Tech Nite 12 - Nominations
Tech Nite 12 nomination season has begun and the excitement in the office builds with each nomination we receive ... keep 'em coming! The
deadline to make a nomination is March 23rd, so don't delay. Link to
We are seeking nominations for the following 7 awards:
High Tech Entrepreneur Award (sponsored by JMU College
of Business & JMU College of Integrated Science & Technology)
High Tech Company Award (sponsored by Wharton Aldhizer
& Weaver, PLC)
Dr. Noftsinger High Tech Leadership Award (sponsored by
Innovation in Higher Education Award (sponsored by Lumos
Innovation in K - 12 Education Award (sponsored by Verizon)
Innovative Technology Application Award (sponsored by
the Center for Innovative Technology)
Green Award (sponsored by JMU Institute for Infrastructure & Information Assurance)
Click here to learn about this year's awards- who and what are they honoring?
Who were the past nominees (they are from all over the Valley), and how you can highlight these innovators, entrepreneurs, educators and companies by
making a nomination.
While nominations are easy to make, it's appreciated when the facts are coordinated with the nominee before pushing the 'submit' button;
and also that each nominee is nominated in only ONE category. In other words, when we contact the nominee after the nomination season ends, we don't want to surprise him/her with the news and the nominee wishes s/he had had an opportunity to contribute before.
So, please take a minute to communicate with the nominee.
Tech Nite 12 Links:
Tech Nite 12 award descriptions
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Tech Nite 12: Thanks to our Sponsors
In addition to our Award Sponsors for, there are many other organizations that support Tech Nite through various sponsorships. Our thanks to the following sponsors
who have already signed up for Tech Nite 12.
Table Sponsors - to date:
Blue Ridge Community College
Center for Innovative Technology
City of Harrisonburg
JMU's College of Education
JMU's Research and Public Service & SRI International
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Daily News Record
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This is a great opportunity for you to get your name in front of the premier tech crowd! In 2011 over 250 guests attended the banquet and we expect that many or more this year. If you're interested in bringing a table full of folks, getting your logo included
on our Tech Nite pages, and also mentioned in print, give us a shout.
Sponsorship opportunities include:
Table Sponsor * Media Sponsor * Reception Sponsor * Dessert Bar Sponsor
All the details:
Tech Nite 2012 Sponsorship Opportunities (pdf)
Tech Nite 2012 pages
SVTC Seeking Nominations for its Class II of Directors
SVTC members vote once a year on who will join its Board of Directors for a 2-year term. Our board is divided into 2 groups, and this year the term for "Class II" expires on June 30th and a new group of directors needs to be elected.
To get us started with this year's nomination and voting process, members are asked to submit their suggestions for who should be considered for the slate. The SVTC Executive Committee will review the suggestions and then the whole Board of Directors will review
the candidate slate at their meeting in March.
Nominations should be made by SVTC members to the Organization and Governance Committee by sending an email to
Heather Watson by March 14, 2012.
After the slate has been agreed upon our membership will vote in May, either online, or in person at the Annual Meeting. Members will receive information on the voting process nearer the time.
Member News: Rockingham County, Virginia, Water Judged Among the Best in the Nation
HARRISONBURG, Va., February 21, 2012 - Water from the Three Springs Water Treatment Plant in McGaheysville, Va., ranks among the best in the nation, according to a taste test conducted by the National Rural Water Association. The test was held on Feb. 8 at
the association's Rural Water Rally in Washington, D.C.
The Rockingham County water sample was one of the top five finalists selected by a panel of judges in the Great American Water Taste Test. Each water sample was judged on clarity, bouquet and taste.
"The test confirms a fact that is well-known by businesses operating in Rockingham County," said William Vaughn, director of Community Development. "Our water is extraordinarily clean and clear, making Rockingham County the preferred location for food processing,
pharmaceutical development, and brewing.
"It's one of the primary reasons that Coors-now MillerCoors-established East Coast operations here 25 years ago," Vaughn added.
Three Springs Water Treatment Plant Manager Luke Hornick said the water requires very little filtration or treatment. "We add fluoride and chlorine, but the water is of such purity that nothing else is needed."
Approximately 2 million gallons of water per day are drawn from the water treatment plant. It is able to provide up to 3.67 million gallons per day.
Rockingham County is located in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. In addition to excellent water supplies, the County has a superb surface transportation network, fiber optic communications, four colleges and universities offering a highly skilled and trained workforce,
and a business-friendly climate that facilitates the growth and success of companies in high-technology, biotechnology, food processing, aviation, and other business sectors.
Welcome Back Member: Barnes Technologies International LLC
Our thanks to Barnes Technologies for their membership renewal. Welcome back!
