Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Congratulates 22 Nominees & 8 winners of Tech Nite 22
Harrisonburg, VA, May 6, 2022 – Once a year, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC), the Valley’s regional organization for technology users and creators, recognizes and highlights the achievements of Shenandoah Valley technology firms, organizations, programs, and projects — and the entrepreneurs, leaders, innovators, and educators behind those successes. The SVTC’s twenty-second annual Tech Nite was held on May 4, 2022, at JMU and recognized the Valley’s technology users and creators in 8 categories. During the awards portion of the event, the council celebrated 22 regional nominees and announced the winners. The award winners are listed below in blue (or View Winners Ad). Elaine Cheng, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Shentel, the parent company of Glo Fiber Enterprise, gave the keynote: Winning the Talent and Innovation War | Women in Tech.
JMU College of Integrated Science and Engineering’s INNOVATION IN COMMUNITY IMPACT
The Community Impact Award is given to an individual, team, nonprofit/civic organization, or company in the Shenandoah Valley that aspires to use its capabilities to help solve a social or environmental issue in a local community while using technology to amplify the impact of a service, mission, or project.
- BRCC & JMU Workforce Collaboration for Merck
- LingoNetworks “Drive-in” Public Wi-Fi Access
- Sentara RMH Medical Center Heart Failure Clinic and Technology
GreeneHurlocker’s INNOVATION IN EMERGING BUSINESS
Awarded to a Shenandoah Valley start-up technology company, or entrepreneur, that has proven the ability to achieve commercial success.
JMU R&S and JMU SPCE’s INNOVATION IN K-12 EDUCATION
Awarded to the educator or program in K-12 that provides exceptional technology leadership, innovative use and/or development of technology while encouraging students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering, or math.
- NEXTGEN Aviators (Dynamic Aviation)
- Signal Knob Middle School (Shenandoah County)
- Stone Spring Elementary School (Harrisonburg City)
Chaz Haywood, Clerk of Court’s INNOVATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Awarded to the educator or program in higher education that provides exceptional technology leadership, innovative use and/or development of technology while encouraging students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation’s INNOVATION IN DEVELOPMENT
Awarded to a company or organization whose development of new technology applications and/or systems creates new processes, methodologies, and/or services for their own or others’ benefit.
Dynamic Aviation’s INNOVATION IN UTILIZATION
This award recognizes outstanding commercial growth and achievement by an established company that either produces or markets high tech products or services, or an established company or organization that produces/offers more traditional products and services (where technology itself is not the core business purpose).
Glo Fiber Enterprise’s DR. NOFTSINGER LEADERSHIP
The recipient’s leadership has served as a catalyst for positive technology-related activity in the Shenandoah Valley.
- Jennifer Whetzel, County of Augusta
- Kim Blosser, Lord Fairfax Community College
- Michael Stoltzfus, Dynamic Aviation
Serco’s PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Nominees from all other categories are candidates — and the company, organization, or individual with the most votes through social media *before* and *during* the event will win.
Thank You TechNite 22 Supporters!
For more information about the SVTC, Tech Nite, nominees, and awards, please visit www.svtc-va.org.
To read about each nominee’s work, innovation, advancements, and leadership, take a look at the TN22 nominees’ narratives (program) (PDF)
The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC) is a non-profit membership organization serving the greater Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Its members are technology creators and users who gather for education, networking, and business development. By helping technology businesses in the area succeed and grow, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council is an integral component of the region, helping to bring high-paying technology jobs to the Valley.
Contact: Nicky Swayne, CEO, Shen. Valley Technology Council, email@example.com