NVTC provides members with many valuable benefits and programs. The best way to realize the full value of your membership investment is to take advantage of all your membership benefits. In celebration of NVTC’s 25th anniversary this year, here are 25 ways to make the most out of your NVTC membership.

1.       Take advantage of NVTC’s inclusive membership. All employees of member companies can participate as members. Strengthen your membership roster by engaging more employees in NVTC’s events, committees and programs.

2.       Join a committee. NVTC’s committees focus on specific industries or interests and offer increased brand exposure, leadership, presentation, panel and professional development opportunities, as well as professional development for your employees. Comprehensive and content-driven, committees’ smaller scale provide ample opportunities for efficient networking.

3.       Attend NVTC signature events like TechCelebration and Titans breakfasts. NVTC’s signature events draw hundreds of top technology executives and feature well-known and relevant speakers from all industry sectors. If you want exposure and the best networking, our events are where you need to be!

4.       Post FREE job listings and receive FREE access to Monster’s database of more than 800,000 Veteran resumes through the NVTC Veteran Employment Initiative (VEI). NVTC also provides resources and training to promote best practices in Veteran recruitment, training and retention, connections with the region’s academic institutions.

5.       Network on Engage! Engage is NVTC’s dynamic members-only platform to network, collaborate and communicate. Now you won’t have to wait until the next NVTC event to network with your NVTC peers…you can now connect with them 24/7 online!

 6.       Enhance your organization’s public policy advocacy efforts. NVTC is front and center in Richmond to advocate for issues that are important to members and to advance a pro-business, pro-technology agenda. NVTC’s full-time advocacy team can offer counsel on your policy objectives and help you connect to policymakers.

 7.       Promote and brand your business through NVTC’s sponsorship and advertising opportunities. Reach thousands of technology decision-makers or target a very specific market or industry sector. Contact Yolanda Lee at ylee@nvtc.org to create your personalized advertising/sponsorship plan.

 8.       Put your business on the Techtopia Maps. For more than 15 years, the NVTC Techtopia Map has been our way of “branding” Northern Virginia and the National Capital region as a premiere technology corridor. Sign up today to ensure that your company is represented among other key players in the technology community on the 2017 Techtopia Maps which include the main Techtopia Map and three industry-specific maps: Cybersecurity, Big Data & Analytics and Health IT Map.

 9.       Utilize NVTC’s searchable member directory. NVTC members have access to a detailed online business-to business directory to help you find business contacts and potential partners. Offering complete contact information of all other NVTC members, the members-only directory is one of the most valuable tools in your membership.

10.   Participate in NVTC’s new Tech Talent Initiative. Leverage your organization’s efforts to recruit, hire, retain and upskill your workforce and expand your connections to the academic community through NVTC’s new Tech Talent Initiative. Learn how you can participate in NVTC’s workforce research efforts and assistance opportunities.

 11.   Expand your company’s communications outreach by utilizing NVTC’s communications resources. By updating your organization’s expertise on your member profile, NVTC can help connect you to reporters who contact us for stories. You can also submit your news for publication on the member news section of the NVTC website.

 12.   Contribute an NVTC guest blog post and showcase your organization’s unique expertise.

 13.   Hire an intern through the VEI Scholars Summer Internship Program. NVTC member companies can provide student Veterans from 14 NVTC member colleges and universities with professional mentoring and meaningful work-based experiences by participating in the Scholars program.

 14.   Highlight your organization in the monthly Member Spotlight section on the NVTC website and eNewsletter.

 15.   Stay informed about NVTC and the latest tech industry news and trends by reading NVTC’s The Voice of Technology magazine and NVTC’s weekly member eNewsletter.

 16.   Read the NVTC daily news summary in your inbox and keep up to date on the biggest technology articles of the day from all major and trade publications.

 17.   Access NVTC’s members-only Resource Library that offers a comprehensive collection of webinars, podcasts, articles and other publications developed by NVTC and its members.

 18.   Recruit on NVTC’s job board. NVTC offers a job board for NVTC members to post positions and for applicants to apply.

 19.   Start saving! NVTC Member Advantage program provides members with money saving member-exclusive discounts on a variety of valuable products and services while facilitating mutually beneficial business relationships between NVTC member companies.

20.   Take advantage of discounted health screenings. NVTC members get an exclusive discount on a comprehensive physical health exam offered through Inova Health System’s Executive Health Screening Program.

21.   NVTC members get access to preferred pricing and special discounts on select Insperity HR solutions, including Workforce Optimization, Workforce Synchronization, Payroll Services, Time and Attendance, Organizational Planning, Recruiting Services, Expense Management and Financial Services. Insperity, Inc. is a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions.

