Onward NRV Hosts the Fall 2022 Tech/IT Leaders Summit

On October 6, 2022, technology industry leaders from around the New River Valley gathered for a Tech/IT leaders summit. During the summit, guest speakers Amy Baldwin Efird and Margaret Archer from Exelaration held an interactive round table discussion on the retention and recruitment of talent in the world of hybrid work environments.

To help businesses in the NRV grow and stay competitive, pain points need to be identified and addressed. Amy and Margaret skillfully led the conversation as attendees talked about the challenges of the remote and hybrid work environments they are currently facing in their organizations. Both challenges and solutions were discussed and attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and receive valueable feedback from the guest speakers.

Twice a year, Onward NRV hosts Tech/IT Leaders’ Summits to create a forum to engage industry leaders and encourage collaboration around common challenges and opportunities. The summits are part of the organization’s five-year strategy to promote economic development in the NRV and support the continued growth of the tech sector in Virginia’s New River Valley.

Learn more about the growing information technology industry in Virginia’s New River Valley here.

Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly-skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”

Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.

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