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December 2, 2016
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First Tuesdays Tech Meetup (12/6)
Last Call: Legislative Pre-Session Breakfast (12/7)
New Meetup Group: Shenandoah Python (12/13)
Bits and Grits (12/20)
Highlighting Renewing Level I Member: JMU Technology Innovation and Economic Development
Highlighting Renewing Level I Member: EN-Computers, Inc.
Member News: Lenhart | Pettit Attorney's at Law
3 Job Openings: Sr. Software Developer/Engineer, Jr. Software Developer/Engineer | AxonAI
Job Opening: Associate Instructor of Technical Studies
First Tuesday Tech Meetup
December 6, 2016, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm |  Ruby's Arcade

Please join the Harri sonburg First Tuesday Tech gathering. Everyone is invited, although those with a particular interest in technology may have more fun.  Please spread the word!! 

Nothing formal (yet), just beer, games, conversation with others involved in tech and a GREAT time! We're cooking up all sorts of ideas -- we've already got a Slack channel. 

If you'd like to join the conversation, sign up at

Registration Closes today at noon:
Legislative Pre-Session Breakfast, 12/7
Dec. 07, 2016; 7:30 am - 9:30 am
JMU, Festival Confere nce Center
$15 Members $20 Non-members

This French Toast Buffet breakfast is a time that we listen to and engage with our area legislators about issues affecting business in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. 

SVTC member registration note: on the HRCC registration page, initially please use the "Not Member" link, proceed to fill in your information, and on the following page you will have the option to choose "SVTC Member" and the $15 price.

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New Meetup Group: Shenandoah Python
December 13, 2016 at 5:30 PM at the Hub Coworking
Shenandoah Python is for anyone interested in Python. We gather once a month at The Hub Coworking in downtown Harrisonburg. We alternate our meetings between presentations and group discussions. Join with us to talk about Python and share how you use Python in the Shenandoah Valley.

SVTC's Bits and Grits
Dec. 20, 2016; 8am - 9am; Mrs. Rowes, Staunton, VA 

Come get together for great breakfast and to talk some tech. Dutch treat. No reservations required. 

This is where our technology users and creators get together to connect about various topics (while eating some good food!). This occurs on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Look for Kurt Plowman.  

For more

Highlighting Renewing Level I Member:
JMU Technology Innovation and Economic Development

The JMU Office of Technology Innovation and Economic Development's mission is three-fold: 1) promote innovation through protecting and commercializing intellectual property developed at JMU, 2) create research opportunities by connecting faculty and students with business and industry, and 3) foster economic development through business partnerships and launching startup companies. Along with James Madison Innovations, Inc., JMU's intellectual property management and licensing organization, the two entities connect researchers, entrepreneurs, and professionals in industry and support services to bolster the entrepreneurial infrastructure and promote innovation in the Valley.

Highlighting Renewing Level I Member:
EN-Computers, Inc. 

Since 1997, E-N Computers has been a technology partner for clients all over VA, DC and parts of MD. E-N Computers is primarily a managed IT services company. We can provide access to an entire IT support network, but we also love to work on projects ranging from managing a help desk, installing servers, maintaining a network, data backup, cloud computing and more. E-N Computers is different from a lot of managed IT companies in that we provide "on site" service in addition to remote capabilities. We believe in being fully responsible for the success of your IT network and in doing so, our clients are not just an "account" but they are our "partners". 

Locations in : Charlottesville, VA; Harrisonburg, VA; Midlothian, VA; Washington, DC

Member News: Lenhart | Pettit Attorney's at Law
George H. "Skip" Roberts, Jr. Joins Lenhart Pettit

Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce that George H. "Skip" Roberts, Jr. joined our firm on November 1, 2016. Skip began his practice in Harrisonburg in 1971 and has enjoined a widely diverse legal and executive career in the ensuing 45 years.
Over the years he has represented some of the Valley's largest businesses, financial institutions and successful families. From 1991-1998 he was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the VMI Foundation, running one of the largest college endowments in Virginia as well as helping to guide VMI through the litigation over its all-male admissions policy. Subsequently he has practiced in Richmond as well as serving as the Managing Director and General Counsel of Ivor & Co., LLC,  a New York based family investment firm overseeing the business, legal, charitable, investment and tax affairs of a leading Wall Street investment banker and private equity firm founder.
Skip's extensive nonprofit experience also includes acting as the Interim President (CEO) of the George C. Marshall Foundation from November 2013 to May 2014. He has been the President of the Stonewall Jackson Foundation and currently is a member and Chairman of the board of VMI Investment Holdings, LLC, the investment manager for the Virginia Military Institute's endowments overseeing approximately $400,000,000 in assets, constituting one of the largest endowments per student of any public university in America.
His service to the Bar has also been exemplary. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Virginia Bar Association and a board member and President of the Virginia Law Foundation.
He will continue his practice focusing on high net worth individuals, estate planning, nonprofit entities, and corporate and business matters.
David Pettit, Chairman of the Firm said- "Skip has had a remarkable career with an unusually broad range of legal, business and investment experience. He will certainly add a great deal to the breadth of our business, tax and estate planning group. We are delighted to have him join us".


3 Job Openings: Sr. Software Developer/Engineer (2 positions) and Jr. Software Developer/Engineer
From: AxonAI, Inc.

AxonAI, Inc. has three new positions open: two senior software developer/engineers and one junior level software developer/engineer. All positions will focus on back-end development. These are great opportunities for motivated individuals with the right balance of technical and communication skills.  These positions require the ability to provide innovative and well-thought-out use of technology to plan, develop, and implement software solutions.

For all the details please visit the AxonAI Careers page,  Interested applicants should complete the initial application form online along with their resume.  

Questions? Email

Job Openings: 
Associate Instructor of Technical Studies
From: Lord Fairfax Community College

This position will provide leadership for the applied trades and manufacturing certificates and programs in the Division of Business, Education, and Technology. Specific duties include coordinating various existing trades programs such as Electrical, HVAC, and Welding.  The position, in collaboration with engineering faculty, will also lead the development of new courses and programs relevant to a multi-craft/manufacturing technician program.   This instructor will coordinate high school "Trades Academy" programs and will lead the development of a trades academy for the Luray-Page County center location. This position may teach at off-site locations within the LFCC service region.  Fostering relationships with business and industry leaders, secondary partners, and the offices of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education (WSCE) is important for the position.  

Link to the job posting and application process is:

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