TECNA Digest - September 2018 

TECNA Board Chair Message 
Seems like only a few short weeks since the TECNA family gathered in Des Moines (hell yes!) for the 2018 Summer Conference. It was great to see not just familiar faces but so many new ones as we collectively enjoyed an excellent program and a beautiful host city. Thank you again to Brian Waller and his team at the Technology Association of Iowa for a successful three days... Read More   
Member News
Connecticut Technology Council has recently blogged addressing how recent studies of business and education directly affect what they do. "Keeping the best and brightest key for CT businesses - Connecticut schools ranked third in nation in recent study" - read here.
Op-Ed: Greater Hartford third in nation for oldest entrepreneurs - Leading from behind again, or is there something more? - read here 
Montana High Tech Business Alliance CEO, Christina Henderson, wrote a piece about why more women tech leaders aren't showing up at MT High Tech's  special roundtable events - read here.  And check out this piece inspired by the TECNA Summer Conference about increasing the amount of K-12 coding education in Montana - read here
Palm Beach Tech Association announced that the Palm Beach IT Association will be merging with its operations. Palm Beach Tech also announced it has doubled in size when its new Board of Directors was announced - read here.   

Strategic Partner News
Slavic 401k blogs about the need for better retirement planning - read here.

Communities of Interest (CoI) Events
TECNA Communities of Interest (COI) are peer-to-peer collaborations and information-sharing groups exclusively for members: membership, events and workforce.

During webinars, conference calls and Slack Group communications, TECNA members share best practices and gain valuable insights on solving common challenges.

Upcoming COI Meetings:
Membership COI - Wednesday, September 26th, 10:30am P / 1:30pm E
Topic: Associations of the Future

Events COI - Wednesday, October 3rd, 10:30am P / 1:30pm E
Topic: Cutting through the Noise - Getting Attention and Building an Audience in the Face of Increased Event Competition. Prior to the call, submit your stories, challenges and suggestions via Slack or email the Chair at dpinto@philadelphiapact.com

Workforce COI - Wednesday, October 10th, 10:30am P / 1:30pm E
Topic: TBD

TECNA is establishing a Marketing Communications Community of Interest and Slack channel, and we're looking for a Chair for this COI. If you're interested, please contact Alina Hardy: ahardy@tecna.org.

For more information about COIs, please contact Alina Hardy: ahardy@tecna.org.
TECNA On Slack
Join TECNA's growing Slack network exclusively for all TECNA Member Council staff. Slack Channels include membership, events, talent/workforce and private channel for CEOs. 

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You can group chat, private message, share files and search the discussion archive for help and best practices shared by other members.

Contact Alina Hardy with questions about Slack.

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Click a link below and follow the prompts to synchronize with the default calendar on your system (if available). To synchronize with a different calendar, copy and paste the desired URL into your calendar software in the location where feeds are accepted, often identified with "Subscribe", "Add Calendar", etc.

Contact Alina for assistance, ahardy@tecna.org. 
Thank You TECNA's Strategic Partners

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