RECON Brings Regional Resources to Powerhouse Science Center

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RECON Brings Regional Resources to Powerhouse Science Center

Real Estate and Construction Networking group is newest Founding Partner

SACRAMENTO, CA. June 28, 2012 – The Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento today announced that Real Estate and Construction Networking Inc. (RECON) has joined the campaign to build the premier science learning center serving Northern California.

As a founding partner, RECON joins other regional leaders and organizations in a cooperative effort to support the development of this vital new community asset. RECON works within the commercial real estate and construction industries to promote local community support in the form of financial and nonfinancial contributions to local nonprofit charities. The Powerhouse Science Center is one of the group’s designated non-profit beneficiaries.

Located on the scenic banks of the Sacramento River, the Powerhouse Science Center will function as a model for 21st-century experiential STEM education (science, math, technology, engineering, space) and environmental stewardship. The design will be an exemplary “green” building that serves as an environmental teaching lab.

“RECON is proud to join such a distinguished list of founding partners in supporting the Powerhouse Science Center.  We definitely value the benefits that the center will provide in developing our future workforce,” said Dave Conner, Executive Director of RECON.

RECON joins the regional effort to create a home for a high-tech, hands-on science museum for the Greater Sacramento region that will immerse children in science, technology, engineering, and math. The Powerhouse Science Center will play a key role in inspiring young people to become the future engineers and scientists that California and our nation desperately need.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome aboard RECON as one of our founding partners,” said Michele Wong, Interim Executive Director for the Powerhouse Science Center. “As a group and individually, RECON members have a strong interest in supporting STEM education goals. The Powerhouse Science Center is a tremendous collaborative effort between many dedicated groups and individuals that are all playing a significant role in making this vision of a premier science education center become a reality.”

Supporters of the Powerhouse Science Center include business and civic leaders, clubs and organizations, individuals, and the City of Sacramento. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson recognizes this project as a top priority for Sacramento’s future.

The facility will serve as a public forum, showcasing the latest scientific discoveries in a venue accessible to the entire family. The Center will highlight the scientific achievements of the Sacramento region, the latest developments in medical science and technology, and the fundamentals of resource conservation. It will also be a field trip destination for pre-kindergarten to 12th grade students from throughout the region.

The Center, which will cost an estimated $50 million, has nearly completed its pre-construction phase. The 61-year old Discovery Museum Science & Space Center on Auburn Boulevard is scheduled to move from its current location and become the Powerhouse Science Center (www.powerhousesciencecenter.org) in 2014.

For more information on the Powerhouse Science Center, including how to become a Founding Partner, visit www.powerhousesciencecenter.org, email info@PowerhouseScienceCenter.org, or contact Beth Callahan, Director of Marketing and Community Relations, at 916 853-0343.

About RECON

RECON Networking, Inc. was formed as a Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation in order to provide networking and business development opportunities for Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Construction and industry related professionals.

RECON's mission is to provide business development opportunities for the commercial real estate and commercial construction industries, as well as foster relationships to further individual professional careers and create a healthier business climate for the markets we serve.

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