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NetLink’s Director of Business Development Named Chair of CRTC’S Ambassador Committee

NetLink Resource Group, Inc., a leading provider of custom web application solutions, today announced that Diann Turner, Director, Business Development, has been named Chair of the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council’s (CRTC) Ambassador Committee.

In this role, she will be helping the Ambassador Committee ensure that CRTC members are fully connected to the organization and are reaping the benefit of their membership. The CRTC Ambassador Committee’s mission is to enhance recruitment and retention of CRTC members, and provide opportunities for members to be fully connected with the organization and other members.

“Our region is full of many forward-thinking companies that are breaking the bounds of innovation and the CRTC serves as the hub for this vibrant business community,” said Turner. “ I am very excited about my new role in the CRTC and I look forward to helping advance the mission of this great organization.”

The CRTC Ambassador Committee is comprised of 13 executives from multiple business disciplines who meet monthly to develop programs for both growing membership and expanding opportunities for current members. The CRTC also recently announced the winners of its TechAwards 2012, which honored the region’s rising tech companies, outstanding innovators and regional tech leaders.

About Chesapeake Regional Tech Council

Founded in 1992, the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) energizes and propels the advancement of technologies with the exchange of ideas, expertise and business and partnership opportunities. The CRTC is a resource for visibility, connections, knowledge and education for technology companies in and around the Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore area, attracting new technology companies to the region and helping emerging technology companies grow and prosper in this increasingly dynamic environment. The CRTC is a non-profit membership organization supported by a grant from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (MD DBED) and a grant from the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) and enabled by membership and annual sustaining sponsorship. More than 250 businesses from the Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore area are members of the council, including many of the area’s well-known leading technology companies. For more information go to http://www.chesapeaketech.org.

About NetLink Resource Group

At NetLink, we work with businesses to analyze opportunities, recommend technology strategies, and execute digital / mobile / web solutions that improve customer engagement, revenues, and operational efficiencies. We dissect complex business challenges, develop quick-to-market platforms that overcome them, and provide ongoing, professional support that allows you to focus on your business rather than managing multiple vendors. Our team delivers solutions that address hospitality, financial, workflow automation, and marketing needs. We serve a wide range of organizations, from SMBs to large companies in the private sector, as well as government and non-profits.



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

CRTC’s ‘BBQ on the Bay’ Brings Sun, Fun, Water and Networking

Last month, NetLink Resource Group had the opportunity to participate in the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council’s BBQ on the Bay, which is an annual event for CRTC members to showcase their innovations, network and have fun in a casual environment.

Approximately 400 people attended what was a spectacular summer-time venue:  right where Back Creek, the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay intersect.  It was the ideal environment for networking with fellow technology executives from the region in a highly relaxed atmosphere.

NetLink proudly plays a major role in CRTC and many other regional organizations because it affords us the opportunity to better develop relationships first-hand with potential clients and partners.

And really there’s no better way to network than by enjoying a beautiful evening on the water with great food, fun and the sun.

A big thank you to the CRTC for hosting such a terrific event.


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!