Originally established as the International Institute for the Study of Technology in 1985, Barnes Technologies International LLC (BTILLC),
a woman-owned technology small business, is an internationally recognized leader in assessment and measurement, needs assessment, feasibility studies, program and performance evaluations, and third party/independent evaluations. The staff is comprised of a
cadre of worldwide associates with a plethora of expertise and experience.
BTILLC integrates its highly capable and technically competent staff to tailor its services specifically to suit each client's needs. BTILLC
has successfully conducted projects in the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada, and United States for universities, Ministries of Education, State Departments, school districts, agencies, non-profits, and corporations.
BTILLC's staff has also conducted numerous research projects, nationally and internationally, on problem solving and a framework for the study of technology. The leaders have testified before state and national technology, science, and educational hearings.
For more information visit
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Harrisonburg/Rockingham Chamber to Host Regional Job Fair on March 15, 2012
Harrisonburg, VA (February 16, 2012 )- The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Daily News-Record, will host its Regional Job Fair on Thursday, March 15, 2012, Noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene,
1871 Boyers Road, on the corner of Port Republic Road, in Harrisonburg.
"We have a diverse representation of area employers, as we have in past years. Our local economy remains strong and vibrant, and companies have been hiring this year," says Frank Tamberrino, President of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. Employers
already committed to attend include Truck Enterprises, Dynamic Aviation, Home Instead Senior Care, Adecco, Kelly Services and a dozen others. "There were thirty-five employers and seven support services represented last year, and we expect to equal or exceed
that number this year," remarked Tamberrino.
The event is just a few weeks away and booth space is filling up quickly. Last year's job fair had more than 1000 job seekers so if your company is looking to fill positions, this is the place to be! Back this year is the "Coaching Corner", a free coaching
session that will help job seekers step up their game prior to visiting with potential employers! Career coaches will also be available to provide guidance that will help attendees make a great personal impression and job connection. And new this year will
be on-the-spot résumé assistance and computer availability for printing résumés or filling out online applications.
A free shuttle service, sponsored by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and National College, will also be available, making it even more convenient for jobseekers to attend. Stops will include National College, 1515 Country Club Road, and the
Virginia Employment Commission (located behind Valley Mall). The first shuttle will depart National College at 11:00 a.m., and the last will depart from the Job Fair at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, or to view a complete list of exhibitors, visit our website at
www.hrchamber.org or call 540-434-3862.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 8:00am
Our 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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Second Annual NVTC University Technology Exhibition
March 23, 2012, 7:30am-2:00pm
Join Northern Virginia Technology Council and the region's top universities on March 23 at the second annual NVTC University Technology Exhibition for a sneak peek at the hot technologies currently being developed in academic labs. With exhibits from the region's
top universities and breakout presentations on topics such as cybersecurity, health IT and energy, this event will explore how research and development, commercialization and licensing can generate new businesses, create industries and open unexplored markets.
George Mason University
The George Washington University
James Madison University
Naval Research Laboratory
University of Maryland
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about cutting-edge inventions and innovations ready for commercial applications.
"As a technology user and training coordinator, I find the SVTC luncheons a great source of information and networking.
I have developed contracts with businesses and trainers as a result of conversations at the meetings. SVTC helps me to serve the needs of my customers and clients."
- Mary Sullivan, Training
Coordinator, Blue Ridge
Community College, SV
Small Business Development
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"SVTC membership has been an invaluable asset to Cadence over the years. As a growing company in this area, our ability to leverage the many available
networking activities continues to be an integral part of our on-going success. Cadence has also benefited from recognition by the SVTC as the High Tech Company at the annual Tech Nite awards event."
- Chip Harvill, VP Marketing
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Business Symposium, March 28, 2012
Shenandoah University, Winchester
This is the Fourth Annual Business Symposium at Shenandoah University's Harry F. Byrd, Jr.School of Business.
This year's theme is
Choosing Your Direction: The Power is Yours and is designed to educate and inspire large and small businesses, service and non-profit organizations as well as business minded students and
The day long Symposium features successful business leaders and nationally recognized keynote speakers who will share valuable insight
and first hand experiences. In addition, breakout panel discussions and presentations will be held to further expand on today's ever changing business climate and provide valuable information, tools and techniques for attendees to use.
Over the past several years, hundreds of business people have converged on Shenandoah University to meet fellow business leaders, to
network and cultivate new relationships while also learning how to better manage in today's challenging economy.
Taking place at Halpin-Harrison Hall, which houses the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business, the Symposium has become a signature
"must attend" event.
FOSE Conference & Expo
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
The top government IT event in the country returns to Washington, D.C., April 3-5.
FOSE Conference & Expo offers 5 all-new conferences and a FREE Expo with educational sessions, workshops, training and Camps. Register today: http://bit.ly/FOSE2012.
800 S. Main Street MSC 4901
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807