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The Southern Piedmont Technology Council (SPTC) is a member based organization consisting of technology companies and advocates from Southern Virginia. The Southern Virginia Economic Development Partnership formed the SPTC in 1998. Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology provided seed funding and continues to be a major source of funding for us. Since the inception, the SPTC has been an advocate and voice in stressing the importance of the need for the region to invest in technology. We have focused on serving technology-related needs of the public and private sector, and on raising the awareness to enable the region to accommodate the changing way of doing business, and also to evolve with it. 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. Our service range encompasses Patrick, Henry, Franklin, Pittsylvania, Halifax and Mecklenburg counties and the cities of Danville and Martinsville.
 
MISSION
To further the economic vitality of the Southern Piedmont region by developing and promoting the region's technology resources.
 
VISION
Advancing technology in the Southern Piedmont region
 
GOALS
  • Increase membership through resources, funding, diversity, and validity
  • Identify and market the region’s technology assets including workforce, technology support, technology resources, and economic development
  • Identify and develop training and resources to help support the region’s businesses, organizations, and educational institutions maximize effectiveness of technology
  • Expand, diversify, and maximize the effectiveness of the board, partnerships and resource connections.
  • Influence local, regional and state leaders in order to create a strategic impact on policy, curriculum, workforce development and job creation
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President - Jon Horin, Noblis
President-Elect - Kelly Fitzgerald, The Launch Place
Past President - Melany Stowe, Individual Member
Treasurer - Jonathan Wright, Individual Member
Secretary - Linda Green, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance
Anthony Campbell, Individual Member
Steven Carrigan, Danville Community College
Kim Clifton, Pittsylvania County Schools
Mark Gignac, Institute for Advanced Learning & Research
Sean Hubbard, MArtinsville Electronics
Kevin Lipscomb, Averett University
Becky Martin, Individual Member
Inez Rodenburg, City of Danville
Kelly Shotwell, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
Bill Stephens, American National Bank & Trust
Bob Stolle, Center for Innovative Technology
 

 
 
 
 
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Coming Events

Thu Jan 17 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Tech on Tap

Previous Events

Thu Dec 13 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
SPTC Holiday Social
Tue Jan 15 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Annual Membership Meeting & Tech at Lunch featuring the Passport Program
Thu Jan 17 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Tech on Tap

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