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Take a Cruise with the President...

Posted By Rachael Osberger, Human Resources inc., Thursday, September 11, 2014

…of the CRTC that is! Please join 200 members of the CRTC as we celebrate the organization’s brilliant leadership and “welcome aboard” our new Board President, Jason Silva, CEO of Sidus Data.

The President’s Reception is an event that never disappoints and if you haven’t attended before, I strongly suggest you do! There are only a few spots left, so please register right away!!

This is a magical evening and a perfect way to close the summer season with a cruise on Watermark’s beautiful luxury yacht, the Catherine Marie. Take in the striking views of downtown Annapolis and the Severn River while participating in some of the best networking around in a fun and relaxed atmosphere!

The President’s Reception also reinforces the mission of the CRTC and emphasizes why the organization continues to grow in leaps and bounds. The camaraderie of the members combined with their willingness to share ideas and expertise is more than evident as soon as you step foot on City Dock – members are already greeting each other like old friends and business and partnership opportunities have started flowing.

And if you haven’t already, this is a perfect opportunity to meet CRTC’s new Director of Membership & Operations, Traci Denhardt!

Thank you in advance to our Host Sponsor, Yacht Charters on the Bay by Watermark and our Event Sponsors, Tower Federal Credit Union and Comcast Business Class.

Before next Wednesday, check out the 2013 President’s Reception Facebook album compliments of Wendy Hickok Photography.

Hope to see you all there!

Tags:  crtc  membership  networking  President's Reception  technology  value 

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CRTC Q3 Tech Talk: Mapping the Maryland EdTech Landscape

Posted By Shervonne Cherry, Mindgrub Technologies LLC, Monday, July 28, 2014
We at Mindgrub are proud to host the 2014 CRTC Q3 Tech talk featuring a discussion on Maryland’s EdTech landscape. As a teacher turned technologist, EdTech has always been very important to Mindgrub CEO Todd Marks. Fortunately, he has been able to turn that love into a reality with some of Mindgrub’s projects. Mindgrub is always looking for new ways to better establish ourselves in the EdTech community. By investing in education technology, we hope to foster a new generation of developers and engineers. Hosting this Tech Talk is one way that we can further highlight the many great EdTech companies working in the Maryland area. Some of the other great Baltimore area companies and groups who are working to improve the EdTech community are: Citelighter, Allovue, Greater Baltimore EdTech Advisory Task Force, Three Ring, An Estuary, Learn It Systems, Curiosityville, and Moodlerooms.

Baltimore is poised to become a leader in the EdTech market. The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore posted a EdTech Index report detailing Baltimore’s position in the wide open education technology field, and the future looks bright. They found that the retention of large companies like Sylvan and a steady stream of well-qualified graduates passing the AP exams from Maryland’s #1 Public School System nationwide is perfect fuel for the steadily growing EdTech industry. It is exciting to know that we will have the major players working towards a better future, both in their economy and education, for the next generation under one roof. 

Come out on Tuesday, July 29th to our Locust Point offices for a different kind of discussion panel on the current Maryland EdTech landscape. Tickets are $25 for CRTC members

Tags:  EdTech  Mindgrub 

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Health Tech Forum Draws Diverse Crowd, Highlights Growing Innovative Companies in Field

Posted By Kris Shock, Chesapeake Regional Tech Council, Friday, June 27, 2014
Theresa Downs, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

More than 40 executives from health technology companies and related organizations joined the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) and the Chesapeake Innovation Center for the launch of the CRTC’s Health Tech Forum on Thursday, June 26. Designed to identify, pull together and form a group of health technologists and health providers, the forum is the newest member-led initiative of the CRTC, and highlights the variety of emerging health technology solutions that regional entrepreneurs are launching. From start-up to established small business, the attendees explored their greatest challenges and pain points, and worked to identify ways to build a community and bring technologists and the end-users together to share common challenges and concerns in the burgeoning industry.

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Techies Networking at a BBQ? On the Bay?!

Posted By Rachael Osberger, HRi, Friday, June 20, 2014

Well…another BBQ on the Bay has come and gone – and the 10th Annual Tech Expo certainly didn’t disappoint!

Thank you to the 400+ participants and attendees for braving the Monsoon of 2014! I don’t think anyone escaped without getting wet.

The beginning of the night certainly was interesting – umbrellas were flying, wardrobe changes actually happened, and I think there was even a competition for trendiest wellies! 

As the evening continued, the crowds rolled in and the party started. Drinks were flowing, we "pigged out” on delicious food, and there were plenty of familiar and new faces to catch up and connect with – all on the beautiful shores of the Chesapeake Bay’s Bembe Beach. By the end of the night, the skies were clear and the breeze off of the Bay made it hard to leave!

A special shout out and thank you to Wendy Hickok of Hickok Photography for her fabulous photography (check out the Facebook album), Bryan Goldberg and Mike Venezia of With the Film for capturing all of the shenanigans on video and Orlando Phillips for supplying Caribbean flair with live steel drum music.

And finally, THANK YOU to all of our BBQ on the Bay Tech Expo sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development

Gold Sponsor

TeleCommunication Systems, Comcast Business

Silver Sponsor

Mavenspire, Expedient, TierPoint, Sidus Data, Human Resources inc., Watkins Meegan, IntelliGenesis

Bronze Sponsor

The Sutter Group, WebMechanix, Millennium Marketing Solutions, Alliance Info Systems, Alpha Engineering, American Technology Services, Mackenzie, Layline Risk Management, VersaTech, CPSI, Mindgrub, Vision Technologies, i4DM, impactHR, Sandy Spring Bank, Anne Arundel Workforce Development, ITNOVA

There was a lot I missed, so please share your stories!

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Event Recap: 2014 CRTC Mini Golf Mixer

Posted By Garret Ohm, EXIT10, Wednesday, May 28, 2014
We’re fresh off another successful Chesapeake Regional Tech Council Mini Golf Mixer, so I just wanted to take a minute to write a quick recap of the event. Approximately 75 members and prospective members gathered on May 13th at Arundel Golf Park just outside of the BWI Airport to eat, drink, socialize and make connections before heading out on the links for 18 holes of mini-golf.

As anyone that has been following the event for the past 5 years or so knows, the weather has often had us wishing we could have a mulligan, but thankfully I can report that this year’s event enjoyed perfect weather! I can’t report on any official winners because the golf is actually just for fun, but judging by the feedback I received, we all won.

In the end, none of this could have been possible without the 75 people or so that showed up and especially without our sponsors. So I’d like to recognize them for their support once more.

Food & Beverage
Law Offices of Vasilios Perros
Insperity

Hole-In-One
Vision Technologies

Eagle Sponsor
Exit10 (Special thanks to them for also donating the event creative)

Birdie Sponsor
Mavenspire

We also had 9 additional hole sponsors, which, by the way, is quite possibly the most cost-effective sponsorship solution ever invented. For future reference, a hole sign on one of the mini golf holes only costs $50! Yes, that’s right, $50 to get your company’s name out in front of the Baltimore, DC, and Maryland tech community’s best and brightest.

If you’d like to take a look at the pictures from the event, please click here. You can also check out past years’ events here.

If you’re interested in discussing participation (playing or sponsorship) in next year’s event, ping me through the handy dandy membership directory!

Garret Ohm
Exit10

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