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Tech Nite 13, May 1, 2013 - Reservation Deadline Approaches

Bits & Grits: May 21, 2013

Welcome New Member: Robert Harvill

Valley SBDC Start Smart Workshop: April 22, 2013

Blueprinting Your Way to Improvised Success: April 23 2013

Expansion to Global Markets Workshop: April 25, 2013

Tech Nite 13

May 1, 2013

JMU's Festival & Conference Center

5:30 pm Reception

7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Awards presentation


Deadline to make a reservation for Tech Nite 13 is April 24th!


The online reservation form is busy and the phone is ringing -- looks like the networking will be very good at Tech Nite 13.  We are lining up a delicious hors d'oeuvres and dinner menu (the food is always exellent).  Don't miss this! 

This is the evening when we highlight the successes of technology firms, organizations and programs in the region and the entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders and educators behind those successes. We received 26 exceptional nominations for the seven awards that will presented at Tech Nite 13.  Join us on May 1st when we will announce the deserving winners and present the awards.

Cost:  $75 per person 


Visit our Tech Nite Details page to find out who has been nominated this year and to learn more about Tech Nite 13.

Sponsorships are available.  A Tech Nite sponsorship is an excellent way to get your name out to the tech crowd on May 1st. Take a look at our Tech Nite page for more information.  Sponsorships range from $300 to $1,500 (includes tickets).  Contact Nicky at to discuss.


We thank our Tech Nite 13 sponsors to date: 


Blue Ridge Community College   ♦  Cadence, Inc.  ♦ 

Center for Innovative Technology  ♦  City of Harrisonburg  ♦ 

Daily News-Record ♦  DIGICO Shoot | Post | Design  ♦ 

Dynamic Aviation   ♦  E-N Computers, Inc.  ♦  

JMU College of Integrated Science & Engineering & JMU CoB Center for Entrepreneurship ♦ JMU College of Education  ♦ 

JMU CoB Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics  ♦  JMU Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance  ♦  JMU Outreach & Engagement  ♦  JMU Research and Public Service & SRI  ♦  LeClairRyan  ♦ 

Lumos Networks ♦ Rockingham County ♦ 

Serco, Inc. ♦ Verizon ♦ Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver

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Bits & Grits

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 8:00am


This regularly scheduled breakfast event is held on the third Tuesday of every month. See you there! Reservations or membership not required.


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Welcome New Member: Robert Harvill


Please join us welcoming Robert to our membership.


Robert is currently a Blue Ridge Community College student in Computer Science and IT Networking. He also works, .. at AT&T in Harrisonburg and does some consulting on the side.  Welcome, Robert!!



Valley SBDC Start Smart Workshop

April 22, 2013, 10:00am-12:00pm

SV-SBDC Offices, 1598 South Main Street, Harrisonburg

Thinking about starting a small business? Have you already started and realize you may have missed a few things? This workshop is for you. We review the steps to a successful start, the registrations and regulations, and the components of sound business planning, including financial projections. Follow-up appointments are then available with SBDC business advisors to focus on your business or marketing plan. Start Smart workshops are held in various locations and at various times to meet your needs.

Fee: $ 25.00




Blueprinting Your Way to Improvised Success: April 23 2013, 5:30pm ... How a mapped-out game plan in creative collaboration leads to confidence and room to take chances with a safety net

DIGICO Offices 29 West Water Street, Suite 103, Harrisonburg,

SVTC member, DIGICO, is hosting this Central Virginia American Marketing Association event.


Join Joey Groah, Jeff Dobrow, and Doug Stanford of DIGICO for a discussion about working with vendors, ad agencies, TV networks, and internal marketing departments.

Cost:  AMA members $10, non-members $20, students are free
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Expansion to Global Markets Workshop

April 25, 2013, 8:30-11:30am

Solutions Place in Waynesboro, VA


A workshop for area businesses interested in learning more about increasing their customer base by expanding from domestic to international trade. Those who attend will learn why, when, and how to consider making international sales part of their firm's business growth strategy, what resources are available to assist them with planning for and beginning global trade, and will have been shown the right first steps to launch an export initiative.


This "Expansion to Global Markets" workshop is the 3rd  in the "Growing Together: Pathways to Business Renewal & Expansion" series being offered by a collaboration of public and private organizations in the central Shenandoah Valley.  The series is designed to help strengthen the region's economic vitality by making it easier for existing area firms to pursue advanced strategic paths for growth. 


This workshop will begin with presentations by international trade experts with broad experience from the Virginia Small Business Development Center (VSBDC) network, the International Trade division of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), and the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center.  A second set of presentations will provide an overview of some of the more intricate aspects of trading internationally such as customs, ports, and other issues related to goods crossing country borders;international finance issues; and international logistics. 


To conclude the event, owners of several local businesses trading internationally will share their experiences and tips for successful business expansion through exporting.  Time will also be available for Q & A.  Optional 1-on-1 afternoon meetings with individual workshop speakers will be available to attendees on a first-requested, first-scheduled basis.


Admission is free.  For more information visit


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