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Tech Nite 13 Winners Announced

SVTC Members: Election of Class I Board of Directors

Bits & Grits: May 21, 2013

Walt Levering - Past SVTC Board Member


Tech Nite 13 Winners Announced

Techies and non-techies from around the Valley gathered at JMU's Festival Center last Wednesday to celebrate Tech Nite 13.  We had a great evening with lots of networking and delicious food.  We had the privilege of honoring 26 nominees and seven winners.  Thank you to everyone who participated in this event and congratulations to all our nominees and, of course, the winners.  

Read the full narratives for each nomination (pdf)


Tech Nite 13 winners are:


Wharton Aldhizer and Weaver PLC's


Cadence, Inc.

JMU College of Integrated Science and Engineering and

JMU College of Business Center for Entrepreneurship's


Jeff Vaughan, KVK Precision Specialties



Dr. Scott Kizner, Harrisonburg City Schools


Lumos Networks


4-VA at James Madison University



Jeffrey Wile, Signal Knob Middle School

Center for Innovative Technology's


Eastern BioPlastics

JMU Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance's


Eastern Mennonite University     


Many thanks to our sponsors who made this event possible: 


Blue Ridge Community College

Cadence, Inc.

Center for Innovative Technology

City of Harrisonburg

Daily News-Record

Dynamic Aviation

DIGICO Shoot I Post I Design

E-N Computers

JMU College of Education

JMU College of Integrated Science and Engineering and

JMU CoB Center for Entrepreneurship
JMU Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics
JMU Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance
JMU Outreach & Engagement
JMU Research and Public Service & SRI International
Lumos Networks
Rockingham County
Serco, Inc.
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC



We are collecting the pictures from Tech Nite 13 into one online album. If you have any to share, please send me a link so I can download them and add them to our album. 


Here is one teaser picture :-)


Marlon Foster and Friends


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Members: Information on Election of SVTC Class I Board of Directors

SVTC members:  We are beginning our annual election process for the Class I of the SVTC Board of Directors and invitations are being sent, electronically, via email, to members next week. (Note: each member, whether individual or corporate, receives one vote per membership).


We will be using SurveyMonkey to generate individual links to the survey/ballot for each SVTC member and these links will have an expiration date (May 20th) and can only be used once. 

There are 12 slots and 12 candidates. The bios of the candidates are available on our website on our SVTC Board Elections page.


The slate is as follows:

  • Johnnie Barr, ActionCOACH
  • Rathnam Chaguturu, SV SRI
  • Joey Groah, DIGICO Shoot I Post I Design
  • Chip Harvill, Cadence, Inc.
  • Mike Lam, Premier Technical Services
  • Anne Marchant, Shenandoah University
  • Mike Mitri, JMU College of Business
  • Ken Newbold, JMU Research & Public Service
  • Mike Murphy, Blue Ridge Community College
  • Ron Perry, grep Innovation
  • Greg  St. Ours, Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC
  • Nick Swayne. JMU College of Education

If you'd like to vote in person instead of electronically, please plan on attending the annual membership meeting on May 23, 2013 (11:45 am) at the Wood Grill in Harrisonburg (this will also be a luncheon program, speaker to be announced).


If you have any questions, please contact Nicky at


Thanks in advance for your active participation!



Bits & Grits

Tuesday, May 21, 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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Walt Levering - Past SVTC Board Member


It was with great sadness that we learned that our former board member (2004-2008), Walt Levering, passed away on April 23rd.  Walt was not just very involved with the SVTC over the years (here pictured at last year's Tech Nite), but also with other Virginia technology councils and the Virginia Technology Alliance (VTA). He was a techie!!!  We truly valued his contributions and his personality. He was a wordsmith without compare -- I think his favorite word must have been "pithy"! We will miss him greatly and our thoughts are with his family during this sad time.


Walt Levering at Tech Nite 12

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