Top 10 Reasons to Become an RBTC Member

Number One

Building a Better Tomorrow for the Roanoke – Blacksburg Region

Want a strong and successful Roanoke – Blacksburg region for the generations to come? The technology companies of the RBTC represent the building blocks of economic success. They will provide good jobs for your children and grandchildren. If you want to help build a strong local technology community, the RBTC welcomes your support.

Number Two

Unbeatable Networking

Monthly Tech & Toast gatherings, forums, and annual events like TechNite provide opportunities for you to meet other technology leaders, make valuable business contacts, and, of course, stay current with the growing regional technology sector.

Number Three

Increased Visibility for Your Company

The RBTC hosts numerous events, coordinates opportunities with media, fields requests for speakers and project collaborators, and provides other opportunities to raise the visibility of your company. Even if you don’t have customers in the area, it’s important that business and technology leaders know who you are and what you do. That’s how doors get opened!

Number Four

Online Membership Directory

The RBTC’s online membership directory is a searchable database of member company profiles. Our goal is to help make connections between knowledgeable area experts and RBTC members to help you find the partner you need, and to help those looking for partners find you!

Number Five

Regional Recruiting of Knowledge Workers

Companies are all competing for top talent, and the RBTC wants to keep those talented individuals in the Roanoke-Blacksburg region. We foster relationships with our higher-education partners that lead to new avenues for collaboration and the development of a healthy innovation ecosystem. The RBTC also works to make this region a sustainable environment for K-12 programs that enhance STEM-H career choices.

Number Six

Free Job Board

At no cost to members, the RBTC job board pushes job listings to public job boards, including Craigslist, LinkedIn, and Indeed, where tech talent is already looking! This makes your HR professional’s job easier by cutting down on the number of job boards they need to update. By posting your jobs to the RBTC job board, you’re also helping the RBTC promote the opportunity for tech talent in our region.

Number Seven

Peer Forums

Sometimes it’s nice to talk to others that are in the same situation as you. Learn, teach, and get to know your industry peers in the Roanoke – Blacksburg region through RBTC forums. All employees of RBTC member companies are invited to participate in these specialized gatherings.

Number Eight

A Collective Voice for Technology

The RBTC represents the collective interest of technology companies in the Roanoke – Blacksburg region. We also serve as the interface to many government and non-profit organizations on behalf of our membership. The RBTC is an advocate for the region on a broad range of technology issues at the local and state level.

Number Nine

Member Engagement

The RBTC facilitates the growth of technology-focused companies in the Roanoke – Blacksburg region. Connecting regional companies and providing space for collaboration and networking at RBTC events is one of the most valuable benefits of membership.

Number Ten

Member Discount Program

RBTC members can offer discounts and special deals to fellow member companies on their personalized profile. This is another way the RBTC helps regional companies collaborate and support local business efforts.

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