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17th Annual RBTC TechNite Awards Ceremony Winners Announced
April 26, 2016

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council was pleased to honor a talented group of companies and individuals at its annual TechNite awards banquet, which was held at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center on April 22, 2016.

Nominations were accepted for six awards: STEM-H Educator, Entrepreneur, Innovator, Regional Leadership, and Rising Star. Nominees were narrowed down to groups of ten finalists in each category and then a confidential committee of RBTC members chose award winners. The committee was also charged with naming the nominees for the People’s Choice Award, as well as the nominees and winner of the Ruby Award, which recognizes a brilliant and valuable asset to the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.


RBTC Announces Nominees for Annual TechNite Awards Ceremony
April 7, 2016
Nominations have been accepted for awards in six categories: STEM-H Educator, Entrepreneur, Innovator, Regional Leadership, and Rising Star. Several dozen excellent candidates were nominated (you can view a list of the top ten nominees for each category: here). A classified committee of RBTC members narrowed finalists for each award. The representatives were also charged with naming the nominees for two additional awards, the People’s Choice Award and the Ruby Award.


FIRST® LEGO® League to hold regional tournament at Christiansburg Middle School
Oct 16, 2015
On November 7, 2015, the Tuxedo Pandas and the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council will be partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools and other sponsors to offer a regional tournament for up to 20 teams at Christiansburg Middle School.


16th annual RBTC TechNite awards ceremony winners announced
May 9, 2015
There were 67 nominees collectively that were narrowed down to a group of finalists and winners by a confidential committee of RBTC members. The committee was also charged with naming the nominees for the People’s Choice Award, as well as the nominees and winner of the Ruby Award, which recognizes a brilliant and valuable asset to the RoanokeBlacksburg region.


Nominees for the 16th annual RBTC TechNite awards ceremony announced
April 13, 2015
Nominations were accepted for six awards: STEM Educator, Entrepreneur, Innovator, Regional Leadership, and Rising Star. There are 67 nominees collectively.


Persistent Talent Shortage May Hinder Hiring Plans of Technology Companies, New Survey by TECNA and the Roanoke – Blacksburg Technology Reveals
January 2015
Survey of 1,500-plus executives offers national, regional views on business conditions, investment plans and policy concerns.


Virginia Western Community College to host FIRST® LEGO® League teams Saturday
Nov 05, 2014
Roanoke, Virginia, (November 5, 2014) — Virginia Western Community College hosts the FIRST® LEGO® League regional tournament on Saturday, part of an international, K-12, not-for-profit organization founded to inspire young people’s interest and…

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