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Chesapeake Regional Tech Council

NetLink Proud to Sponsor CRTC’s TechAwards 2012

As we have highlighted before, we see tremendous value in taking advantage of pretty much every business-networking event in the region. For NetLink Resource Group, this extends beyond just showing up at the events. We actually show our support by sponsoring numerous events and awards programs, including the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council’s (CRTC) TechAwards 2012.

The CRTC’s TechAwards 2012 will showcase the region’s rising technology companies, innovators and leaders. The CRTC received nearly 40 submissions in five categories from a variety of accomplished technology businesses throughout the Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore region that demonstrated impressive growth, innovation and community service. And, this year’s finalists are clearly some of the true movers-and-shakers and up-and-comers in our region.

Be sure to mark you calendars for the CRTC “Meet the Finalists” InfoMixer, as well as the main event: the actual award ceremony.

See you all then and congratulations to all the CRTC TechAwards finalists!

Posted by: Diann Turner, Director, Business Development, NetLink Resource Group

2012 is the Year of Networking and Opportunity

While nobody really has a crystal ball that predicts how the economic winds will change in the near future, one thing is for certain: judging by the number of networking events happening in early 2012, there are plenty of business opportunities.

As establishing solid relationships with peers, customers and partners always leads to business growth and development, I highly recommend that everyone doing business in our region dust off their business cards and expand their business horizons by attending these events:

  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce Congressional Delegation Dinner: During this town hall meeting-style event, Maryland’s congressional delegation and Maryland Chamber members will discuss important federal business issues, like the economy, transportation funding, business and environmental regulation, and much more.
  • GovCon Symposium — Driving Innovation in an Uncertain Environment: The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and more than 500 members of the government contracting community will be gathering for a half-day symposium on driving innovation in an uncertain budgetary environment on February 7th.
  • CRTC Mustang Alley’s (Bowling) Networking Mixer: Combining networking with a little dose of fun, the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council is hosting a mixer at Mustang’s Alley on February 7th in Baltimore. 
  • BWI Partnership Signature Breakfast and Transportation Forum: On February 15th, Beverley Swaim-Staley, Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation, will be speaking at the BWI Partnership’s Signature Breakfast and Transportation Forum at the BWI Marriott.

Of course, this is merely a snapshot of events that are happening in the next four weeks in our region. The DC-Baltimore metro area has a thriving business community that gathers in some shape or form almost every night of the week.

So, yes 2012 is the year of opportunity, but you have to be willing to go out and make the right connections to make business growth happen.

See you all at these events!

Posted by: Diann Turner, Director, Business Development, NetLink Resource Group

It’s Holiday Party Season: CRTC and NVTC Hosted Key Networking Events with NetLink Resource Group’s Involvement

While the holiday season is an ideal time for reflecting, giving and planning for a prosperous year ahead, it is also a time of very noteworthy business networking holiday parties and events.  And, this year, NetLink Resource Group had the privilege of being involved in two major year-end networking gatherings.

On December 15th, the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) hosted its 4th Annual Holiday InfoMixer and we had the honor of being a Silver Sponsor of the event. In addition, NetLink donated a number of gifts for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation that we gathered from friends, partners and clients during our recent 15th anniversary party.

We also sponsored the NVTC Titans Breakfast on December 16th that featured keynote speaker Steven R. Appleton, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Micron Technology.  Mr. Appleton discussed some of the major mega-trends in technology usage, as well how U.S. policy needs to encourage strategic investments in the technology arena to create jobs and grow the economy.

As we move into 2012, we will continue to highly active in a number of business organizations, which include an ongoing sponsorship of the BWI Business Partnership, support at CRTC events, as well as my ongoing involvement in the NVTC Business Development, Sales and Marketing Committee.

I hope that all of NetLink’s clients, partners, friends and family have a wonderful holiday and a prosperous new year.  2012 here we come!

Posted by: Diann Turner, Director, Business Development, NetLink Resource Group

Despite Cloudy Weather, CRTC’s President’s Reception Brought Unparalleled Networking and Good Times

As avid members and supporters of the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC), we like to take advantage of every event that this unique organization hosts – not just for the good times, but for the unprecedented level of networking opportunities that are afforded to us.

For example, earlier this summer, the CRTC held its BBQ on the Bay, which brought sun, fun and wonderful networking opportunities.  Nearly 400 executives convened for this event and it clearly helped us expand our network of partners and clients.

And last week, we had the opportunity to attend the CRTC President’s Reception aboard the illustrious Catherine Marie yacht on the Severn River.  Despite cloudy conditions, the event brought together approximately 200 technology executives from the region who enjoyed great food and beverage, as well as got to rub elbows with Christian Johansson, Secretary of Business & Economic Development, for the State of Maryland.

As always, we would like to extend a big thank you to the CRTC for providing these forums for us to gather, network and expand our business opportunities in the region.

Posted by: Diann Turner, Director, Business Development, NetLink Resource Group

Chesapeake Regional Tech Council Holiday Mixer Brings Seasons Greetings, Networking Opportunities and Wine

While it is the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season also means networking on the corporate holiday party circuit. Though many of these parties offer the same standard fare and opportunities, one particular party stood out from the rest: Chesapeake Regional Tech Council’s 2010 Holiday Mixer.

NetLink Resource Group had the privilege of being a sponsor of this special event that took place at the Annapolis Maritime Museum on December 14. The gathering brought together more than 180 business executives from Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC, where good food, fun and networking was the order of business.

As the CRTC holiday mixer chair, I was honored to play a role in bringing this event to life – from securing the venue and coordinating the catering and hanging up decorations. It was well worth the time and effort it took to make the holiday mixer such a special event!

In addition to networking with partners and clients, Steve Short, NetLink President, won the wine raffle and took home a case of wine. Congratulations, Steve and we hope you will share it with the NetLink staff!

The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council plays a major role in promoting the business community our region. Being active on a number of CRTC committees provides me with a high level of both professional and personal satisfaction. I recommend all technology businesses in the area to consider joining this organization – and get involved with special events like the holiday mixer.

Season’s greetings to all and here’s to a prosperous 2011!