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* SVTC Luncheon, September 15, 2011: 3 Essential Elements of a Marketing Plan *

SVTC Fall Tech Mixer: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Member News: Wireline Business of nTelos Officially Announces New Name

SVTC Bits & Grits: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Welcome Back Level III Member: Rockingham Group

Welcome Back Member: City of Staunton, IT Department/Kurt Plowman

Welcome Back Member: Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

Internship Opportunities (2): Cadence, Inc.

SBDC Event: QuickBooks I (2-part course) September 14 & 21, 2011


SVTC Luncheon: 3 Essential Elements of a Marketing Plan

Thursday, September 15, 2011; 11:45am-1:15pm

The Wood Grill Buffet, Harrisonburg
(Networking begins at 11:45am)

Speaker: Johnnie Barr, ActionCOACH:  Learn the 3 most important elements of a marketing campaign and how to use them to get more of the customers you want.  You'll focus in on the fastest ways to increase your marketing results now.  And it's probably not what you think!.

Free:  Lunch is Dutch treat.

Register for the September 15, 2011 SVTC Luncheon  (we'll pre-print your nametag)


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SVTC's Fall Tech Mixer:  Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm

Taste of Thai, Harrisonburg, VA

Join us on September 20th for our annual Fall Tech Mixer.  Hosted by the SVTC's Board of Directors, this is a premier networking event.  Come out and join current members and potential members as they mingle and network. 


It's our treat - appetizers are 'on us' ... the food is fabulous and coconut shrimp will definitely be on the menu again!  Dutch treat.


Let us know you're coming so that we'll have plenty of appetizers. Feel free to bring a buddy, a customer, a co-worker, or your spouse (please register each).  See you there!


REGISTER for the Fall Tech Mixer 



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Member News:  Wireline Business of nTelos Officially Announces New Name




September 09, 2011 - The wireline telephone business of nTelos Holding Corp. has officially announced its new name: Lumos Networks.

Waynesboro-based nTelos announced last December that its wireline business would be spun off as a separate, publicly traded company. The company's wireless business will keep the nTelos name.

In announcing the name in a news release, Michael B. Moneymaker, the president of Lumos Networks said, " This new brand creates a stronger identity for our wireline high-speed data, broadband, voice, and IP services.  We are excited about this change and the opportunities it presents for our customers, the communities we serve and our employees."

The company introduced the name in events Thursday in Waynesboro, Covington, Daleville in Virginia and in Charleston, W.Va.

"Lumos" is derived from a Latin word for light or illumination. Company officials said the name is consistent with the company's intent to provide leading-edge data communication products over its fiber-optic network.

The company said customers will begin to see the its new logo on its materials over the next few months.  Customer service, rates and network coverage will not change in connection with the rebranding process.

Based in Waynesboro, Lumos Networks will serve Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, and Maryland over a 5,800 route-mile fiber network.


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Bits & Grits

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 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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Welcome Back Level III Member: Rockingham Group


Our sincere thanks to the Rockingham Group for their Level III membership renewal.  We appreciate their strong support of the SVTC.


The Rockingham Group is a property & casualty insurance company that provides coverage for homes, farms, rental dwellings, autos, and businesses in Virginia and Pennsylvania.


Since 1869, the Rockingham Group's continuing focus on personalized customer service and reliability has helped attract generations of customers that have looked to them for insurance to provide security and peace of mind. They are rated A (excellent) by the insurance industry rating organization A. M. Best Company.


For more information visit or call (540) 434-5344.


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Welcome Back Member: City of Staunton, IT Department/Kurt Plowman


Our sincere thanks to the City of Staunton for their membership renewal.  A special thank you goes to Kurt Plowman for his continued service on the SVTC Board of Directors....thanks Kurt!


Kurt Plowman is the Chief Technology Officer for the city of Staunton, Virginia. As CTO, Kurt is responsible for setting strategic direction, overseeing security, and managing the IT team. He maintains servers, local area network (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), telecommunications systems and software applications that connect departments in over thirty locations around the City.


For more information visit or call (540) 332-3823.


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Welcome Back Member: Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport


Many thanks to the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport for their membership renewal.  We appreciate their membership and participation in the SVTC.


The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport provides the quickest, most convenient access to/from the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.


With well timed departures and arrivals, SHD makes it easy and affordable to fly local. Whether your travel is for business or pleasure, United Express at SHD connects you to hundreds of destinations around the world.


Convenient to Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, and Staunton, as well as Augusta and Rockingham counties in Virginia, and Interstates 81 and 64, the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport serves thousands of passengers each year for both business and pleasure.


For more information visit or call (540) 234-8304. 


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Internship Opportunities: Cadence, Inc. 


Cadence, Inc. is seeking two individuals to fill Information Technology Internships for the fall semester 2011. These internships could potentially extend past the fall semester into the spring/summer (not guaranteed).


Internship Opportunity #1:

The selected individual will assist professional IT staff with providing computer hardware, software and technical support to various departments within the company. Under the direction of the IT Systems Analyst and the Information Systems Manager, the intern will be responsible for the following scope of work duties:

  • Supporting PC hardware components, networking technologies, desktop operating system software (MS Windows XP, Windows 7), and application software (MS Office, etc.)
  • Monitoring and responding to help desk support requests
  • Providing end user support in various levels of technical and non-technical staff
  • The right candidate might also assist in the Web page development, batch and/or automation projects, and software training and instructional documents, and other projects as needed
  • Candidate must have awareness of PC hardware components, desktop operating system software, MS Windowsserver technologies (Active Directory, SQL, Exchange), and application software such as MS Office. Knowledge of computer imaging technologies a plus.

Internship Opportunity #2:

The selected individual will be responsible for working with professional IT staff on several discrete company projects. Projects under consideration include intranet programming, re-writing in-house applications or writing new applications. Projects may also be tailored to the intern's particular skills and interests. Microsoft Server, Active Directory, VB.Net and t-SQL experience or classroom experience will be encouraged. Web programming experience is also encouraged.


For full descriptions and application instructions visit


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SBDC Event - QuickBooks I (2-part course)

September 14 & September 21, 2011, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

PBGH, LLP, 558 South Main, Harrisonburg, VA

The SV-SBDC is partnering with PBGH, LLP to offer this class.

This hands-on course will teach you to set up and use a QuickBooks financial system for your business. Class concludes on 9/21.

You'll work with customer and vendor lists, forms, registers, and bank and credit card accounts; enter sales and payments; enter and pay bills; report and analyze financial data.

This course is taught assuming participants have a basic understanding of bookkeeping terms and practices. See Keeping the Books workshops for fundamentals. This is an 8-hour course conducted 4 hours each on 9/14 and 9/21.

Fee: $95

Click here for more information or to register


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