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Mentoring & Peer Networking
"The RBTC has helped me and my staff connect with our peers and other like-minded people in the region’s tech community. The knowledge and relationships we have gained through our involvement with the RBTC have been instrumental to the success of our company."
- Jonathan Hagmaier, CEO of Interactive Achievement
"As a recent new member, I have already realized tangible benefits from my involvement with the RBTC. I have connected with a resource to help us find the talent we need to grow and I have been introduced to another RBTC member company that may be a collaboration partner."
- Andrew Shoemaker, V.P. Application Development, VirPack
"The diversity resources provided are invaluable. The majority of our company (30+ employees) has participated in and benefited from our involvement with the RBTC. Whether it’s through seminars, employee training, networking opportunities, skill-based forums (marketing, software developerment, leadership, etc) or bi-annual celebration events, the RBTC initiatives have become an important asset to me and my team. Without the RBTC we would not be able to offer our employees such a wide range of skill development and networking opportunities that are critical to our growth."
- Kevin Bloomfield, President & CEO of NetVentures Corp.
"The RBTC is involved in many efforts to connect and unite our region. The forward thinking leadership includes executives from some of the most promising and successful local firms. They take it upon themselves to identify and address the challenges facing our local innovation economy. I particularly enjoy attending RBTC events because they are full of knowledge sharing, inspiration, and innovative thinkers."
- Stuart Mease, Virginia Tech
"The RBTC helps connect entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, and others that are working to improve the region’s technology community and economic competitiveness."
- Randy Foley, Chief Operating Officer, Nicus Software, Inc.
Attracting & Retaining Talent
"I posted a position on the RBTC job board this past Friday and in less than a week, we’ve received 5 applications. The “reach” of the RBTC job board is impressive. In addition to local candidates, we’ve received resumes from Seattle, Pennsylvania, and Vermont! The web interface is slick and made the posting of the job wicked easy. The whole thing is very well put together."
- Caleb Rancourt, Business Intelligence & Marketing, Polymer Solutions Inc.
"The RBTC resume database is awesome - I looked for the first time today and saw 7 good prospects for a position that I thought I was going to have to spend $$$ to advertise!"
- Henry Bass, President of Automation Creations, Inc.
"For those moving to the Roanoke-Blacksburg area, the online member directly, job board, and resources provided by the RBTC are very helpful. As a scientist, the RBTC website helped me identify the local companies I could work for, narrow my search, and land a great job in a short period of time - even before I actually moved. I am thankful to have found the RBTC and the supportive community involved with the organization."
- Anita Trajkovska, PixelOptics, Inc.