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Your 2 cents worth: SVTC 2012-2013 Luncheon Topic & Speaker Suggestion Survey

SVTC Bits & Grits: June 19, 2012

SV SBDC Event: Doing Business with the Federal Government: June 19, 2012

Welcome Back Level III Member: Cadence, Inc.

Welcome New Student Member: Robert Thompson

SVTC 2012-2013 Luncheon Topic & Speaker Suggestion Survey

The SVTC Events and Programming Committee meets over the summer to plan for the upcoming year.


The committee would like to hear from you ... what topics, speakers, locations would you like to hear about or visit in 2012-2013. What are the trends? What makes a techie's heart skip a beat? What could we schedule for the tech user? What does a non-techie want to hear about? Remember, we are "techies and non-techies"-- technology users & creators!

Submit your suggestions using this very brief and painless form:
SVTC Luncheon Topic & Speaker Survey


FYI - Our online calendar does not list past events (only future events) - if  you wonder what speakers and luncheons we have hosted in the past, check this out:
history of SVTC luncheons and special events (pdf)


Our thanks in advance for your participation.



Bits & Grits

Tuesday, June 19, 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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SV SBDC Event: Doing Business with the Federal Government

June 19 2012, 9:30-10:45am
SV SBDC Offices, 1598 S Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 


Introduction, tips, and pros and cons to the sometimes confusing world of Federal procurement


The SV SBDC will host Jack Lassiter, of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), in their offices on Tuesday, June 19. 


If you've been wondering how (or if) to enter into selling your goods or services to the Federal Government, this workshop is for you. 


Jack Lassiter of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will bring information in 3 parts:

1. what is PTAC and how can they help you?
2. how to sharpen your Federal registration (the hidden tricks), and
3. using GSA schedules - the pros and cons.

The workshop is FREE, but seats are limited.  Pre-registration is required.

Then, take advantage of Jack's presence here and schedule a one-on-one conversation with him about federal opportunities for your business.

To register, go to or call 540-568-3227.

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Welcome Back Level III Member: Cadence, Inc.


Many thanks to Cadence for their Level III membership renewal.  We appreciate their strong support of the SVTC.  A special thank you goes to Chip Harvill from Cadence for his service on the SVTC Board.


Cadence is a premier metals manufacturing company focused on new medical technologies, such as minimally invasive surgical devices. Headquartered in the Green Hills Technology Center in Staunton, Virginia, Cadence has over 250 shareholders and nearly $55 million in annual revenue.


Cadence created the world's only IncisionLab to enable better performance using the Define. Do. Measure. approach to new product design and development. Proprietary "sharps" and tube fabrication technologies allow Cadence to supply the most critical components and sub-assemblies for medical devices and scientific applications. 


For more information visit or call 800-252-3371. 



Welcome New Student Member: Robert Thompson


Please join us in welcoming Robert to the SVTC membership.


Rob Thompson is a 3rd generation commercial pilot born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley. In addition to flying Rob also has training in information technology as a network engineer, web designer and mobile application developer. After applying his knowledge of computers to air traffic control systems Rob has tested infrared and laser technologies to find efficient solutions to increase safety at airports.


Currently Rob is involved in aviation education and finishing his MS at James Madison University. Rob is very passionate about getting people involved in aviation and helping to educate others about flying.


"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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