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September 26, 2014  
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SVTC's Tech on the Wharf in Staunton October 2nd
Shenandoah Drones: 9/27 at Meems Bottom Covered Bridge
"Implementing an Intern Program" Seminar October 14
ASQ & BRCC present Auditor Training

Tech on the Wharf: Tech Users & Tech Creators 
in Staunton
Thursday October 2nd, 5-7pm at
Shenandoah Valley Brewing Company

Come gather 'round, Staunton technology users and creators! Creating lots of technology? This is your crowd. Busily using technology? This is ALSO your crowd! Let's see how many "users and creators" there are in Staunton and Augusta?   Mark the date and location: downtown Staunton at the Shenandoah Valley Brewing Company, Thurs., Oct. 2, 2014.  


This is SVTC's inaugural Tech on the Wharf, modeled after our popular Tech on the Square in Harrisonburg.  We'll network, drink some local craft beers, and perhaps consume some pizza as well. Members and non-members are welcome for this casual networking event.  Invite fellow techies, clients and co-workers--just register each.  


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Meet us at the Shenandoah Valley Brewing Company's taproom (17 Middlebrook Ave.) from 5 until 7 pm. That's in the historic wharf district between the Amtrak depot and the Augusta court house. You can enter SVBC either from Middlebrook Ave (street parking) or from Byers St. (Johnson Street surface parking lot).


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Registration is appreciated so that we may bring you a name tag for networking and also to let SV Brewing Company know how many to expect.


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Interested in drones? Check out Shenandoah Drones on Sat., Sept 27th 
September 27, 2014, Meems Bottom Covered Bridge (Mt. Jackson) 

Shenandoah Drones is an "organization that provides a place to share an interest in flying r/c controlled vehicles commonly called drones and (UAS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Our group of members covers an area from Winchester south on 81 to Lexington, running the entire length of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. We hold an interest and passion for flying our vehicles and also a responsibility to educate others on the safety of our hobby. We welcome all levels of users from those who are beginners and curious about the many different types of vehicles, to those who were UAV pilots in the military and r/c pilots who have more than 20 years of experience. As a community we will also provide great insight on how to purchase and build great vehicles."


Historic Meems Bottom Covered bridge in Mt. Jackson and Shenandoah River Fly-In. Come join the Shenandoah Drones for our first fly-in, held in a great flying environment. Huge open fields beside the Shenandoah River, just below the Blue Ridge Mountains. We will fly and discuss drones all day.  We will be right beside a huge pumpkin patch that offers the sale of pumpkins and fall food. Come out bring the whole family and pick pumpkins. 


Hosted by Rob Thompson, JMU Alumni and founder of Shenandoah Drones 


More info and directions: Shenandoah Drones (MeetUp) 


PS: heads-up: Rob will also be our speaker on Oct 15th for a SVTC luncheon (at the Ice House, Hbg). Go ahead and ear mark that in your calendar. (Registration link will be published late Sept.)


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"Implementing An Intern Program for Your Business" seminar with Valley AMA
October 14, 2014, 3-5 PM, Capital Ale House, Harrisonburg


Join area marketers, internship providers, college internship coordinators and local interns for a forum on how to have a successful internship program in your company. We'll discuss aspects like managing expectations for both the business and intern.


Meet area college internship coordinators. Hear from interns who have worked with local companies and their experiences. This discussion will include time for questions and answers as well as networking. The main program will run 3:30-4:30pm.


This is a free program hosted by Valley American Marketing Association.   Several SVTC members that are active in the newly formed Valley AMA and welcome further participation.   

Register at  Registration is appreciated. 


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Management Systems Auditor Training Course
October 27 & 28 2014, All Day Event | Plecker Center, BRCC
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Today's management systems are made up of more than just quality requirements. Additional requirements are integrated into the system including environmental, safety, customer agreements, etc. Today's management system auditors need to be able to audit integrated management systems. 2 days--Oct 27 & 28  

Presented by ASQ Blue Ridge in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College



Course agenda:

  • Audit fundamentals
  • Auditor competencies
  • Making sense of integrated management systems
  • The 6 stages of a professional audit
  • Auditor communication and conflict resolution
  • Quality tools & techniques

Course fee:  $385 for ASQ members and $485 for non-members

Class is limited to first 14 paid registrants

To register contact BRCC Continuing Education at (540)453-2215 or


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