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November 25, 2016
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Save The Date: Legislative Breakfast (12/7)
Bits and Grits (12/20)
Member News: Harrisonburg - Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Directory Released
MTC Offering: Introduction to Cyber Security Class
3 Job Openings: Sr. Software Developer/Engineer, Jr. Software Developer/Engineer | AxonAI
Job Opening: Associate Instructor of Technical Studies
Save the date for VIRTUES II (2/8-9/17)
Registration Now Open: Legislative Pre-Session Breakfast
Dec. 07, 2016; 7:30 am - 9:30 am
$15;  JMU, Festival Confere nce Center

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. 

Sponsored by the Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce
 and the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council

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

Member News: Harrisonburg - Rockingham Chamber of Commerce
New Community and Chamber Resource Publication Has Arrived 

Harrisonburg, VA (November 23, 2016) - The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the annual Community Profile and Membership Directory has arrived. This year's edition, produced by SouthComm Publishing Company, shines the spotlight on area amenities, growth and the Chamber's 100 year anniversary.

"The Chamber's Community Profile and Membership Directory is a resource that finds its way into the hands of visitors, tourists, potential residents, employee being recruited to the area, business executives, investors and the general public" according to Frank Tamberrino, President of the Chamber. "This is our most widely
distributed publication each year both locally and outside of Virginia. "

The Community Profile and Membership Directory includes community information and contacts for government offices and utilities. A directory of Chamber members provides a quick reference for businesses in the community that also support their community through the Chamber's programs and events.
If you would like a copy, or multiple copies, please contact the Chamber of Commerce or stop by the office at 800 Country Club Road. The publication will also be available on-line in the near future. 

Massanutten Technical Center: 
Introduction to Cyber Security
Registration open / starts January 2017 
This class will start in January and is designed for the IT power user, who wants to begin learning more about applying security to IT assets and educating the user base to become cyber smarter.  In this class you will explore encryption, learn about cyber threats, industry best practices, and gain practical methods to strengthen the security of your network.  

This 5 week hybrid class is taught by seasoned IT professionals who have been on the front lines of cyber security for decades.  This hybrid course will feature both in class labs and online activities. During the 5 weeks, a total of 5 in person classes will be held expanding on the topics of the online material and offering hands on labs that will help you make your business network more secure.

5 session, 5 week class meets one night per week from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

See for registration details or call 540-434-5962 for details.  
All adult night classes at MTC :

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:

Save the date for: VIRTUES II (VIrginia RoboTics and Unmanned Systems Education Summit) 
February 9 & 10, 2017 at James Madison University 

The first VIRTUES (VIrginia RoboTics and Unmanned Systems Education Summit) was held at JMU on Aug. 17 th and brought Virginia's unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) community together to produce actionable objectives toward Governor McAuliffe and Senator Warner's vision for The New Virginia Economy. The conference was organized into four working groups-Research, Curriculum, Industry, and Policy and Ethics-who met with facilitators during the day to discuss the success stories in each area, to map what was happening regarding UMS in each of the areas, and to identify gaps and opportunities for collaborative action that would move each of these areas forward and make each more responsive to rapidly changing and growing needs. All of the information was gathered and reviewed and resulted in a list of actionable items for the coming year that will help support UMS growth through research, jobs creation, and policy that supports innovation.

A video about the conference, the report mentioned above, and a general reap are available on the VIRTUES website:  
Interested attendees for VIRTUES II: save the date in your calendar (Feb 9 & 10, 2017)

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