22.   Participate in NVTC’s exclusive RiskNet and BeneNet discount programs and get reduced rates on insurance and employee benefit programs for companies of all sizes.

23.   Save on office at Office Depot. As a member, you will be able to enroll in the discount program to enjoy incredible savings on office supplies, ink and toner, paper, and coffee and break room essentials.

24.   Save 30% on UPS shipping! Members can now save up to 30% on UPS shipping services thanks to a new exclusive agreement with NVTC! That’s a significant savings, all with a carrier that guarantees delivery of more packages around the world than anyone, and delivers more packages overnight on time in the US than any other carrier.

25.   Utilize NVTC’s free conference room space: NVTC offers free conference room space for small technology and associate member companies (1-9 employees) at NVTC headquarters in the CIT building in Herndon. Email Yolanda Lee at ylee@nvtc.org for details.

Join us in celebrating NVTC’s 25th anniversary and the 2016 Tech Awards at TechCelebration! Register here.

Ready to join NVTC? Fill out our membership application!

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NVTC provides Northern Virginia’s technology business community with a strong, proactive political advocacy presence in Richmond to help ensure that state policies and investments represent the priorities of NVTC member companies and foster a pro-business environment that is supportive of the technology industry and technology-based economic growth. NVTC’s public policy team has been in Richmond throughout this legislative session, focusing on key legislation of value to our members.

Feb. 10 marked crossover at the General Assembly, the deadline for each chamber to act on its own bills. Crossover not only marks the mid-point of the legislative session, but also gives a clear look at legislation that was approved by at least one chamber as well as legislation that will not move forward this session. Check out NVTC’s Crossover Report for summaries and status updates on legislation of interest to Northern Virginia’s technology community.

We welcome feedback on these and other legislative issues relevant to our members. Contact NVTC’s public policy team at any time with questions, ideas or suggestions:

  • NVTC Vice President of Policy Josh Levi (jlevi@nvtc.org 703-904-7878 x214)
  • NVTC Public Policy Manager Troy Murphy (tmurphy@nvtc.org 703-904-7878 x 218)

For more information about NVTC’s advocacy efforts, visit www.nvtc.org/advocacy and follow us on Twitter @NVTCTechPolitic.

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About NVTC’s Techtopia Map

October 15th, 2014 | Posted by Sarah Jones in Membership - (Comments Off)

Did you know that the NVTC Techtopia Map is 15 years old in 2014? What started out as a cool idea to “brand” Northern Virginia as a growing technology corridor back in the Y2K days has become a great way to look back at how our region – and our membership – has evolved over the years.

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Six things you didn’t know about NVTC’s Techtopia Map:

  1. Member companies AHT Insurance, Leap Frog Solutions and Lee Technologies (now Schneider Electric) have been on EVERY edition of the map! Now that’s staying power!
  2. For Techtopia’s fifth anniversary, we printed the map on a t-shirt that was distributed to attendees at the NVTC Banquet. That banquet was at the “brand new” Udvar-Hazy Center (The companion facility to the Smithonian’s Air and Space Museum in D.C.), and NVTC was the first outside group to hold an event there. Any long-time members still have one of those t-shirts?
  3. Another year, we printed an ADC Map that had Techtopia on the cover. Anyone still have one in your office or car?
  4. For several years, the map appeared on Metrobuses and in select Metro stations as part of a partnership with WMATA. Do you remember seeing those?
  5. The Library of Congress has a copy of every Techtopia Map on file.
  6. We added an online version of the map a couple of years down the road, and that was soon followed by the brochure version that you see in our membership kits and on the NVTC display table at events, and a calendar version, which we used to promote the Equal Footing Foundation for several years.

Would you like to be a part of Techtopia history yourself? There’s still time for your company to be included on the map in 2015. Contact Michelle Senglaub at msenglaub@nvtc.org for more information and pricing.

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As a benefit of NVTC membership, all NVTC member companies get the following veteran recruiting tools for FREE through the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative:

  • Job Ad Postings – Post an unlimited number of job ad postings on www.novatechvets.org. Jobs can be posted individually or scraped from your existing job board. NVTC members’ job postings will reach an expanded audience through U.S. Tech Vets, the online community we launched in January 2014 with Monster, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and 10 other national technology associations, since jobs posted to www.novatechvets.org site are cross-posted on U.S. TePicture1ch Vets.
  • Veteran Resumes – Search the nation’s largest veteran resume database of more than 970,000 resumes.  NoVaTechVets provides employers access to nearly twice as many resumes in its veteran resume database than available through other veteran job boards.
  • Better Site Functionality NoVaTechVets leverages Monster Power Resume Search technology, a unique, award winning technology that enables recruiters find the right candidate with the right skills faster than traditional keyword search tools found in most veteran job board.  This can cut the time to find the right candidate by as much as 40% over other job search tools.
  • Resources and Training – With NoVaTechVets, recruiters can participate in monthly training through live web conference where they can hone their online search skills. Upcoming training webinars are scheduled for Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 11 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. (Email veterans@nvtc.org to recieve dial in information.) NoVaTechVets also provides free access to recruiter research library containing helpful instructional videos and other information.

