Benefits of Membership

The RBTC (formerly the NCTC) is funded entirely by our member dues and sponsors. If you'd like to take advantage of what we offer or if you believe in the future of of innovation in our region and would like to provide support, we invite you to become a member of the RBTC. 

10 Reasons to become a member of the RBTC:

  1. Building a Better Tomorrow for the Roanoke - Blacksburg Region - Want a strong and successful Roanoke - Blacksburg region for the generations to come? The technology companies of the RBTC represent the building blocks of economic success. They will provide good jobs for your children and grandchildren. If you want to help build a strong local technology community, the RBTC welcomes your support.
  2. Unbeatable Networking - Monthly Technology & Toast meetings, peer groups, the RBTC LinkedIn group, and annual events where you can meet other technology leaders, make valuable business contacts, and, of course, stay current with the growing regional technology sector. Discounts are offered to events and many events are free for members!
  3. Increased Visibility for Your Company - The RBTC hosts numerous events, coordinates opportunities with media, fields requests for speakers and project collaborators, 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!
  4. Online Membership Directory - Our online membership directory is a searchable online database of member company profiles. Our goal is to help make connections to knowledge area experts and collaboration partners within the RBTC membership - to help you find the partner you need and to help those looking for partners find you!
  5. Regional Recruiting of Knowledgeworkers - There's a shortage of technology workers nationally, so everyone is competing for the same talent. The RBTC promotes our region to attract these valuable assets. 
  6. Free Job Board - Not only is there no cost to post your jobs, but the RBTC job board pushes your job to 10 public job boards like Craigslist, LinkedIn, Simply Hired, where tech talent is already looking! So, it makes your HR person's job easier by cutting down on the number of job boards they need to update. And by posting your jobs to the RBTC job board, you're helping the RBTC promote the opportunity for tech talent in our region!
  7. Peer Forums - Sometimes it's nice to talk to others that are in the same situation as you. Learn, teach, and get to know your industry peers in the Roanoke - Blacksburg region. All employees of RBTC member companies are invited to participate with our RBTC peer groups.
  8. The Voice of Technology - The RBTC represents the collective interest of technology companies in the Roanoke - Blacksburg region and the interface to many government, non-profit, and other organizations.
  9. eNewsletter - Sign up for our e-newsletter and we'll keep you informed about what is going on with the Roanoke - Blacksburg technology community. Share your news and events with the RBTC and we'll share them with the rest of the membership.
  10. Member Discount Program - Through our affiliation with Tech America, we've expanded the RBTC member savings program. RBTC members can now save on car rental and shipping services, salary surveys, press release distribution, and more!  


Ready to join?  Apply online or contact us at (540) 443-9232.

Download our infographic on Ten Reasons to Become a Member of the RBTC!

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