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SVTC Tech on the Square: June 12, 2013

SVTC Bits & Grits: June 18, 2013

Welcome New Level III Member: LightCastle Technical Consulting

DOD SBIR/STTR Phase I Concepts Webinar: June 4, 2013

Member News: Cadence Announces Major Expansion in Cranston, RI

SVTC Tech on The Square

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 5:30pm

Beyond Restaurant, 50 West Water Street, Harrisonburg

Time for another Tech On The Square! Many of our board members will be in attendance, so go ahead and join us AND bring some customers of yours if you'd like. We'll be at Beyond Restaurant in Harrisonburg.  They are rolling out the welcome mat for us -- we will basically  the whole downstairs to ourselves!!  Of course happy hour is at that time and they are be offering some great happy hour specials on food a drink.  Dutch treat.

Membership or reservations not required but it would be helpful to know you will be joining us. If you know you're coming, register for a pre-printed nametag.

More info on the location: Beyond Restaurant website.


Bits & Grits

Tuesday, June 18, 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 Level III Member:  LightCastle Technical Consulting


Please join us in thanking LightCastle Technical Consulting for renewing as a Level III member.


We offer custom software development and system administration that will firmly and safely establish your business in the cloud, reducing the overhead, risk, and expense of running your own IT department. 


We use the same tools as fortune 500 companies, but apply them at a scale suitable for start-up ventures and small businesses.  We build infrastructure. We know how to make disparate software systems talk to one another, and how to consolidate your critical business information into a central location.  We know how to extract that information and make it accessible and useful through a deep set of data analytics skills.  There are plenty of companies that can create a face for you on the internet.  What we offer is under the surface - making the heart and soul of your business a demonstrable presence, a thriving, organic entity on the web. 


For more information visit or call (540) 324-5111.



DOD SBIR/STTR Phase I Concepts Webinar

June 4, 2013, 1:00-2:30pm

Hosted by the Center for Innovative Technology, this low cost, high impact webinar provides a short intro on the SBIR/STTR program, followed by in depth overview of the Department of Defense (DOD) SBIR and STTR programs. 

Includes a short intro on the SBIR/STTR program, followed by in depth overview of the Dept. of Defense (DOD) SBIR and STTR programs, various missions of DOD, SBIR culture at DOD, pre-proposal efforts, unique aspects of DOD SBIR/STTR, and submission recommendations/guidance.

Ideal for those about to submit a proposal to the June 26 SBIR deadline and those new to the DOD SBIR/STTR programs and want to learn the key goals of the DOD programs.

Advance Registration REQUIRED

VA Firms & University Researchers:  $20
All others: $40



Member News:  Cadence Announces Major Expansion in Cranston, RI

Cadence, Inc., a leading manufacturer of precision products for the medical device and life science markets, broke ground today on a 34,000 square foot expansion of their Cranston, RI facility.

Cadence is investing $3.3 million in this expansion to make way for additional precision machining, laser processing, and automation equipment.  The expansion will bring the Cranston facility size to 77,000 square feet and is expected to be complete by the end of this year.

"Our Cranston facility has quickly become one of the major facilities in the US for precision machining of the most complex parts that go into surgical devices," said Alan Connor, President and CEO of Cadence. "Much of our Swiss machining equipment now runs "lights out" to keep pace with the growing demand.  We have also added unique laser capabilities that are optimized for fine tube fabrication."

In 2012, Cadence completed a 25,000 square foot expansion to their headquarters in Staunton, VA. The Staunton, VA campus sits on 15 acres with two facilities totaling over 93,000 square feet. Cadence also recently opened a facility in Pittsburgh, PA that is dedicated to providing finished medical devices.

About Cadence, Inc.

Cadence, Inc. ( manufactures the critical elements of the most complex minimally invasive surgical devices in the world.  We enable these devices to perform better and improve patient outcomes.
Our partners choose us for:
* Critical components
* Complex sub-assemblies
* Complete devices

Our unique approach is called Outcome-based Manufacturing™.
Headquartered in the Green Hills Technology Center in Staunton, Virginia, Cadence also has facilities in Cranston, RI, and Pittsburgh, PA, and over 200 total shareholders.

"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


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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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