The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) is now accepting nominations for its prestigious 8th Annual TechAwards program, a celebration of technology excellence in the Chesapeake region that recognizes outstanding achievements in the areas of innovation, strategic growth, customer service and leadership.
The CRTC is pleased to announce the CyberCenter at Anne Arundel Community College has stepped up for the second consecutive year as Title Sponsor of the awards, which are open to technology companies, tech professionals and students in Science, Technology Engineering and Math STEM programs located in the Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore region. Nominations are now open through January 7th, 2013 and interested parties can review criteria and submit nominations online at www.chesapeaketech.org/
The theme for the 8 th annual program is Geek is the New Chic . Following on the heels of the CRTC’s 20th Anniversary year, the theme will celebrate the innovative spirit driving the regional technology community. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony event to be held March 14th, 2013 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport.
CRTC President and Chief Marketing Officer of TeleCommunication Systems Tim Lorello states: “Each year we gather to celebrate the most innovative minds and companies in the Chesapeake Region. In this ever-changing world of technological advances, CRTC is proud to recognize the value and contribution of the Geeks who have worked tirelessly to enrich our lives through their dedication and leadership. If you know a Geek deserving of special recognition or a company that embodies the spirit of innovation, we encourage you to submit your nomination and join us in the celebration.”
“The CyberCenter is pleased to be the Title Sponsor again this year. This has truly become the event to highlight the Who’s Who in technology in Maryland. My colleagues and I are inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence that has been showcased in previous years by the nominees. I am confident that this year’s list of nominees will be no exception.” said AACC CyberCenter Director Kip Kunsman.
Following is a list of the award categories for 2013. Full criteria and online submission forms are available at http://www.chesapeaketech.org/
- Tech Company of the Year Award
- Innovator Award
- Future Innovator Award
- Best Place to Work Award
- People’s Choice: Woman in Tech Award
In addition to the submitted categories, the Selection Committee comprised of a dozen regional technology experts will appoint Rising Star and Legend’s Circle Award Honorees.
Past winners have included a wide range of companies, from innovative start-ups to well-known industry leaders. Finalists gain high visibility in the region through pre- and post-event marketing and publicity.