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11th Annual CRTC BBQ on the Bay Expo - Tiki Huts, Tech, Beach, & BBQ!

Posted By Christina Royle, Chesapeake Regional Tech Council, Friday, June 12, 2015

Posted on Behalf of Alexandra Cushley, CRTC Intern - Summer 2015

I hope everyone is getting as excited as I am for the 11th annual CRTC BBQ on the Bay Tech Expo at The Point at Back Creek Thursday June 25th! I’m Alexandra Cushley and I’ve gotten the amazing opportunity to intern with CRTC this summer. I hope to gain some event planning and marketing experience towards my major in Human Relations and minor in Event Management at High Point University in NC. So to start off Kris Shock, CRTC Executive Director and Christina Royle, CRTC Marketing & Events Coordinator have given me the chance to write a blog about the big event of the year!

As I’m learning the ropes of how this amazing event is put together I can’t imagine how excited everyone must be to network and visit the booths of our many sponsors, including this year’s title sponsor, Comcast Business. (Click here for a list of all of our 2015 sponsors) Despite last year’s torrential downpour, 400+ attendees still managed to arrive in style, sporting the casual attire that this event encourages along with stylish rain boots. In hopes of sunshine for this year’s BBQ feel free to come in dresses, flip flops and Hawaiian shirts.

Arrive in even more style via water taxi from Downtown Annapolis or Eastport or even take your own boat. Check out our “know before you go” page to see all of the many arrival options there are for the BBQ including the water taxis and shuttle services.

After arriving to the biggest tech BBQ Annapolis has to offer - don’t forget to pick up your bingo card to get signed by the sponsor tables as you venture through the venue for a chance to win a prize. Rumor has it the big prize of the night is a GoPro Hero. Enjoy the unlimited beer, wine, soda and water, which is available throughout the venue at the Title Sponsor Tiki Hut and the Gold and Silver Sponsor tables. Once you work up an appetite networking throughout the evening Moveable Mixers will have an assortment of food options that I look forward to trying, as I’m sure it will be delicious! As you munch on some BBQ pulled pork, Tuscan grilled vegetables, Bruschetta and Humus enjoy the wonderful Caribbean sounds of Orlando Phillips who’s performed at BBQ in the past.

Rain or shine I’m sure this year’s BBQ on the Bay will be just as successful as those of the past and I hope I get the opportunity to mingle with the many attendees we expect this year as well. See you there from 6:00-9:00 at 7001 Bembe Beach Road in Annapolis! Click here to register for the BBQ on the Bay.

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