

For information, call Karen Burkholder at 703/231-8386. To register, call 703/231-5182.