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December 9, 2016
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New Meetup Group: Shenandoah Python (12/13)
Bits and Grits (12/20)
Save the Date | Entrepreneurial Spark Speaker Series (1/12)
Member News: Cadence Launches Website
Member News: CIT Releases 2016 Annual Report on Research Commercialization
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Job Opening: Associate Instructor of Technical Studies
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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.

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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.  

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Entrepreneurial Spark Speaker Series
Jan. 12, 2017; 4:30pm Ruby's Lounge 

SAVE THE DATE!  The next Entrepreneurial Spark Speaker Series is January 12th at 4:30. Our speaker will be Kyle Byrd. Kyle is a JMU graduate who went on to appear on Shark Tank. Come hear about his entrepreneurial journey and meet some cool folks. We'll again be in the cozy confines of Ruby's Lounge. More details to come....

For more informationEntrepreneurial Spark Series

Member News: Cadence, Inc. 
Cadence Launches Website

Staunton, VA (December 6, 2016) - Cadence, Inc. launched a new microsite to highlight their growing Product Realization CenterTM located in Pittsburgh, PA. The new website better reflects Cadence's position as a full service medical device contract manufacturer.

"One of the biggest differentiators of our Cadence Device business is our team.  Our core team consists of seasoned experts that have spent part of their careers actually working for medical device OEMs," stated Alan Connor, CEO.  "This means that our team 'gets it' when it comes to fully understanding medical device contract manufacturing."

The new website design is mobile friendly and makes it easier for medical device professionals to explore how Cadence Device can partner with them at every stage of their project with:
*        Sketch-to-scale solutions
*        Finished devices
*        Improved product performance and economics

Connor also added, "Making finished medical devices takes true dedication.  That is why our Product Realization Center is totally dedicated to making finished medical devices for our most demanding customers."

Learn more about Cadence's medical device contract manufacturing at

About Cadence, Inc. - Cadence is a single source manufacturing partner for medical device and diagnostics companies.  Cadence provides end-to-end product realization solutions focused on best-in-class total value.  Cadence employs 450 people with headquarters in Staunton, VA and other locations in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.     

Member News: CIT
CIT Releases 2016 Annual Report on Research Commercialization
Report tracks investments, opportunities, results in research commercialization

December 7, 2016 (HERNDON, Va.) - The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today the release of the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) annual report for FY2016, which tracks the Fund's investments in high-potential initiatives throughout Virginia. Outcomes reported in FY2016 by Fund awardees identify early returns on the Commonwealth's investments. The CRCF was created by the Virginia General Assembly to accelerate innovation and to drive economic development throughout the Commonwealth, while solving important state, national, and international problems through technology research, development, and commercialization.

CIT tracks outcomes from CRCF award recipients during the period of performance and for five years following project conclusion. Highlights of the newly released report follow; access the complete   CRCF FY2016 Annual Report to learn more.

About the Center for Innovative Technology, 

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Rockingham County Public Schools

Rockingham County Public Schools is committed to educating today's learner, and developing tomorrow's future. Our division has approximately 11,400 students that are supported by over 1,850 full-time employees. Dr. Carol Fenn is Superintendent. Rockingham County students attend 15 elementary, 4 middle, 4 high, a regional governor's school, a technical center, and an alternative education center. Our four high schools offer students a variety of opportunities to earn college credit while in high school, including dual enrollment classes, Advanced Placement (AP) classes, and virtual learning courses in all major content areas. We have outstanding fine arts, technical, and vocational programs. We are blessed to have a supportive local community where our parents, businesses, and leaders all value the importance of educating children and providing them the experiences and resources needed to be successful learners.
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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