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8 Reasons to Be an SVTC Member

  1. Building a Better Tomorrow for the Shenandoah Valley
    Want a strong and successful SV region for the generations to come? The technology companies of the SVTC represent the building blocks of economic success. If you want to help build a strong local technology community, the SVTC welcomes your support and active participation.

    1. Opt-in to receive the weekly newsletter | Read in the newsletter archive
    2. Connect in-depth with fellow tech users and creators through a SVTC committee
    3. Mentor or volunteer a tech-based/STEM project or team in the S.V. (Often, no or few tech skills are needed)
  2. Unbeatable Networking
    Monthly breakfast and lunch options, quarterly after-hours gatherings, and annual events like TechNite provide opportunities for you to meet other technology leaders, make valuable business contacts, and stay current with the growing regional technology sector. (Regional tech events – calendar)
  3. Increased Visibility for Your Company
    The SVTC hosts numerous events and coordinates opportunities with media, fields requests for speakers, and provides other opportunities to raise the visibility of your company. Even if you don’t have customers in the area, it’s important that business and technology leaders know who you are and what you do. That’s how doors get opened. (SVTC Membership options tiered by visibility and benefits)
  4. Online Membership Directory
    The SVTC’s online membership directory is a database of SVTC member company profiles. Our goal is to help make connections between knowledgeable area experts and SVTC members to help you find the partner you need, and to help those looking for partners find you! (Online SVTC Member Directory)
  5. Regional Recruiting and Retention of Knowledge Workers
    Companies are all competing for top talent, and the SVTC wants to keep those talented individuals in the S.V. region. We foster relationships with our higher-education partners that lead to new avenues for collaboration and the development of a healthy ideation and innovation ecosystem. The SVTC also works to make this region a sustainable environment for K-16 programs that enhance STEM-H career choices. (E.g. SVTC STEM support:  SVTC FIRST LEGO League activities. )
  6. Free Job Listings
    As an SVTC member, there is no cost to promote your job listings on the SVTC website and newsletter. By listing your jobs with SVTC, you’re also helping the SVTC promote the opportunity for tech talent in our region. (S.V. tech jobs)
  7. A Collective Voice for Technology
    The SVTC represents the collective interest of technology companies in the S.V. region. We also serve as the interface to many government and non-profit organizations on behalf of our membership. The SVTC is an advocate for the region on a broad range of technology issues at the local and state level.
  8. Member Engagement
    The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council facilitates the growth of technology-focused companies in the S.V. region. Connecting regional companies and providing opportunities for collaboration and networking at SVTC events is one of the most valuable benefits of membership. (SVTC Calendar)