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May 12th, 2017
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SVTC Spring Election Slate of Candidates
Presidio | Cisco Security Fundamentals (5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24)
E-N Computers Lunch & Learn (6/6)
Welcome Funkhouser Real Estate Group
Welcome back BrilliantBlaze
Welcome back DASCOM Americas
Welcome back Harrisonburg City Public Schools
Job Opening: Software Engineer (Jenzabar)
Job Opening: Senior Network Engineer (Blue Ridge Community College)
BRCC Workforce and Continuing Education Seeking Instructors
Job Opening: Part time IT/Network Support Professional (Chiedo IT)
Job Openings: Computer Network Specialist, Massanutten Technical Center
SVTC Board of Directors
Slate of Candidates | Spring 2017 Election | Class 1

Once a year, SVTC members vote on who will join its board of directors for a 2 - year term in one of its two classes. On June 30, 2017, the term for our class 1 of directors expires. This May we are conducting the annual election for class 1, whose term will start on July 1, 2017. In March and April, SVTC members contributed suggestions to a slate of candidates which was then approved by the board of directors. The election takes place online as well as in - person, and finishes up at the Annual Meeting on May 25, 2017 at the Wood Grill.

Slate of candidates, class I, spring 2017:
  • Joey Groah, DIGICO
  • Phil Douglas, Dynamic Aviation
  • Chiedo, The Chiedo Companies
  • Chip Harvill, Cadence
  • Mike Lam, Premier Technical Services
  • Ed Pease, BRCC
  • Ron Perry, grep Innovation
  • Sandra Quigg, Friendship Industries
  • Greg St. Ours, WAW
  • Nick Swayne, JMU CoE

Short bios for each candidate are available online at

Please join us:
May 25 luncheon | Annual Meeting | Wood Grill , 11:30 am 

Presidio | Cisco Security Fundamentals 
May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th |12-2pm | JMU Lakeview Hall 

E-N Computers Lunch & Learn | 
6 Criteria for Buying Cloud and Outsourced Tech Services 
For CFO's, CIO's, and IT Managers
June 6th | 11:30am-1:00pm | Mrs. Rowes, Staunton

Many organizations look for outside assistance to keep critical networks and applications running that support their business. Often these services are sold as hourly consulting, managed services, or cloud service plans. Ian MacRae owner of E-N Computers has been nationally recognized as one of the leading Tech Services firms by MSPMentor. Ian will guide you through 6 considerations when hiring an outside firm to work on your technology, and explain the difference between managed services, tech consultants, and cloud service plan.
Dutch Treat but the Pie is on us! 

Welcome SVTC's Newest Member!
Funkhouser Real Estate Group

Funkhouser Real Estate Group was founded on the principles of Honesty, Integrity and Professionalism. We understand real estate is most likely the largest investment our clients will make in their lifetime. This is why our associates are equipped with the latest real estate tools and quality education to help our clients make the best decisions and guide them through a successful real estate transaction.

Welcome back our returning SVTC member!

BrilliantBlaze works with organizations trying to leverage the power of the cloud for websites, security, dev/ops.

Welcome back our returning SVTC member!
Dascom Americas

DASCOM Americas is an advanced technology company engaged in the design and manufacturing of industrial LED lighting and business transaction printers.

Welcome back our returning SVTC member!
Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Harrisonburg City Public Schools is a school system of excellence educating over 5000 students in grades PK-12. Our strength comes from our diverse student population where over 50 languages are spoken by our students. Our school system takes pride in providing a rigorous curriculum that includes many advanced placement, dual enrollment and honors level courses, a regional Governor's school for science, STEM Academies at middle school and high school, and outstanding foreign language, arts, music, journalism, and sports programs. HCPS has outstanding vocational, business and technical education programs including advanced computer labs, and a wide range of computer application opportunities for all students. We are also proud of our fine arts departments from bands to theater productions and everything in between. We are fortunate to have a supportive local community that values the importance of educating children and providing them the experiences and resources needed to be successful learners.

Job Opening: Software Engineer
Jenzabar | Harrisonburg

Jenzabar (Harrisonburg) is looking for a talented and experienced Software Engineer to join our team of passionate people in designing and developing a high quality, user focused administrative software for higher education. This individual should be highly proficient with PowerBuilder and MSSQLServer and have a passion for software development as well as a keen eye for well-designed software solutions. The Software Engineer should have solid experience with programming techniques that will facilitate the use of our application. Solid experience and troubleshooting skills working with PowerBuilder applications in a production environment is highly preferred. If you enjoy working in a team environment to develop an application that will not just let users do their work but help them do their work, then please consider joining the Jenzabar team.


Job Opening: Senior Network Engineer
Blue Ridge Community College | Weyers Cave

Blue Ridge Community College is looking for a mission driven network engineer to support the  BRCC  Enterprise-wide Area Network. The chief objective of this position is to provide technical expertise for managing  the  BRCC   LAN  and  WAN  networks. Management of the network includes all the components rel evant to a converged data, voice and  video Network and includes routers, gateways, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VoIP call managers, video bridges, scheduling systems and wireless. This position is responsible for the "hand-on" design, deployment and troubleshooting of the various components of the network. The  BRCC  network infrastructure supports the Student, Faculty, and Staff with two remote locations.


BRCC Workforce and Continuing Education Seeking Instructors
Blue Ridge Community College | Weyers Cave
Contract instructors needed with strong facilitation and interpersonal skills who are experienced with teaching adults/business professionals. The areas of expertise required are in: Office 365, SharePoint and Crystal Reports. Please contact Suzie Dull at or (540) 453-2337.

Job Opening: Part time IT/Network Support Professional
Chiedo IT | Downtown Harrisonburg

Chiedo IT is hiring a part-time IT/Network Support professional. 

Contact with your resume for details.

Job Openings: 
Computer Network Specialist

Massanutten Technical Center

Oversees the operation of the MTC local area network, and connection to the RCPS Central office. Responsibilities  include installing, testing and performing routine maintenance on  Microsoft  servers,  as well as administration of the google apps domain  and all local area network equipment. Identifies and solves problems related to  computer network technology and to communicate with users, manufacturers, and vendors concerning networking, hardware, or software issues. Oversees all audio / visual systems on the campus. Installs and maintains all classroom and conference room video projectors, document cameras, DVD video players.

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