What is the SPTC?

The Southern Piedmont Technology Council (SPTC) is a member based organization consisting of technology companies and advocates from Southern Virginia. Through our networking meetings, conferences and banquets, we have aimed at building on our membership base, educating the community, facilitating discussion with, and increasing Southern Piedmont’s exposure to other parts of Virginia.

Tech Resources

The SPTC Program and Marketing committee have provided COVID-19 resources to assist our members
COVID-19 Resources

Join Us

Regardless of your business or personal activity, it is hard to deny that technology and innovation are impacting and changing the way we all operate. Be part of the growing technology movement right here in Southern Piedmont by joining the SPTC. The 2020 Membership Drive is underway, as a member of SPTC, you can connect with the tech community, develop professionally, and promote your organization. 


June Member Spotlight

River City Systems

Our June member spotlight is a member whose roots are not only deep from this region but who is also committed to its growth.  Enjoy the comments from its founder, Lenny Keesee, as he reviews the past, discusses the present and contemplates the future.

River City Systems a locally-owned technology integrator providing structured cabling, network installs, security cameras, access control, pro audio & much more. Their small business brings over 25 years of experience supporting IT throughout multiple disciplines across Virginia, North Carolina and beyond.

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Awards Banquet

The SPTC is excited to announce Miss America, Camille Schrier, as the keynote speaker for the 2020 Innovative Stars Awards Banquet. Camille is a biochemist and STEM advocate!

Due to the current diagnosed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Virginia and the Governors steps to implement precautions, the SPTC has postponed the Awards Banquet to October 15, 2020. The health and safety of our attendees, speakers, and organizers are our top priority.

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How Online Banking Can Benefit Your Small Business

Online banking can be very efficient for your business and has been critical to many businesses and organizations especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At our July 9th webinar we were joined by Matthew Speare, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, at Carter Bank & Trust for an overview of online banking and Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment processing. View the recording below. 



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