Happy Member Appreciation Month and thank you for being a part of NC TECH! All month long we will celebrate members by sharing stories and successes, highlighting members in action, introducing leaders, offering giveaways (look for Thursday giveaways) and more. We hope you will follow along on social media and join the conversation on NC TECH Connect.

Also, you'll find a summary of what NC TECH does throughout the year to highlight our members and maximize their benefits.
How do we continue to make valuable business connections and build relationships? Join us for a fun and informative program on relationship building, whether looking at virtual or in-person scenarios, facilitated by Lynne Garrison with Garrison Consulting. 

As part of the June MEMBER APPRECIATION month, there will be TWO interactive sessions for NC TECH members to engage, meet fellow members and explore some tangible ways to deepen connections.  
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The NC Tech Awards is dedicated to celebrating the best and brightest in the state’s tech sector. The event is an evening celebration where we recognize innovation, growth and leadership. The event includes a reception, dinner, and awards ceremony.

The awards submission period is now live through July 15. Stay tuned for more details coming out later this week!
UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS
GET2KNOW NC TECH WEBINAR
Fri, June 4 | 9 AM | Register
VIRTUAL PANEL: WORK FORWARD - WHAT'S NEXT?
Wed, June 9 | 10:00 AM Register
GOVERNMENT VENDOR NETWORK (SPECIAL SESSION WITH NCDIT SECRETARY + STATE CIO)
Thurs, June 10 | 8:00 AM |Register
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: HOLISTIC APPROACH TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Wed, June 16 | 12:00 PM |Register
GET2KNOW NC TECH WEBINAR
Fri, July 9 | 9 AM | Register
GOVERNMENT VENDOR NETWORK
Tues, July 20 | 3:00 PM |Register
CULTIVATING RELATIONSHIPS IN AN EVER-CHANGING WORLD
Tues, June 22 | 9:00 AM |Register
Thurs, June 24 | 9:00 AM | Register
Visit the Events Calendar for upcoming events.
GOLF + LEADERSHIP RETURN TO PINEHURST
NC TECH is hosting its annual Golf Classic on August 12 at Pinehurst. Business and IT leaders will gather to take on Pinehurst #1 for a member favorite, our annual Golf Classic to play for the bragging rights to be this year’s NC TECH Classic Champion. This event is for golfers of all skill level as it is a “best ball” format and fun for all with lots of opportunities for prizes and giveaways.

Click below to learn more about tournament participation, sponsorship levels still available and more.
An annual favorite! The Leadership Summit, hosted by the NC TECH Board of Directors and Advisors, gathers executives from across North Carolina at the Pinehurst Resort for an opportunity to hear from influential leaders on various topics from talent and leadership to the economy. The agenda includes keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions and plenty of time for networking.  

THE 2021 SUMMIT THEME IS ADAPTABILITY: THE NEW COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE. 

During this year’s Leadership Summit, we will explore how to continue to make adaptability your competitive advantage to improve customer and employee outcomes within your organization.  
TALENT
NC TECH members can post jobs and internships for free! LEARN MORE
NC TECH releases the monthly IT Job Trends report for the tech sector, along with our report partner Clarkston Consulting. View the full report by clicking below. VIEW REPORT
NC TECH BLOG
June Guest Blog: Op-Ed: A Blueprint for Expanding Broadband 

As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the migration of public instruction and areas of commerce online, it has also highlighted the digital divide between those who do and don’t have reliable high-speed internet. 

Currently, at least 14.5 million Americans, many in rural areas, lack access to high-speed internet. In North Carolina, it is estimated that 40% of homes don’t have high-speed internet, either because the areas they live in lack the infrastructure, or because they can’t afford it. Read More
June Member Spotlight: RapidScale

For SMBs and enterprises in need of secure, predictable, and customized IT solutions and services, RapidScale provides a one-stop cloud platform and enablement team with which to outsource some, or all, components of an organization's IT. RapidScale sets itself apart from MSPs and other managed cloud services providers with its expertise in application delivery, focus on security and compliance, and commitments to the "people" side of technology. RapidScale is a subsidiary of Cox Business, the commercial division of Cox Communications. Read More
How To Submit a Blog for NC TECH Click below to visit NC TECH's blog. If you are interested in submitting a guest blog, contact Rachel Kennedy. Click one of the buttons below to submit a Member or Executive Spotlight. Submissions are run on an as available basis. Limit one per company in a six month period.
MEMBERSHIP
View the 2021 Membership @ A Glance Brochure for a refresher on benefits and to learn more about what's planned for the year.

If you're not a member, we encourage you to join our network of 600+ member companies, organizations and institutions to take advantage of membership benefits.

SPECIAL OFFER: Members who join now receive:

  • (2) complimentary registrations for virtual access to the Leadership Summit OR (1) 50% off registration to the in-person Leadership Summit  -OR- 
  • (1) complimentary registration to the virtual Summit for Women in Tech

Click the member benefits button below to learn more about membership and how to join.
WELCOME MAY NEW MEMBERS
Catalent Pharma Solutions | Charlotte Networks | CITE Research
McAfee | TractionIQ | Ward and Smith, P.A.
To learn more about membership, contact our Membership Team at Membership@nctech.org or 919.856.0393. Click any of the buttons below for NC TECH membership resources.
SIGN UP TODAY
See who’s in the virtual community, 1,000+ are in…..are you? – Sign Up Today! 

Our virtual community allows members to share information, join common interest groups and connect directly with fellow members.
PARTNER EVENTS
JOINING A NON-PROFIT BOARD BY APPARO
THURSDAY, JUNE 17
SUBMIT YOUR EVENT: If you’d like to submit your event to Partner Events, complete our submission form. To view the Partner Events calendar and get event details, click below.
RECORDED EVENTS + WEBINARS (D+I PASS NOW AVAILABLE)
NC TECH has made many recorded programs available on our YouTube channel. See what you've missed and subscribe today!

All access passes are now available for the recent State of Tech Event. Member and non-member rates available. Click below to purchase pass.