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Up Next!

Posted By Carrie Geyer, Tower Federal Credit Union, Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Updated: Monday, September 22, 2014

Hi Fellow Lovers of all things Tech!

Do you ever find yourself on the CRTC homepage wondering where to click first?  We can quickly look to the right to see what's Up Next and find SO MANY options!  We can go to any forum we want, find other tech events in the region, or just simply scroll right to the next amazing networking opportunity, the 3rd Annual TechTasting!!

Were you there last year?  What an amazing time we all had!  The food was delicious, the wine pairings were fabulous, and the amount of business that was conducted surpassed everyone's expectations. THIS is what a terrific networking environment looks like!

Last year we had over 100 people at this event!  We still have great sponsorships available.  Label sponsors get everyone in their room.  I mean EVERY ONE!  As we taste each wine in each room, stop to eat along the way, grab our business prospects to chat while we walk to the next pouring room and visit the next sponsor, you will get access to every guest in attendance.  It's such a value!

And new this year is a terrific opportunity for you to introduce your new and exciting tech product.  In expo style, tech companies are able to share their wares with everyone at the event. 

All of this with amazing views of the Inner Harbor with our fellow Tech friends!  Check out the event page here.

Check it all out, and let's continue the awesome networking CRTC offers!

See you all soon!


Carrie Geyer
Manager of Business Development
Tower Federal Credit Union


Tags:  networking  sponsors  technology  TechTasting  value 

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2014 President's Reception: Networking & Cruising

Posted By Rachael Osberger, Human Resources inc., Monday, September 22, 2014

To use CRTC Executive Director Kris Shock’s words from last year: “Wow. Just Wow.” Mother Nature pulled it off again and gave us the perfect September weather to network and enjoy the view aboard the Catherine Marie.

If you didn’t make it to the President’s Reception this year, check out the Facebook photo album – thank you to Wendy Hickok for capturing the magic of the night.

Thank you again to our sponsors for this incredible evening!!

Now that we all know how enchanting this event is, I want to focus on the message Jason Silva delivered in his inaugural speech as CRTC Board President. He had recently returned from a marketing conference where he realized that the majority of attendees were there for the same purpose – to move their companies forward.

And that is what the CRTC is all about – how the organization can help you make new and relevant connections and how you can leverage the value of your membership to grow your business. As a resource for visibility, connections, knowledge, and education for tech companies in and around the Annapolis-DC-Baltimore area, the CRTC offers the ability to raise brand awareness and create influential and meaningful relationships in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. And sometimes those new friends made over a mini-quiche and a glass of wine can end up being the most beneficial and long-lasting.

Through nearly 100 member-driven events, programs, and meetings designed to keep you informed of cutting edge technology trends, you have the chance to be exposed to emerging business opportunities and meet key individuals in the commercial and government arena that you may not otherwise have had. In other words – six degrees of separation become zero!

Tags:  crtc  membership  networking  President's Reception  technology  value 

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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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