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U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith will headline the Greater San Marcos Partnership’s STAR Park Forum on Thursday along with business leaders and other local elected officials.

Registration for the event ends today, Sept. 3.

Texas State University’s 38-acre Science, Technology, and Advanced Research Park is an incubator for start-up and young technology companies. Event sponsors say attendees will hear from leading researchers on collaborations already underway, as well as from leading local technology companies on new developments between technology, research and industry and the role the STAR Park can play in future economic development. Speakers will include State Sens. Judith Zaffirini and Donna Campbell, State Rep. Jason Isaac, Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley and Texas State University President Denise M. Trauth.

In addition, the GSMP will introduce the Burdick Award, named after Thermon chairman and founder Dick Burdick. Each year, the award will recognize a local technology company, which has achieved success through innovation and leadership. The inaugural award will be presented to Thermon. Accepting the award on behalf of Thermon will be award namesake and company founder Dick Burdick, along with Rodney Bingham, President and CEO.

The forum will include panel discussions with representatives of significant local manufacturers such as C-FAN, Nexus, Philips, Quantum Materials and Thermon Group Holdings.

For information, call the partnership at 512-393-3400.

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