An NVTC member buying unlimited veteran job postings and a single nationwide veteran resume search license from one of the top five veteran job boards could expect to pay between $8,000 and $18,000 depending on features.

Note: This price range includes just one recruiter resume search license. With NoVaTechVets, your company can have multiple recruiter accounts/veteran resume search licenses. For many NVTC members, especially for small and medium sized businesses, the money you can save in veteran recruiting expenses equals more than your annual member dues.

Don’t wait to take advantage of this valuable NVTC member benefit! Sign up for a recruiter account today!

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Get the Most Out of Your NVTC Membership!

March 7th, 2014 | Posted by Ann Corcoran in About NVTC | Membership - (Comments Off)

NVTC provides members with many valuable benefits and programs. The best way to realize the full value of your membership investment is to take advantage of all your membership benefits.  Here are just a few ideas to help you achieve ROI on your membership:

Signature Events: NVTC’s signature events draw hundreds of top technology executives and feature well-known and relevant speakers from all industry sectors. If you want exposure, this is where you need to be!

Committees: NVTC’s committees focus on specific industries or interests and offer increased brand exposure, leadership, presentation and panel opportunities, as well as professional development for your employees. Comprehensive and content-driven, committees’ smaller scale provide ample opportunities for efficient networking. Best of all, participation in NVTC committees is FREE for members!

Branding and Business Development: NVTC offers sponsorship and advertising opportunities that enable you to brand and market your business. Reach thousands of technology decision-makers or target a very specific market or industry sector. Contact Michele Weatherly at mweatherly@nvtc.org for help creating your personalized advertising/sponsorship plan.

Member Connections: NVTC members have access to a detailed online business-to-business directory to help you find business contacts and potential partners. Offering complete contact information of all other NVTC members, the members-only directory is one of the most valuable tools in your membership. In addition, the NVTC Marketplace online directory provides NVTC members a quick and simple way to find service providers within the membership.

Workforce and Recruiting: Every NVTC member company can post FREE job listings and receive FREE access to Monster’s database of more than 800,000 veteran resumes through the NVTC Veteran Employment Initiative, an extremely valuable tool for recruiting veterans into our technology community. In addition, NVTC provides resources and training to promote best practices in veteran recruitment, training and retention, connections with the region’s academic institutions, and a Workforce and Education Committee dedicated to helping member companies recruit, educate, and retain a world class workforce.

Member Benefits and Discounts: NVTC provides member benefit programs and services that can save your company money on business insurance, employee benefits and retirement plans, member-to-member discounts through Member Advantage, office supplies and shipping services. In addition, small technology and associate member companies (1-9 employees) have access to FREE conference room space at NVTC headquarters located in the CIT building in Herndon. Contact me at acorcoran@nvtc.org for more information.

Public Policy Advocacy: The voice for the region’s tech community for over a decade, NVTC is front and center in Richmond to advocate for issues that are important to members and to advance a pro-business, pro-technology agenda.  NVTC’s full-time advocacy team can offer counsel on your policy objectives and help you connect to policymakers.

News and Information: NVTC’s publications, including The Voice of Technology magazine and weekly member eNewsletter, keep members informed about NVTC and technology industry news and trends.  Through our partnership with Gartner, members also get access to reports and webinars on key trends and predictions for IT professionals and service providers.

Communications and Public Relations: NVTC can help you share your company’s news or expertise. Update your member profile with the latest on your business’ areas of expertise so we can help connect you to reporters who contact us for stories. Submit your news for publication on the member news section of the NVTC website. Or consider sharing your insights as a guest blogger right here on the NVTC blog.

All NVTC members are invited to join us at New Member Orientation on March 20 to learn more about these and the many other benefits of membership.

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Tell Us Your Story

January 7th, 2014 | Posted by Allison Gilmore in Membership - (Comments Off)
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NVTC is made up of an extremely diverse and broad array of technology companies. Like you, we are always excited to learn about the fascinating things our members are working on every day. We also think there is tremendous value in hearing about what is important to our members or where they’ve found success.

So send us your updates at editor@nvtc.org! Tell us about how your NVTC membership has helped your company to grow or find new partners. Or share your insights on the latest developments or trends.

We’ll post some of these stories here on the blog or in upcoming issues of the @nvtc eNewsletter or Voice magazine.

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