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SVTC Luncheon, Holistic Solutions: Green Technology...February 16, 2012

SVTC Bits & Grits: February 21, 2012

Tech Nite 12.....Sponsorship Opportunities

Seeking Keynote Speaker Suggestions for Tech Nite 12...keep 'em coming

Welcome Back Level II Member: SusQtech

Welcome Back Member: City of Waynesboro, IT Department

Member News: Shenandoah Valley Partnership ... "Grow Your Own" Approach to Economic Development

Member News: CIT GAP Funds Invests in WireTough Cylinders

Increase your Sales through Exporting: February 14, 2012 (Free)

Second Annual NVTC University Technology Exhibition: March 23, 2012

FOSE Conference & Expo: April 3-5, 2012


SVTC Luncheon-- Holistic Solutions: Green Technology

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 11:45am-1:15pm

The Wood Grill Buffet, Harrisonburg 

(Networking begins at 11:45am)


Speaker: Charles Hendricks, The Gaines Group, PLC 


This session will focus on proven technologies that save money and resources for building owners, and emerging technologies that are changing how we think about buildings.


Over the last ten years the building industry has gone through a transformation. Innovative technology has become mainstream and energy efficiency has emerged as a focus. In an industry that remained largely unchanged for the last 40 years this progress was unthinkable. Measuring and evaluating systems has become a career path for many and is one of the fastest growing segments of the market today. Keeping up with best practices has become the challenge that all those in the industry face. This session will look at proven technologies that allow for reduced energy payback over a short term, some advanced technologies that are entering the market now, and the emerging technologies that are poised to change the way we all live and work.


Networking begins at 11:45am.  Lunch is Dutch treat.  All are welcome....membership not required. Reservations encouraged.


Click Here to Register for February 16, 2012 Luncheon


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Bits & Grits

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 8:00am

Mrs. Rowe's, Staunton


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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Tech Nite 12: Sponsorship Opportunities AVAILABLE


*** Sponsorships Are Available for Tech Nite 12 ***


The corner stones for Tech Nite 12 (May 2, 2012) have been set and all the previous award sponsors have signed on again. Sponsoring and naming an award however is not the only option if you're looking 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)

SVTC Tech Nite 2012 pages 

Questions? Send us an email:


Our thanks to our Tech Nite 12 Award Sponsors.  Visit our Tech Nite Details page to learn more about this year's award categories (nominations will begin later this month).






Seeking Keynote Speaker Suggestions for Tech Nite 12


We're wondering who our membership would like to hear speak at the gala this year? We welcome your suggestions for a keynote speaker that would excite the technology community.  Let Nicky know your ideas



Welcome Back Level II Member: SusQtech


Our sincere thanks to SusQtech for their level II membership.  We appreciate their support of the SVTC.  A special thank you goes to Mike Steadman for his service on the SVTC Board... thanks Mike!


SusQtech is widely recognized as the nation's premier provider of SharePoint implementation, design, integration, training and customer support services. SusQtech has helped over 200 clients leverage the power and flexibility of SharePoint to meet their business goals.


Our dedicated team of SharePoint experts and digital strategists understands the unique challenges of small businesses and we've responded by developing a comprehensive suite of solutions and training that significantly extends SharePoint's already impressive out-of-the-box capabilities.


SusQtech's new Small Business Division provides small businesses with a single resource for affordable, cloud-based web site development, contact relationship management, accounting application support, and real-time office communications.


For more information visit or call 888-603-0304.



Welcome Back Member: City of Waynesboro, IT Department


Our thanks to the City of Waynesboro for their membership renewal.


For more information please visit their website at or call (540) 943-1850.



Member News:  The Shenandoah Valley Partnership ... on the Valley's "Grow Your Own" Approach to Economic Development

Congratulations to the Shenandoah Valley Partnership on their article Virginia's Shenandoah Valley takes a "grow your own" approach to economic development published in the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal (the Shenandoah Valley was the only Virginia area highlighted).


Another SVTC member, Cottonwood Commercial, also receives a mention.



Member News:  CIT GAP Funds Invests in WireTough Cylinders, LLC of Bristol, VA


Lightweight, economical compressed natural gas cylinders offer fuel efficiency in vehicles.


February 2, 2012 (HERNDON, Va.) - The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today its Commonwealth Energy Fund (CEF) has invested $200,000 in Bristol, Va.-based WireTough Cylinders, LLC.


WireTough manufactures compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders reinforced with steel wire, thus reducing weight, providing high safety, and increasing fuel-efficiency for vehicles. 


To view full press release visit



Increase your Sales through Exporting

February 14 2012, 9:00-11:00am

SV SBDC Offices, Harrisonburg

Do you know that more than 90% of the world's customers live outside the United States?

Look beyond the border for opportunities that will keep your business growing!

Topics to be presented:

  • The benefits of exporting
  • Assessing your company's export readiness
  • Developing an export strategy and marketing plan
  • Evaluating target markets
  • Free online resources available to exporters

Join Jeff Geiger, International Trade Specialist for the Virginia SBDC Network, to learn all about your possibilities.
Jeff will remain available throughout the day for confidential conversations about your specific business; first-come first-serve, so request your appointment when you register for the workshop.

The workshop and appointments are free, but you must attend the workshop to benefit from your one-on-one meeting.

Visit for full information & to register


"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
   Cadence, Inc.


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Second Annual NVTC University Technology Exhibition

March 23, 2012, 7:30am-2:00pm

Hilton, McLean, VA

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.

Participating Universities/Labs:
George Mason University
The George Washington University
James Madison University
Naval Research Laboratory
University of Maryland
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about cutting-edge inventions and innovations ready for commercial applications.

Cost: $100.00

Visit for full information & to register.



FOSE Conference & Expo

April 3-5, 2012 

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC 


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:



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