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SVTC Luncheon, April 11, 2013: It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It) - What Rock 'n Roll Can Teach Us About Using Technology

Tech Nite 13, May 1, 2013 - Award Nominees Announced & Reservations Now Open

Election of SVTC's Class I Board of Directors ... Slate Announced

SVTC Bits & Grits: April 16, 2013

CIT Technology Funding Workshops: April 16 & 17, 2013

Valley SBDC Start Smart Workshop: April 11, 2013 (Buena Vista)

Blue Ridge Community College Annual Career Expo: April 18, 2013

Digital Evidence: Collection, Preservation, and Analysis: April 19, 2013

SVTC Luncheon:  It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It) - What Rock 'n Roll Can Teach Us About Using Technology

April 11, 2013, 11:45am-1:15pm

The Wood Grill Buffet, Harrisonburg

(Networking begins at 11:45am)


Speaker: Alan Quimby, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Harrisonburg City Public Schools.


Ever wonder why Van Halen demanded bowls of green M&Ms at every concert?  Rock and Roll music can teach us some important lessons about how we use technology. In this presentation Alan will share technology resources that can help you to focus on the details of a project and show why creating "mash-ups" can help you transition into new technologies, and explore why we need to allow more time when we adopt new technologies. Come see some great technology resources and methods while hearing some great rock music!



Tech Nite 13 - Award Nominees Announced & Reservations Now Open


We are proud to announce we received 26 nominations for the seven awards to be presented at Tech Nite 13 on May 1st.  It has been a very exciting nomination season ... lots of technology driven ideas and much enthusiasm for technology in the Valley.

We congratulate all the nominees and invite everyone to visit our website Tech Nite Details page to see who has been nominated.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to make a nomination, we thank you for providing an exceptional group of deserving nominees.

On May 1st we will be honoring the nominees and announcing the award winners.  Please join us:


Tech Nite 13

May 1, 2013

JMU's Festival & Conference Center

5:30 pm Reception

7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Awards presentation

Cost:  $75 per person

Make a Tech Nite 13 reservation


Sponsorships:  Don't forget we still have some open sponsorship opportunities.  This is an excellent way to get your name out to the tech crowd on May 1st. Take a look at our Summary of Sponsorship Opportunities for sponsorships ranging from $300 to $1,500 (includes tickets), or contact 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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Election of SVTC's Class I Board of Directors ... Here is the Slate

Once a year the members of the SVTC elect one of the two classes that comprise the SVTC board of directors. This year, members will elect class I (their term will be from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015).

Elections will be conducted electronically from May 1 - 20, 2013.  Any member wishing to vote in person may do so at our annual meeting on May 23rd.  The Process is as follows:

We will identify our members who are eligible to vote as of May 1, 2013 (If you are not a member but would like to be, and would like to vote in the upcoming election, you will need to become one by May 1, 2013). Click Here to Become a Member of the SVTC.

The list of candidates and their biographies will be posted on our website several weeks before the electronic voting begins.
Each member of the SVTC will receive an email containing a link for voting (each email and link is individually generated for each member and can only be used once).  As in the past, we will use SurveyMonkey to do this. Look for this email to arrive around May 1st.   Each member, whether an individual or a company, receives one vote per membership.


On May 23, 2013, we will have our annual meeting and anyone who did not vote electronically can then vote in person, if they would like.

We proudly announce our slate for the Class I Board of Directors as follows:

* Returning Board Member

Please contact Nicky if you have any questions.


Bits & Grits

Tuesday, April 16, 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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CIT Technology Funding Workshops: April 16 & 17, 2013

Norfolk & Hampton, VA

CIT is hosting two low-cost workshops to help early stage technology firms and university researchers learn about important funding sources that could be key to the successful development and commercialization of your technology. 
"SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep"
April 16, 2013, Norfolk, VA
SBIR and STTR Grants provide up to $150K for early stage feasibility testing of your technology ideas. If successful, the project can lead to a follow on $1M grant that will further develop and build out the technology. These are federal grants with no pay back required. This workshop provides in depth overview and guidance on how to plan your approach, how to speak with various agencies about your technology, and how to write your proposal. Just $50 for university researchers and $80 for small tech firms.  Complete details below.
"Funding Sources & Resources" Forums
April 17, 2013
Hampton, VA (morning)
Norfolk, VA (afternoon)
These sessions will present introductions to various funding sources for technology development. Overviews include a two hour SBIR/STTR intro for university and small businesses, seed funding, venture capital, state grants, crowd-funding, incubator programs, and local resources to assist new companies. FREE to university researchers and just $35 for small tech firms. Complete details below.
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Valley SBDC Start Smart Workshop

April 11, 2013, 10:00-11:30am

Dabney Lancaster Community College, 1000 Dabney Drive, Clifton Forge, VA

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



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Blue Ridge Community College Annual Career Expo

April 18, 2013, 2:00-6:00pm 

In the age of progressive technology, how to connect with the best applicants to create the strongest, most talented workforce for your business?

This event enables you to connect with the BRCC students, faculty and staff as well as community members from the entire BRCC service region: Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro, Harrisonburg, Rockingham County and beyond.
There will be more than 50 local business and industry partners looking to raise awareness of their products - goods - services in conjunction with the job opportunities and internships available within each organization.  You don't want to miss this event!
In addition to the business exhibitors, BRCC will host a Conference on Social Media in the Workplace: Help or Hindrance? as well as the Kohl's Workplace Fashion Show followed by a Mock Interview Seminar all free and open to the public.  Plus, BRCC students and alumni can get assistance at the Resume Clinic and Professional Headshot Photo Booth. 

Please contact Latoya Garrison, Job Placement and Internship Coordinator at BRCC or 540-453-2596 to reserve a space today. This is a popular community event, so reply early for full availability.    

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Digital Evidence: Collection, Preservation, and Analysis

April 19, 2013, 9:00am-12:00pm

LFCC Middletown Campus

173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 

Do you have a digital evidence preservation plan in place? Is your company in jeopardy? In cases prosecuted around the country, the introduction of digital evidence into criminal proceedings is becoming more prevalent. It is critical to ensure that all personnel understand and are trained to secure and collect digital evidence which may include computers, cameras, cell phones, and a wide variety of digital media. These devices often contain valuable information that may be used in successful prosecutions leading to convictions. This class will show you how to recognize, identify, and preserve digital evidence including the variety of devices that contain or constitute digital evidence. Successful investigations and prosecutions involving digital evidence hinge on the actions taken at the inception of the case which frequently includes the collection of digital evidence by HR Managers, Business Owners, and Facility Managers.

This three hour seminar will be presented by A.J. Garretson, an electronic crime, digital evidence, criminal justice subject matter expert who has worked for over 20 years for both IBM and the FBI. Mr.Garretson is frequently called upon to investigate and provide digital evidence for Fortune 500 criminal cases.

To register click on the link below and type "Digital Evidence" in the key words search button.


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